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.
Meet the music journalist making noise
Through hard work and hustle, David James Young has become one of the best young music journalists on the scene. But it has not always been easy.
How art helps children to thrive
If children aren’t given the right tools, they can lose the creative outlet that visual arts provides.
This is what grief looks like
It’s 2005, Chloe is 17 years old. She’s at home with her mum in the Western suburbs of Sydney. She’s studying at the kitchen table. It’s her final year of the HSC, so she has given the annual family ski trip a miss. It’s Sunday, her dad and two younger sisters should be driving home from the snow now. The day is growing old though and they have not yet returned.
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.
Why are we so nostalgic for the 1990s?
The past few years have seen a surprising love for the 1990s – fuelled by our new methods of consuming content – that has infiltrated all areas of our culture and shows little signs of abating.
The Aquarian Uprising
It was a time of great achievement but also a time of great turbulence. The rebellions of the decade exploded, giving way to the chaos and division of the 1970s.