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Stories from UOW

They’re young, bright and ambitious. They’re UOW grads and students on Instagram – and they’re gaining quite a following.

Rather than tell you how creative and talented UOW people are, we decided to let Instagram show you. Check out these 11 inspiring Instagram accounts from our super-talented grads and students.


Best-known for her role as Scarlett in the musical drama series, Nashville, UOW grad Clare Bowen is enjoying an incredible career in film, theatre and television. She has also just released her first music single, Love Steps In.

A photo posted by Clare Bowen (@clarembee) on


Based in New York City, David McLeod creates stunning textual CGI illustrations, typography and 3D lettering for clients that include Toyota, Motorola, MasterCard, Cannon and Greenpeace.

A photo posted by David McLeod (@david_mcleod) on


A gypsy-ska band with several UOW grads in the mix, Caravana Sun released their third studio album in 2016 to rave reviews and followed it up with 120 live shows in nine countries.

A photo posted by Caravãna Sun (@caravanasun) on


Fashion stylist, makeover expert and style blogger, Donny Galella is in hot demand throughout the country and appears regularly on morning TV to offer up his fashion advice.


She came to UOW to become a teacher, now she’s schooling the world on how to bake works of art.


UOW Creative Arts student and winner of a little singing competition called X-Factor.

A photo posted by CYRUS (@cyrusvill) on


Follow emerging artist and current UOW student Jess Cochrane to add some culture to your feed.


Local fitness instructor and UOW grad, Tanya Poppett’s stream is full of fitness tips and workouts.


Ensuring surfers hit the waves in style, local Indigenous artist, UOW grad and RAW Visual Artist of the Year Zachary Bennett-Brook hand-paints surfboards and accessories.

A photo posted by @saltwaterdreamtime on


Add some serious colour to your feed with UOW graduate and Insta-famous dietitian, Rebecca Gawthorne.


A blatant self-promotion? True. A great account to follow to see what current students are up to on campus? Also true.

A post shared by University of Wollongong (@uow) on

Check out the official UOW Instagram account to see what’s happening behind the scenes at the University… And don’t forget to share your UOW photos with us using #ThisIsUOW.

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