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

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.

Dear Year 12 Me

It feels like decades ago my 18-year-old self was in the position so many others find themselves, at the end of their high school chapter, preparing for the most exciting one: university.

Most Instagrammable Spots in the Illawarra

Here’s my list of gems in the Illawarra that are worthy of your Insta grid.

Maximising your Engineering Studies at UOW

Some degree structure is set in stone, but there are other options you can choose to help diversify your knowledge and enable you to work more flexibly in the workplace.

Uni life: what you’ve heard vs reality

If you are reading this article, chances are you have considered doing a degree at uni after finishing high school. The good news is you’re on the right track.

UOW campus as major movie franchises

It looked straight out of a major Hollywood movie, and I was walking the set. As the years passed, the wonder that came with exploring the campus never faded. How could it when it feels like the very ground beneath me was puzzled together from all my favourite movies. There is movie magic all over the campus and I’m about to give you the Fast and Furious tour.