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City campus was packed with happy people celebrating 128 years of ‘a skilled hand and a cultivated mind’, which is our founding motto.

RMIT’s Vice-Chancellor and President Martin Bean CBE (pictured centre), on this year’s Founders’ Day celebrations in July. Celebrating the University’s 128th birthday, Founders’ Day parties were held at Brunswick, Bundoora and City campuses, attracting more than 12,500 people.

The word ‘education’ comes from the Latin word educare, to lead out – perhaps that is what education needs to do: universities need to lead us out.

Speaking at the #shapeRMIT live forum during Founders' Day, Sofie Laguna, Miles Franklin Award-winning writer, was part of a panel discussing whether university is a qualification factory or a life-changing experience.

The best universities are the ones that see themselves as enablers – the ones that allow people to come through their doors and achieve their dreams and aspirations and enable them to fulfil their potential. RMIT has to continue to be a real-life enabler.

Rob Hulls, Director of the Centre for Innovative Justice, speaking at the #shapeRMIT event. #shapeRMIT is the campaign inviting alumni, students, staff and the community to join the conversation on RMIT's next five-year strategic plan.

I was interested, and later passionate, about understanding how Australian society, politics and power works. I am also determined to expose abuses of power, which is at the heart of investigative journalism.

RMIT Outstanding Alumni Award winner, journalist Nick McKenzie, speaking at the Outstanding Alumni Awards about the impact of good journalism.

I was interested, and later passionate, about understanding how Australian society, politics and power works. I am also determined to expose abuses of power, which is at the heart of investigative journalism.

RMIT Outstanding Alumni Award winner, journalist Nick McKenzie, speaking at the Outstanding Alumni Awards about the impact of good journalism.