Concern over internet access as UOW teaching moves online

Concerns have been raised that remote students with poor internet access are at risk of missing out on class as the University of Wollongong (UOW) transitions to online learning. UOW announced last week it would bring forward its mid-session break to the 23 March to...

Supermarket community hours allows more accessible shopping amid panic buying

Supermarkets across Australia opened early this morning to provide elderly customers and those with disabilities access to limited stock.  Vulnerable customers have been missing out due to the increase in consumer demand for household goods. Some supermarkets are...

Student rep wants more transparency over SSAF allocation

The University of Wollongong (UOW) isn't saying enough about how the multi-million dollar Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is being spent, a representative on Wollongong student union said.   Wollongong Undergraduate Students' Association...

Staff, student bodies react as UOW Vice-Chancellor announces plan to retire

University of Wollongong (UOW) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Paul Wellings will step down next year, ending a decade in the role. UOW Chancellor Jillian Broadbent said Professor Wellings, who will stay on until 30 June 2021, has been an "exceptional leader”. "The University...

Activists farewell 97-year-old ‘icon’

Environmental groups gathered in Sutherland last weekend to honour late activist Bill Ryan.   Mr Ryan's son, Gary Ryan, said the 97-year-old Second World War veteran has become a local and national icon in the environmental movement.   ...

Student sexual assault, harassment reports more than halved in 2019

Maya* was at a party on University of Wollongong (UOW) student residences when she met a man, John*, through a friend.   “I thought he was really nice and I thought because he had a girlfriend I didn’t have to worry about anything happening,” Maya...

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...

Wollongong council sets ‘aspirational’ net-zero target for 2030

Wollongong City Council voted unanimously Monday night for the Illawarra to be a net-zero carbon emitter by 2050. Council will, in five years, review ways to achieve an 'aspirational' 2030 community target. The vote followed community consultation that revealed...

More drink spiking research needed: crime stats bureau

Drink spiking in the Illawarra is under-reported and needs more research, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOSCAR). BOSCAR statistics released to UOWTV reveal police in the Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA) reported seven suspected...

Local organisations join forces to help the homeless

Inner West residents are increasingly at risk of homelessness, with the number of people affected growing each year. The Inner West Council has conducted a yearly street count since 2016, where staff and volunteers from various organisations patrol the homeless ‘hot...
More drink spiking research needed: crime stats bureau

More drink spiking research needed: crime stats bureau

Drink spiking in the Illawarra is under-reported and needs more research, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOSCAR). BOSCAR statistics released to UOWTV reveal police in the Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA) reported seven suspected...

Local organisations join forces to help the homeless

Local organisations join forces to help the homeless

Inner West residents are increasingly at risk of homelessness, with the number of people affected growing each year. The Inner West Council has conducted a yearly street count since 2016, where staff and volunteers from various organisations patrol the homeless ‘hot...