Community living

Community living 

UOW Living residences are high-density living communities operating on a number of accepted community standards. As a resident you are required to follow the established norms, standards, rules and regulations.

Your first responsibility is to pursue your academic endeavours. Residents of UOW Living are expected to show of courteous behaviour and consideration for the well-being of all who live on campus. Residents should be considerate and sensitive to other people and not bring UOW Living’s reputation or that of the University into disrepute.

You are required to act so that offence, inconvenience or disturbance is not caused to any other resident, any person employed directly or indirectly by the University, or any neighbour.

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Common areas

UOW Living provides a number of common areas for residents’ use. Depending on your residence, these may include:

  • a games room
  • TV and/or cinema room
  • student lounge

Common areas may be used for general use such as:

  • planned and spontaneous activities
  • study and reading
  • watching television or holding movie nights

Please be aware that UOW Living may also use these common areas for meetings, functions and activities as required. As a resident, it is your responsibility to ensure:

  • the security of these areas
  • cleanliness of the area when you leave
  • non-residents are always accompanied by a resident.  

Study rooms

There are dedicated study rooms located across the residences. You should be aware that if you lose the key or card to one of these rooms, charges will apply.

Relocation, removal or theft of university property

UOW Living places items of property to meet the needs of the entire residential community. As such, authorised relocation or removal of such property (for example, a chair from a computer lab or the outdoor dining area) from its designated location is not appropriate. The person responsible will be charged either relocation or replacement costs. As a resident you have an individual and collective obligation to take reasonable steps to protect the University’s property from theft. You must ensure that at all times, your unit's exterior door, balcony or patio doors and common doors and windows are locked.

If an item of University property is stolen from your unit and a resident or group of residents’ failure to exercise their obligations pertaining to this theft, then the residents will be required to pay for the replacement of the item. For example, if you leave the front door of your unit open and the TV or microwave is stolen, then the University will invoice each resident in the unit equally for the cost of replacing that item. When a specific residents’ actions can be identified as being responsible, then that resident will be solely responsible for the replacement cost. Similarly, if you are the last person to leave the TV room in the early hours of the morning, and you leave the door wide open allowing unidentified persons to enter the room and damage the equipment, then you may be held personally responsible for the costs to rectify the damage.

Last reviewed: 21 November, 2018