Gender expression and my non-binary identity

A personal reflection by UOW staff member Kit West

Home truths on housing affordability

Exploring solutions to the housing affordability crisis in UOW's latest Luminaries webinar

UOW medical student combines passion for healthcare and literacy

Teaching the next generation.

Dismantling barriers and chasing dreams with the Dylan Alcott Foundation

Meet UOW’s Dylan Alcott Foundation scholars

Diving into marine life mysteries with UOW’s MAVE Lab

Uncovering the work of the Marine Vertebrate Ecology Lab

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.


Hidden hunger: unmasking the reality of food insecurity

Despite living in one of the world’s richest countries, up to one in four Australians go hungry.  

UOW graduate Gill Dinh shines on MasterChef

“Saucy, a little bit delicate, but has unique edge and kick…” In terms of introductions, the self-described Gillian Dinh packs a flavourful punch.

National Volunteer Week: Something for everyone

This National Volunteer Week, we caught up with a student, graduate and community members on why they choose to give their time.

AI disruption in higher education

In higher education it is a constant challenge to differentiate between original works and AI-generated content. Professor Shahriar Akter says we must prepare the next generation to embrace our humanistic core.

Five key insights into the treatment of Hepatitis C

‘Hepatitis C - A Public Health Success Story’ was the latest event in the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Luminaries webinar series.

Let's celebrate LGBTIQ inclusion for IDAHOBIT

May 17 is a date globally recognised as the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), celebrating the anniversary of homosexuality being removed from the WHO classification of diseases in 1990. First launched in Australia in 2005, IDAHOBIT is now globally recognised as a time for reflection and the celebration of LGBTIQ people in our communities.