Students share how their teachers have positively impacted them on World Teachers' Day

Students share how their teachers have positively impacted them on World Teachers' Day

To celebrate World Teachers' Day, RMIT students shared how their teachers have inspired, supported and made a positive impact on their work and life at university.

It’s a universal truth that teachers can have a lasting impact on a student's life. They inspire, share their knowledge and help us to learn and grow across countless years of our childhood and young adulthood. We’ve all got our favourite teachers in books and movies (it’s a close tie between Professor Dumbledor and Ms Norbury), but when it comes down to it nothing beats the real deal.  

This year for World Teachers' Day we asked students and alumni from across every discipline to tell us about a teacher at RMIT that has had a positive impact in their life. It’s an opportunity for us to showcase and celebrate teachers and teaching support staff across RMIT, by the very people whose lives they affect.  

We had an overwhelming response from students and alumni, sharing their heartfelt thanks to RMIT teachers. You can check some of them out below and add your own at any time of the year!


Dr Christine Murphy

"Christine was a challenging and engaging teacher who built trust to promote vulnerability in the classroom. She then encouraged critical thinking and deep values reflection. She role modelled collaborative leadership as well as bringing a higher order depth to the learning material. 
Chris, you changed the trajectory of my life. I left your class a better leader and a better human. Thank you for putting your all into your students." - RMIT student Jodi

Lee Vaessen, Eleisha Petdro, Kate Lamble & Pam Jones

"All four of these amazing women are incredible educators. They have a vast range of knowledge that they share freely with their students. They’re incredibly friendly and made every lesson fun to attend- some ending in tears of laughter. Most of our cohort (B20A) wouldn’t have made it to the end of the diploma without their care and support.  

I hope I do your teaching proud everywhere I end up working." - RMIT student Emily 


Dr. Saniyat Islam

"He always highlighted errors, gave constructive feedback and always helped in improving my academic performance. 
Thanks for being so approachable and thoughtful. It really means a lot specially being an international student, being away from home and finding such incredible support in university." - RMIT student Aayushi

Kheng Yeoh

He made me love the subject through real world examples. Thank you for being who you are. - RMIT student Omar


Katherine Baverstock

"From the moment I first considered pharmacy at the RMIT open day Katherine made me (and so many other students) feel welcome, comfortable and at home. With Katherine, no question was ever a silly question (truly!). She always made me feel like my experiences and insights were important and valid, and she always made me feel supported, confident and inspired during my education journey and beyond." - RMIT student Marissa

Even though there is only one World Teachers' Day a year, we know that there are countless times when students want to say thanks and share their positive experience. You can fill out the form at any time below.

28 September 2022


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