The Voice to Parliament is a beginning, not an end

Dr Summer May Finlay on the Uluru Statement and Voice to Parliament

Inspiring the women of the future

We spoke to four UOW women driving change.

What does an ageing population mean for Australia?

How do we prepare for Australians living longer?

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.



Student advocate awarded Wollongong Council’s Volunteer of the Year

As a member of the University of Wollongong’s Student Advisory Council, Carly Lavings has helped to spearhead a number of changes to student life, with the aim of making the university experience more accessible for all.

Easy tips to save money and thrive as a uni student in Wollongong

Uni students typically have a lot on their plate – whether it’s studying for those final exams, organising what’s for dinner, or rounding up mates for a well-deserved beach day, the last thing you want on your mind is finances. Fortunately, there are plenty of great opportunities to save money and thrive around Wollongong, from the CBD, to on the UOW campus.

The perfect recipe for a new career

In his mid-30s, the former chef had come home at the beginning of the pandemic, with little chance of getting steady hospitality work as lockdowns hit Australia.

Changing lives from Australia to Africa

The UOW Rwanda Project combines humanitarianism and engineering to help those who need it most and boosts learning through hands-on experience.

The UOW water warriors

Students go pond-dipping to understand the importance of aquatic habitats

A brighter future

Selin Gulez loves to learn about the way the world works.