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.

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

How to choose milk for yourself and the environment

The acceptance of alternative milk in Australia is booming, with plant-based products equating seven per cent of milk consumed and the industry worth around $230 million in 2020.

Plastic is no longer just a marine problem

“More and more, we are finding that microplastics are in the atmosphere, in the mountains, in the ice caps, in the human environment.”

How microplastics are impacting our precious plankton

Researching plankton might not seem like the most interesting organisms to study in the ocean.

Helping oyster farmers to weather environmental challenges

It’s been a crazy twelve months for Batemans Bay oyster farmer Ewan McAsh. This time last year he was fighting bushfire flames at the front door of his oyster farm office and storage sheds.

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.

A blueprint to change the world

The University of Wollongong is working to effect change on a global level, with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals providing a roadmap for creating a better world for all.