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


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.

The cutting edge of anatomy

As an outdoors country girl growing up in Wagga, Katie Gaskin’s limited television time would play a pivotal role in moulding her unusual career ambition.

The Wright stuff

Matthew Wright remembers his University of Wollongong graduation ceremony in 1994 with great pride as well as a touch of amusement over dodging a wardrobe malfunction.

Recruiting success

In their first semester studying for a commerce degree at University of Wollongong, Tom Moore and Luke Rix failed accountancy 101.

Window of opportunity in Illawarra Flame House

If you’ve ever wondered how to get a whole house through customs, Lloyd Niccol is your man.