Student representation

Student representatives embed the student voice in decision making at the University of Wollongong.

They represent their peers across a range of academic governance bodies, directly informing learning and teaching practices and the academic and social experience of their student peers at the University.  

The University of Wollongong is dedicated to authentically partnering with students to ensure they have a comprehensive and fulfilling higher educational experience.  

Formal Representation

Student Advisory Council (SAC)

The peak Student Representative Council at the University.


Student Life Steering Group

Students and staff working in partnership to enhance the UOW student experience.

Wollongong Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA)

WUSA represents undergraduate students at the University.

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Wollongong Postgraduate Student Association (WUPA)

WUPA represents postgraduate students at the University.


Why student representation is important

Student representation provides opportunities for students and staff to work in partnership to address key challenges facing the student cohort.  

At UOW, student representation takes a variety of forms such as formal representation on Academic Governance bodies including Academic Senate and its’ Subcommittees, University Council, Faculty Committees and the Student Advisory Council. It also includes informal occasions for the student perspective to be heard, such as through clubs and societies, working groups and focus groups. 

At UOW, we believe students are equal partners in their higher education journey. This is solidified in the Students as Partners Agreement, signed by the Vice-Chancellor and Student Advisory Council Chair in 2021. In this agreement, the University has agreed to engage more deeply with students as trusted partners in learning, teaching, curriculum and campus life. 

I love being able to represent my peers. Paris SAC Representative