What COVID-19 has taught us about our schools

COVID-19 has exposed the inequalities of our education system and placed tremendous pressure on our teachers

Stefania’s journey to outer space

Stefania Peracchi’s research into wearable radiation detectors for astronauts has taken her from Europe to Australia

Our black summer

It was a horror bushfire season. The staff at the UOWs Batemans Bay and Bega campuses rose to the challenge.

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

10 books to read before you turn 25

As far as lists of ‘things to do’ go, this one's pretty good. Novelist, playwright and Discipline Leader of English and Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong, Dr Catherine McKinnon, shares the books she thinks every curious knowledge seeker should read before they turn 25.

How to avoid the loneliness of social media

Ever felt a pang of loneliness when scrolling Instagram or immediately after you close the app for the last time at night? Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wollongong, Roger Patulny, says there are three ways to use social media, and two of them are linked with high feelings of loneliness. Here’s how to get the balance right.

Stefania’s journey to outer space

Could it also take the Three-Minute Thesis winner into space one day as well?

What COVID-19 has taught us about our schools

Schools are, at their heart, communities.

Our black summer

It was a New Year's Eve like no other. As the clock counted down to midnight, Nicky Bath and her teenage son toasted 2020 with a bag of Twisties as they sat in the dark, in Nicky's office at the University of Wollongong's Batemans Bay Campus.

Chancellor Jillian Broadbent farewells UOW

Chancellor Jillian Broadbent AC has always sought a life of contribution.