What COVID-19 has taught us about our schools

COVID-19 has exposed the inequalities of our education system and placed tremendous pressure on our teachers

Stefania’s journey to outer space

Stefania Peracchi’s research into wearable radiation detectors for astronauts has taken her from Europe to Australia

Our black summer

It was a horror bushfire season. The staff at the UOWs Batemans Bay and Bega campuses rose to the challenge.

Welcome to UOW's flagship magazine, The Stand.

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.



Careers ahead

If, right now, you have no idea where you’re heading, it might be time to ask yourself the ‘big questions’, or just jump in and let your curiosity guide you. For UOW grad Matthew, career success didn’t come without its fair share of hurdles, but one thing’s for sure, it’s the journey that counts.

You'll likely have one of these 6 ATAR reactions

No matter what your final Year 12 result is, chances are you'll have one of these ATAR reactions.

How UOW gets you ready for your dream career

To get a job after Uni, you need more than just great marks and a piece of paper. Here, international graduates Joel and Kaiyang talk about stepping out of their comfort zone to get the edge in today's competitive job market.

The wellness myth

Wellness is a state of being, a catchcry that encompasses the Instagram generation’s focus on good health and living well.

6 ways to boost your employability

Entering the job market for the first time can be tough and knowing where to start can often be the hardest part. Fortunately, the University of Wollongong (UOW) has a strong commitment to giving students that starting place, and more importantly, the best chance of securing work during and after their studies.

The rise of eco-anxiety

As the world continues to grapple with the tangible impacts of climate change, eco-anxiety has become a very real problem.