The leap of faith across oceans that paid off

Finding purpose in conflict and sorrow

Seeking safety, finding belonging

A refugee’s journey to Wollongong

Creating change

Mark Dombkins and Andrew Wade are creating change that matters. Here’s how.

The heart of social justice

Rising up for a better tomorrow

Outlook Magazine is the University of Wollongong’s flagship publication for alumni featuring stories about and by our incredible graduates from around the world.

Articles

Addressing the ongoing gender divide

The push for gender equality that was felt around the world in the 1960s was never going to be a simple process. More than half a century later, despite much progress, the pace of change appears to be failing expectations.

The crisis in afforable housing

Going around to grandma’s for a cuddle and cuppa is becoming an increasingly rare occurrence, not just because of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, but because of the rising incidence of homelessness for women aged over 55.

Traversing career stereotypes

Throughout history, women and men have chosen careers that were either expected, inherited or simply all that were available to them. Choices were limited, particularly for women who were often guided into caring and nurturing roles such as nursing or teaching, while men were steered towards more physically taxing or technical endeavours.

Females on the political frontline

Parliaments ideally are supposed to mirror society but Australia is still struggling to boost female political representation. Outlook spoke to three UOW alumni to find out why they chose political careers and discuss their views on how to attract more women into politics.

Creating a healthy country

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and with a shortage of doctors across regional, rural and remote Australia, it’s a tough time to practise medicine in country towns.

Mothers of our inventions

Until recently, the research of women’s diseases has often been pushed to the sideline. As a result, many female-specific conditions have been misdiagnosed or ignored.