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Message to students

Message to students

Dear Students, I hope this message finds you well as we’re fast approaching the midpoint of the year.

National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June)

I invite all of our students to engage in the important discussions and events happening during National Reconciliation Week, as we have curated a thought-provoking program in collaboration with the incredible team at the . Join us virtually or in person as we debunk myths around the First Nations Voice to Parliament, explore the history of referendums and the Australian Constitution, and celebrate the achievements and contributions of our First Nations peoples. This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week is ‘Be a Voice for Generations’. We hope you will join us next week during this critical time in our nation’s history. Please see the full program of panel sessions and events.

Navigating exams with success

We’re nearing the end of the Autumn Session, so I want to wish all of our students the best of luck as you complete your final assessments and start preparing for exams. The end of the Session can be a stressful time, so please be aware that UOW has a range of to help you manage your mental wellbeing and get ready for exams. For starters, you can read this short article full of .

It is also a timely reminder that the University takes academic integrity very seriously as it ensures the quality of learning and fairness among students. Check out our resources to help you avoid academic misconduct: 

  • Search AskUOW with your academic integrity questions;
  • Check out the ;
  • Make sure you have read and understand your exam rules and instructions.

And remember, you can always apply for or an if you need it.

 Not just about studying

On a lighter note, we have some fantastic events happening this week to wrap up the Autumn Session. On Tuesday 30 May, you can join us for Yoga On The Lawn with The Barstool Brothers. The same day marks Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, as we’ll meet at the UOW McKinnon Lawn between 10 am – 12 pm to enjoy a delicious morning tea provided by Aspire, listen to some tunes, decorate cookies and paint some mugs.

On Thursday 1 June, there’ll be another occasion for a brekkie treat with free waffles being served during the Breakfast After Dark to support you while studying late on campus. And after you wrap up your studies, you can celebrate the end of the Session with our Neon Nights Party at UniBar.

Wishing you all the best for this week!

Warm regards,