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.
Lisa's using laughter to cope with crisis
In a world full of COVID-19 news, University of Wollongong student Lisa Hughes believes laughter is the best medicine.
What it means to be an older, single woman today
These are the circumstances facing a growing number of single women aged over 65.
War and peace: the power of journalism
Ayesha Hasan grew up against the backdrop of conflict, in a small village in north-west Pakistan. Now, the journalist and PhD student is devoting her research to highlighting the importance of peace journalism.
Why are we so nostalgic for the 1990s?
The past few years have seen a surprising love for the 1990s – fuelled by our new methods of consuming content – that has infiltrated all areas of our culture and shows little signs of abating.
The Aquarian Uprising
It was a time of great achievement but also a time of great turbulence. The rebellions of the decade exploded, giving way to the chaos and division of the 1970s.
Why do songs get stuck in our heads?
We’ve all experienced the feeling of having a tune looping round our brain. Known as earworms, these persistent songs can be a total nuisance. UOW’s Dr Tim Byron says there’s a strong link between music and our minds, and the answer to combating an earworm is simple.