The importance of the arts

Renowned actor, artist and musician, Geoff Morrell awarded Honorary Doctorate

Beloved UOW academic awarded posthumous PhD

Immense contribution of Dr Kimberley Livingstone recognised as her family accept degree on her behalf

Tailor your career in fintech at UOW India

Get set to make your mark with a world-class course offering

Navigating troubled waters

Why the BBNJ Agreement marks a critical turning point for ocean protection

Putting healthy snacks on the global map

Innovating accessible health food

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.

Articles

How this UOW graduate is improving health outcomes for Australians

In June 2022, UOW graduate and CEO of Australian Pathology, Liesel Wett, was awarded the prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to medical administration, particularly during COVID-19. A few weeks earlier, we visited Liesel at her office in Canberra and asked her about her role at the outbreak of the pandemic.

UOW graduate visits campus after two decades

After more than 20 years, Sri Lankan graduate, Shironica Karunanayaka, returned to the University of Wollongong (UOW) campus.

Risk taking, patience and dream jobs

Nicholas Underhill’s career is one that many would dream of having – he’s worked with some of the world’s top musicians at Spotify and is now in a senior marketing role at Google in New York City. But Nicholas didn’t get there overnight – it took commitment, time, and risk.

Celebrating nurses

“It was like nursing chose me. I really felt like I found my place and my home,” said Alera Bowden, the first recipient of the Pamela Jane Nye Working Nurse Scholarship at the University of Wollongong.

BlueScope cadet alumni stories 

From its earliest beginnings, the University of Wollongong was formed in partnership with industry. A cadetship program with BHP and now BlueScope was established more than 40 years ago and continues to develop an outstanding group of leaders.

The journey of a parenting expert

He’s carved out a reputation as one of Australia’s best known parenting experts, but this 24/7 job was not something that always came easily.