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.



Student's guide to Liverpool

We've all got a friend with a knack for knowing the best cafes, restaurants, shops or parks - it's as if they're drawn to them, like a moth to the flame! But if you're not one of those people (or you're not tagging along with them), how can you avoid disappointment?

How to future-proof your career

Are robots equipped with artificial intelligence replacing people and making jobs redundant? With constant developments in digitisation and automation, it’s fair to say “the future” has arrived. But, there are still a number of human-based, natural intelligence-driven jobs robots simply can’t match…yet.

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.

The future of Australia's banking sector

We’ve heard what’s wrong with Australia’s banking sector, here’s what experts want to see in the future.

From Hanoi to Wollongong: life as an international student in Australia

Now in my final semester at the University of Wollongong, this place, and the friends I've found along the way, have been keeping me company for three years.