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.
Take a walk on the wild side to avoid COVID blues
Bob Dylan sang “The times are a changin’,” but I don’t think Bob had COVID in mind.
Footballs, meat pies, kangaroos and… vaccinations?
Before an endless array of streaming services and skippable online ads, there was a time when famous advertising campaigns made their way into our everyday vernacular. From ‘got milk?’ to ‘not happy, Jan’, you couldn’t go a day without someone quoting an iconic brand slogan in casual conversation.
What COVID-19 has taught us about our schools
Schools are, at their heart, communities.
How art helps children to thrive
If children aren’t given the right tools, they can lose the creative outlet that visual arts provides.
Why we reach for music in times of stress
Do you reach for old school hits or new pop? The soothing sounds of classical music or the rush and rage of rock? Music is one of the best ways to help us unwind when it feels like the world is falling apart.
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.