Calendar of community events

August 2017


1 August
CEGS Closes


The Community Engagement Grants Scheme (CEGS) provides funding to UOW staff and students for educational, research or outreach projects that partner with Community organisations. More about CEGS...


1 August
Dark Matter - What you don't see is what you get


Come along and listen to theoretical astrophysicist Dr Katie Mack. Dr Mack's current research focus is on dark matter, the mysterious invisible stuff making up most of the matter in the Universe.

Find out more and register for this free event.


1 August - 10 September
Library Exhibition - Caring for the Incarcerated


Explore 200 years of history within the NSW prison medical service.

Visit the School of Medicine News & Events for exhibition information.

8 August
Professor Tim Flannery



Join one of the world’s most prominent environmentalists, Professor Tim Flannery, as he gives a keynote address focusing on carbon negative technologies and the urgent need for their rapid development if we are to avoid dangerous climate change.

Get your tickets and more information about Impact at iaccelerate/impact.


8-11 August
iAccelerate IMPACT Conference



Passionate about social enterprise? Keen to make a difference? Inspired to make significant and lasting changes for the betterment of society? The inaugural iAccelerate IMPACT Conference and Bootcamp is your How To For Social Enterprise Creation & Impact Investing.

Find out more and purchase tickets.


17 August
Tour the Labs at IPRI Open Day


To celebrate National Science Week The Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) will open its labs to the public. Enjoy a tour of world-class research labs and learn from researchers about their cutting edge work from printing body parts to the bionic bra.

Bookings are free, visit ARC/Events for event information.


31 August
The Creative Genius in Us - the Sky’s the Limit or Is It?


iAccelerate are excited to bring you this free public event. An opportunity to hear from Professor Katina Michael from the School of Computing & Information Technology at UOW. Focusing on how emerging technologies in the domain of artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality and wearable and embeddable technologies are creating unparalleled user experiences in society, decide for yourself how far should technology go and are there any limits?

Visit The Creative Genius in Us to register.

September 2017


20 September
Community Campus Tour - Innovation Campus


Visit the internationally recognised, award winning Innovation Campus.  Tour state-of-the-art facilities including Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM) and the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre.

Watch this space for details on registering for this upcoming community campus tour.


27–29 September
Early Start Conference 2017



Conference Theme: Helping children flourish and realise their potential: Translating research for policy, practice and community. For enquiries visit EarlyStart Conference 2017.

October 2017


26 October
SCIT Trade Show


The annual trade show hosted by the School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) spells out the future path for innovation and technology, displaying models and samples of student work.

Visit UOW tradeshow for more information.


27 October
SECTE Innovation Fair



The School of Electrical, Computer & Telecommunications Engineering (SECTE) invites you to attend the annual Innovation Fair. The Innovation Fair showcases the products developed by the talented students in second and third-year Engineering Design Management subjects

Visit Innovation Fair for event information.



UniMovies presents state-of-the-art screenings of popular mainstream and limited release films every Wednesday night.

Market alley

Check out the stalls surrounding the UOW Library. Market alley happens every second week throughout UOW sessions. Stalls sell yummy foods, vintage clothing and bric a brac as well as arts and crafts. Stop by between 9am and 2pm.

Guest Library Membership

Visit the UOW Library Short Loans desk to recieve an application form for guest access to the library.

Global Challenges Events

Join the UOW Global Challenges team for various events that aim to transform the way we live.

iAccelerate Events

Join iAccelerate for a variety of events around entrepreneurialism and business mentoring.


Last reviewed: 18 August, 2017