We share profile stories and videos of individuals highlighting the innovation and impact of our high-achieving alumni all over the world.
Making an impact
The UOW alumni community is made up of some pretty incredible people. Here we celebrate members of our global community who are establishing themselves as tomorrow’s leaders.
Microfinancing for macro results
After her husband lost his job, Lalani, a woman in rural Sri Lanka, needed something that would provide an income for her family, but allow her to stay at home and look after her newborn child.
No boulder too big
Mikayla Dennelly has trained her sights on setting the advertising world on fire, and she has the ambition, energy and drive to do just that.
Nursing on the front line
If you were stranded on a deserted island – or in a jungle, or a conflict zone, or in the middle of an earthquake – what would you take? You’d take Russell Banks, if you wanted to survive. The no-fear nurse has saved countless lives in all kinds of remote locations and precarious situations – and has ample tales to tell from his many adventures.
Out of the box
There’s no substitute to hands-on training – or is there? Two University of Wollongong alumni are proving there is.
Painting the town silver
How a desire to help Australia’s ageing population has inspired one UOW graduate to create a unique walking and falls prevention program that’s changing lives.
Realising the power of journalism
On Alice Matthews’ very first reporting shift for radio current affairs on ABC, she learnt a valuable lesson as a journalist: the story you think you’re going to cover, may not be the story you file at the end of the day.
Riding the cyber highway
A courageous move to Singapore to take on the role as Head of Security Risk for an international banking group opened up an unexpected cyber journey for Kate Healy.
Space without borders
Meet Usman Iftikhar, a mechanical engineer and entrepreneur on a mission to democratise space to drive sustainable development.