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.
Writing on the wall
Artist Claire Foxton and designer Matt De Feudis first met while working in UOW's creative department. A decade later, their friendship and professional relationship reflects the changing face of the city they call home.
A UOW love story
Tony Okely and Mylie Goodhew both enrolled in the exact same UOW course in the exact same year. Thirty years later, the husband and wife have some advice for you.
Sustainable to the core
Clayton McDowell and Emily Ryan met while trying to re-imagine sustainability from opposite sides of a study desk. Six years later, the husband and wife’s award-winning research projects ask you to do the same.
More than fun and games
Ashleigh and Grant Neill met while balancing education degrees and jobs at a South Coast theme park. Seventeen years later, the husband and wife have built an acclaimed business that is raising the bar for children’s care—while they raise their own family in the process.
Podcasting a friendship
When Lizzie Jack entered Jennifer Macey’s lecture theatre, it was unlikely she could have predicted just how influential Jennifer would be in her life thereafter. Turns out, the feeling was mutual.
Leaving home for the first time? Here’s 5 things you should know about renting
Moving out can be as exciting as it is stressful.