Dear students, I hope you and your loved ones kept safe during the storm front that hit the NSW coast over the weekend.
What’s happening at UOW?
UOW’s media centre is where our wonderful media team pull together all the latest news and stories from across our campuses and beyond, from the latest research and opinion to award recognition and key events, the media centre is the place to go. In recent weeks they’ve covered stories about a UOW researcher who was listed as a rising star on the international Top 40 under 40 Power List, our ground-breaking research into Parkinson’s disease and how science is making surfing more sustainable with UOW’s Surf Flex Lab Fund. Whether you’re interested in journalism, finding out more about the research pathways you can take at UOW, or just like to be kept in the loop, I encourage you to check in every now and again. As students, it’s incredibly inspiring to understand more about the world-leading research and innovation happening across UOW.
Also don’t forget to follow UOW on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok, where you will often find many of these stories and highlights, as well the multitude of student engagement opportunities happening daily across UOW.
Global Climate Change Week is here
I’m very pleased to say we have a range of online and in-person activities and seminars organised around the theme of ‘Planet-Positive Partnerships’ for Global Climate Change Week. Please check out UOW’s Global Climate Change Week webpage to learn more. It’s set to be a really informative and important week across UOW, so please get involved using the hashtag #UOWGCCW and register for the sessions.
Also don’t forget to join us as we celebrate Global Climate Change Week this Saturday night at UOW’s Op Shop Ball from 6pm-10pm at our Innovation Campus. Bring your friends and join us for an evening of sustainable sourced food, entertainment, and Op Shop fashion show. Tickets are only $25 and include a 3-course meal.
Mental Health Month (October)
Looking after our mental health has never been more important, so as we focus our attention on Mental Health Awareness month this October, please take the time to visit this wonderful website which provides a guide to mindful habits for better mental health – with simple but impactful suggestions like getting an early night, taking the time to being creative, staying hydrated and quitting doomscrolling. And please don’t forget, if you ever need to talk to someone, our 24-hour student wellbeing support line is available on 1300 036 149 (call) or 0488 884 164 (text)
That’s all from me this week. Good luck with your studies for the remainder of the week.
P.S. Wollongong campus students, have you had a chance to check out our new bridge over the McKinnon Lawn waterway? It’s a lovely addition to our already breathtakingly beautiful campus!