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.



The ultimate guide: 10 easy ways to stay healthy on a student budget

As a university student, there are quite a few factors working against us in our goal to stay fit and healthy – mostly for the lack of moolah! It’s a fact that we don’t have a whole lot of spare cash floating around to spend on gyms, personal trainers or fancy, healthy food.

My 9 favourite things about UOW

Recent UOW graduate Zahra loved being surrounded by nature and open space while studying at Wollongong campus. She shares some of her favourite things about campus life.

A rural training ground for our future doctors

For a group of UOW medical students, having the chance to immerse themselves in a town like Grafton provides vital training, experience, and an insight into life outside the city.

5 things no one tells you about finishing university

For many students, submitting that final assignment and finishing university is the motivator that gets them through long nights and difficult assignments. But what happens after the celebrations are over? For UOW graduate, Adelaide Haynes, there are a few things she wished she’d known about that magical moment she'd been waiting for.

Favourite gems around Wollongong

Wollongong is best known for its beautiful beaches and lush mountains, but there is so much more to this coastal city than meets the eye. With an abundance of unique gems waiting to be discovered.

UOW hacks

Treat yourself to the top 10 UOW hacks as told by students.