The hidden heroes of the Olympic Games

Meet the UOW alumni behind the scenes of the world’s largest sporting event

Dr Reem Osman: Dubai's game-changing CEO

The UOW graduate's groundbreaking rise to the top of health care in the UAE

Gender expression and my non-binary identity

A personal reflection by UOW staff member Kit West

Home truths on housing affordability

Exploring solutions to the housing affordability crisis in UOW's latest Luminaries webinar

UOW medical student combines passion for healthcare and literacy

Teaching the next generation.

Welcome to The Stand Magazine

We bring to life subjects that illustrate the impact our students, 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.

Articles

The hidden heroes of the Olympic Games

To compete in the Olympic Games is the life goal of many an athlete – a dream that wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and expertise of operational staff.

Dr Reem Osman: Dubai's game-changing CEO

By her late 30s, Dr Reem Osman was already recognised as a beacon of success for women throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and in 2012, the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) graduate became the emirate’s first CEO in health care, and second in the UAE.

Gender expression and my non-binary identity

Identity forms an incredibly important part of our lives. It is what we use to navigate the world around us and make sense of our position within it.

Home truths on housing affordability

Delving into the shifting landscape of home ownership and living arrangements, UOW's latest Luminaries webinar showcased the socio-economic forces reshaping our understanding of 'home'.

UOW medical student combines passion for healthcare and literacy

We interviewed Shoalhaven student Alexia Paglia about her pathway into medicine and promoting healthy habits for kids through literacy.

Dismantling barriers and chasing dreams with the Dylan Alcott Foundation

Navigating the demands of university can be tough for any student. But for those living with disability, overcoming the everyday obstacles to success requires a vastly different level of determination – a reality Australian Paralympic sporting legend Dylan Alcott AO understands all too well.