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.
Helping oyster farmers to weather environmental challenges
It’s been a crazy twelve months for Batemans Bay oyster farmer Ewan McAsh. This time last year he was fighting bushfire flames at the front door of his oyster farm office and storage sheds.
What COVID-19 has taught us about our schools
Schools are, at their heart, communities.
Is your child ready for school?
Every year, countless parents debate whether their child is ready for the world of primary school. Dr Lyn Cronin, an expert in children’s literacy and school readiness, says there are signs that parents can look out for.
The rise of eco-anxiety
As the world continues to grapple with the tangible impacts of climate change, eco-anxiety has become a very real problem.
Summer May Finlay: a voice for change
When the Black Lives Matter protests swept the world earlier this year, Dr Summer May Finlay was front and centre sharing her views on the movement.
How Zac is living the dream
For the past five years, Zachary Bennett-Brook's life has been sprinkled with a series of what he calls "pinch me" moments.