Digital fatigue is real

But there are ways out of it

Back to the past: How the Taliban took over Afghanistan

The brutal end to the longest war

What is toxic positivity?

How looking only on the bright side can be damaging to mental health.

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

Footballs, meat pies, kangaroos and… vaccinations?

Before an endless array of streaming services and skippable online ads, there was a time when famous advertising campaigns made their way into our everyday vernacular. From ‘got milk?’ to ‘not happy, Jan’, you couldn’t go a day without someone quoting an iconic brand slogan in casual conversation.

UOW campus as major movie franchises

It looked straight out of a major Hollywood movie, and I was walking the set. As the years passed, the wonder that came with exploring the campus never faded. How could it when it feels like the very ground beneath me was puzzled together from all my favourite movies. There is movie magic all over the campus and I’m about to give you the Fast and Furious tour.

Stefania’s journey to outer space

Could it also take the Three-Minute Thesis winner into space one day as well?

What COVID-19 has taught us about our schools

Schools are, at their heart, communities.

Our black summer

It was a New Year's Eve like no other. As the clock counted down to midnight, Nicky Bath and her teenage son toasted 2020 with a bag of Twisties as they sat in the dark, in Nicky's office at the University of Wollongong's Batemans Bay Campus.

Chancellor Jillian Broadbent farewells UOW

Chancellor Jillian Broadbent AC has always sought a life of contribution.