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2021: The Year in Photographs

A look back at the memorable moments

Uni life: what you’ve heard vs reality

Unpacking the truth about the university experience.

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

The social network

On the surface, uni might seem like a simple means to an end: go, get a degree, graduate. However, what UOW grad Stef Posthuma discovered – like most students – is that uni can enrich your life in so many ways. For Stef, the connections and friendships he made while studying at UOW set him up for the life and success he has now.

Why students love campus living

You’ve almost finished school: tick. You’ve (hopefully) learnt how to make your bed: tick. You’ve got your P’s or Opal card: tick. Now it’s time to fly the nest and do some adulting. Here are 7 reasons why UOW students love campus living as they begin an exciting new chapter at university.

Why living on campus was the best decision I've ever made

Madalyn Date felt nervous moving four hours away from home to live on campus at UOW. But after making a bunch of new friends and sharing some good times, she’s so glad she did.

6 things I discovered in the first weeks of university

Starting university can be fun and scary at the same time. But, you're not alone, and you'll find plenty of support along the way.

Moving far away from home for university

From the country to the coast, what moving away from home for study is like and how it also affects parents. 

My first month living on campus

For most students, living on campus or in student accommodation is the highlight of their university experience and it all seems to come down to that sense of community. Whether it's heading out to different places in the Gong with massive groups of friends, finding a study buddy, or lending your neighbour a frypan - we asked two students about their first time living on campus.