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.
Carbon neutrality, greenhouse gases, net-zero: understanding the lingo of a sustainable future
On 5 June, to mark World Environment Day, the University of Wollongong (UOW) announced its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2030. It follows years of devastating natural disasters exacerbated by climate change, including the Black Summer Bushfires and recent East Coast floods.
How to improve concentration
You're staring at the page, but nothing is going in. You need to learn this information, but you can't seem to put your mind to it. Here are some ways to study smarter, not harder.
Teachers strike: what has led to the second walkout this year?
What is the reality for NSW teachers?
The future of education is already here
The main role of modern education is to support the next generation of youth in taking on our brave yet slightly broken world
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.
How Zac is living the dream
For the past five years, Zachary Bennett-Brook's life has been sprinkled with a series of what he calls "pinch me" moments.