Moving far away from home for university

How to cope with the change of scenery

Most Instagrammable Spots in the Illawarra

Living in Wollongong has some picture-perfect places.

The (renewable) power of exercise

The future of wearable tech is here, and it’s being built at the University of Wollongong

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 a graduate nurse achieved her dreams

UOW Bega student never imagined that she could attend, let alone graduate from, university.

What to expect at UOW Orientation week

As exciting as O-Week sounds, it can also be a bit overwhelming for both Australian and international students, as we adjust to the new norms of university life and enjoy more flexibility as young adults. From informative presentations hosted by current students and faculties, to live music, fun activities and so much FREE food, here are some of the highlights of my O-week experience.

Baxter's Origin Story

In the dawn of time, around 2000 to 2007, there lived a Muscovy Drake in the kingdom of UOW. This duck, unlike his fellow ducks who still to this day attempt their raid on Subway, took pleasure in terrorising the staff and students of UOW. He was known as the UOW Evil Duck.

Back to the past: How the Taliban took over Afghanistan

What will Afghanistan’s future look like under Taliban rule? UOW Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and Afghanistan expert Professor Theo Farrell unpacks the situation.

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.

How uni can help you find your passion

For some students, discovering their passion happened at a very young age, while others are still trying to figure out what they want to do. Two University of Wollongong (UOW) students share their unique experiences of discovering their purpose and chasing their passions.