We are UOW articles
A duty of care
Over four decades of friendship, the lives of UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Patricia Davidson and UOW Head of Nursing Professor John Daly have become so intertwined that it’s impossible to imagine a world without each other.
Breaking the communication code
Whatever Matrix-era stereotypes you might hold about the cyber security industry, Louis Cremen and Susan Zhang embody their opposite. Sunny and full of respect, Louis and Susan’s dual mentorship and close friendship has been integral to each-other’s success, proving itself in unexpected ways.
Re-writing the narrative
Close friends Mick Bainbridge and Jaymee Beveridge met at UOW while pursuing two extraordinarily different career pathways. But their divergent journeys shared the same goal: to rewrite a common narrative and help others do the same.
Paying it forward
Maheshika Nanayakkara and Sarah Lisle first met on opposite sides of the UOW international program. Along with Maheshika’s partner Asiri Nawarathna, the pair’s friendship is a perfect example of finding connections where you least expect them.
Childhood friends Jared Smith, Dean Martelozzo and Tom Simnadis combined three unique skill sets into one well-fitting bundle and distilled a new local industry in the process.
A globetrotting friendship
A University snow trip to New Zealand helped push Barron Hanson and Michael Appleford from childhood acquaintances to best mates. They’ve been chasing each other around the world ever since.
A different kind of network
Kristen Patchett, Antonia McInnes, and Natalie Piucco met on their very first day of study at UOW. Eight years later–as the three best friends reach new heights in their respective careers–they take time to reflect on how they’ve each helped each other along the way.
A DIY tale
Childhood friends Adam Smith, Balunn Jones and Ben Tillman turned a small café into one of Australia’s most respected music brands, and signalled a new era for Wollongong in the process.
Writing on the wall
Artist Claire Foxton and designer Matt De Feudis first met while working in UOW's creative department. A decade later, their friendship and professional relationship reflects the changing face of the city they call home.