From commerce to choreography

How Teagan’s affinity with dancing led to business success

Diving into entrepreneurship

How this UOW graduate combined a knack for marketing and a passion for diving into a successful business

The leading women of STEM

From Wollongong to the world stage, these UOW graduates continue to lead the way for women in STEM

The expert advice for managing children’s meltdowns

Five takeaways from this year’s first Luminaries webinar

Welcome to The Stand Magazine

We bring to life subjects that illustrate the impact our students, 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

Traversing career stereotypes

Throughout history, women and men have chosen careers that were either expected, inherited or simply all that were available to them. Choices were limited, particularly for women who were often guided into caring and nurturing roles such as nursing or teaching, while men were steered towards more physically taxing or technical endeavours.

Helping women succeed

Helping future female leaders by providing support, guidance and access to advance their career is key, according to Professor Grace McCarthy, Dean of Business at UOW’s School of Business.

Balancing the gender scale of justice

Since early British settlement in Australia, those in powerful positions – creating & adjudicating on the law, running national political agenda & making key corporate decisions –have traditionally been predominantly male. While striking the gender balance in many top jobs across industries continues to be a work in progress, the NSW Local Court is close to achieving gender parity in magistrates.

Females on the political frontline

Parliaments ideally are supposed to mirror society but Australia is still struggling to boost female political representation. Outlook spoke to three UOW alumni to find out why they chose political careers and discuss their views on how to attract more women into politics.

Meet our 2021 Alumni Award winners

The annual UOW Alumni awards recognise exceptional alumni who are making a mark in the world as leaders, innovators and game changers.

Celebrating our alumni connections

With more than 170,000 alumni across the globe and counting, the Alumni Relations Team endeavours to engage with our vibrant network of alumni doing amazing things all over the world. Throughout 2021, we were fortunate to connect, collaborate and celebrate with alumni in a variety of different ways.