The ones to follow

Alumni turning heads

The talent, creativity and impact of UOW alumni and academics reach far and wide. These are just a few we like to follow. This is the world from their perspective.

The nutritionist


Bachelor of Nurtition and Dietetics (Honours), 2010

Rebecca is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist and a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. She has a passion for food and believes in promoting healthy eating for a healthy mindset and positive outlook on life.

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I really wish there was more of an emphasis placed on nutrition, food & cooking in schools. I’m not sure what it was like at your school (please let me know below) but when I was at school, there was hardly any teaching on food & nutrition. I chose food technology as an elective subject in high school and I’m so thankful I did because it was the only education I had on food. And it sparked my passion for nutrition & health. I get that we need to learn maths and language and history, I get it, I really do. But why are these taught in place of nutrition, cooking & health? I also understand that teachers can’t teach everything; that parents are responsible for teaching too (my mum is a teacher and I know the incredible work teachers do). But nutrition, food, cooking... these are life skills! We need them just as much (or more) than we need pythagoras or Shakespeare. Something needs to change. I want to teach bubba everything I can about food, nutrition & cooking. I want to model it for him; get him involved in growing food; learning where it comes from & how it’s made; preparing and cooking food. I have more to come on this topic. But for now, I’d love to hear your thoughts on all of this. #health #nutrition #cooking #dietitian #food #humannutrition #plantbased #eatmoreplants #foodtechnology

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The radio host


Bachelor of Journalism, 2015

Lucy has knack for turning your favourite Triple J tracks into show tunes. She brings you the ol' razzle dazzle each weekday the Mornings segment of Triple J.

The marketer


Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (Digital Communication), 2011

Annie, better known by her friends as ‘Mo’ is all about helping businesses who want to grow online, increasing their reach, visitors and sales. She has a passion for simplifying digital marketing for her clients and helping to focus on certain business areas.

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Do you obsess over likes?⁣ ⁣ I'm not going to tell you you're wrong, you can obsess over anything you like.⁣ ⁣ What I WILL say, is that your obsession is better spent over COMMENTS. DM'S. QUESTIONS. STORY REPLIES.⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ These are all things that mean people are ENGAGING with your business and wanting to get to know you some more!⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ Likes are throwaway actions, they’re a quick one-click way of saying ‘I agree with what you’re saying’, ‘I like this kind of post’, ‘I don’t have time to comment but I enjoyed see this post on my Feed’.⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ Engagement grows the quality of your account, the reach of your account and the value of your brand.⁣ ⁣ #BeMoCreative #MoCreativeMarketing #ShotByMo

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The presenter


Bachelor of Communication and Media (Dean's Scholar), 2020

An actor, model and entertainer, Josh is keen to sink his teeth into all facets of the entertainment industry. He is currently studying and plans to graduate at the end of the year.

The broadcaster


Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Arts (Spanish), 2014

Alice is the co-host of The Feed on SBS. Before joining the SBS team, she worked as reporter and presenter at the ABC. Alice has collaborated on two international research projects for UNESCO covering the protection of journalists’ sources and fake news.

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Check out @insightsbs tonight at 8:30pm

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The creator


Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts), 2009

Lachlan is the owner of His Boy Elroy, an American diner style burger restaurant in Wollongong. Lachlan is passionate about using his restaurant as a way of providing further support for the homeless community in the Illawarra.

The economist


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and European Studies), 2001

Adam is an economics and finance journalist with a particular interest in financial regulation, productivity, and taxation. He is the Economics Editor at The Australian and Co-Hosts Business Weekend on Sky News Australia.