Koala vocals providing key to saving species

A revolutionary new technique will identify individual koala voices

Why do we feel anxious before sitting a test?

Sweaty palms, a racing heart, an achy stomach. We’ve all felt it before: test anxiety.

Bright minds, bold ambitions and boundless passion

UOW graduates thrive beyond the academic walls

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.

 

Articles

After the game

It is often said that an athlete dies twice. Once when they take their last breath, and the other when they retire from the sport.

Moving far away from home for university

From the country to the coast, what moving away from home for study is like and how it also affects parents. 

What it takes to get a condom on the shelf

We've all seen the news reports that claim researchers may have found a miraculous cure for a disease or invented a medical device that will help millions, only to be told at the end of the report that the product is still many years from being a commercial reality. But why, when there are so many people suffering, does it take so long? What goes on behind the scenes?

The psychology of exams

Learning about the psychology of exams and how your brain works during these stressful times could help you perform at your best. So, what should you keep in mind when studying?

The long journey home

From the battlefields of Afghanistan to the battles with his own mind, law student and former special forces soldier Mick Bainbridge is fighting on.

The future of housing: building with steel

Standing seven storeys high are two identical apartment blocks; the same in size, look, feel and layout. They are exactly the same, but different. One has a concrete frame, the other cold-formed steel. This difference could change Australian apartments and help expand the country's steel industry.