Outlook Magazine is the University of Wollongong’s flagship publication for alumni featuring stories about and by our incredible graduates from around the world.
The future of work
In 2019, trying to get a seat on a train or navigating peak hour traffic was a daily struggle as 26,000 Illawarra workers made their way to work. But in 2020, commuting became something only essential workers braved, while the rest of us set up makeshift offices in the kitchen, bedroom or garage.
Ones to follow
UOW alumni are ambitious, creative and connected and they’re gaining quite a following. Here are just a few we like to follow.
Making an impact
The UOW community is made up of some incredible people. Here we celebrate alumni who are establishing themselves as tomorrow’s leaders.
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.