UOW Outreach Mentors

What is the UOW Outreach program?

Our UOW Outreach program is a collaboration between the Department of Education and Communities (DEC NSW), Illawarra & South East Region, Catholic Education Office, and the University of Wollongong (UOW).

The program is offered to select primary and high schools, and individual students, with the aim of raising student awareness of, and aspiration towards, higher education.

Mentors are employed to be the face of this program, providing mentoring, workshop delivery and a range of on-campus and in-school opportunities to various primary and high school student audiences.

Become a UOW Outreach Mentor in 2023

Inspire young primary and high school students by joining the UOW Outreach team and gain yourself some key employability skills in the process. We'll be recruiting new mentors in Spring Session 2023.

Benefits of becoming an In2Uni Mentor

  • Paid casual role
  • Mentor and help shape school students’ aspirations and awareness of higher education
  • UOWx accredited
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Uniform provided
  • Employability skills development and networking opportunities

What does the role involve?

  • Casual employment as part of UOW's Outreach and Future Students Division.
  • Delivering program content in schools, on-campus and online across multiple age groups to enable student aspiration, awareness and attainment towards higher education.
  • Positions are available each year at Wollongong, and at our regional campuses in Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands, and Liverpool.

Application process and key dates

Wollongong campus applications for 2023 UOW Outreach Mentor applications have closed.

New roles for 2024 will be advertised via our website soon.


My time as an Outreach mentor for UOW has been both enjoyable and incredibly rewarding. It has given me the opportunity to develop my interpersonal skills, feel a richer sense of connection to our community, and allowed me the privilege to instil a confidence in students regarding their personal goals and career aspirations. To be a part of a team that shares the same passion to inspire all students to see their own potential each and every day is something that I will always be proud of. Outreach Mentor