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.
10 books to read before you turn 25
As far as lists of ‘things to do’ go, this one's pretty good. Novelist, playwright and Discipline Leader of English and Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong, Dr Catherine McKinnon, shares the books she thinks every curious knowledge seeker should read before they turn 25.
Sick of seeing news about COVID-19? There’s a reason for that.
Case numbers are rising, and we are finally seeing the end of daily press conferences. Eighteen months into the pandemic, you might be suffering from news fatigue.
How paywalls impact democracy
Have paywalls affected the way we access trusted news sources?
Why are we so nostalgic for the 1990s?
The past few years have seen a surprising love for the 1990s – fuelled by our new methods of consuming content – that has infiltrated all areas of our culture and shows little signs of abating.
Three to see
It's said good things come in threes. From fairytales to Hollywood blockbusters and even to UOW creative artists.
The bridge to university
Sulata Fetui didn't always think she could go to university, but after overcoming challenges and taking a bridging course to prepare herself, she now studies at UOW in South Western Sydney.