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:
More than 2,600 students from all around the world call a UOW residence in Wollongong home. It’s a welcoming, ready-made community, with a calendar full of social, sporting and cultural events. You’ll also have access to 24/7 academic and wellbeing support is right outside your door. At every turn there will be opportunities: to meet people from all over the world, to make discoveries and to figure out what you stand for.
Our Library SEARCH provides online access to millions of resources, including 246 450+ ebooks, 610 databases, and over 106,955 journal titles (mostly online and full-text).
Borrow equipment from the Loans Desk at the Wollongong Campus Library:
Many students say one of the best parts of the university experience is living in a residence. Rarely will you have the chance to live in a community that has people from so many walks of life and countries. At Accommodation Services you will benefit from an environment committed to providing high academic achievement, involvement, development and fun.
All residences feature student development and peer mentor programs, social, sporting and cultural events, and 24/7 student wellbeing care. Utilities, furniture, laundry, limited car parking, and environmentally responsible recycling programs are available at each residence.
Looking for the best sporting and fitness facilities in the Illawarra? You’re in the right spot! UniActive boasts:
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.