UOW Community Connections

Community Engagement

Engage/Inspire/Collaborate: Connect UOW Community 

UOW has a long and proud history engaging with its multiple communities to enrich and enhance the student experience, research, teaching and learning. It is a pivotal part of our history and will continue to be a critical part of achieving our future vision. UOW is committed to playing “an active role in advancing and championing social, cultural and environment and economic developments  in our regional communities”. Our purpose is to facilitate mutually beneficial connections between the University and its multiple communities through a variety of programs.

Connect with us in 2015

The Community Engagement Team run and a variety of programs that, as a community member, you have the opportunity to be involved in:

  • The Community Engagement Grants Scheme (CEGS) - in its 10th year in 2015 CEGS aims to bring together UOW staff and community groups to fund great ideas that will have a lasting impact in our communities. Since its inception in 2005 the program has funded more that 50 projects and awarded $450 000 dollars. The 2015 round of CEGS will open later this year. 
CEGS web banner
  • Collaborative Communities Network (CCN) - the CCN is an online community for members to connect with us, and one and other - to share ideas, request feedback and engage with issues of importance to our community. The Network has a digital home on LinkedIn. Moving forward it is anticipated that UOW will continue to host events and workshops for the group. Please feel free to start or join a discussion - we look forward to hearing from you.


Our Message

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