UOW Update – Temperatures across the Illawarra are up to 15 degrees higher than usual, as an El NiƱo weather event begins, the university has presented its formal statement on the upcoming referendum on the Voice, and student poems from across Australia will help plant a forest in Wollongong.

Report team: Elizabeth Falconer, Melissa Burns, Dhriti Baid, Khushi Sagar, Trent Allchin, Skyla Yorke