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Open doors. Open minds.

UOW Open Day
6 August

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Open experiences.
Open futures.

UOW Open Day 2022
Saturday 6 August
10am - 3pm

The University of Wollongong (UOW) Open Day is the perfect opportunity to visit our amazing Wollongong campus, speak with our staff and students, and see why UOW is ranked as one of the best universities for student experience.

Whether you are looking at your next steps after Year 12, or you finished school some time ago and are looking for a pathway into university, Open Day is for you.

UOW Open Day also caters to graduates who are considering further study, offering one-on-one consultations with postgraduate course experts. Whatever your education or career goals, our staff are able to answer your questions and open your options.

Featuring an Expo Hall full of course information and advisors, 100+ information sessions, plus campus and accommodation tours, you really don't want to miss UOW Open Day.

Register and attend for your chance to win big!

View the Open Day schedule and plan your day

This year we will be giving away three awesome prizes. One lucky attendee will win a year of accommodation at UOW's most popular student residence Kooloobong Village and another will be given a UOW UniBar 'Golden Ticket' which places their name 'on the door' for all UniBar gigs in 2023.  We'll also have a third prize featuring loads of UOW merchandise.

You've got to be in it to win it, and to be in it you need to register to attend Open Day at our Wollongong campus and check in at the event on Saturday 6 August.

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Make a weekend of Open Day

Take a look around while you are here
Visiting Wollongong

Open doors

UOW Expo hall

Make this your first stop at Open Day. Here you can meet and speak to UOW course experts and current students, get all your questions answered and receive advice about your study options, Early Admission, scholarships, UOW campus options and much more. This is definitely the place to start finding your why and opening up your options.

Where's the Expo hall?

Open options

Info sessions, tours and demonstrations

With 100+ activities to choose from, attending information sessions, watching demonstrations, going on tours and taking part in workshops are key to getting the most out of UOW Open Day. There will be plenty of opportunities to make sure all your questions are answered, and that you get the advice you need to make your 2023 uni decision with confidence. Our Open Day planner will be launched in July. Register now and we'll let you know when it's ready for you.

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Open access

Accessibility & Inclusion

The UOW Student Accessibility and Inclusion team offers personalised assistance for our students living with a disability.  Whether you need access to equipment, note takers, assistive technology, or require exam assistance, study adjustments, or simply need to find the right UOW services our team can help. If you have questions at Open Day you will find us in the Student Success Zone located in front of the Library.

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Open early

Early Admission sessions

Getting into UOW before you sit your final exams means less stress for you before, during and after exams and provides you with the certainty that next year you'll be studying at a uni that knows you're more than your ATAR. We recommend attending an Early Admission session during Open Day or talking to the team at Booths 37-39 in the Expo Hall and finding out how you can get in early.

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Open futures

Woolyungah Indigenous Centre

UOW Woolyungah Indigenous Centre (WIC) is committed to increasing the participation and engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the University of Wollongong. We provide programs, services and facilities that encourage and support Indigenous Australians from entry to UOW, through to successful completion. Come and have a yarn at Booth 27 in the Expo Hall and find out about our services.

 

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Open world

See the world as part of your degree

Thinking about a gap year? Don't. UOW's study overseas programs allow you to combine your study with travel, broaden your educational experience and enhance your employment prospects. Attend a Study overseas session at Open Day, outside the library and hear about the 200+ study destinations, financial support and travel grants available to help you get there. Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime? 

Adventure awaits

Open community

Your all-inclusive student accommodation

If you're visiting UOW from out of the region for Open Day, we highly recommend taking a tour of UOW Student Accommodation. Our residences offer students a ready-made safe and supportive community. Offering catered and non-catered options, all rooms are fully-furnished and have no surprise bills. We hope you take the time to tour our Accommodation. If you don't have time for a tour, the Accommodation team at booths 34-36 in the Expo Hall will answer all of your questions.

Take a look

Open Opportunities

Cyber Academy

Delivered by Deloitte, TAFE NSW and UOW, the Cyber Academy is home to Australia’s most unique, innovative educational program. This exciting, inclusive, and supportive earn-as-you-learn diploma and degree courses will take you on a unique journey to discover your place in Australia’s cyber industry. Interested? Come and talk to us at Booth 30.

