CONNECT: UOW LIVING KOOLOOBONG VILLAGE
KOOLOOBONG HAS EXPANDED AND BECOME KOOLOOBONG VILLAGE
Located on the University campus amidst a bushland setting on the edge of Mount Keira, Kooloobong Village is a vibrant student hub with a residence population of 553.
Kooloobong Village is a mix of new units recently completed in 2013, and the existing building, all of which are managed as one community. The new building, located adjacent to the existing building, features self-catered accommodation for 360 students in single studios, double studios for couples, as well as four bedroom apartments. It also includes indoor/outdoor barbeque facilities, a sound-proof music room, basketball court, landscaped outdoor communal areas, and meeting facilities. The entire Kooloobong Village community has access to these facilities.The units in the existing site consist of five bedroom apartments, which feature a shared bathroom, kitchen and dining facilities. One of the most popular features of these apartments are the outdoor balconies overlooking the picturesque University grounds, frequently visited by our mascot Koo the Kookaburra.
Kooloobong Village caters to students who wish to live independently - doing their own cooking and cleaning. Apartments are fully-furnished, and are managed and maintained by University staff.
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CULTURE AND STYLE OF KOOLOOBONG VILLAGE
Kooloobong Village has taken a unique approach to creating a culture of wellbeing by becoming the world's first positive residence, planned and run entirely on the science of positive psychology and positive organisations. The vision of having every student flourishing while living at UOW is firmly supported by the combination of wellbeing and education. This is executed through the Live Out Loud program, which is based on a range of tools and activities guided by experienced staff who are committed to this vision.
Kooloobong Village houses a diverse population of both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as visiting academics (Scholars in Residence). Students at Kooloobong Village are given the opportunity to participate in events and activities designed against a wellbeing program model, and features such activities as Yoga and Yogurt, Tea with Tedm Sporty Sunday's, and K Adventures, all of which relate to our Wheel of Wellbeing - Body, Mind, Spirit, Place and Planet
Kooloobong Village is for individual students only and does not accommodate families and children. Family accommodation is available at Graduate House or contact the Housing Officer for more options.