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.
10 years of better mental health
What started as an experiment is now an established program that profoundly impacts both students and participants
Shining a light on gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes is the most common pregnancy condition - so why is it not more widely discussed?
What’s in a vape?
Vapes were promoted as a way to quit smoking, but now the trend is in a league of its own.
How to choose milk for yourself and the environment
The acceptance of alternative milk in Australia is booming, with plant-based products equating seven per cent of milk consumed and the industry worth around $230 million in 2020.
How ‘beer and banter’ is helping men to open up
When Lachlan Stevens bought His Boy Elroy two years ago, he had a vision to build a brand based on three principles: loyalty, authenticity, and community. Now his grassroots initiative Barstool Brothers is growing.
The wellness myth
Wellness is a state of being, a catchcry that encompasses the Instagram generation’s focus on good health and living well.