UOW PhD Engineering student,  Andrew Short was on Triples J’s “Hack” recently.

The segment touches on population growth in Australia and the benefits of relocating to a regional or country area.

Below are a couple of quotes from the interview with Andrew:

On the Illawarra demographic:

Wollongong is pretty much entirely built along a beach. It’s got a University, so it’s got a relatively young population. It’s just a fantastic place to live and to chill out

On employment in the Illawarra:

I think it can be challenging in some fields. Especially in Wollongong, there are a lot of University graduates. So you can imagine all of those jobs have very high competition. But if you have experience, it’s not that difficult to find a job, I don’t think.


You can listen to the entire segment. Andrew starts at 9:55