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.
How to avoid the loneliness of social media
Ever felt a pang of loneliness when scrolling Instagram or immediately after you close the app for the last time at night? Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wollongong, Roger Patulny, says there are three ways to use social media, and two of them are linked with high feelings of loneliness. Here’s how to get the balance right.
What COVID-19 has taught us about our schools
Schools are, at their heart, communities.
Chancellor Jillian Broadbent farewells UOW
Chancellor Jillian Broadbent AC has always sought a life of contribution.
The social network
On the surface, uni might seem like a simple means to an end: go, get a degree, graduate. However, what UOW grad Stef Posthuma discovered – like most students – is that uni can enrich your life in so many ways. For Stef, the connections and friendships he made while studying at UOW set him up for the life and success he has now.
The wellness myth
Wellness is a state of being, a catchcry that encompasses the Instagram generation’s focus on good health and living well.
The rise of eco-anxiety
As the world continues to grapple with the tangible impacts of climate change, eco-anxiety has become a very real problem.