Free sport is on offer at URAC to encourage people to get involved in sport and discover the facilities available to them at uni. Audio/Visual: GERARD MCDONOUGH
Not content with latent librettos, UOW’s young playwrights are having their words breathed to life by performance students in a series of plays being exhibited at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre in June. Final Draft, the brainchild of UOW Creative Writing lecturer Dr Joshua Lobb and IPAC’s Fiona Finley, is a collaboration between Creative Writing [...]
What will UOW being doing to support students during the stressful exam period? UOWTV had a chat with CSE and UOW Wellbeing to find out. Video: ANDREA HOGAN & TESS BRUNTON
Showcasing food, art, music and culture Wollongong city will be abuzz with Italian flare for the celebration of Italian week. Official celebrations began last week with the screening of the 1924 film, Dall’Italia All’Australia (From Italy to Australia). The silent film was accompanied by a live band, I Viaggiatori, which played a series of traditional [...]
It’s going to be a big week for music in Wollongong with Something for Kate, San Cisco and Evermore coming to town. Uni Bar will host big Aussie act Something For Kate tonight which promises to be a showcase of their extensive back catalogue, and their latest EP Miracle Cure. Courtney Barnett will support, so [...]
Gay marriage ********* Education, business support With the recently proposed Gonksi reforms, education will be in the spotlight for many Illawarra voters in the upcoming federal election. The Illawarra Teachers Federation supports the Government’s Gonski school reforms, after years of campaigning for a fairer funding system for local schools. Regional organiser of the Illawarra branch, [...]
Wollongong City Council Economic Development Manager Mark Grimson Destination Wollongong and Wollongong Central have partnered with Wollongong City Council to launch a new entertainment program at Crown Street Mall today. The program ‘Live Sites in the City’ will give local artists, musicians and performers the opportunity to showcase their talents to the public, both during [...]
In another entry to this weekend’s busy schedule, the One Agency Bulli Burn Fun Run is being held this Sunday the 26th of May in Wollongong’s northern suburb of Bulli. Starting at 8.30am, the 10km run begins and ends at Sandon Point, at the northern end of Bulli beach, and travels along the beachside strip [...]
Illawarra preschools are standing against a proposed bill that would ban unvaccinated children from attending childcare centres. Amendments to the Public Health Act 2010 will be introduced by Health Minister Jillian Skinner next week, giving centres the right to refuse unvaccinated children. Keiraville Community Preschool Director Margaret Gleeson told the Illawarra Mercury that she is [...]
New stats revealed in the QS World University Rankings by Subject put UOW in the top 200 of nine different fields: Civil and Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, Chemistry, Geography, Materials Science, Education and Politics and International Studies. But these rankings aren’t as clean as they appear. The Current team checked out the [...]
The Student Experience Questionnaire, conducted at the University annually, launched last Friday and will be open until the 9th of June. The survey hopes to gather information from students to improve their university experience regarding things such as careers, accommodation and parking. Last year, it revealed that students wanted more degree-specific career information, improvements to [...]
The 2013 Illawarra Coal Regional Careers Expo, run by volunteers, aims to help high school students think about possible career options. Various universities, Illawarra TAFE branches, trade professionals and the Defence Force were all represented at the fair. Video: JANAI VELEZ & KATHLEEN HAINES
Local ceramic artist, John Kuczwal, and Italian ceramic artist, Marino Moretti, are currently showcasing their ceramic works at the Wollongong City Gallery to portray aspects of Italian culture and history. The collaborative exhibition will feature the lustre and maiolica ceramics that the artist’s are known for, as well as Spanish and Italian revival pieces that [...]
The Shellharbour City Memorial is thought to be one of the most visually appealing memorials in our region. However, members from the Albion Park RSL sub-branch, Australian Korea Veterans Association and Trustee, believe it is not recognised enough by the Illawarra community. The President of the sub-branch, Harry Spicer, told the Illawarra Mercury he wanted [...]
Premier Barry O’Farrell yesterday stated that CCTV in Nowra’s central business district might be restored by as early as next week. This comes after the Administrative Decisions Tribunal ruled that the cameras, owned by the Shoalhaven City Council, were breaching privacy laws under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. The Illawarra Mercury reported [...]
The Current mobile reporter Liam Nethery speaks to Bill Harrigan, OzTag event organiser and former NRL referee, and Mark Sleigh, General Manager of Destination Wollongong about the Australian OzTag State of Origin to be held at Thomas Dalton Park in Wollongong over the upcoming June long weekend. Video: LIAM NETHERY
Local seascape and ocean photographer Warren Keelan is experience artistic success with the opening of his own gallery in the centre of Wollongong.
Federal Member for Throsby Stephen Jones has stepped up his campaign to ban sports betting promotions during games and telecasts. Mr Jones has called for the Australian sporting codes to voluntarily cut the ads from their telecasts, and met with community members in Dapto overnight to bolster his campaign. “I don’t have a problem with [...]
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.
Kids from the Illawarra were learning rugby league skills at the school holiday clinic with the St George Illawarra Dragons, at Win Entertainment Centre today. Mobile reporter, Janai Velez spoke to the Dragons Community Officer, Adam Bezzina to learn more.
Reporter: ALYSSA MARTIN Transport continues to be a hot topic in the Illawarra after it was announced the High Speed Rail would not be stopping in Wollongong. UOWTV took a closer look at the existing transport system in the Gong and how it can be improved.
The assistant principal of a local primary school charged with sexually assaulting two young girls has been denied bail for the second time. Mark Robert Forbes, 53, is charged with four counts of indecent assault of a person under 16, and one count of sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 10. The [...]
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 [...]
The latest workshop in the UOW Good Life series is on this Thursday at 11:30 in the CSE meeting rooms in building 11. This week’s workshop is called Keeping Your Health In Check and it will let people know about health issues that can be screened or checked and how often you can do it. [...]