Stories

We share profile stories and videos of individuals highlighting the innovation and impact of our high-achieving alumni all over the world.

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Protecting paradise

From a young age, Ahmed Adham Abdulla (Adham) loved the sea and swimming in clear lagoons with friends and family. Which is understandable growing up with the pristine waters of the Maldives on your doorstep.

Re-birthing regional medical care

General Practitioner, GP Obstetrician and GP educator. Dr Teena Downton has her hands well and truly full wearing three very important hats.

Off to a flying start

Rajvir Singh has had a soaring start to his career. Less than two years ago, while studying towards a computer science degree, he landed a graduate position in financial services with Macquarie Group, Hong Kong, combining his skills and passion for technology with real-world problem solving.

The Australian bushfire crisis

When we think of summer time, we think of barbeques, late afternoon swims at the beach, and enjoying time with friends and family. It’s been a summer like no other. The ABC reported that more than 12.6 million acres across Australia were burned, 434 million tonnes of CO2 was emitted, half the population was affected by smoke and an estimated one billion animals were killed.

China Alumni Events

Thank you for attending our alumni events in China in October. It was great to see so many alumni enjoying each others company and making connections.

A numbers game

Mathematics is not only a lot more fun and creative than most of us realise; according to Professor Aidan Sims, it is fundamental to nearly every aspect of our modern lives.

A passion for public service

Who would have thought that when Gareth Ward became the disabilities officer at the University of Wollongong, that – fast forward almost 20 years – he would be the first NSW Minister for Disability Services who actually had a disability?

A spirited start-up

Two words aptly define young Wollongong businessman, Dean Martelozzo – diligent and determined – whether it’s the focus and discipline to power through daily work challenges, the resilience to overcome traumatic injury, or the drive to chase the big dreams.

Adventures of the brain and mind

From ski slopes to start-up hubs, Blake has covered a lot of ground in her career to date. Within a week, she moves between mind-bending research projects and creative enterprises.