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.

 

Articles

Turning the tide on plastic pollution

Global plastic pollution is reaching crisis level. This has severe implications for our oceans, our environment, our wildlife and our health, now and into the future. But is it too late to end the plastic pandemic?

Global Climate Change Week

Climate change is an urgent and important issue that in years to come will have an irreversible impact on our society. At UOW, students and researchers are working to provide practical solutions to the many problems facing our planet, including warming sea temperatures, food security, and plastic pollution.

UOW hacks

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

Myth busters: First-year of university

For most Year 12 students, university life is a total unknown. So we asked UOW students how they got the most out of uni life, and busted a myth or two along the way.

Justice for all

Having spent his life fighting to create a world of fairness and equal rights, Justice Michael Kirby looks back on his career, his achievements, and offers his advice for the next generation of law students.

Where are they now? Laura McCrohon, Law

We look back at the hopes and dreams of UOW students from 2008 and ask: where are they now?