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.
Recipe for success
When she left school in Year 11 in 2004, Eloise Meyer didn't even consider a university education.
Living her dream
When Siobhan Heywood left school in Year 11 to help care for her father, she thought she’d also left behind her dreams of going to university.
Pioneering behaviour change
Content warning: the following story mentions child and sexual abuse.
What makes the ultimate study playlist?
Picture it: you’re cramming for your exam, but before you can put pen to paper, you have to find the perfect playlist to soundtrack your study.
Why do we feel anxious before sitting a test?
It’s the elephant in the room, sitting on our chest, eyeballing us as our mind goes blank and the questions on the page blur. So why do we get anxious before tests? And why do some of us thrive under the pressure while others fail?
Bright minds, bold ambitions and boundless passion
Three UOW alumni share the stories of coming of age and finding their dream jobs right after uni