World Teachers' Day – Say thanks to your teacher

Celebrate your teachers and share a message of thanks with a teacher who has positively impacted your time at uni.

World Teachers’ Day is globally recognised on 5 October and provides the opportunity for our students and alumni to express their appreciation to teachers at RMIT for everything they do.

Our teachers deserve to be recognised for their hard work and dedication to delivering the best experience for our students. So, if you’re a student or alumni, drop a message into the form below and shout out your favourite teacher or share an experience that has impacted your learning at RMIT. 

2023’s theme for World Teachers’ Day is ‘The Transformation of Education Begins with Teachers.’ So, let’s take the opportunity to highlight some of the innovative and creative educators at RMIT.


Messages from students

Here's a selection of some of the thank you messages students have written to their teachers.

What to write your own message to a teacher? Complete and submit the form below!

Teacher: Carol Tan, Fashion Entrepreneurship

Message: Happy Teacher’s Day Carol! Your presence is a source of joy to all the MoFE students! You are a Purple Cow!

Student: Arianne

Teacher: Belinda Johnson, Psychology in Society

Message: I really appreciate Belinda for always understanding us and our problems, especially international students. The way she teaches and interacts with us really makes us feel a sense of belonging and we feel connected. Words aren't enough to thank her.

Student: Samaira

Teacher: Carol Tan, Fashion Venture Creations

Message: Thanks Carol for being not only an awesome lecturer, but an amazing co-ordinator! I still remember your first lecture on Entrepreneurship and it was so engaging. I admire your dedication and passion on this and it really inspires me to try and create a business.

Student: Amanda

Teacher: James Collett, Professional Issues and Research Methods

Message: Thanks James for making every class you teach enjoyable! I’ll miss your jokes and pictures of wombats and Sooty.

Student: Chelsea

Teacher: Sebastian Bertoli, Sound and Image

Message: Going back to uni was a really scary thing for me but seeing your passion for filmmaking has been so inspiring, thank you!

Student: Meg

Teacher: Heather Jarvis, Room With a View

Message: Thank you so much for making Room With a View as enjoyable as it was!! Everyone had so much praise for how you taught the class, it wouldn't have been as enjoyable as it was without you!!

Student: Finn

Teacher: Dooyeon Park, Integrated Advertising Media, People and Data

Message: Thank you Dooyeon for your patience and your amazing teaching skills. I will always remember your passion and love for the course.

Student: Giulio

Teacher: Andrew Robinson, Certificate IV in Custom-Made Footwear

Message: Thank you for always having so much patience when answering my questions and getting around to everyone else's as well when in the busy workshop. Also, for helping the class on your days off via message and letting us stay back extra.

Student: Aphrodite

Teacher: Vineet Talwani, Business and Economics Analysis

Message: Thank you for being understanding. I remember yours was the first class I attended after coming to Melbourne. Thank you for guiding me and being the first person to ask me for my well being. I will always remember you and our first interaction. Thank you, sir.

Student: Riya

Teacher: Rory Ellis, Creative Advertising

Message: Dear Mr. Rory, I wanted to take a moment on this World Teachers' Day to express my gratitude for your outstanding teaching in our creative advertising class. Your passion, creativity, and dedication have truly inspired me. Your guidance has not only improved my advertising skills but has also encouraged me to think creatively and approach challenges with confidence. Your support and mentorship have created a positive learning environment that I deeply appreciate. Thank you, Mr. Rory, for being an exceptional teacher.
Have a nice day!

Student: Vy

Teacher: Bilgehan Karabay, Managerial and Business Economics

Message: Hello Mr. Bil, I’m Felicia your Managerial and Business Econs student last semester on Tuesday 9.30 class. Thank you Mr. Bil for teaching me last semester. I’m very grateful to have you as my lecturer. Without your guidance, I couldn’t pass and achieved very satisfactory marks for this module and even I remembered when you told the average mark of the second assessment in class, I was so shocked that I got far above the average. I hope you stay safe and healthy. God bless you.

Student: Felicia

Teacher: Raph Kilpatrick, Interior Design

Message: Special shout out to you Raph for all your efforts and support during my 4th year. I look back with fond memories at the crazy year that was. I admire how you poured yourself into each and everyone’s project and injected a sense of hope and purpose. Thank you for believing in me when I’d lost all sense of direction and all the best with the future and your Phd.

Student: Sarah

Teacher: Jorja Fraser, Principles of Psychology

Message: Thank you, Miss Jorja for how interactive and truly informative you made our tutorial classes. Sometimes I would finish 2/3 hours of lectures and feel quite lost and overwhelmed but your tutorials were so simple and thorough, interesting and easy to understand that it would be a real sense of relief. Even though the class was online you made sure it was super interactive and we were all able to communicate so well. Thanks for all your support. Happy teacher's day <3

Student: Nimaya

Teacher: Patrick O'Keeffe, Australian Society in a Global Context

Message: Thank you Mr. Patrick for all your efforts in making our classes engaging and including everyone in the conversations. All your lectures were interesting and easy to follow. Your feedback has been really helpful. I truly appreciate your kindness and patience this semester. As an international student in their first sem, your encouragement and support has been invaluable. Happy teacher's day <3

Student: Nimaya

Teacher: Belinda Johnson, Psychology in Society

Message: Thank you Miss Belinda for being so patient and understanding. Your enthusiasm is contagious. As an international student in their first sem, you made me feel welcome and supported. This class was the first one I attended and it eased so much of my stress and made me feel like I could actually face what was to come. You were so kind, open and made an effort to make everyone feel included, this really did mean a lot to me.  I just really loved your energy. All your lectures and classes were really interesting and engaging. I wish you were teaching more of my classes :')

Student: Nimaya

Say thanks to your teacher

Share a message of gratitude or appreciation with any of the amazing educators at our University. 

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