UOW graduate Gill Dinh shines on MasterChef

From creative arts to Australia's most successful cooking competition.

National Volunteer Week: Something for everyone

Unpacking the motivations behind volunteering

AI disruption in higher education

Artificial intelligence can’t outsource critical thinking but is it possible to co-exist?

Five key insights into the treatment of Hepatitis C

Breakthroughs in research and health care from the latest event in UOW's Luminaries webinar series

Let's celebrate LGBTIQ inclusion for IDAHOBIT

Dr Jonathon Mackay on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

Welcome to The Stand Magazine

We bring to life subjects that illustrate the impact our students, 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.


What every parent should know about the path to university

From the hectic pace of Year 12 to making the next step into university, we have everything you need to support your child through this exciting and often challenging rite of passage. 

The passion powering tomorrow's nurses

To mark International Nurses Day (Sunday, 12 May), we asked past and current UOW nursing students to share their inspiring journeys, aspirations, and the driving force behind their choice to embark on a career in nursing. Embracing newfound opportunities in pursuit of a dream, their stories portray an authentic fulfillment in caring for others.

Are we facing an online identity crisis?

In today’s hyperconnected world, the never-ending cycle of selfies, filtering, posting, and checking for likes and comments is almost second nature. But what’s the cost to our sense of identity, self-worth and mental health?

Don’t let HECS–HELP reform lead us down a slippery slope

Proposed government changes to the HECS-HELP system aim to reduce the indexation rate on student loans by tying it to the lower of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) or the Wage Price Index (WPI). While it is welcome relief for those with student debt, could it ultimately do more harm than good?

How do recent defamation cases impact press freedom?

Two recent high profile defamation cases have shone a spotlight on the media's use of the truth defence in Australia.

There's danger in the numbers

As the Reserve Bank of Australia attempts to curb inflation, now could be the perfect time for the government to step in and lend a hand, writes Dr Paul Mazzola.