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We explore relevant topics affecting the world in its current state, and seek a variety of voices from our alumni, academics and students on the big issues, research impact and change that matters.

The changing face of medicine

We hear from four medical researchers on the way COVID-19 has affected public health and the future of medicine.

Communicating in a crisis

As a five-year-old, Jake Lapham featured in a home movie with a toy microphone in hand, parroting select words he had heard on the nightly news about a nearby bushfire.

Meet our 2020 Alumni Awards winners

Each year, UOW Alumni Awards uncover exceptional alumni who are making a mark in the world. In 2020 we proudly celebrate the achievements of four outstanding winners who are taking great strides in their careers, creating innovation in business, demonstrating professional excellence and having a remarkable impact on society.

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.

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.

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.

Welcome to UOW Outlook Magazine 2020/2021

A year like no other, 2020 has brought with it major disruption and dislocation, but also stories of communities uniting and connecting against the odds. Our alumni community’s experiences are vast and differing, and yet you remain connected by a shared educational experience, your stories as alumni are intertwined with that of your University.

We're all in this together

There’s no denying the enormous impact that COVID-19 has had on our university students. From adjusting to online learning and becoming experts in Zoom calls, to dealing with the financial struggle following job losses.

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