Outlook Magazine is the University of Wollongong’s flagship publication for alumni featuring stories about and by our incredible graduates from around the world.
A lesson in appreciation
The 2020 school year began tentatively, with a menacing pandemic in the shadows. It comes to an end, however, on a note of triumph, with a new appreciation for the teachers who united to take on the unprecedented challenge of implementing mass remote-learning during the shutdown. We spoke to the principals of two very different schools on their success strategy.
Making an impact
UOW alumni across the globe are making it their personal mission to tackle some of the world’s most prevalent environmental and societal issues, one United Nations Sustainable Development Goal at a time.
The year at UOW
The year 2020 at UOW was one of challenges, change, and optimism in the face of crises. The university sector was thrown one of its biggest problems to solve yet, overhauling the delivery of all teaching, learning and working, as the world was forced to adapt to a rapidly evolving way of life.
Resilience under fire
On the evening of 4 January 2020, a fast-moving front of the monstrous Currowan fire – which would ultimately destroy half a million hectares and hundreds of properties over 74 days – tore through New South Wales’ picturesque Kangaroo Valley.
Connecting our global community
Throughout 2020 we were fortunate to be able to connect, collaborate and engage with our global community of more than 160,000 UOW alumni.
Preparing for change
That the future is the product of the decisions we make today is a sentiment swirling around the corridors of Australia’s education sector.