The Australian Defence Force will host an interactive leadership activity at the ninth annual Students 4 Students (S4S) National Leadership Conference at the University of Wollongong this weekend, the Australian Student Leadership Association (ASLA) has announced. Leadership Program Coordinator Coralie Fleming said that the leadership simulation will be a unique chance for S4S participants to apply the theoretical […]

Female engineering students at the University of Wollongong (UOW) had the opportunity to network with 19 potential employers at UOW’s first Women in Engineering Networking Morning Tea, an initiative developed as a result of strong employer interest in recruiting female engineering students. Vice President of the UOW Women in Engineering Society, Jessica Davis, said that […]

This Christmas my dad’s girlfriend won the award for the best present award hands down. The present provided conversation starters, jokes and countless bonding moments that lasted well into the New Year. My brother – the lucky present recipient – took the present to Woodford Folk Festival, where he used it to shoot a video […]

Monsters roam the streets at Woodford Folk Festival each year, scaring festival goers and generally wreaking havoc as street theatre performers tend to do. A one-eyed, friendly giant called Softie wanders around eating anything in sight; particularly children. Alongside him the ten heads of Spike, the three-horned green monster, roam in every direction and towering […]

Papergirl started in Berlin in 2006 in protest against a law that prohibited street artists displaying posters in public. It has since become a worldwide street art project. In Wollongong, which was the first city in NSW to participate in the project, Papergirl is now in its second year. Papergirl Wollongong Project Coordinator, Emily Gunthorpe […]

In April 2009 I went backpacking across Thailand with my Mum and my 13 year old brother. This is what I remember. “Sawadee ka!” Mum says as she takes her 100 baht of change and places it safely in her backpack. I look over my shoulder as we walk out of the shop to see […]

When Emily Belton and Faye Garland talk about the Kimberley they look awestruck and incredibly happy. “It’s one of those places you’ll go to and you know you’ll never ever see anything like it again,” Emily says of the Kimberley region, located in the far north of Western Australia. “This place is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever […]

Choosing an interview subject for my emotional history report was by far the easiest part. My Nanna Bett is a fantastic storyteller, and an incredibly generous person and I knew she would be happy to sit down for a couple of hours and share her stories with me. The problem was choosing which story I […]

Oxfam University group members from around Australia joined forces at a three day conference in Sydney last week. Students came from as far as Perth and Brisbane to share their success stories from past events and to brainstorm ideas for campaigns and events in 2013. The university groups work alongside Oxfam Australia to achieve their […]