What makes the ultimate study playlist?

Will Mozart or Olivia Rodrigo get you that Band 6?

Bottle racket

Dean, Tom and Jared

Can we rewire the nervous system to fight MND?

Philanthropy is funding the high-risk high-reward research needed to advance our fight against motor neurone disease.

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

Bottle racket

Childhood friends Jared Smith, Dean Martelozzo and Tom Simnadis combined three unique skill sets into one well-fitting bundle and distilled a new local industry in the process.

A globetrotting friendship

A University snow trip to New Zealand helped push Barron Hanson and Michael Appleford from childhood acquaintances to best mates. They’ve been chasing each other around the world ever since.

A different kind of network

Kristen Patchett, Antonia McInnes, and Natalie Piucco met on their very first day of study at UOW. Eight years later–as the three best friends reach new heights in their respective careers–they take time to reflect on how they’ve each helped each other along the way.

A DIY tale

Childhood friends Adam Smith, Balunn Jones and Ben Tillman turned a small café into one of Australia’s most respected music brands, and signalled a new era for Wollongong in the process.

Writing on the wall

Artist Claire Foxton and designer Matt De Feudis first met while working in UOW's creative department. A decade later, their friendship and professional relationship reflects the changing face of the city they call home.

Sustainable to the core

Clayton McDowell and Emily Ryan met while trying to re-imagine sustainability from opposite sides of a study desk. Six years later, the husband and wife’s award-winning research projects ask you to do the same.