UOWx program experiences rapid growth giving students the competitive edge
UOWx, a co-curricular framework recognising students’ commitments outside of their degree, has experienced exponential growth in student engagement since its inception four years ago. At launch in 2015, 866 students enrolled to commence their co-curricular involvement, complementing their academic studies. In 2018, those numbers increased to more t
Staff profile: Dr Tracey Kuit, School of Biological Sciences.
Ever since she was a little girl, Dr Tracey Kuit has wanted to teach. She recalls setting the chalk board up in her garage playing schools with her sisters at their family home in Bargo, South of Sydney and Tracey would always be the teacher.
Little did she know what she was acting out what was to become not only her passion, but her life-long pro
Mental health prevention strategies for student wellbeing essential to academic journey
With mental health issues on the rise, UOW’s Counselling Service has been proactively delivering wellbeing and resilience workshops to help students better cope with the pressures of their academic journey. Registered Psychologist and UOW Counsellor, Nadja Rosser, identified a need for in-house training in mental health and self-care for specific s
Enabling learning through transforming assessments in higher education
How can we support students in the most appropriate way to help them perform better in their tertiary studies?
UOW College lecturer in Computer Science, Dr Pranit Anand, has a special interest in enabling learning by developing relevant and interesting assessment styles for higher education.
Fostering students’ agency over their future careers
With so much emphasis on the changing world of work, it’s no wonder students can feel overwhelmed by what comes next after university. The Graduate Career Development & Employability (GCDE) team at UOW is helping students with their transition into the workforce, empowering them to take charge of their future by opening their minds to myriad possib
Student profile: UOWx award winner, Joel Coelho reaches for the stars
With a passion to make a difference, a desire to be the CEO of his own social enterprise and one day travel into space – the sky is not the limit for recent Mechanical Engineering graduate Joel Coelho. His belief that you can be anything you want is palpable, and his childhood dream to become an astronaut remains firmly in his sights.
Learning Labs going from strength to strength, campus by campus
In an environment focused on delivering higher education to university students, the appetite for extending academia beyond the school yard is rapidly growing. Established in 2011, the UOW Learning Labs school holiday program has grown from just 100 students attending the Wollongong Campus, to more than 3000 students each year for programs now exte
Jindaola program takes clean sweep of international academic awards
An innovative program that weaves Indigenous Knowledges and perspectives through UOW's teaching practice was named the winner of the two major categories of the Australasian Academic Development Good Practice Awards late last year.
Jindaola was named the overall winner of the inaugural Australasian Academic Development Good Practice Award and also