Students from Equity Groups
The University of Wollongong wants all of its students to succeed in their studies but recognises that sometime life experiences make this harder for some students than for others.
Research has shown that if you are:
- an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
- a student from a family with a low income
- a student who speaks English as a second language
- a student with a disability
- a female student who is studying in a non-traditional area (e.g. engineering)
- a student who cares for someone with a disability
- a student from a rural or isolated area
starting at uni and successfully completing your studies can be a bit more difficult than for other students.
Student Support Advisers (SSAs) can give you information about the support available and programs that may make your time at uni a little more manageable. We also provide you with personal support and can refer your to any community services that may be of assistance.
If you are struggling to juggle your studies and your other responsibilities or are having difficulties please come and speak with your faculty SSA to find out what support is available to you.