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Open dreams

Global Sports Program

UOW has partnered with Tottenham Hotspurs and the Crusaders, both renowned for developing talent through authentic and personalised coaching experiences for our Global Sports Program. Players benefit from professional coaching delivered by some of the world’s best teams in their chosen sport while gaining a world-class education. Interested? Attend the Global Sports Programs session at 11am Open Day or catch up with the team on the Mckinnon lawn during the day.

See the programs

Do you have questions?

Check out the FAQs below

What time should I arrive and where do I go when I get to the campus?

Open Day will run from 10 am until 3 pm, so there is plenty of time to experience all UOW has to offer.

We recommend arriving 30 minutes before your first information session or tour.

If you are driving, the best parking will be in our Western Carpark (P4).

If you are catching a train, you will get off at the North Wollongong (NG) train station and head down the stairs of platform one. From there you will be able to catch the free NG Shuttle bus that will take you to our campus (about five minutes). The shuttle bus will drop you at the UOW bus bay on Northfields Avenue.

If you are catching a bus, the bus will drop you at the UOW bus bay on Northfields Avenue.

Follow the signs from the car parks or bus bay to the University Hall, where you can grab your Open Day pack that includes everything you need to make the most of the day.

What will happen at Open Day?

We are currently putting the final touches on our Open Day for 2022. 

Unlike 2020 and 2021, this year UOW Open Day will be an in-person event at our Wollongong campus, and we look forward to seeing you on campus.

UOW Open Day is your chance to discover everything UOW has to offer. You will be able to attend course presentations, meet academics and current students, go on campus tours and check out our accommodation options. 

Our eateries and cafes will also be open during the day, so you and your family can take a break, grab some lunch and relax around the duck pond or on the McKinnon lawn.

 

How long do the sessions and tours last? Do I need to book to attend these?

All Open Day activities will start on the hour and will go for 30 minutes, allowing you time to get to your next session.

There are also tours and activities available some will be scheduled for specific times.

While you don't need to book any sessions or tours, we would appreciate it if you took the time to do so, as it will help us manage room capacities.

If you use our system to plan your day, it will help you schedule your time and allocate where you need to be, and where you want to go.

Does Open Day only showcase academic programs or will there be information available on all UOW student services?

UOW Open Day has it all covered.

There will be study area booths staffed by course experts in the Expo hall, plus 100+ info sessions throughout the day covering - not only academic programs - but also Early Admission, Scholarships, Accommodation, High Achiever Programs, and our amazing Study Abroad opportunities.

There will also be a ‘UOW Services Zone’ where you can find out about student services such as the Woolyungah Indigenous Centre, Careers Central, Library services, and more. 

And don't forget to plan for an accommodation tour, check out a few practical demonstrations, and chill out with the games, music, and food available throughout the day. 

I have a disability. Is there anything I need to know about accessing sessions and tours?

All UOW lecture theatres and classrooms are accessible by ramps and elevators. UOW staff will be available all day if you need help accessing any areas. If you'd like more information, please contact our Student Accessibility and Inclusion team.

 

I am interested in postgraduate study, will there be someone to speak with about my interests and career goals?

Absolutely. There will be a dedicated Postgraduate Lounge in Building 11, with specialised postgraduate coursework staff ready to listen to your goals and answer any questions you have about undertaking your postgrad study with UOW.

I'm in high school, but not in Year 12 yet. Should I come to UOW Open Day this year or wait until later?

If you're interested in seeing what UOW can offer you after high school there's no need to wait until you're in Year 12 to take a closer look. While some of the information sessions may not apply to you just yet, it’s never too early to get information on your degree options and to experience the UOW campus.

How do I get to the UOW Wollongong campus?

There are plenty of ways for you to get to our Wollongong campus. We are well serviced by public transport, however, if you drive to Open Day, free parking is available on the day.

For your GPS, our address is Northfields Avenue, Gwynneville, NSW, 2500.

For more info on public transport and local shuttle bus services visit our Getting to campus page

 

Visiting campus safely

Safety our top priority. The safety of our students, staff and communities remains our highest priority. UOW will continue to follow NSW Health advice. UOW has a COVID safe campus plan in place for students, staff and our communities. Do not visit our campuses if you are required to isolate, are unwell or have any symptoms.

The University strongly advises wearing a mask indoors, in crowded places, when you cannot practise physical distancing, and of course, when it's mandatory. This simple measure is an effective way to help protect everyone in our community.