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...
Reducing food waste for  climate change

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...

Artist sets out to re-write masculinity

Artist sets out to re-write masculinity

A writer and visual artist has used humour and wit to challenge preconceived ideas about masculinity. Sam Leighton-Dore's newly-released book, How To Be A Big Strong Man, explores issues surrounding masculinity through a series of cartoons, making it an engaging and...

The founding father of Wollongong comedy

The founding father of Wollongong comedy

When an Irish comedian arrived in Wollongong 15 years ago, he would have to take the train to Sydney to see live stand-up. Now, there are regular local gigs in at least five spots, including a weekly open-mic night that almost never made it off the ground.   Martin...

UOW, NRL renew student mentor program

UOW, NRL renew student mentor program

University students juggling study with a rugby career will have an easier time getting into the swing of things after the University of Wollongong and the NRL signed a five-year renewal of a program aimed at mentoring players off the field. Dragons reserve grade...

A Moment of Science Please!

A Moment of Science Please!

It’s passionate and motivated employees like David Lukins that makes Wollongong’s Science Space the most unique and exciting science experience in NSW. Catching up with David in the midst of National Science Week, it didn’t take long to understand that for this...