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.
The Airbnb effect
When a business conference saw all San Francisco hotel rooms occupied, two roommates decided to rent out air mattresses on the floor of their apartment.
Kicking goals in the digital space
COVID lockdowns weren’t overly productive for most people, but Reece Carter used the downtime to reshape his career.
Effecting change for the greater good
From her school days to the present day, Ruby Bisson’s focus has been on creating impact to hopefully change behaviours and attitudes for the greater good.
Why this UOW graduate quit his dream job
Picture this: You land your dream job shortly after graduating. A job where you can wear thongs to work, get to travel the world and no one gets fired for going surfing. Fast forward nearly 10 years – you decide to move on to something new.
Footballs, meat pies, kangaroos and… vaccinations?
Before an endless array of streaming services and skippable online ads, there was a time when famous advertising campaigns made their way into our everyday vernacular. From ‘got milk?’ to ‘not happy, Jan’, you couldn’t go a day without someone quoting an iconic brand slogan in casual conversation.
The wellness myth
Wellness is a state of being, a catchcry that encompasses the Instagram generation’s focus on good health and living well.