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

UOW lecturer shortlisted for prestigious photography awards

Biologist and photographer Dr Damien Esquerre named a finalist for Nature Photographer of the Year

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

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

Nature and nurture

For Amanda Essery, Founder and CEO of award-winning premium Australian lifestyle brand Lovekins, creating a business around loving care for people and the planet was like coming home.

The heart of social justice

On paper, Dr Romina Santos Reyftmann may look like your typical high achiever: years of study in medicine and law, helping establish a successful fertility clinic with one of Australia’s leading IVF teams, and extensive high-impact work in First Nations justice and human rights law. But you don’t have to dig deeply to see that every success has been hard-won.

Harnessing data to solve problems

From predicting when an airplane needs servicing to increasing the number of mattresses sold at a furniture start-up, this former BlueScope cadet shows how diverse a career in mathematics can be.