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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. 

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Welcome to UOW's flagship magazine, The Stand.

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.

 

Articles

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.

How art helps children to thrive

If children aren’t given the right tools, they can lose the creative outlet that visual arts provides.

Why we reach for music in times of stress

Do you reach for old school hits or new pop? The soothing sounds of classical music or the rush and rage of rock? Music is one of the best ways to help us unwind when it feels like the world is falling apart.

When Ernest met Tek

When Ernest Bukasa met Teklemariam Mengistu in 2013 “something clicked”. Both had fled war-torn African countries and arrived in Australia as refugees before settling in Wollongong.

Lisa's using laughter to cope with crisis

In a world full of COVID-19 news, University of Wollongong student Lisa Hughes believes laughter is the best medicine.

Helping Country to heal after fire

Led by University of Wollongong researcher Dr Anthony McKnight, a team of staff, students and community members are helping flora and fauna on Yuin Country in the Snowy Mountains to recover from the summer’s devastating bushfires.