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.
Being first is not always easy
Associate Professor Sarah O'Shea has more in common with the students for whom she advocates than they may think. As one of the first in her family to go to university, she understands the pressures, the expectations and the challenges that often accompany this achievement. And helping those students, as well as those who come from other diverse backgrounds, is her passion.
Why are we scared to go in the water?
In a world where every shark encounter is front page news, can we fight back against this distorted perception?
The new Indigenous leaders
How education has helped Kaitlen Wellington transform her life and forge her own path.
Is a late-night ban on entry to pubs and clubs making us safe or hurting the business and culture of Australia's largest city?
Male nurses determined to break reverse glass ceiling
Fifty-one-year-old Simon Lovatt, who graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing at the end of last year, has joined a growing cohort of male nurses determined to break into the traditionally female dominated industry.