UOWx Award

UOWx Award 

In addition to the UOWx Record, you can achieve the UOWx Award - a mark of an extraordinary graduate.

The UOWx Award makes you stand out to prospective employers as the significant involvement in co-curricular activities demonstrates the skills, leadership experience and personal attributes that prepares graduates to contribute positively to society and to the workplace. From 2018, to be eligible for the UOWx Award, you must complete the following:UOWx Award 2018 Framework

What is the Self-Awareness, Motivation & Employability Learning Stream Award?

To be eligible for the Self-Awareness, Motivation & Employability Learning Stream Award you must complete the UOWx Award Program.  

The UOWx Award Program 

The UOWx Award Program is designed to be a transformative learning experience allowing you to be supported throughout the last year of your degree. By completing this program you will be more work-ready and able to effectively articulate your co-curricular experiences to future employers. For students who are graduating in Spring 2018,  you must apply for the UOWx Award Program by 22nd July as this will allow you sufficient time to complete all of the program requirements which are listed below: 

  1. Submit the UOWx Award Nomination form by 22nd July (applications for student graduating in Spring 2018 are now open) 
  2. Attend the Meet and Greet Launch Event
  3. Attend a co-curricular planning session 
  4. Participate in either the Alumni or Peer Mentoring Program 
  5. Attend a UOWx Employability Workshop
  6. Attend a Careers Consultant Meeting 
  7. Complete the Reflective Piece 
  8. Submit final reflection, resume and UOWx Record   

UOWx Award for students graduating in 2018

Students graduating in 2018 have the option of meeting the requirements for the UOWx Award under either the 2017 Framework (see below) or the 2018 Framework (see above). You will be asked to select which framework in your UOWx Award Nomination Form. 

To be eligible for the UOWx Award under the 2017 Framework, you must complete the following:

UOWx Award 2017 Framework  

Step 1: Undertake a minimum of five co-curricular activities*

You must undertake a minimum of five co-curricular activities and this must include at least three different learning streams.

As you complete the activity, you will need to log your involvement on the program’s online Moodle site. The relevant program coordinator will need to approve the claimed hours.

The minimum number of hours required (per calendar year) for each activity can vary. UOWx recognises the following activity types:

1. Role

This applies to a student who is recruited into a volunteer, paid or compensated role, that contributes to the delivery of a University or Community based program/project.
For UOW students studying at the Wollongong Campus: each role needs to include a minimum 20 hour commitment.
For UOW students studying at the Regional and Metro Campuses: each ‘on campus’ activity needs to include a minimum 15 hour commitment and each ‘community volunteering’ activity needs to include a minimum 20 hour commitment.

2. Program Participant

This applies to a student who voluntarily participates in or completes a University program or project. All students would need to complete a minimum of 10 hours in the program.

3. Memberships and Other Co-curricular Activities

A student who is engaged in other ‘one-off’ co-curricular activities including club/society membership. As per the requirements of the ‘one-off co-curricular activity. 

Step 2: Attend a minimum of five seminars/workshops

Throughout the course of your study, you will need to actively participate in five seminars, conferences and/or workshops. To be eligible for recognition, each seminar must:

  • cover at least 2 hours of content;
  • offer an introduction/briefing that provides the background knowledge/context; and
  • address a minimum of three development areas.


If you're unable to attend a face-to-face seminar, you also have the option of completing an online seminar or MOOC. The online seminar must meet the same eligibility requirements as the face-to-face seminars. Providers such as EdX, Coursera and Future Learn offer a fantastic range of courses that can develop your leadership, academic or employability skills.

In order to have your active participation recognised, you will need to complete the Seminar Recognition form. You will be required to explain how the seminar developed your skills and provide verification of your attendance/completion. This could include a registration invoice/participation certificate or verification letter from the seminar provider. Please note that attendance at UOWx Interactive Seminars will be recorded at the event and directly added to the UOWx Record.  

Step 3: Complete the Self-Awareness, Motivation & Employability Learning Stream Award 

To be eligible for this Learning Stream Award you must complete the UOWx Award Program. This program is designed to be a transformative learning experience allowing you to be supported throughout the last year of your degree. By completing this program you will be more work-ready and able to effectively articulate your co-curricular experiences to future employers. For student who are Graduating in 2018, You must apply for the UOWx Award Program by 22nd July as this will allow you sufficient time to complete all of the program requirements which are listed below:

  • Submit the UOWx Award Nomination form by 22nd July (applications for students graduating in Spring 2018 are now open)
  • Attend the Meet & Greet Launch Event
  • Attend a co-curricular planning session
  • Participate in either the Alumni or Peer Mentoring Program 
  • Attend a UOWx Employability Workshop
  • Attend a Careers Consultant Appointment 
  • Complete the Reflective Piece 
  • Submit final reflection, resume and UOWx Record
Last reviewed: 15 June, 2018