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Student athletes to descend on UOW

Student athletes to descend on UOW

Two and half thousand student athletes will converge on UOW for the Eastern University Games July 7-11 to compete in a range of sports. The event is the Eastern conference and will be held simultaneously with the Southern conference in Ballarat and the Northern conference in Brisbane. The universities will field teams in seventeen events […]


Nine subjects making rank for UOW

Nine subjects making rank for UOW

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 […]


Launch of the 2013 Student Experience Questionnaire

Launch of the 2013 Student Experience Questionnaire

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 […]


Incubating businesses with StartPad

iAccelerate StartPad is a program that aims to facilitate Illawarra entrepreneurs looking to break into the market with an online company. Deon de Saldanha has been appointed as general manager, bringing with him a lot of experience in various management roles at the University of Wollongong and as a business development consultant. Mobile reporter Mathew Rolph […]


‘Big Ideas’ from bright minds at UOW

'Big Ideas' from bright minds at UOW

UOW Professors share their research at the Big Ideas Festival being held at Wollongong’s Innovation Campus. Topics range from the police management of psychiatric crisis incidents to digital innovation. Video: SAMARA GARDNER, BLAKE FODEN & SHARRI LEMBRYK


UOW graffiti leads to whiteboard ‘war’

UOW graffiti leads to whiteboard 'war'

When anonymous graffiti artworks started appearing on whiteboards in April, students were swept up in the creative mystery. Now, the un-named artist Milky13 has a collaborator. New drawings, credited to Creative Arts academic Dr Jon Cockburn (otherwise known as #4), have appeared, layered over the old. The development has led to an artistic conversation between the two […]


Innovation Campus welcomes industry giant

Innovation Campus welcomes industry giant

China-based IT service giant Pactera will establish their first Australian development centre at the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus. Michael McCann, Director of Pactera’s Wollongong Nearshore Development Centre, expects that the centre will create 35 new jobs locally by 2014, drawing primarily from UOW graduates. Pactera operate under a business model known as ‘right-shoring’, which […]


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.  


Zero energy house set to go on show to public

Zero energy house set to go on show to public

The public is set to get a taste of how we might live in the future, with Team UOW’s completed entry into the Solar Decathlon China 2013 competition to go on show at the Innovation Campus from next week. The zero-energy home was transformed from simple fibro shack  over 12 weeks by the 40 strong […]


MCA grants backstage pass to UOW alumni

MCA grants backstage pass to UOW alumni

Prominent members of the arts community are participating in a networking event and exclusive after-hours tour at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) tonight. MCA Senior Curator, University of Wollongong alumnus and former UOW Art Collection Curator Glenn Barkley is giving guests his insights into the collection and artists behind the works of ‘Volume One: […]


Gender and Sexuality in focus at UOW

Gender and Sexuality in focus at UOW

Where do men fit in the world of feminism? How are women treated in Bollywood today? These questions and more are being asked this semester by the UOW Feminist Society (FemSoc) .They have launched a series of free lectures and they are using them to ask the big questions about women today. Formed after the University of […]


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 […]


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 […]


Big ideas set for May

Big ideas set for May

University of Wollongong will see its first ever Big Ideas festival next month. The initiative, which will run from 4-8 pm on 8th May, was thought up by UOW’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Judy Raper. It will feature 12 new and recently promoted UOW professors  sharing their research the public and industry at the Inovation Campus. “Big Ideas is […]


Making the move to Wollongong

Making the move to Wollongong

Wollongong students have resorted to budgeting their Centrelink payments to cover high weekly living costs. The costs include average fees of $4, 400 per semester to live in University of Wollongong accommodation. Director of UOW accommodation services Nigel Pennington said he understood the financial hardships students face, but said there are “facilities and prices that […]


Growing industry demand won’t mean graduates get a free ride

Growing industry demand won't mean graduates get a free ride

A Universities Australia report says industry demand for people with higher education is set to boom, with growth rates of three to four per cent every year until 2025. However, students will need to do more than just complete a degree to remain competitive. Considering employers are now looking for more than just a degree, […]


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 […]


UOW search for industry experts

UOW search for industry experts

UOW students and alumni need advice and direction when it comes to business and technology, and are looking for mentors to help them. A networking event early April will provide an opportunity for business and technology experts to get involved in UOW’s iAccelerate initiative. The initiative aims to leverage the Illawarra region’s manufacturing based economy […]


UOW welcomes international students

UOW welcomes international students

This week the University of Wollongong is welcoming international students with numerous events, including ‘Welcome to Wollongong’ (tomorrow on the Duck Pond Lawn from 12.30-2.30pm). UOWTV speaks with International Student Programs Coordinator Jacqueline Adriaanse and PhD Candidate Devinda Perera about international student life on campus. Video: ALYCE WEARNE & JANAI VELEZ


Elections shine light on student representatives

Elections shine light on student representatives

UOWTV speaks with Student Representative Forum engineering representative Mitchell Bresser and Student Representative Forum Returning Officer Pete Randles about SRF election nominations and the faculty restructure. Video: LORIN REID & LIAM NETHERY.


Wollongong welcomes new students

Wollongong welcomes new students

The Welcome to Wollongong (W2W) project, will welcome new students in a celebration of culture on the UOW Duckpond Lawn tomorrow at midday. The W2W Civic Reception will feature free food, cultural performances, and information stalls by local services in an effort to highlight the culture, colour and opportunities on offer in Wollongong. Wollongong welcomes […]


The Current Update PM 13/03/13

The Current Update PM 13/03/13

The UOWTV team updates you on the latest local news for this afternoon.


UOW Impact Report sparks debate

UOW Impact Report sparks debate

The University of Wollongong’s Centre for Small Business and Regional Research (CSBRR) has found UOW generates $2 billion of profit annually. Prof. Brad Braithwaite and Prof. Charles Harvie, who conducted the study, believe it shows Wollongong is transitioning from a manufacturing-based to knowledge-based economy. Discpline Advisor of Materials Engineering at UOW, Dr. Yue Zhao, says […]


Clubs, societies show their wares

Clubs, societies show their wares

UOW Clubs and Societies set up stalls and games today in an effort to gain interest and members from students. The UOW e-club, Swords and the Formula SAE team spoke to me about what their clubs have to offer UOW students. EDS NOTE: This is part of the UOWTV/The Current mobile reporting project. Mobile Reporter: […]