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Thanks for getting vaccinated

We appreciate the efforts of our students to get vaccinated in accordance with NSW Health recommendations. It’s an important step towards helping us find our COVID-normal at UOW. For that, we say thank you.

Claim your free 2022 Pulse Perks membership

UOW wants to say THANK YOU for getting fully vaccinated by giving eligible students a FREE 2022 Pulse Perks membership – sign up and get your free membership when you’re next on campus. This offer expires on Friday, 23 June 2022. 

Along with other public health measures, getting vaccinated is one of the most important contributions many of us can make in the fight against COVID-19. We strongly encourage our UOW community to receive a booster vaccine when eligible. You can find out more about vaccination on our vaccination information website. You can also read more on the Australian Government Department of Health website.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive a free 2022 Pulse Perks membership, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a current UOW or UOW College student, studying onshore at a UOW Australian campus
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least two doses of an approved vaccine, in accordance with published NSW Health recommendations. Approved vaccines are those recognised by the Australian government and vaccination must be undertaken on the advice of a health practitioner
  • Be able to show a valid vaccination certificate, including COVID-19 digital certificate, your immunisation history statementor an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for overseas travel
  • If medically exempt from receiving a COVID vaccine, students will need to show proof of their exemption to receive their Pulse Perks membership

View the privacy statement connected to this 2022 Pulse Perks membership promotion here. 2022 Pulse Perks members terms and conditions can also be viewed here.

Free 2022 Pulse Perks memberships are on offer from 1 February 2022 until 23 June 2022. If you’re eligible, sign up to get your free membership when you’re next on campus. Check out how to claim for more details.

About Pulse Perks membership

Being part of the Pulse Perks family means you receive some great deals, discounts and freebies on and off campus. Some of the great deals available may include:

  • 10% off everything at the UniShop, including textbooks
  • 10% off Cygnett products at the MAC1 store on the Wollongong campus
  • 10% off at Piccolo Me (Wollongong or Innovation campuses (excluding retail items)
  • 10% off all food and drink at the UniBar at the Wollongong campus. The redemption of the UniBar voucher is subject to Responsible Service of Alcohol requirements.
  • Zambrero – add a bottle of water for $1 when you purchase a burrito bowl or nachos

You can find the full list of perks on the UOW Pulse website.

How to claim

Grab your FREE Pulse Perks membership valued at $35. This gives you access to $60 worth of instant vouchers and loads of perks to use on and off campus including 10% off UniShop and much more. To claim, show your official vaccination certificate before 5pm, Thursday 23 June 2022 at:

  • Pulse Student Counter (Building 11)
  • UniActive Reception (Building 13)

Grab your FREE Pulse Perks membership valued at $35. This gives you access to $60 worth of instant vouchers and loads of perks to use on and off campus including 10% off UniShop and much more. To sign up for free, show your official vaccination certificate at the Pulse Student Counter in Building 11 at the Wollongong campus, before 5pm, 23 June 2022.

Grab your FREE 2022 Pulse Perks membership valued at $35, which includes a gift pack and a $20 online UniShop voucher all valued at $60. Sign up for free by showing your official vaccination certificate when you are next on campus:  

Sydney CBD campus: 

When: Thursday 3 March 2022. 12pm to 4pm.

Where: Student Lounge, Level 8

South Western Sydney campus: 

When: from 12pm to 2pm, 8 to 10 March, Level 1 Terrace.

After this date, and before 5pm, Friday 29 April 2022, you can claim your free membership from the South Western Sydney Student Hub.

Southern Sydney campus: 

When: 10am – 2pm, 8 March

After this date, and before 5pm, Thursday 23 June 2022, you can claim your free membership from the Southern Sydney campus reception desk.

Grab your FREE 2022 Pulse Perks membership valued at $35, which includes a gift pack and a $20 online UniShop voucher all valued at $60. Sign up for free by showing your official vaccination certificate when you are next on campus

Batemans Bay campus:

Before 5pm, Thursday 23 June 2022, claim your free membership from the Batemans Bay campus reception desk.

Bega campus:

When: Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 March

After this date, and before 5pm, Thursday 23 June 2022, claim your free membership from the Bega campus reception desk.

Shoalhaven campus:

When: 11.30am to 1.30pm, 15 to 17 March.

After these dates, and before 5pm, Thursday 23 June 2022, claim your free membership from the Shoalhaven campus reception desk.

Southern Highlands campus:

Pop up: from 11am to 2pm, 15 to 17 March.

After these dates, and before 5pm, Thursday 23 June 2022, claim your free membership from the Southern Highlands campus reception desk.

Unfortunately, this promotion cannot be redeemed online. Free 2022 Pulse Perks memberships via this promotion can only be provided to eligible students in person, from one of our Australian campuses. See above for more details.

Frequently asked questions

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a crucial step people can take to protect themselves, their friends, families and colleagues. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 significantly reduces your risk of serious illness, hospitalisation and contracting long COVID.  

With the Omicron variant still very present in Australia and continuing to create uncertainty for our community, UOW strongly encourages students to get fully vaccinated, and receive a booster when eligible. 

To thank current UOW and UOW College students who are fully vaccinated, UOW will offer students a free 2022 Pulse Perks membership, which includes vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services. UOW Pulse will hold pop-ups at all domestic campuses, where students can show their proof of vaccination to receive their free 2022 Pulse Perks membership. Check out the how to claim for more information. This promotion concludes at 5pm, on Thursday 23 June 2022.

We hope this will enhance your return to study in 2022 and help you make the most of student life at UOW. 

To be eligible for the free membership, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a current UOW or UOW College student, studying onshore at a UOW Australian campus. 
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least two doses of an approved vaccine, in accordance with published NSW Health recommendations. Approved vaccines are those recognised by the Australian government and vaccination must be undertaken on the advice of a health practitioner
  • Be able to show a valid vaccination certificate, including COVID-19 digital certificate, your immunisation history statementor an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for overseas travel. 
  • If medically exempt from receiving a COVID vaccine, students will need to show proof of their exemption to receive their Pulse Perks membership.

Students need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least two doses of an approved vaccine, in accordance with published NSW Health recommendations. Approved vaccines are those recognised by the Australian government and vaccination must be undertaken on the advice of a health practitioner.

We strongly encourage anyone who is eligible to receive their booster shot as soon as they are able. 

Valid proof of vaccination, includes COVID-19 digital certificate, your immunisation history statement or an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for overseas travel. 

To understand how your information will be handled, please view the privacy statement connected to this 2022 Pulse Perks membership promotion, which you can find here (insert link).  2022 Pulse Perks members terms and conditions can also be viewed here.

See all the ways you can get proof of vaccination on the Services Australia website. 

Students who cannot receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to pre-existing or underlying medical conditions, or who have a medical exemption, are eligible to receive free 2022 Pulse Perks membership upon providing proof of their exemption.

To ensure the safety of our community, UOW continues to follow advice provided by the Government with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes rules and advice about testing, how to stay safe to protect your health, and about NSW’s vaccination program. 

Evidence shows that vaccination remains the most effective protection against severe COVID-19 infections, and death. UOW continues to strongly encourage vaccination for all staff and students. To assist students, we’ve developed a Vaccination Information Centre, which includes a list of frequently asked questions and other important information about the vaccination program. We hope this will help you make an informed decision based on your personal circumstances.

Once the pop-ups are over, students can continue to claim their gift via the UOW Pulse reception on the Wollongong campus, or at each regional and metropolitan campus reception. Here, staff will be available to verify a student’s vaccination status and assist them to receive their free membership. Eligible students can claim their free membership up until 5pm, Thursday 23 June 2022. 

We strongly encourage you to get fully vaccinated and once you receive your proof of vaccination, present it at a pop up or to the relevant liaison at your campus by 5pm, Thursday 23 June 2022 to receive your free 2022 Pulse Perks membership. See how to claim for more details.

Unfortunately, this promotion cannot be redeemed online. Free 2022 Pulse Perks memberships via this promotion can only be provided to eligible students in person, from one of our Australian campuses. See above for more details.

If a fully vaccinated current UOW or UOW College student purchases a 2022 Pulse Perks membership, UOW Pulse will offer a full refund of the membership fee once eligibility, including vaccination status, has been confirmed. You will need to attend the Pulse office in Building 11 on the Wollongong campus to apply for a refund. Refunds will be processed within three business days. Any requests for a refund must be made before the end of the promotion – that is, by 5pm, Thursday 23 June 2022.

NSW Health vaccination clinics, participating general practices and pharmacies across the state are now open for COVID-19 vaccination bookings. To find a location near you. check your eligibility and book an appointment, use the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker on the Australian Government website. 

Campus Pharmacy, Wollongong Campus

Campus Pharmacy (Building 11, next to UniShop) is now offering COVID-19 AstraZeneca Vaccinations* in-store and bookings are essential. You can book online or phone (02) 4288 1888.  *Free for anyone over 18 years with informed consent. Not suggested if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You will be sent pre-screening information via email or text 24 hours prior to your appointment. 

Illawarra Shoalhaven Mass Vaccination Hub

NSW Health’s Mass Vaccination Hub located in the Wollongong CBD will be administering the Pfizer vaccine. To check your eligibility and book an appointment, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker