Digital fatigue is real

But there are ways out of it

Back to the past: How the Taliban took over Afghanistan

The brutal end to the longest war

What is toxic positivity?

How looking only on the bright side can be damaging to mental health.

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.

 

Articles

How COVID-19 changed transport

Few areas were more dramatically affected by COVID-19 than public transport. How can we do it better next time? And who have been the winners, and the losers?

How to avoid the loneliness of social media

Ever felt a pang of loneliness when scrolling Instagram or immediately after you close the app for the last time at night? Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wollongong, Roger Patulny, says there are three ways to use social media, and two of them are linked with high feelings of loneliness. Here’s how to get the balance right.

Chancellor Jillian Broadbent farewells UOW

Chancellor Jillian Broadbent AC has always sought a life of contribution.

Helping Country to heal after fire

Led by University of Wollongong researcher Dr Anthony McKnight, a team of staff, students and community members are helping flora and fauna on Yuin Country in the Snowy Mountains to recover from the summer’s devastating bushfires.

Investing in the great Australian dream

Human geographer Charlie Gillon finds the great Australian dream of a block of land and house in the suburbs has transformed

How creativity is changing Bellambi

The suburb of Bellambi often makes headlines for all the wrong reasons. But a new initiative is bringing the University of Wollongong together with the community to celebrate the people of Bellambi.