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.
Capturing the history of Wollongong
When three UOW historians set out to examine Wollongong's past, they decided to take a different approach.
Talking about my (energy) generation
Never before has energy been so accessible or in demand.
How Bronte discovered her strength
After a difficult few years, Bronte pushed through to realise her dream of attending university and helping to improve the lives of other students.
War and peace: the power of journalism
Ayesha Hasan grew up against the backdrop of conflict, in a small village in north-west Pakistan. Now, the journalist and PhD student is devoting her research to highlighting the importance of peace journalism.
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.
The Aquarian Uprising
It was a time of great achievement but also a time of great turbulence. The rebellions of the decade exploded, giving way to the chaos and division of the 1970s.