The Voice to Parliament is a beginning, not an end

Dr Summer May Finlay on the Uluru Statement and Voice to Parliament

Inspiring the women of the future

We spoke to four UOW women driving change.

What does an ageing population mean for Australia?

How do we prepare for Australians living longer?

Welcome to UOW's flagship magazine, The Stand.

We bring to life subjects that illustrate the impact UOW’s teaching, research and graduates make in the world.

The Stand exists to unlock the knowledge and expertise inside the University of Wollongong (UOW), telling stories about our people and their accomplishments that inform, educate and inspire. This magazine was born out of a renewed sense of place, purpose and values that will guide the University in fulfilling its role in exploring how to resolve society’s large and complex social, environmental and economic challenges.

We believe education is one of the most powerful transformative forces on communities and individuals. It opens minds and helps people find purpose, meaning – and solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges.

This is our unified story – a story that draws on our past, understands the present, and looks to the future.



The Airbnb effect

When a business conference saw all San Francisco hotel rooms occupied, two roommates decided to rent out air mattresses on the floor of their apartment.

Easy tips to save money and thrive as a uni student in Wollongong

Uni students typically have a lot on their plate – whether it’s studying for those final exams, organising what’s for dinner, or rounding up mates for a well-deserved beach day, the last thing you want on your mind is finances. Fortunately, there are plenty of great opportunities to save money and thrive around Wollongong, from the CBD, to on the UOW campus.

Will artificial intelligence revolutionise the higher education sector for good?

When a plumber turned up to do some work at Thomas King’s home last year, he told the IT expert that he’d recently contested a parking ticket using the artificial intelligence (AI) software program ChatGPT.

Love of languages inspired Jacob to chase his dreams

Jacob May has made the most of his five years at UOW.

The perfect recipe for a new career

In his mid-30s, the former chef had come home at the beginning of the pandemic, with little chance of getting steady hospitality work as lockdowns hit Australia.

Could cannabis, MDMA and mushrooms be the answer the mental illness?

From July, some psychiatrists will be able to prescribe MDMA and psylocibin to patients.