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.



How Bronte discovered her strength

After a difficult few years, Bronte pushed through to realise her dream of attending university and helping to improve the lives of other students.

A healthy diet for a healthy planet

Forecasts suggest that by 2050, 10 billion people will inhabit the earth, requiring the production of 70 to 100 per cent more food.

A week in the life of a global football program student

It's not every day you have the opportunity to be coached by English Premier League qualified coaches while earning a qualification.

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.

A UOW student's food tour of Wollongong

UOW student Jaqueline Peters shares her top 10 places for satisfying the hunger pains and stocking the pantry.

Why students love campus living

You’ve almost finished school: tick. You’ve (hopefully) learnt how to make your bed: tick. You’ve got your P’s or Opal card: tick. Now it’s time to fly the nest and do some adulting. Here are 7 reasons why UOW students love campus living as they begin an exciting new chapter at university.