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.
From lockdown to meltdown
There are ways to help our kids ride the emotional wave of change after the end of lockdown
Is your child ready for school?
Every year, countless parents debate whether their child is ready for the world of primary school. Dr Lyn Cronin, an expert in children’s literacy and school readiness, says there are signs that parents can look out for.
What makes a good app for kids?
The concept of 'screen time' has been debated and researched, with valid concerns around the impact on children's posture, muscular development and body weight, as well as eyesight and attention span.
What do nutritionists really pack in their kids' lunch box?
It's a daily struggle – what should I pack in my child's lunch box today to ensure they are getting the nutrition they need?
Why are our kids so anxious?
At what point in childhood does anxiety begin, and how can we help kids to overcome this increasingly common state?
Get up and move to improve children's learning
What if increasing the amount of physical activity each day could improve children's learning?