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.



Got a question about starting uni? You can ask a student

Ever thought your question might be too silly to ask? When you call or live chat on the Ask a Student portal, your questions will be answered by real UOW students (past and present) with valuable insights, who were once in your position and likely also had some of the same questions when they were looking to start uni.

The 5 most Instagrammable spots on campus at UOW

Here’s my list of gems at UOW that are worthy of your Insta grid.

Everything you need to know about UOWx

UOWx is an amazing program designed to encourage and support students to get more involved with the co-curricular activities offered at UOW.

6 ways to reduce exam anxiety

Your heart is beating fast. You can’t seem to catch your breath. Your mind feels blank. “Students, you may now turn over your exam papers,” your supervisor calls. Panicked thoughts swirl around in your head.

A foodie's guide to Wollongong - student edition

Expert foodie and University of Wollongong (UOW) grad Stef Posthuma, talks us through the best local bites in and around Wollongong.

7 tips and tricks to get you ready for remote learning

As with most changes in this ‘new normal’, learning via remote delivery will require some adjustment and might feel confusing to begin with. Being a student is a very productive way to be spending your time at home, but you’ll need to figure out how to make it work for you.