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


Global correspondent

Lu has worked for major news outlets in Paris, Belfast, London and Sydney.

Striving for inclusivity

Children from Mogo Primary School gather on the University of Wollongong’s Batemans Bay regional campus.

Putting heart into homes

UOW alumni Clayton McDowell and Emily Ryan want to shake-up standard practice in the construction industry. They focus on building homes that are sustainable and fit for all stages of life.

Fighting crime by the numbers

“The work I do is definitely demanding and challenging and can be daunting at times. But at the end of the day it’s intellectually rewarding for me.”

The Google within

Transitioning from the top echelons of a centuries-old global banking institution to the fluid and freewheeling world of Google might be a daunting prospect for some. Not so for Brendan Castle.

Making waves

As an athlete, Jessica Smith overcame her disability to represent Australia at the highest international level.

Banking on change

It’s a turbulent time in the world of banking. According to James Wyatt, that just makes it all the more exciting.

Mem Fox on mice, migrants and the magic of reading aloud

At the time, a young, unpublished Mem Fox was sending her first manuscript out to publishing houses, hoping to add Hush the Invisible Mouse to the landscape.

Mike's TV reality

There’s not a suit or a tie in sight on the 20th floor of Mike Sneesby’s Kent Street headquarters in Sydney. There is clean, barely furnished spaces and sweeping views over Darling Harbour, Western Sydney and to the Blue Mountains beyond.