Ellena Gewargis just started her first year at UOW to study journalism and creative writing. Right in her element, this avid writer dreams of one day becoming an author. Without forgoing this passion, Ellena also looked at her future in the long term, and decided to pick up journalism. She has no regrets; the course has in fact opened her up to opportunities of linking creative writing to journalism; the heart of both practices pumped by the desire to tell stories. And here at UOW Ellena is creating her own story, as she makes new friends and experiences uni life to the full.
‘I couldn’t work in an office, it wasn’t the right job for me.’ Euan Malcom reflected. He left his job at an accounting firm to travel though Asia, not knowing that the day before his flight home would change his life. ‘Today was special,’ he recalled, ‘it was the elections day in Bangkok. I went to the protest and spent all day taking photos, writing journals and talking to the local people…I just feel in love with what I was doing; that’s why I decided I was on the right track.’ Thus Euan decided to pursue his passion for journalism.
If you want to check out Euan’s blog, simply click on the photo above.