Why are we so nostalgic for the 1990s?

Everything old is new again: that is a defining feature of pop culture.

Top 20 skilled careers in 2023

Want to know what you should study now, for skilled careers in 2023?

5 foods to boost your concentration

Staring at a textbook wondering how you’ll get through your exams? These five foods could help.

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.

 

Articles

Three organisation tips for the new school term

Don't let clutter and never-ending to-do lists shake your confidence. Keep on top of your schoolwork with these straightforward organisational tips.  

Carbon neutrality, greenhouse gases, net-zero: understanding the lingo of a sustainable future

On 5 June, to mark World Environment Day, the University of Wollongong (UOW) announced its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2030. It follows years of devastating natural disasters exacerbated by climate change, including the Black Summer Bushfires and recent East Coast floods.

How to improve concentration

You're staring at the page, but nothing is going in. You need to learn this information, but you can't seem to put your mind to it. Here are some ways to study smarter, not harder.

Why do we feel anxious before sitting a test?

It’s the elephant in the room, sitting on our chest, eyeballing us as our mind goes blank and the questions on the page blur. So why do we get anxious before tests? And why do some of us thrive under the pressure while others fail?

Teachers strike: what has led to the second walkout this year?

What is the reality for NSW teachers?

Bright minds, bold ambitions and boundless passion

Three UOW alumni share the stories of coming of age and finding their dream jobs right after uni