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.
What is toxic positivity?
As NSW continues its second and strictest COVID lockdown, there has been plenty of focus on maintaining a positive outlook.
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.
My journey through UOWx
The move to online learning after Covid-19 hit was a huge change. But it was a change that made me want to be more involved with university and the programs that were on offer. It was at this point I decided to look into UOWx.
Take a walk on the wild side to avoid COVID blues
Bob Dylan sang “The times are a changin’,” but I don’t think Bob had COVID in mind.
The art of cloud watching
Having your head in the clouds may be just the thing that gets you through another COVID day.
Most Instagrammable Spots in the Illawarra
Here’s my list of gems in the Illawarra that are worthy of your Insta grid.