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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

Why do we feel anxious before sitting a test?

It’s the elephant in the room, sitting on our chest, eyeballing us as our mind goes blank and the questions on the page blur. So why do we get anxious before tests? And why do some of us thrive under the pressure while others fail?

Teachers strike: what has led to the second walkout this year?

What is the reality for NSW teachers?

When disaster strikes: living in a world with more frequent natural disasters

Just two years after the devastating Black Summer bushfires swept through Australia, the east coast has once again been battered by the forces of nature.

Koala vocals providing key to saving species

Artificial intelligence that identifies individual koalas by their vocals promises to revolutionise our understanding of the iconic – and now endangered - Australian marsupial.

Five ways to work towards gender equality beyond International Women’s Day 

A month after International Women’s Day, are we any closer to achieving gender equality? We have an honest conversation with UOW PhD candidate and Aunty Mary Davis Scholarship recipient Catherine Moyle on ways to create a better world for women.  

A High Schooler’s Guide to University

Two months ago, I set out on one of the greatest, most frightening adventures of my life; university.