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Support Services for students at Southern Sydney

We offer FREE services, support and events@ SSYD to help you succeed in your studies.  View our services below to see how we can help you or email ssydney-enquiries@uow.edu.au for further information.

Learning development

Learning Development offers free assistance to all enrolled students who wish to receive assistance with assessment tasks or improve their academic skills or English language skills. Academic skills online workshops, self-access learning resources and online consultations are available.  To book a consultation students can go to the Learning Co-Op 'Academic Consultations' page, or email UOW Learning Development for more information about the drop-ins or to book a consultation with one of our other dedicated Learning Development academics.

A comprehensive range of Academic resources to assist in your studies can be found via ‘Researching & Writing Assignments - Advice & Support’ page of the Southern Sydney Campus moodle site (found in SOLS e-Learning)


Peer Assisted Learning - PAL

Improve your marks!

PASS Leaders have now been trained as Online Facilitators and PAL Online is available to anyone studying in the subjects where online is offered, regardless of which campus you are studying at.  Find out more about these changes on the PAL website

PAL has commenced online for Spring 2020 and PAL timetables for Southern Sydney subjects can be accessed here

PAL (formerly PASS) has been supporting student learning at UOW since 2002. Sessions are designed to be informal, flexible, and fun! They are facilitated by PASS leaders - students currently studying at UOW who excelled in the subject in the past and who have been trained in facilitation techniques to ensure students get the most out of each session.



UOWx is an initiative that recognises the valuable knowledge and skills that students gain by actively participating in the wide range of co-curricular activities that the University of Wollongong offers outside of a students academic coursework.

Do you have a question about co-curricular activities on your campus?

The UOWx Project Officers can connect you with co-curricular opportunities both on and off campus and to answer your questions on all things UOWx.  Follow the link below to find out more about the UOWx Online program.



Careers Consultants can assist students to establish career goals and develop employability skills while at University. Offering individual appointments, job seeking workshops, resume checking, assistance in accessing work place learning opportunities and more, you can access free information and resources to prepare you for life after uni. 

Nicole Smith is the Careers Consultant supporting Southern Sydney students and is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Make an individual online appointment or upload your resume for review by calling (02) 8536 2000 or email Nicole at nicoles@uow.edu.au


IT Services

IMTS provides assistance with all things IT including user accounts, email, password management, SOLS, internet access and quota, computer labs, printing and copying, Wi-Fi and much more.  Visit the website below for assistance.


Counselling services

What is the UOW counselling service?

The UOW counselling service is a free and confidential service providing a safe environment for students to discuss a range of concerns or difficulties that may be impacting on studies.

Some common issues students talk about include anxiety and worry, exam stress, sleep difficulties, problems adjusting to university, relationship difficulties or break-ups, depression or changes in mood, sexuality and gender identity issues, family issues, concentration difficulties, procrastination and coping with health problems.

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments with a counsellor are currently being offered over the phone. Monique Cannon is the dedicated counsellor for Southern Sydney campus (and the other UOW metropolitaln campuses). To access the counselling service, you will first need to register. Please download the registration form found here. Once you have completed this, you will need to email it to intake-counselling@uow.edu.au. From here, a counsellor will be in touch over the phone to complete an assessment and discuss how best to support you.  


Student Support Advisors 

Confidential free advice and support relating to ANY issue affecting your studies. Your SSAs Tina Edney or Sarah Keech can help you with University processes or policies that may be causing you concern and refer you to the appropriate service for additional support when required. Contact Tina and Sarah on email ssa-loftus@uow.edu.au

Disability Services

Reasonable adjustment advice and support is also available for students with temporary or long-term health conditions.  Contact Tina Edney on tedney@uow.edu.au or (02) 8763 6006 to make an appointment, or students can register for Disability Services online.