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Yours & Owls

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.



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

Dear Year 12 Me

It feels like decades ago my 18-year-old self was in the position so many others find themselves, at the end of their high school chapter, preparing for the most exciting one: university.

Uni life: what you’ve heard vs reality

If you are reading this article, chances are you have considered doing a degree at uni after finishing high school. The good news is you’re on the right track.

How UOW gets you ready for your dream career

To get a job after Uni, you need more than just great marks and a piece of paper. Here, international graduates Joel and Kaiyang talk about stepping out of their comfort zone to get the edge in today's competitive job market.

When Ernest met Tek

When Ernest Bukasa met Teklemariam Mengistu in 2013 “something clicked”. Both had fled war-torn African countries and arrived in Australia as refugees before settling in Wollongong.

What type of career planner are you?

Some people ask all the questions at career days and Open Days, some aren't sure where to start, but everyone finds their own path. So, which kind of career planner are you?