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 I chose UOW
I distinctly recall the University of Wollongong (UOW) being one of three strong candidates for me to start the next chapter of my life and become a young adult. UOW was the perfect blend of everything I wanted. It ticked all the boxes I considered to make the most of my university experience, and there are a few reasons choosing UOW is still one of the best decisions I’ve made.
Baxter's Origin Story
In the dawn of time, around 2000 to 2007, there lived a Muscovy Drake in the kingdom of UOW. This duck, unlike his fellow ducks who still to this day attempt their raid on Subway, took pleasure in terrorising the staff and students of UOW. He was known as the UOW Evil Duck.
How to triumph in your first year at uni
The University of Wollongong (UOW) has plenty of ways to help you transition into uni life and navigate your first year like a pro.
From lockdown to meltdown
There are ways to help our kids ride the emotional wave of change after the end of lockdown
Digital fatigue is real
A few tips on how to combat emotional exhaustion while in lockdown
Back to the past: How the Taliban took over Afghanistan
What will Afghanistan’s future look like under Taliban rule? UOW Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and Afghanistan expert Professor Theo Farrell unpacks the situation.