Moving far away from home for university
From the country to the coast, what moving away from home for study is like and how it also affects parents.
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.
Why are our kids so anxious?
At what point in childhood does anxiety begin, and how can we help kids to overcome this increasingly common state?
How Bronte discovered her strength
After a difficult few years, Bronte pushed through to realise her dream of attending university and helping to improve the lives of other students.
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.
How schools can meet the autism challenge
As the number of students with an autism diagnosis climbs rapidly, schools are struggling to meet the challenge of supporting students who exhibit a variety of skills and needs.
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.
How UOW is helping young Batemans Bay couple Tom and Teja Roberts build a bright new future in the face of serious adversity.