JRNL101 | Student Portrait 3 – Introducing . . .


“It was painful… I couldn’t wait to start Journalism.”

18-year-old Cal Behrendt moved from Bathurst, at the beginning of 2014, to a new home and new course at UOW. With a love of sports like soccer and hockey, Cal joined the University’s hockey side, however spent one season on the team before deciding he wasn’t enjoying it.

 What he can say he is now enjoying, is finally beginning his second year at Uni, after an entire year of nothing but Law. He now has the freedom to start the second course in his double degree, Journalism, and it was clear from his smile that he is loving the new change.

Want to learn more about Cal? Click here for his WordPress blog.

– H. x


JRNL101 | Student Portrait 2 – Introducing . . .


“I’m a pretty competitive person..” admitted 18-year-old Brock Walsh.

Studying a Bachelor of Journalism, Brock balances Uni with his love for surf life saving, contributing 2 hours of his day, 6 days a week. For him, the best part is competing, and the best part of competing is winning.

In 2014 he competed with his team in Scarborough, Perth, and is looking forward to competing at the Australian titles in Queensland.

Though he might be a competitive sportsperson, it was clear to me that Brock is very down to earth, as he told me how his team have become lifelong friends.

“In order to compete, and win, it’s important to stay close.”

Want to know more about Brock? Click here for his WordPress blog.

– H. x

JRNL101 | Student Portrait 1 – Introducing . . .


“Uni is starting to take over.”

17-year-old Jade Fitzpatrick, from Campbelltown, is studying a Bachelor of Journalism/Media Communications and can often be found down at The Yard, relaxing with a beloved hazelnut milkshake.

Although more recently she has stopped participating in sport, Jade still stays active, hiking in Appin, which  is one of her favourite places to explore. She gleamed as she described the scenery, the river standing out as the spot she loves most, where kids can be found jumping from the cliffs into the water.

Jade never has though, confessing, “I’m too scared… I’m afraid of heights!”

Want to get to know Jade better? Click here for her WordPress blog.

– H. x