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Free online learning with UOW MOOCs

The University of Wollongong is offering free short courses by leading academics based on their world-class research in 3D-printing body parts, archaeology and childhood obesity. In as little as two hours per week, you can complete a UOW Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in your spare time. Register for a course today.

Like a Boss: Communicating with confidence
24/8/2017 12.30 or 5.30pm

As a CEO and professional public speaker, Melissa Abu-Gazaleh knows a thing or two about confidence, presentations and public speaking. She will share her insights at a UOWx Interactive Seminar on mastering the art of communication at UOW. The seminar is free, but you need to register.

University Council elections: nominations open

Graduates have the chance to contribute to the future of UOW through the University Council when elections are held in September and October. Graduate members represent alumni, provide a link to the community and participate in strategic decision making. A graduate member will be elected for a four-year term starting January 2018. You could nominate to run as a graduate member or vote for your fellow alum.

Networking after 5
Networking After 5 is back
7/09/2017 From 4pm

This semester we are excited to be helping the UOW students practice their networking and interview skills at Networking After 5, being held at the Innovation Campus. We would like to invite you to assist as an interviewer for the Speed Interviewing session from 4pm before Networking After 5 commences.
Your contribution is integral to the success of this session as you support the professional development of current students by using your experience to help students practice their interview skills and prepare for their future career.

We encourage you to come and assist the students, while also taking the opportunity to connect with other professionals from around the Illawarra.

Caring For Incarcerated
Caring for the Incarcerated exhibition
Until 10/9/2017  

A new exhibition looks at the historical changes to health care for prisoners over the last two centuries within the NSW prison medical service. It examines the relationship between health care and public policy and the health outcomes of prisoners. It addresses questions about the prevalence of, and responses to, illness in prison. The exhibition is in the Panizzi Room, UOW Library.

The creative genius in us: Is the sky still the limit?
31/08/2017 4PM 

Find out how emerging technologies in artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and wearable and embedded tech are creating unparalleled user experiences in society. This free public lecture will be presented by Professor Katina Michael from UOW's School of Computing and Information Technology. Canapes and drinks will be provided.

Project DARE
Project DARE: Children's Art Exhibition
26/8 - 9/9 4PM 

Children today, more than ever, are likely to know family and/or others living with a form of dementia. By 2050, around 900,000 Australians are expected to be living with dementia. Global Challenges researchers have partnered with teachers at Thirroul Public School and artists from Big Fat Smile, to develop a novel short education program for primary school children to raise awareness and understanding of dementia. Project Dementia knowledge, Art, Research & Education (DARE) concludes with an exhibition of artwork produced by the children at Big Fat Smile.

Big ideas
Tim Flannery to feature at UOW's Big Ideas Festival
4/10/2017 4:30PM 

The UOW Big Ideas Festival is back in 2017 with a line up of newly appointed professors and a special guest speaker, environmentalist Tim Flannery. The free event showcases the University's groundbreaking new research and also includes interactive research stalls, food, drink and entertainment.