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

'Kindness is hugely underrated'

New Vice-Chancellor on her love of nursing, what drives her, and her ambitions for UOW

Vice-Chancellor bids farewell to UOW

Vice-Chancellor proud of University’s immense success in research, teaching, and business partnerships

Got a question about starting uni? You can ask a student

Ever thought your question might be too silly to ask? When you call or live chat on the Ask a Student portal, your questions will be answered by real UOW students (past and present) with valuable insights, who were once in your position and likely also had some of the same questions when they were looking to start uni.

What to do if you don't know what to do

Not sure what to study after high school? Feeling anxious and unsure? Trust us, you’re not alone. In fact, we did a study that found about 15% of you basically have no idea at all and 57% of you have some idea, but not really.

The 5 most Instagrammable spots on campus at UOW

Here’s my list of gems at UOW that are worthy of your Insta grid.

4 things to look for in uni rankings

When choosing a university or a degree, rankings can give you insights to help with your decision-making. But it can be confusing, with all the different rankings systems, including domestic and international ones. Depending on what’s most important to you, these are the four things you should look for: