Student Representation

Student Representation Review

The University is currently conducting a review of student representation. The review will focus on the role and structure of the student representation model at UOW.

 Student voice is important to the University and there will be opportunities for current students to participate in the in the review and have your voice heard including:

a) Focus groups - This is an opportunity to discuss your feedback and ideas in small group settings of your peers which will be facilitated by the Student Representation Review Project Officer. Focus groups will be held across our regional and metropolitan campuses in person or via Skype during the period 5 July - 30 August 2017; and 

b) Student Representation Review Survey - the electronic survey will provide an opportunity for you to share your feedback and ideas in relation to - student representation at UOW and will be open from 5 July 2017. Watch your SOLSmail, Facebook and Current Students page for more information.   

To join the conversation and to express your interest in being part of a focus group drop us a line at student-rep-review@uow.edu.au.

For more information please view the frequently asked questions.

* While every effort will be made to accommodate all interested students into focus groups, given the population of UOW there is no guarantee you will be selected for a focus group. 

Student Representative Forum

The Student Representative Forum is a meeting of student representatives from throughout the University. Student representatives usually meet four times per year to discuss University-wide issues affecting students.

The meeting dates for 2017 are:

  • Wednesday, 22 March
  • Wednesday, 31 May
  • Wednesday, 16 August
  • Wednesday, 11 October

If you would like any information please contact the Governance Unit by emailing governance@uow.edu.au 

Find out more about the Student Representative Forum »

Student Representative Handbook

For all new and returning representatives, the Student Representative Handbook has been put together to introduce, assist and guide you through your time with the SRF.

The Handbook includes important information on your roles and responsibilities as a representative, the governance structure of the University, what the Student Representative Forum is and what to expect from SRF meetings. as well as tips and tricks to help you along the way. 

The Handbook is available online to help you navigate the complex structures and processes of the University and give you confidence in your role as a Student Representative.

For those interested in applying for a Student Representative role, this Handbook is also a useful tool to discover what could be in store for you. 

For more information contact the Governance Unit by emailing governance@uow.edu.au.

Faculty, Regional Campus and Woolyungah Student Representatives

Any student interested in filling a vacant position can contact the Governance Unit at governance@uow.edu.au.

Information about the 2016 Faculty, Regional Campus and Woolyungah Student Representative Elections »

Student Advocacy Service 

The Student Advocacy Officer provides assistance to undergraduate and postgraduate students on an individual basis by representing the cause or interest of the student in areas that impact on the quality of their experience whilst studying at the University of Wollongong. The position is independent of the University of Wollongong and reports to the Presidents of the Wollongong Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) and the Wollongong University Postgraduates Association (WUPA). 

To contact the Independent Student Advocacy Officer phone 4221 4203 or email: Siobhan Christian. Shev can be found in 19.G033. You can also call her on 0429 810195 or email via shev@uow.edu.au or, alternatively you can email Shev's colleague Rachel Cathcart: rcathcar@uow.edu.au