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.
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.
Why the things you care about matter
If you can look beyond the pressure of Year 12, have you considered what could happen if you simply asked yourself: What do I care about?
The top tip for uni from a UOW student
As you approach the end of your HSC and high school journey, the prospect of ‘what next?’ can seem a little overwhelming. So we asked first-year student Rebekah Manning to give us her top tip for uni.
Why you can't commit to exercise
We've all experienced it. That sudden burst of motivation that's enough for you put on your exercise gear and get moving. Afterwards, you feel great and think to yourself, "I'm going to make this a regular thing".
Digital addiction by design
Our infatuation with devices is no accident, raising ethical and legal questions about how tech companies are using our digital addiction.
From thoughts to things
For all the buzz of innovation, why does so little research translate into real-world applications and what are the secrets to success? Gordon Wallace shares what he has learnt taking 3D-printed products from the lab to the clinic.
Life under the microscope
Surfer, scientist, engineer and inventor: James Bouwer has played a key role in developing the microscope technology that is revolutionising our understanding of life at the molecular level.