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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Celebrating diversity

When Aurora Green arrived at UOW last year from country NSW to begin her Bachelor of Social Work, no one knew she was transgender.

Fashion forward

There’s no denying our alumni have style. Meet two UOW graduates making their mark in high fashion on a national and global scale.

Born of Steel

If it wasn’t for the vision and generosity of the Illawarra community, who united to support the creation of a place of higher learning in their region, the University of Wollongong would not be the thriving world-class institution it is today.

The gentleman fighter

You can’t help but smile when you meet him. Lovemore by name, love more by nature.

For the love of health and education

Steve Jobs once said, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Determination breeds innovation

When University of Wollongong alumna, Maryanne Harris was completing her exercise science degree, she could never have predicted where her career would take her. Stumbling into the wrong things, paired with her passion for helping people, became the driving force in her life.

Creating a better world

“Australia is anchored on the principle of the ‘fair go’– defending that value from those who want to unstitch it is something I hold very dear. We all have an enduring obligation to one another today, but importantly we must also pass on a better world than the one we inherited to those coming after us.”

Disrupting the logistics space

Budi Handoko is an ideas man. Despite growing up in the small Indonesian town of Singkawang, West Kalimantan, his vision for himself was cross-continental.

UOW welcomes new leadership team

In a year that has brought widespread change to our global environment, 2020 also saw major leadership announcements for the University of Wollongong, including the appointment of a new Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, to help drive the University into the future.