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.
Fear and loathing in modern politics
There has never been a more exciting time to be a political junkie.
A catalyst for change
The seeds of an idea that were planted in the hope of reversing the Illawarra region’s flagging economic fortunes are beginning to sprout, with the potential to create real and lasting change.
Building a city on rock and roll
How UOW grads built the Yours & Owls Festival from the grassroots up, and its impact on the city’s culture.
The bush beat
When Hugh Stump was a child, the nearest hospital was at least an hour away from the family farm in north-west New South Wales. But flooding rains would turn black soil to mud and he, like so many people in the rural and remote areas, missed out on even the simplest of medical check-ups. Let alone major or critical services.
2016: The Year in Review
It was a huge year for the University of Wollongong, with 2016 heralding remarkable discoveries, technological advancements, groundbreaking new buildings, and fascinating stories from our diverse student body. UOW photojournalist Paul Jones showcases his photographic year in review.
Meet the makers – Katherine Sabbath
Katherine Sabbath is a baking queen - a cake creative with an international cult following of more than 435,000 on Instagram. Her creations have inspired thousands of home bakers around the world, she has published her own pop-up cake cookbook and appeared as a guest chef on the 2018 season of MasterChef. But she wasn't always a professional baker.