We bring to life subjects that illustrate the impact our students, 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.
I speak because I can
The experience of raising her disabled son has drawn a UOW linguist into unusual territory – where communication is non-verbal and families are silent.
A classroom in the outback
Nalawan outstation is a world away from the typical university experience.
Access for all
How accessibility means more than just installing a couple of wheelchair ramps.
How creativity is changing Bellambi
The suburb of Bellambi often makes headlines for all the wrong reasons. But a new initiative is bringing the University of Wollongong together with the community to celebrate the people of Bellambi.
A career forged by fire
Robert Sawyer’s 35-year journey from horrific burns to PhD graduate testifies to a tenacity that can’t be broken down.
Senior Professor Vera Mackie and Dr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa trace the memories of women who have made history, changed the world, and paved the way for their modern sisters.