Students Services and University Policies and Procedures
Learning Development offers a range of free resources and teaching services to all enrolled students who wish to improve their academic performance.
The Library has a range of services for students
Learning, Innovation, Facilities and Technologies
Audiovisual Services provide a range of AV equipment which may be booked for use in lectures, tutorials, presentations etc by current UOW staff and students.
Disability Liaison Officer
The Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) can provide advice on how particular disabilities affect university study and information on resources available at the University for assisting students with disabilities. Students commencing courses are advised to contact the Disability Liaison Officer prior to the beginning of their first session of study.
Student Support Advisers
The Student Support Advisers (SSAs) provide liaison, information, support and referral to University of Wollongong students. As well as provision of programs supporting student equity and diversity both within faculties and across campus.
Woolyungah Indigenous Centre
Woolyungah Indigenous Centre provide a number of programs, services and facilities to encourage and support tertiary education amongst Indigenous Australians.
Information on the following University Policies can be found at the websites below:
The University aims to provide a fair, equitable and productive learning environment for all its students. This policy seeks to support the achievement of this goal by providing a transparent and consistent process for resolving student academic grievances.
The purpose of the Student Academic Consideration Policy is to enable student requests for academic consideration for specific assessment tasks, examinations, academic progress or attendance requirements in a subject relevant to their course to be evaluated in a fair, reasonable, timely and consistent manner throughout the University.
This Policy sets out clear and defined requirements allowing for transparency, ease of interpretation and implementation. Consistency in criteria, procedures, and outcomes in the processing of applications for academic consideration for all forms of assessment are requirements of this Policy.
The purpose of this policy is to set out the University’s commitment to Academic Integrity, with particular reference to:
- the importance of acknowledgement practice;
- responding to plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct in a consistent and equitable manner; and
- the roles and responsibilities of staff and students in upholding the values of Academic Integrity.
This Code applies to teaching, learning and assessment of all undergraduate and postgraduate coursework subjects at the University of Wollongong that are taught onshore and offshore, including coursework subjects where the primary or only assessment task is a research or creative project. This Code should be read in conjunction with other, related policies.
The Course Progress Policy establishes:
a. the requirements, definitions and procedures to be used in determining the standards of acceptable course progress;
b. definitions of the roles and responsibilities of UOW staff and students with regard to course progress; and
c. descriptions of the resources and choices available to assist students at risk of not achieving course progress standards.
This policy describes the distinctive qualities of a graduate of the University of Wollongong (“the UOW Graduate Qualities”). These qualities will equip UOW graduates for roles in society and the workplace.
As part of its Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action initiatives, the University of Wollongong endorses a policy of non-discriminatory language practice and presentation in all academic and administrative activities of the University.
The University of Wollongong acknowledges that effective WHS is an integral part of achieving its vision of excellence in leadership; innovation; student learning and community engagement. The University and its senior management are therefore committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its employees, students, contractors and visitors. All members of the University community have a collective and individual responsibility with regard to the prevention of workplace injuries and working safely.
Policy on Ethical Objection by Students to the Use of Animal and Animal Products in Coursework Subjects
This policy provides a framework for recognition of and responses to students' ethical or religious objection to animal use in coursework subjects at the University of Wollongong. For the purpose of this policy, animal use includes killing of animals in experimental work, dissection of animals that are already dead, use of animal tissues, use of animal-derived products (such as sera). These uses are relevant to teaching and assessment.
The Student Charter identifies what you can expect from being a part of the University of Wollongong community and, in turn, what is expected of you.
These Rules outline the required conduct of students of UOW, and direct staff and students to University Rules, standards, codes, policies, guidelines, procedures and other requirements which specify acceptable and unacceptable student conduct, and the management of alleged student misconduct.
The Code of Practice – Honours sets out the responsibilities of all parties involved in managing students undertaking Honours Programs.
The Code of Practice – Research mandates the current policy and best practice relating to procedures for responsible research.
The University of Wollongong has established the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) to review the ethical aspects of research and teaching for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes.
In Australia , research conducted in or by public institutions such as Universities and Government Departments that involves human participants must be approved by an accredited Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).
This policy applies to all Staff Members and Students (undergraduate and postgraduate) of the University of Wollongong (UOW). It may also apply to other persons by agreement. This policy provides guidance on the approach taken by UOW in relation to Intellectual Property (IP), including its ownership, protection and exploitation. It is also intended that this policy will guide UOW’s interactions with research collaborators, such as funding bodies, other research institutions and industry partners.
A list of all UOW Policy Documents can be found here: