Digital fatigue is real

But there are ways out of it

Back to the past: How the Taliban took over Afghanistan

The brutal end to the longest war

What is toxic positivity?

How looking only on the bright side can be damaging to mental health.

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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.

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Articles

Caring for kids in times of crisis

Panic. Stress. Anxiety. As adults we understand these words only too well, especially given recent events, such as bushfires in Australia and the rapid onslaught of COVID-19 around the world.

This is what grief looks like

It’s 2005, Chloe is 17 years old. She’s at home with her mum in the Western suburbs of Sydney. She’s studying at the kitchen table. It’s her final year of the HSC, so she has given the annual family ski trip a miss. It’s Sunday, her dad and two younger sisters should be driving home from the snow now. The day is growing old though and they have not yet returned.

5 tips for maintaining resilience, from UOW experts

Since the start of 2020, we have collectively experienced the stress and anxiety of a global pandemic. And while uncertainty lingers, it's important to maintain resilience, be that in recovery from the pandemic, or in preparation for what the future holds.

Beauty in the small things

A pandemic leaves an imprint. No matter how close your experience to the impact.

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.