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Studying in 2022

On this page you’ll find information you need to know about learning and student life at UOW in 2022, how to stay COVID-safe on campus and accessing our services and facilities.

Returning to campus

We’ve listened and understand the benefits of being on-campus for our students are immeasurable – which is why we have been working hard to bring as many classes safely back on campus as we can in 2022.

Session 1 2022 will see most subjects safely return to on-campus delivery, with students encouraged to enrol in on-campus class options.

Online study options

We recognise many students are still not able to return to our campuses at this stage due to COVID-19 restrictions, border closures or other circumstances.

With this in mind, in 2022 we will continue to offer online class options for many of our subjects (where that is possible). This means:

  • Most subjects will have an on-campus delivery option
  • We are planning to provide the option of online tutorials, where possible
  • Most large lectures (100+ students) to be delivered online
  • Most other lectures will be held on-campus, with a live stream option and/or be recorded
  • For courses and subjects where teaching, assessments or accreditation require on-campus attendance, online options may not be offered.

Students who cannot attend campus

If you enrol in a subject that has an on-campus component, but cannot legitimately attend, you may be able to carry out these components remotely (where that is possible) or complete them at a later date.

We are currently working on how we will manage this for affected students. Please check this website regularly for updates.

International students

UOW appreciates that many international students are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to commence or continue their studies in Australia and enjoy the benefits of an on-campus learning experience.

The below links provide detailed information for UOW students who are currently offshore:


The Autumn, Trimester 1, Trimester 2, and other associated timetables for 2022 will be published on 13 December 2021.

The timetable will outline the subjects running in each session, class options for each subject and how those classes will be delivered (e.g. on-campus, online or both).

Campus Fest 21 - 25 Feb 2022 | Save the date

To celebrate the return of students and staff back on campus for the new academic year, UOW has partnered with Yours & Owls to host a special Campus Fest event, as part of our traditional O-Week activities.

Find out more

Campus life and facilities

Being a student at UOW is about so much more than a degree.

While you have the option to access learning support and wellbeing services online, it’s our plan to see many events, activities, workshops and services return to campus in a COVID-safe way.

We understand it may feel strange at first to navigate the different guidelines and COVID-safe practises. Keep an eye on this website, SOLS and UOWmail for updates on student life and returning to campus.

Staying COVID-Safe on campus

UOW has a comprehensive COVID-19 response website that provides all the information you need to stay safe while navigating student life, including:





The remainder of 2021

UOW is continuing with remote course delivery for the remainder of 2021. You can find all the information you need for the 2021 academic year on our Studying in 2021 website.

UOW’s planning for 2022 is always dependant on the latest health advice, and the safety of our students, staff and communities remains our highest priority. 

Frequently asked questions

Most classes will return on-campus delivery at our Australian campuses in 2022, with students encouraged to enrol in on-campus class options.

Many subjects will continue to offer online delivery options where possible, for students who are unable to attend on-campus classes due to COVID-19 restrictions, border closures or other circumstances. For courses and subjects with compulsory skills development, assessments, or accreditation that requires on-campus attendance, online delivery may not be offered.

We are mindful that some students may not be able to attend on-campus classes due to COVID-19 travel restrictions or other legitimate personal circumstances. For these students, online delivery will continue to be offered where possible and in some circumstances, students may need to complete these at a later date.

COVID-Safe rules are currently in place for anyone visiting a UOW campus or residence. UOW continues to follow NSW Health advice on COVID-19 protocols and requirements.

For information about what rules apply to our campuses, please visit our COVID-19 response website. We also encourage you to stay updated on the latest rules and advice via the NSW Health website.


Our SSAF funded projects, essential services and programs play a critical role in supporting our students and enriching their university experience. Most of these essential services continue to be available for students whether studying on-campus or online. To ensure these essential services continue to be available for students in 2022, the SSAF Fee will be charged as per normal. To learn more about how SSAF relates to you, visit the SSAF website

We are planning the return of many UOW events in a COVID-Safe way. Stay up-to-date on our current student channels, including Instagram, Facebook, the Pulse website, MyUOW App and your UOWmail account.

If you wish to withdraw from a subject you’ve enrolled in for a particular session, there are some important things to consider. Successful withdrawal from subjects depends largely on at what point in the session you withdraw. You can learn more about withdrawing from subjects here.