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.
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 Jade was never going to university
The path to education is not always linear. Sometimes it twists and turns, faces roadblocks, and takes unexpected detours.
A rural training ground for our future doctors
For a group of UOW medical students, having the chance to immerse themselves in a town like Grafton provides vital training, experience, and an insight into life outside the city.
How UOW is helping young Batemans Bay couple Tom and Teja Roberts build a bright new future in the face of serious adversity.
How Jioji finds sunshine among the clouds
Associate Professor Jioji Ravulo has made his mark in South Western Sydney, where he is known for his passion for helping others and his infectious attitude.
If walls could talk
A mural in Sydney’s South West tells a story of strength and determination about a young female student who is passionate about seeking justice for those without a voice, as a human rights lawyer.