The Voice to Parliament is a beginning, not an end

Dr Summer May Finlay on the Uluru Statement and Voice to Parliament

Inspiring the women of the future

We spoke to four UOW women driving change.

What does an ageing population mean for Australia?

How do we prepare for Australians living longer?

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.



9 ways to socialise & connect in lockdown

As communities around the world move in and out of lockdown to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to maintain a positive sense of wellbeing and a strong support network during these isolated times.

What do nutritionists really pack in their kids' lunch box?

It's a daily struggle – what should I pack in my child's lunch box today to ensure they are getting the nutrition they need?

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?

Molecular Horizons: building a dream

You could walk past the latest construction site at the University of Wollongong and think that it's just another building going up, with the usual cranes and noise.

What it means to be an older, single woman today

These are the circumstances facing a growing number of single women aged over 65.

Why purple food is better for your brain

Thirty years ago, Professor Karen Charlton was working as a hospital dietitian in the North East of England. After work she would visit older men who lived alone in sheltered housing accommodation to interview them about what they ate. Professor Charlton smiles when she talks about this time.