One of the University’s guiding principals as an institution is ‘community collaboration and service’. This principal embodies a dynamic, two-way relationship. It helps communities to prosper in association with a university of international reputation, while allowing UOW to draw support and inspiration from the community. 

The Community Engagement Committee and Community Reference Group play a key role in guiding the University’s community engagement activities and initiatives.

Community Engagement Committee

The Community Engagement Committee (CEC) comprising of key University staff and student representatives, and external representation, guides and supports the University’s core goal of dynamic engagement with our communities along with the Office of Advancement.

View the Terms of Reference, membership, schedule of meetings, and further information about the Community Engagement Committee.

Community Reference Group

The Community Reference Group (CRG) is advisory to the University and the Chief Administrative Officer, and will play a central role in community consultation. Its main purpose is to provide a link between the community and the University and to facilitate discussion and debate on key issues raised in the development and implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan.

View the Terms of Reference, membership, schedule of meetings, and further information about the Community Reference Group

Support for the Committees comes from the Office of Advancement, Building 36, University of Wollongong.

Last reviewed: 12 March, 2014

Our Message

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"Community engagement is at the heart of our University,' a message from Professor Paul Wellings CBE, Vice-Chancellor, UOW. Read more 

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events and opportunities

Vice Chancellors Awards 2014- Now Open!

Community Campus Tours- We will be hosting tours throughout 2014 to welcome community onto Wollongong Campuses. Upcoming dates-  Thursday 3rd April (IC).

'Collected, Connected and Cut' Artists' Book Exhibition- UOW Library, 11th April- 8th May. 

iAccelerate Entrepreneurial Women Breakfast Series- Wednesday 16th April at 8am-The iAccelerate Entrepreneurial Women Breakfast Series featuring Angela Saville and aims to share the insights and stories of successful entrepreneurial women. 

Our community connections

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This brochure provides a snapshot of social and economic initiatives that result from UOW's dynamic community connections. Read more