Parents & Support

Information for Parents 

As the door closes on your child’s school years, the endless possibilities for the future start to open up. Life is just starting and the decisions they make now will set them up for a successful and rewarding future. There are a number of ways you can help them make a smooth transition from school to uni.

upcoming events

Each year; UOW staff and students hit the road to visit students and parents in towns all across NSW. In 2014 we're heading to Albury, Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Orange, Tamworth, Campbelltown and St George to speak to students and parents about the opportunities at UOW and answer any and all questions. Click here for dates and times that we'll be visiting a town near you.

Our Open Day will be on Saturday, 16 August. More Information will be coming soon - sign up for our UOW Parents' e-Newsletter to have the information and regular updates sent straight to your inbox.

Do you know a student who is just about to start their first year of study at UOW? In this case, you might be interested in the Parents and Partners section of our First Year @ UOW page. This page is to welcome parents and partners to our UOW community and give you a bit of a 'heads up' of what will be going on.

As always, if you have any questions - simply call UOW on 1300 367 869.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Sign up for the Parents eNewsletter
Get sent regular updates on news and events by signing up to our Parents eNewsletter.

Help with high school subject selection
It’s never too early to start preparing your child for life after school. Helping them choose the right subjects to study in their final school years – subjects that they are good at, enjoy and will prepare them for further study is essential. Remember, some university courses assume prior knowledge. See our Course Finder for all our undergraduate programs and their associated recommended studies and assumed knowledge.

Research our degrees
Our Course Finder and Faculty booklets are great starting places to discover what our degrees are like and where they can take your child.

See for yourself

Take a campus tour
Come and visit us and have a look around our main campus. UOW runs free, hour-long tours every Friday between 10am and 3pm throughout the year. Just remember to book in advance.

Learn from other parents
Fran (UOW student mum) knows what it's like having her son take the plunge and attend UOW. Here she speaks about how she dealt with her son leaving the close-knit family home in Wagga Wagga to study a Bachelor of Information Technology (Dean's Scholar) at UOW... more...

Learn about what it's like to be a UOW Student
Simone talks about her journey from regional NSW to studying Marine Biology at the UOW and her experiences living at International House.

For more real-life UOW student stories, visit our Future Students Facebook Video Library.

Keep an eye on key dates
Keep a note of University Admissions Centre’s key dates for applying to uni and accepting uni offers, as well as UOW’s key dates for special applications (some degrees and entry programs require students to submit supplementary forms and attend interviews).

Find out about our support services
Find out about the range of academic and non-academic support services we offer to students and encourage your child to use them if they have a problem.