Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES THE WORD 'ALUMNI' MEAN?
The word 'alumni' [uh-luhm-nigh] means the graduates of a university. The singular term is 'alumnus' (male) or 'alumna' (female) or the non-gender specific 'alum'. At the University of Wollongong graduates, exchange students and honorary award recipients are considered alumni.
DO I NEED TO JOIN THE ALUMNI COMMUNITY?
When you graduate from UOW you are automatically part of the global alumni community. Remember to keep your details up to date with UOW.
DO I NEED TO UPDATE MY CONTACT DETAILS WITH UOW?
Yes. To continually benefit from your relationship with UOW, please stay in touch by keeping your details up-to-date. You can do this using our simple Update My Details form.
SHOULD I TELL UOW WHEN I CHANGE MY JOB?
Yes. We like to know where our alumni are working, so we encourage all alumni to tell us about their career moves using our simple Update My Details form.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO ALUMNI?
All alumni are entitled to a range of benefits and opportunities, you can view the full list over on our benefits for alumni page.
CAN I KEEP MY UOW EMAIL ACCOUNT?
Yes, UOW email accounts are available for all graduates.
HOW CAN I CONTACT SOME OF MY FRIENDS FROM UOW?
Due to privacy restrictions, UOW cannot give you your friend's contact details, but we can contact them on your behalf. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
CAN I USE THE UOW LIBRARY?
Yes, you're entitled to a free alumni membership to the UOW Library.
HOW CAN I GET VERIFICATION OF MY EMPLOYEE'S UOW QUALIFICATION?
There are a number of education verification options available to third parties:
- You can check UOW’s public graduation roll,
- Ask to see your employees hardcopy certified academic document(s), or
- Ask your employee to provide you with a link to their digital academic document(s) issued via My eQuals
For the most up to date information on the options available to you, refer to the UOW education verification webpage.
HOW CAN I GET CERTIFIED COPY OF MY UOW QUALIFICATION?
You need to complete the relevant request form available on the Official UOW Documentation webpage. The Student Service team handles these requests, so please contact them if you have questions or require further information: email email@example.com
HOW CAN I DONATE BOOKS TO THE ALUMNI BOOKSHOP?
Donations can be delivered to the Alumni Bookshop during its opening hours from February to November. Please contact the Alumni Bookshop on +61 2 4221 5977 or visit their Facebook page.
HOW DO I GET AN ALUMNI DISCOUNT CARD?
To request your card please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your full name and postal address. The discount card is only required to claim discounts in Wollongong.
HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT EVENTS AT UOW?
UOW hosts social and professional events for alumni and friends of the university. Access the UOW Alumni Events Calendar for information on upcoming events and activities at UOW.
HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE TO THE ALUMNI NEWSLETTER AND MAGAZINE?
As an alum, you automatically receive UOW Outlook Magazine plus invitations to events and occasionally other communications which may be relevant to you. You can change your subscriptions at any time using the subscription preferences form.
ARE THERE ANY UOW SERVICES AND FACILITIES THAT THE COMMUNITY CAN USE?
Yes, UOW offers a range of services and facilities including childcare, entertainment and accommodation.