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.
Digital fatigue is real
A few tips on how to combat emotional exhaustion while in lockdown
What is toxic positivity?
As NSW continues its second and strictest COVID lockdown, there has been plenty of focus on maintaining a positive outlook.
Take a walk on the wild side to avoid COVID blues
Bob Dylan sang “The times are a changin’,” but I don’t think Bob had COVID in mind.
The rise of eco-anxiety
As the world continues to grapple with the tangible impacts of climate change, eco-anxiety has become a very real problem.
Caring for kids in times of crisis
Panic. Stress. Anxiety. As adults we understand these words only too well, especially given recent events, such as bushfires in Australia and the rapid onslaught of COVID-19 around the world.
This is what grief looks like
It’s 2005, Chloe is 17 years old. She’s at home with her mum in the Western suburbs of Sydney. She’s studying at the kitchen table. It’s her final year of the HSC, so she has given the annual family ski trip a miss. It’s Sunday, her dad and two younger sisters should be driving home from the snow now. The day is growing old though and they have not yet returned.