Pootopia: the science, art and economics of human manure

Is 'humanure’ the future of fertiliser?

Celebrating Indigenous-led entrepreneurship

UOW's business incubator iAccelerate supports purpose-led First Nations entrepreneurs

A CEO in the making

How the Vice-Chancellor Leadership Scholarship is making big dreams possible

Welcome to The Stand Magazine.

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.


Train your brain for study using mindfulness

Have you ever caught yourself worrying that you won't get your assessment in by the due date? Or realised you've been sidetracked by your Instagram feed instead of listening to the conversation you're supposed to be having? It's something we can all relate to and, according to research, mindfulness can help.

Why you can't commit to exercise

We've all experienced it. That sudden burst of motivation that's enough for you put on your exercise gear and get moving. Afterwards, you feel great and think to yourself, "I'm going to make this a regular thing".

Digital addiction by design

Our infatuation with devices is no accident, raising ethical and legal questions about how tech companies are using our digital addiction.

Healthy gut, healthy mind

How can maintaining good gut health improve the lives of people with schizophrenia and their ability to function in the world?

After the game

It is often said that an athlete dies twice. Once when they take their last breath, and the other when they retire from the sport.

The psychology of exams

Learning about the psychology of exams and how your brain works during these stressful times could help you perform at your best. So, what should you keep in mind when studying?