Stories

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

Articles

Lisa Havilah: a creative powerhouse

In 2003, a controversial art exhibition in Western Sydney examined the life and death of Blacktown woman Anita Cobby. The exhibition ‘Anita and Beyond‘- the brainchild of the then Casula Powerhouse director, Kon Gouriotis - involved 12 artists and reams of social history material including personal memorabilia linked to the aftermath of a crime committed in 1986.

Living a life of purpose

In 2010, Maryanne Harris was an exercise science student at UOW when her partner of three years was involved in a balcony collapse.

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.