In the postwar era of development and innovation, the then New South Wales University of Technology established a division in Wollongong to train the engineers and metallurgists of the local steel industry. That institution grew and evolved, and in 1975 legislation was passed in the parliament of New South Wales, establishing the University of Wollongong as an independent institution.
Your time at UOW is about uncovering your passions and using them to make an impact. As a University that's big enough to matter, but small enough to care, you'll receive all the support and resources you need to find your purpose and chase your dream career. We focus on teaching not just specialist knowledge, but the skills you will need to embrace change and solve tomorrow's challenges.
To confront the challenges of a rapidly changing world, UOW research is focused on supporting the best intellectual and technical talent to force change for good. From next-gen materials engineering in medicine to social transformation over the lifecycle, our research is purposeful and positive.
Whether you know exactly what you want to do with your life; are still exploring options; or have absolutely no ideas about your future, we are here to support you. From tailored employability programs, work integrated learning subjects, workshops, online resources or a conversation with an expert Career Consultant we can help you get on track for the career that you want.
Student Service Officers are the primary administrative information contact point for UOW students, external and internal stakeholders. This position seeks to provide the highest standards of customer service while maintaining adherence to University policy and procedures.
Student Service Officers work across UOW’s front-of-house and back-of-house contact centre operations, providing customer service by being responsible for answering student enquiries via email, phone or face-to-face. The nature of enquiries span the entire student lifecycle from orientation to graduation.
Many students say one of the best parts of the university experience is living in a residence. UOW Accommodation offers a vibrant community, with students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our residents enjoy being part of an active community, and many make friends for life.
As a city filled with students, Wollongong is the perfect place to start your future. Many UOW students say one of the best parts of the university experience is living on campus. You'll become part of an instant community, make new friends before you start your classes, and have access to all the services and support you need to be happy and succeed at uni.
What sets UOW Library apart is our commitment to exceptional service delivered by our highly trained teams in person and online.We have millions of resources including over 450,000 ebooks, 260 databases, and over 90,000 electronic journals.
Information Management & Technology Services (IMTS) provides IT services to staff, students, and visitors of the University community.
At UOW, the campus experience is designed for the needs of our students. By spending your time in class, joining a club or seeing a gig at the UniBar, you ultimately become part of one big community of learning.
As a student, you’ll soon come to know our resident ducks, where to find the best coffee and how to navigate around our beautiful campus while you enjoy UOW’s five-star educational experience. This is why our students are among the happiest and the most satisfied. Grab some lunch, meet new friends and have fun – that’s your first semester on campus.
Whether you are a serious athlete or just starting on your fitness journey, UniActive is the place for you. UniActive provides access to a 50m heated swimming pool, extensive sporting facilities & ovals, swim school plus two state of the art gyms featuring Life Fitness & Hammer Strength equipment across two convenient locations. Our highly qualified staff have provided training to some of the regions finest athletes and Australia’s future sporting champions.
The Wollongong Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) is a 15-member council (plus 5 General Representatives) elected by the student body each September to take office on the 1st of December of that year. Presidency is elected for a 1 year period, with Office Bearers taking Council for up to two years. Every undergraduate student is able to run for a position on WUSA.
UOW courses are recognised internationally and in Australia through accreditation by professional organisations.
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