The ones to follow

from 2017

The researcher


As a Principal Research Fellow, Associate Professor Robert Gorkin III is passionate about transforming innovative concepts like GELdom (a next generation condom) into commercial reality with a strong focus on social good.

The actress


University of Wollongong graduate turned actress Stef Dawson has starred in Hollywood blockbuster franchise The Hunger Games, the ABC-TV series Cleverman, and is building a successful career in Hollywood.

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This town ain't big enough for the both of us.... #Tombstone

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The health guru


Since graduating, Rebecca Gawthorne has established herself as a leading accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist with over 145,000 Instagram followers.

The artist


Indigenous artist Zachary Bennett-Brook applies the classroom-management skills he gained via his degree to the art workshops he runs in local schools. He has also gained international recognition for his art via solo and group exhibitions.

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TROPICAL DOOM X SALTWATER DREAMTIME collab finished and looking the goods! Stoked to have teamed up with @tropical_doom yet again!

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The creatives


Since founding Yours and Owls Festival UOW grads Adam Smith, Ben Tillman and Balunn Jones have branched out and collaborated on numerous large scale creative projects, festivals and shows.

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Some more snaps from the fest. Can’t believe it’s been over a week already!

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The journo


Sydney-based journalist Josh Butler is busy breaking the news and creating headlines as Associate Editor, HuffPost Australia. Keep up to date with the latest headlines via his Twitter feed.

Prof Robert Gorkin
Master of Business Administration, 2016 & UOW Associate Professor

Rebecca Gawthorne
Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours), 2010

Zachary Bennett-Brook
Bachelor of Physical & Health Education, 2013

Adam Smith, Ben Tillman and Balunn Jones
Bachelor of Commerce (Economics), 2008
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), 2008

Josh Butler
Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Arts (Politics), 2013