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.
More than fun and games
Ashleigh and Grant Neill met while balancing education degrees and jobs at a South Coast theme park. Seventeen years later, the husband and wife have built an acclaimed business that is raising the bar for children’s care—while they raise their own family in the process.
Podcasting a friendship
When Lizzie Jack entered Jennifer Macey’s lecture theatre, it was unlikely she could have predicted just how influential Jennifer would be in her life thereafter. Turns out, the feeling was mutual.
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:
Generations of change
It's rare to get three generations worth of perspective on a relatively unchanged experience. But the three intersecting pathways that Pauline, Melissa, and Maddie Lysaght took to UOW over five decades reveals how some things on campus change—and others don’t change at all. This is their story.
Building a business from campus-up
Nik Preiner and Nathan Hancock met within their first hours on the ground at UOW. Over a decade later, the best mates and business partners haven’t had a moment to look back.
The future of education is already here
The main role of modern education is to support the next generation of youth in taking on our brave yet slightly broken world