Education

Environment Week at UOW

Environment Week at UOW

The University of Wollongong will be the home of environmental awareness next week when celebrations begin for the 40th annual World Environment Day. On campus events have an eye to engaging students and promoting the idea of a more sustainable future. Alexandra McPaul of the Environmental & Sustainable Initiatives Unit (ESI) at UOW, believes the […]


Education expenses in the spotlight for students

Education expenses in the spotlight for students

Getting to the end of high school and being unsure about your future options can be quite intimidating. Now, however, there are an overwhelming amount of options beyond studying on a university campus. Jessica Singh, the Manager of Open University Australia’s (OUA) Corporate Communications, PR and Sponsorship, suggests that studying online brings about a number […]


AIME founder to visit UOW

AIME founder to visit UOW

Founder of the AIM program, Jack Manning Bancroft will celebrate the success of the indigenous mentoring initiative at the University of Wollongong tomorrow. The University of Wollongong joined AIME in 2008 after it successfully proved to dramatically improve the chances of Indigenous students finishing school. Mr Manning Bancroft says the visit is “an opportunity to […]


National simultaneous storytime a big success

National simultaneous storytime a big success

The annual ‘National Simultaneous Storytime’ was held today across the country. School children and their parents gathered at Wollongong Library this morning for a reading of ‘The Wrong Book’ by Nick Bland. The kids also sang and danced to ‘The Hokie Pokie’ and created their own top hats in an art activity. The campaign aims […]


NAPLAN falling from favour

NAPLAN falling from favour

Students currently sitting the National Literacy and Numeracy test this year are being told not to take it too seriously, or “fall for the hype”, as the program is flawed. The Principal of the Emmaus Christian School in Canberra, Paul Marshall, says the six-month waiting period for results mean the tests aren’t relevant or useful […]


Developing the future of education

Developing the future of education

Audio visual: ALEX PIKE Joao Oliveira has lived on the coast his whole life. He grew up there, he has nearly finished his primary education degree at the University of Wollongong and he does not want to leave the city. As much as he might not want to, he might just have to – that […]


UOW to partner up with Keira High School for mentoring program

UOW to partner up with Keira High School for mentoring program

Education in the Illawarra continues to be a hot topic with today’s launch of the 2013 mentoring program between the UOW Faculty of Education and Keira High School. Faculty of Education Associate Dean of Teacher Education, Dr Sharon Tindall-Ford said the program aimed to provide students in the Graduate Diploma of Education with further practical […]


Rainbow crossing shines over UOW

Rainbow crossing shines over UOW

‘Love is love’ is the message that UOW students and teachers are greeted with as they walk towards the library today, the colourful rainbow supporting same-sex relationships. The idea was initiated by Wendy Meyers, following the rainbow crossing phenomenon that has taken off globally. In conjunction with Lynne Wright, director of Employment Equity and Diversity […]


CSE The Good Life series: Aussie culture and slang

CSE The Good Life series: Aussie culture and slang

Wollongong’s Centre for Student Engagement (CSE) continues it’s series of workshops aimed at helping international students adjust more easily to living in Australia.  This weeks workshop focuses on identifying and understanding Australian slang and the cultural elements associated with our often mind-boggling use of words.  


Creative Arts graduates praise UOW faculty

Creative Arts graduates praise UOW faculty

Former University of Wollongong Creative Arts students have praised the calibre of their tertiary education, as the faculty celebrates its 30th birthday. “I was never the bloke that received high distinctions for every assignment,” said Reece Carter, recognised as the first graduate from the Bachelor of Journalism to work in the field. “I have a […]


Givin’ a Gonski in the Gong

Givin' a Gonski in the Gong

A billboard supporting the Gonski education reforms arrived at Corrimal East Public School earlier today, with hopes it will pressure NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell. Member for Keira, Ryan Park, is lending his support to the NSW Teacher’s Federation with the aim of implementing the reforms, which will be debated over the next week. Reporter: Blake […]


Eat Well, Save Money

Eat Well, Save Money

Two-minute noodles not doing it for you health wise? Want to be a bit healthier in your diet but have always stressed how that will impact on your health?  Stress no longer because the University of Wollongong’s Good Life Series is offering a workshop that will help you say good-bye to your two-minute friend but […]


Major reforms to Aboriginal education

Major reforms to Aboriginal education

NSW should soon be experiencing major reforms to the way in which Aboriginal students are supported within schools. Announced by NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Victor Domenillo, the new changes will aim to keep indigenous students in school and on track for a successful career. Coming in under a program, OCHRE it will include a […]


New opportunities for UOW researchers

New opportunities for UOW researchers

Researchers at the University of Wollongong are working together and turning their minds to some of the greatest issues facing the 21st century. The Global Challenges Program, which officially launches July 1st, is the result of months of planning and ambitious thinking from University researchers and executive staff. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Judy Raper, says that […]


UOW ranks 9/13 for research excellence

UOW ranks 9/13 for research excellence

The University of Wollongong ranked ninth out of thirteen universities, in results released today from 2012’s Excellence in Research for Australia Report. The biannual report looks into the quality of research coming out of Australia’s universities and UOW is said to have improved by at least 50 per cent from the 2010 report. The Current […]


TAFE changes put online ed in the spotlight

TAFE changes put online ed in the spotlight

Illawarra TAFE students are outraged at the announcement of funding cuts, which are to take place as part of the new bargaining agreement and faculty restructure. Under the proposed agreement, teachers would be cut from teaching courses and replaced with tutors and assessors who will receive half of the regular pay. The agreement also states […]


A cut to education funding- a cut to quality?

A cut to education funding- a cut to quality?

The NSW State Government’s decision to cut funding to education by almost $2 billion has raised questions of alternatives for students. With TAFE teachers fearing for their jobs and students angered that they may be left with a lower quality of education, online alternatives are being considered. Free online education facilities such as MOOC’s (Massive Online […]


Student fees bolster clubs & societies

Student fees bolster clubs & societies

The Student Services and Amenities Fee, introduced late last year, aims to improve student life at UOW, according to those responsible for its implementing the projects it funds. Part of this funding has been allocated to campus-based clubs and societies at UOW.


UOW students challenge government education reform

UOW students challenge government education reform

The future of education looks bleak if funding cannot be addressed. As the federal election approaches, political parties have voiced ideas on how education can be improved in Australia. Many believe scoring requirements for school leavers and aptitude testing is necessary to improve the nation’s standard of teaching. However, teachers at the forefront of education […]


UOW Cares does its best to grow

UOW Cares does its best to grow

Relativity Films are at the University of Wollongong today filming various staff members who are involved in UOW Cares. The aim is to create a 90 second video, showcasing the Vice Chancellor of the University as the new ambassador of the program. UOW Mobile Reporter Alyssa Martin spoke to Community Engagement Manager Leanne Newsham about […]


UOW teaching students question Government education reforms

UOW teaching students question Government education reforms

Last week the University of Wollongong’s Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Patterson, challenged the NSW Government plans to introduce minimum standards for future education students. Under the plans school leavers must score above 80 per cent in three subjects to make it into university education courses. Today we find out what the UOW Faculty of […]


Road trip to end poverty

Road trip to end poverty

University of Wollongong Student Anneliese Hudson is among a group of UOW students travelling around the country this week to end poverty. The movement will see 1000 youth travel Australia wide, collecting signatures for a petition to be delivered to the Australian parliament in Canberra. Currently 24, 000 children die daily due to poverty. The […]