The power of nursing

How a foundational career in nursing led Patricia Davidson around the world

5 tips for keeping yourself safe online

According to a cybersecurity expert

3 tips to avoid procrastinating

We're all guilty of it.

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

2021: The Year in Photographs

It was a strange and surreal 2021 for many, with lockdown defining the latter half of the year. UOW photographer Paul Jones shares his best images of the year.

Why I chose UOW

I distinctly recall the University of Wollongong (UOW) being one of three strong candidates for me to start the next chapter of my life and become a young adult. UOW was the perfect blend of everything I wanted. It ticked all the boxes I considered to make the most of my university experience, and there are a few reasons choosing UOW is still one of the best decisions I’ve made.

Baxter's Origin Story

In the dawn of time, around 2000 to 2007, there lived a Muscovy Drake in the kingdom of UOW. This duck, unlike his fellow ducks who still to this day attempt their raid on Subway, took pleasure in terrorising the staff and students of UOW. He was known as the UOW Evil Duck.

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.