The teacher who dislikes school

Alan Poole is not your average high school teacher. He has a complicated relationship with authority, an alternative view of education and a deep dislike of the physical and metaphorical four walls of the classroom. Currently teaching in the Kimberley Region of...

Sussex Inlet student photographer captures his family’s battle with bushfire ‘Beast’

"Through December 2019 and January 2020, the Currowan and Tianjara bushfires threatened our family home near Sussex Inlet on the South Coast of New South Wales. Through these images, my intention has been to capture the personal emotion of the event and also the...

Reducing food waste for climate change

Students have been encouraged to take on the challenge of reducing food waste as part of Global Climate Change week at the University of Wollongong. The ‘Eco Food Challenge’ is a four-day program run by the Illawarra Public Health Society and UOW Nutrition and...

Fight against stigma of the Wollongong LGBTQIA+ community

  With the help of education and an open mind, the University of Wollongong’s support group ‘Allsorts’ and the Queer AF organisation have given students the opportunity to be themselves by providing a safe place in the community. The Allsorts Queer representative...

Healthy lifestyle, healthy mind: WHO reveals guidelines on dementia prevention

He lived in the same house for over 40 years, but couldn’t remember what street it was on. His wife passed away four years ago, but he often didn’t know why she never responded when he called her name in the middle of the night. According to Alfred Price, watching his...

‘Reclaim the night’ – Wollongong marches against domestic violence

“I had to leave to save my life. Think of Chopper Reid. That was the sort of guy I was escaping from.” When Shez left her abusive partner, she had to leave her children behind with him. “You’ve got to have somewhere to live. I didn’t have family, I didn’t have any...

Activism and Art

The Women's Movement in the 70s paved a future for a fairer society. Jack Draper reflects on her contribution to feminism from activism to art. She spoke with UOW journalism student Stephanie Hazelton. A wooden telegraph pole stands tall and strong metres from the...

A Red Carpet Calling

Up-and-coming Sydney director Erin Lenore Good once felt trapped in the white walled world of office jobs. Years later she is receiving awards for her creative work, UOW student reporter Keira Proust reports. A vibrant yellow dress floats through the crowd of...

Angelo Lazerou: A Journey to Remember

Barber Angelo Lazerou reflects on what it was like to migrate to Australia at the age of ten. He speaks with UOW student reporter Aden Day about his journey. There are a lot of dangers at sea, but it is the sounds that stick with you the most. The mournful wail of the...

Seeking Refuge: Hariette Ntakirutimana’s time in Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Malawi.

Hariette Ntakirutimana and her family escaped hunger and deepest poverty for a new life in Australia. But one thing remained, a goodbye song that lives on in her heart and soul. She tells her story to reporter Titilua Ikenasio. At six Harriette Ntakirutimana sat on a...
Cheating Death in Beirut

Cheating Death in Beirut

Growing up in Lebanon, Nour Wahid has witnessed her home slowly unravelling. A country once known for its serene beauty and economic prosperity has suffered unimaginable trauma. ‘Sorry, I just have to move away from the window’, sighs Nour. With its thick...

The teacher who dislikes school

The teacher who dislikes school

Alan Poole is not your average high school teacher. He has a complicated relationship with authority, an alternative view of education and a deep dislike of the physical and metaphorical four walls of the classroom. Currently teaching in the Kimberley Region of...

Students “devastated” by UOW accommodation closures

Students “devastated” by UOW accommodation closures

International House and Weerona College residents say they have been left lost and confused after the University of Wollongong announced last week their accommodation will temporarily close in 2021. UOW Director of Student Services and Accommodation Theresa Hoynes...

Love on lockdown

Love on lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has altered how the world experiences love, dating and relationships. Since March of 2020 COVID-19 has changed the function of daily life, resulting in significant impacts on personal relationships and mental health. According to the...