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.
Beauty within a 10km radius
The word euphoric is mentioned, along with sparkling and alive. Could ocean pool swimming be an unlikely remedy to COVID-19 lockdown blues?
Why we reach for music in times of stress
Do you reach for old school hits or new pop? The soothing sounds of classical music or the rush and rage of rock? Music is one of the best ways to help us unwind when it feels like the world is falling apart.
5 tips for maintaining resilience, from UOW experts
Since the start of 2020, we have collectively experienced the stress and anxiety of a global pandemic. And while uncertainty lingers, it's important to maintain resilience, be that in recovery from the pandemic, or in preparation for what the future holds.
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.
How to thrive academically with UOW support services
With a range of support services freely available, UOW is well equipped to help you thrive academically and achieve your study goals. UOW student Soutara Potter shares her experience and recommendations.
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.