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


Transforming how families raise financially fit Aussie kids

Dr Alex Badran says the best career advice he has received was from a nine-year-old he calls Pickles.

Giving voice to Country

Peter Hewitt, a Yuin artist and teacher, is introducing people to Country through his art and work in education.

Crippling doubts that can sabotage career dreams

Call it a self-confidence crisis or an anxiety trait, Imposter Syndrome is a scourge that can insidiously scuttle the best of careers.

Circularity looks good on you

The evidence of climate change is irrefutable, and according to the United Nations Environment Programme, our societal addiction to low-priced fast fashion is playing a significant part.

Migration as art

For Stephen Copland, the chance discovery of his Cuban grandmother’s diary prompted a fundamental shift in his artistic practice, beginning a 30-year voyage that would give rise to a compelling new museum project in Italy.

How to fight the war on waste

Every item we buy and throw away has an environmental footprint and Australians toss out a lot.

The leap of faith across oceans that paid off

Hermoine Macura-Noble, 42, a UOW communications graduate, author and the first Australian female English-speaking anchor in the Middle East, spoke with Michele Tydd about her ground-breaking international career.

Seeking safety, finding belonging

When civil war broke out in her home country, Zeljka Jovanovic’s whole world changed. Her family fled their beloved home to live as refugees and eventually settled in Wollongong. A place they now call home.

The accident that nearly ended Sarah Carli’s Olympic dream

During a routine training session at the gym, Sarah Carli faced a life-threatening injury. After emergency surgery, she was told she couldn’t exercise for five months. Competing in the Tokyo Olympics five months later seemed impossible.