Located in Building 17, Student Central provides a one-stop shop for all enquiries for enrolled students.
Study Abroad and Exchange Office
Located within Student Central, the Study Abroad and Exchange Office provides a link between you, your home university and UOW. Staff are available to provide assistance before, during and after your program of study at UOW. The office co-ordinates your application, and conducts a specific orientation program for one semester students in the orientation period.
The office should be your first contact point for all enquiries.
Future students can email on Study Abroad.
The University Library has a comprehensive selection of print and electronic information including: electronic journals; index and abstracting services; links to subject-based resources throughout the world; standards and statistical information; as well as an online library catalogue.
With your student identity card and your UOW email account, you will be able to access quality electronic information resources through the Library’s website, 24 hours a day. Expert help to locate and evaluate information is available at the Information Desk; in workshops; on the web; and in lectures.
The Learning Development Centre offers help and free services to students who wish to improve their academic and English language skills. Services and facilities include academic skills programs; English workshops; individual consultations; and resources including a wide range of self-access resources on the interactive UniLearning website.
Student Computer Resource Centre
UOW’s Information Management & Technology Services (IMTS) provides training, userguides and student computer resources, including nine central student computer laboratories equipped with 500 desktop computers, as well as teaching laboratories and 2 Computer Science laboratories. Students can access email, the Internet, software and laser printers. Teaching laboratories contain special purpose software for tutorials run by individual departments. Staff can provide you with assistance with laboratory equipment, software, and on-line training.
Academic advisers and the Head of Students in your Faculty can assist with choosing subjects and working through any academic difficulties. You will be introduced to Faculty staff during Orientation Week. You can also consult your tutor, lecturer, or the course coordinator.
Medical and Health Services
A range of health and medical services are provided in the UniCentre building, including a campus health doctor, optometrist and dentist. SSAs can also provide information on doctors in Wollongong who speak other languages.
The Counselling Service provides confidential, professional and sympathetic help at times of difficulty, conflict or crisis. This service is available at no charge.
Access and resources are available for students with disabilities. Disability services facilitate the transition to UOW. The Disability Liaison Officer supports students during their enrolment and throughout their stay. Specialised equipment, note-takers, volunteer readers, and peer support networks may be provided.
The University’s Chaplaincy Service offers fellowship, personal counselling and guidance as well as leadership in doctrinal studies and worship.
There is a range of services for different religious groups, including a Muslim prayer space, the Omar Mosque within walking distance of the University and also the Nan Tien Buddhist Temple in the city of Wollongong. The nearby town of Helensburgh is home to the Sri Venkateswara Hindu Temple.
Student-based religious clubs include the Buddhist Society; Catholic Club; Chinese Christian Fellowship; Evangelical Christian Union; Indonesian Christian Fellowship; and the Muslim Students Association.