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”.

The purpose of the UOW Community Engagement team, as part of the Advancement Division, is to facilitate mutually beneficial connections between our communities and UOW.  We do this through programs such as the Community Engagement Grants Scheme, our commitment to workplace giving – UOW Cares, acknowledging staff through the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards Excellence in Community Engagement and much more.

Spotlight:

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Animal Alphabet Adventures At uow

2012 Community Engagement Grants Scheme recipients Dr Holly Tootell and Mr Grant Elmers resource ‘Animal Alphabet Adventures’ was officially launched on June 6 by Professor Ian Brown and an appreciative audience at Kids Uni North.

Animal Alphabet Adventures is a tool to explore interactive whiteboard resources with Australian content for preschool aged children. Dr Tootell said “it was important to us that high quality Australian content was more accessible to the growing number of early years education centres with interactive whiteboard technology.” The resource provides ready to use material as well as spaces for the children to collaboratively interact with the material.  

Copies of the resource are available free of charge. Please email for details. The resource will also be made available through the Electroboard Early Years section of their website.

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 

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