Let's celebrate LGBTIQ inclusion for IDAHOBIT

Dr Jonathon Mackay on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

The power of cultural learning and teaching

The student becomes the teacher at NSW's first bilingual Aboriginal language school

What every parent should know about the path to university

How to prep teens for their next crucial step.

The passion powering tomorrow's nurses

Sharing student experiences to recognise International Nurses Day

Are we facing an online identity crisis?

Updated: Stream the latest UOW Luminaries webinar series in full.

Welcome to The Stand Magazine

We bring to life subjects that illustrate the impact our students, 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

A lesson in appreciation

The 2020 school year began tentatively, with a menacing pandemic in the shadows. It comes to an end, however, on a note of triumph, with a new appreciation for the teachers who united to take on the unprecedented challenge of implementing mass remote-learning during the shutdown. We spoke to the principals of two very different schools on their success strategy.

Big data, big ideas...

Big ideas always need someone to drive change, according to Professor Glenn Salkeld, Executive Dean, Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Making an impact

UOW alumni across the globe are making it their personal mission to tackle some of the world’s most prevalent environmental and societal issues, one United Nations Sustainable Development Goal at a time.

The year at UOW

The year 2020 at UOW was one of challenges, change, and optimism in the face of crisis. The university sector was thrown one of its biggest problems to solve yet, overhauling the delivery of all teaching, learning and working, as the world was forced to adapt to a rapidly evolving way of life.

Resilience under fire

On the evening of 4 January 2020, a fast-moving front of the monstrous Currowan fire – which would ultimately destroy half a million hectares and hundreds of properties over 74 days – tore through New South Wales’ picturesque Kangaroo Valley.

Connecting our global community

Throughout 2020 we were fortunate to be able to connect, collaborate and engage with our global community of more than 160,000 UOW alumni.