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 us for more information.
Learning Development offers free assistance to all enrolled students who may need help understanding assessment tasks or wish to improve their academic skills. Louise Kaktins is the learning developer at Southern Sydney campus on Mondays and Tuesdays. Academic skills workshops, individual consultations and self-access learning resources are available. Follow the link for more information and to book.
Peer Assisted Learning - PAL
Improve your marks!
PASS Leaders [students who have previously excelled in the subject] 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 is online for Autumn 2021 and PAL timetables for Southern Sydney subjects can be accessed here
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 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. Follow the link for more information and to book.
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.
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 their 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 metropolitan campuses). To access the counselling service, you will first need to complete the short online registration form found here. Once submitted, a counsellor will be in touch with you 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.
Reasonable adjustment advice and support is also available for students with temporary or long-term health conditions. Visit our SSYD Disability Services page for more information and to book.