Alumni

Alumni helping the next generation of teachers

A company set up by education alumni is finding work for the next generation of teachers in the United Kingdom.

Australian teachers were in demand, but the way in which they were recruited and placed into the British education system left UOW alumnus Paul Harris feeling a little under-whelmed. And he wasn’t alone. After a chance meeting with fellow UOW graduate Todd Richardson, in London, the two realised there was a better way of matching Australian teachers with British schools.

Already Vibe Teacher Recruitment has placed around 18,000 teachers into classrooms around Britain and continues to grow year on year.

Alumna Kate Swaffer is finding a cure for dementia

Kate Swaffer alumni profile

Alumna and University of Wollongong dementia researcher Kate Swaffer understands firsthand the effects of the disease, having been diagnosed with younger onset dementia at just 49 years of age. 

Fast-forward eight years and Kate is now an internationally recognised advocate for over 47.5 million people with dementia around the world. 

The Medical Education and Research Appeal is seeking support from alumni to raise funds for dementia research.

Read Kate's Story and find out how you can support dementia research

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