Moving far away from home for university
From the country to the coast, what moving away from home for study is like and how it also affects parents.
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.
Meet the music journalist making noise
Through hard work and hustle, David James Young has become one of the best young music journalists on the scene. But it has not always been easy.
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.
A doctor's search for adventure
From Arnhem Land to Antarctica, Dr Rhys Harding has always searched for adventure. Now, the UOW graduate has certainly found it, as the only doctor on the ground at a research station in Antartica.
Scientist, model, environmentalist, television presenter, and all-round passionate human being, Laura Wells defies expectations.
Turning the tide on plastic pollution
Global plastic pollution is reaching crisis level. This has severe implications for our oceans, our environment, our wildlife and our health, now and into the future. But is it too late to end the plastic pandemic?
parkrun: the 5-kilometre community
How this worldwide event is promoting active lifestyles, encouraging volunteers and building a community.