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.


Being the Barkindji Warrior

Shantelle Thompson knows what it means to be a fighter, figuratively and literally.

Building the foundations for an illustrious career

It's been almost a decade since Dr Thong Pham left the University of Wollongong (UOW), but he remembers his time as a Wollongong student as if it were yesterday, down to the free green bus route.

Riding the career wave

Luke Madden went from surfing waves at Cronulla beach to becoming one of the youngest CEOs in Australia.

Kicking goals in the digital space

COVID lockdowns weren’t overly productive for most people, but Reece Carter used the downtime to reshape his career.

Purpose and passion

At the heart of Honorary Professor Tanya Buchanan’s remarkable career impact lies a singular vision: to advance public health in Australia and around the world. As Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Council Australia, she is a leading voice in addressing our most pressing health challenges.

A path from poverty

Sri Lanka’s tea estate communities are home to the nation’s most impoverished people.

Perfect chemistry

Next-generation smart sensors enabled by nanotechnology are leading advancements in diverse fields, delivering previously unimaginable levels of sensitivity and portability.

The business of community

When he started his higher education journey in 1987 at the University of Wollongong (UOW), Matt thought he would be standing in front of a classroom teaching the next generation of students.

BlueScope cadet alumni stories 

From its earliest beginnings, the University of Wollongong was formed in partnership with industry. A cadetship program with BHP and now BlueScope was established more than 40 years ago and continues to develop an outstanding group of leaders.