The University is committed to adapting our operations to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, staff and communities.
In 2021, many of the practical components of our courses will return to face-to-face learning in our state of the art facilities or out in the field, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the theory and develop your practical skills. Further details on individual subject delivery will be available when the timetable is released or alternatively, you can speak to the Academic Program Director. More information is available at the return to campus website.
The UOW Coronavirus Response website includes latest updates along with student and staff FAQ's.
The University has established a hotline for students to self-report either a diagnosis of COVID 19 or a notification to self-isolate:
Notify the University’s student hotline on +61 2 4221 5700, (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) to advise them of the situation and arrange support via the Student Services Division (SSD).
This support will consist of a welfare check-in and connecting the student to UOW’s health (e.g. counselling) and academic (e.g. HoSt/SSA) support services if a need is identified.
Resources and Support
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The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health offers internship subjects at 200-level, that provide research experience opportunities for strong students to develop and hone their practical and research skills. Through an internship subject, students with an interest in research have an opportunity to gain experience “at the bench” or “in the field” as part of their research training. For further information including pre-requisites please refer to the Information and Assessment form below.
Faculty Prizes and Awards
The SMAH Faculty Prize Night celebrates the achievements of students in the School of Nursing, School of Medicine, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences and School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience.
The Allan Sefton Memorial Lecture and Prize is an annual event in honour of the late Allan Sefton, who was well known in the Illawarra for his work as a naturalist and conservator of the local environment. In recognition of his contributions to environmental science in the Illawarra region, the Allan Sefton fund is used to award a prize to the best student graduating in the Bachelor of Environmental Science Honours Program at the University. The prize was first presented in 1993.
The Bert Halpern Lecture and Student Prize Night is an annual event presented by a distinguished scientist on a subject in Chemistry or Biochemistry. It honours the memory of Bert Halpern, the Foundation Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wollongong from 1970-1980. In recognition of his contributions to science, he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 1978.