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.
UOW's aim is to create a culture of learning and teaching distinguished by collaboration, innovation and excellence. The University has a student-centred approach to learning and teaching where highly professional academic and professional services staff encourage students to learn, grow and achieve.
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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.
The Careers Consultant is able to assist students in a range of ways. In particular, for students still studying at university it is possible to improve future prospects by establishing career goals and enhancing employability skills.
Students are able to access the Careers Consultancy service for individual appointments to discuss tactics to create short-term and long-term career goals, manage aspects of a professional career via portfolio development, resume and formal application review, or to prepare for a personal job interview.
The Student Advisory Council (SAC) will:
Advise, consult and make recommendations to the University on matters affecting the academic and social wellbeing of students, including:
Over 2,600 UOW students from around the world call a UOW student residence home.
UOW has seven student residences offering a range of catering options (you can cook for yourself, or we can cook for you…simple as that), and rooms are guaranteed for all first year students.
There are residences close to the beach, the uni or the city, all offering unlimited WIFI, electricity, furniture, security and support, and no surprise bills. Plus all student accommodation is either within walking distance to campus, or has easy access to the free shuttle bus.
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 246 450+ ebooks, 610 databases, and over 106,955 journal titles (mostly online and full-text). You can also borrow from other libraries using our document delivery services to access millions of other publications worldwide.
Borrow equipment from the Loans Desk at the Wollongong Campus Library:
At UOW, our 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.
The Wollongong University 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. 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.