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 Office of Advancement, 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.
ILLAWARRA BUSINESS CHAMBER AND UOW: PARTNERING FOR REAL CHANGE
On 20th February 2014, the iconic Port Kembla Stack was demolished. As one landmark fell the Illawarra Business Chamber (IBC) and UOW were working towards a landmark of a different sort. The IBC and UOW signed a new partnership agreement which will see targeted strategic partnership across policy, capacity building and connections- a collaboration towards supporting the future of our region. Priorities for the new agreement include key policy issues affecting our region and our community such as: maintaining strong commonwealth support for tertiary education, Small Medium Enterprise (SME) capacity building and supporting the retention and growth of businesses in the Illawarra.
These are issues of vital importance to our region and Community Engagement Manager Tara Loty says “The IBC has over 800 organisational members who in turn employ over 42,000 of our community members across the Illawarra Region. UOW is also a significant engine of economic growth for the Illawarra- together we have immense capacity to support the continued growth of our region.”
"Community engagement is at the heart of our University,' a message from Professor Paul Wellings CBE, Vice-Chancellor, UOW. Read more
events and opportunities
Community Campus Tours- We will be hosting tours throughout 2014 to welcome community onto Wollongong Campuses. Upcoming dates- Tuesday 25th March (Main Campus) and Thursday 3rd April (IC).
Welcome to Wollongong- The City of Wollongong would like to officially welcome all new students and staff to their new home.
The Illawarra Forum is hosting it's annual conference 'Stand Up, Stand Out' March 11-12th 2014. The event will be a must for leaders from the community, government and business sectors as well as staff from NGOs and students hoping to join the industry.
Our community connections
This brochure provides a snapshot of social and economic initiatives that result from UOW's dynamic community connections. Read more