A bequest provides the chance to leave a positive footprint for your family and friends. It ensures that you have a lasting impact on your community. A bequest to the University of Wollongong helps young minds rethink assumptions; creates medical and health solutions that benefit everyone; gives students a hopeful future.

Create a powerful and lasting reminder of your life and your values by leaving a gift in your Will. Well beyond your lifetime, your gift will have a positive impact on the well-being of future generations.

The 2051 Bequest Brochure provides guidelines for making your bequest to UOW, however, you should always consult your solicitor or legal advisor when preparing or making changes to your Will.

Nursing the greatest gift of all

Winifrid Bullot SmithWinifrid Bullot Smith devoted her life to nursing and nurse education, leaving a legacy that will live on through a scholarship at the University of Wollongong. Ms Smith, who died in 2009 aged 87 was one of the driving forces behind the  establishment of the state’s first School of Nursing to be located at a tertiary education institution. The school opened in 1979 at the Wollongong Institute of Education (which merged with UOW two years later).

Ms Smith left the University $400,000 from her estate, to be used for nursing scholarships. 


If you would like to find out more about leaving a gift to UOW in your Will, or if you have made a bequest to UOW, please contact:

Monique Harper-Richardson
Director of Advancement
Lower Level, Building 36
University of Wollongong
Phone: +61 2 4221 5759

Last reviewed: 20 September, 2018