Newsletter

 

DVCA Professor Joe Chicharo’s welcome message

 

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Exploring new approaches to enrich learning experiences

With pressure on students to balance study, employment and lifestyle, lower attendance rates at lectures is becoming an increasing concern. Recent studies conducted at UOW have shown significant links between lower attendance and poorer academic performance.

Working with UOW’s Learning Analytics team, School of Education Senior Lecturer, Dr Michelle Eady examined the relationship between student attendance, student utilisation of online learning, and academic achievement.

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What will a UOW graduate look like in a world beyond 2030?

Following last year’s launch of ‘2030 Vision: A Purposeful Future’, University academic and professional services staff have been discussing the concept of a ‘T-shaped’ graduate.

Pro-Vice Chancellor, Students, Julia Coyle and Academic Program Director, Bachelor of Primary Education, Ken Cliff share how the idea of the T-shaped graduate came about, and what's required to successfully produce students who fit this vision.

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UOW a global leader for social and economic impact

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has been ranked equal 13th in the world, and second in Australia, in the first ever THE University Impact Rankings, released in early April.

The new impact rankings demonstrate the difference the University is making to the world we live in and the positive impact it is delivering to communities locally, nationally and globally.

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Staff profile: Deb Nolan, Manager Client Experience at the Library

When it comes to experience in libraries, Deb Nolan is a seasoned professional. With her library career spanning more than three decades, she joined UOW several years ago as an Outreach Librarian – before expanding into special interest projects.

In early 2018, Deb co-led the Library’s chatbot project with Learning, Teaching and Curriculum’s Dr Rory Sie and Dr Hoa Dam from Engineering and Information Sciences, supported by fellow Library staff and five UOW honours students from EIS.

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Partnering with First in Family students to realise their university ambitions

There is something special about being the first. First on the moon, first female prime minister and being among the first in your family to attend university but it’s not always easy.

At UOW it is estimated that more than 27 per cent of our students are the First in Family (FiF) to go to university. The Transition and Engagement Team within PVC(S) has kicked off the development of the First Gen Program at UOW for the first time.

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Student profile: Adi Holmes is on the pathway to creating positive humanitarian impact

What does it take to pursue your purpose?

UOW South Western Sydney Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of Laws student, Adi Holmes is determined to advocate for the Free West Papua movement – as a human rights lawyer.

Her story of strength has been illustrated by artist and UOW alumna, Claire Foxton, via a giant vibrant mural located in the heart of the Liverpool community.

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Library hosts first exhibition using Augmented Reality

With the success of the Wry ARTificer exhibition for Bert Flugelman, the Library began pushing the boundaries of its physical art exhibition into the digital space with augmented reality (AR) sessions and its first fully-online exhibition experience.

Bert Flugelman had been a part of UOW since 1984. He was a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Creative Arts and was made University of Wollongong Professorial Fellow, and Doctor of Creative Arts (honoris causea) in 1995.

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Jindaola program takes clean sweep of international academic awards

The University of Wollongong’s (UOW) award-winning Jindaola program has announced the recipients of its 2019 grants, which help faculties and units across the University to embed Aboriginal knowledges and perspectives into their curricula.

Jindaola awards up to $50,000 p.a. in funding to Faculties and units within the University to undertake a Journey of Curriculum Reconciliation

This year’s grant recipients are the Early Start Research Centre, The Library, and the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences.

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