Student Advisory Council (SAC)

The SAC is the peak Student Representative Council at the University, with representation from various academic governance bodies, equity and diversity groups, campuses and student associations.

The SAC represents all students studying in an Australian onshore campus. They are a formal advisory group to the Vice-Chancellor, with student leaders proactively engaging with staff and students to positively impact decision making and the student experience. Formed in May 2018, the SAC provides the University of Wollongong greater ability to hear and respond to the wider student voice. 

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Student Advisory Council Submission to the University Accord

Members of the Student Advisory Council have worked in partnership with the University to develop a submission on behalf of UOW students to the Universities Accord. This submission will contribute in shaping the higher education landscape in Australia.

Read our submission (PDF)

How can the SAC help you?

The SAC maintains an ongoing relationship with the University Senior Executive where student feedback can be escalated. The SAC welcomes all feedback, ideas, concerns and complaints from students to be brought to the attention of the University. These include matters concerning: 

  • The effectiveness and comprehensiveness of student service delivery, such as AskUOW and Student Support Services.
  • Teaching and learning matters, such as accreditation concerns, course structure and subject delivery.
  • Higher degree research and research training, such as student research resources and funding, including scholarships, and information about student involvement and courses with research components.
  • Policies and procedures affecting students such as the Student Conduct Policy, Academic Consideration Policy and Review and Appeal of Academic Decisions Policy.
  • Campus life and activities including Orientation and UOW Pulse campus life activities.


The SAC encourages you to initially escalate concerns at a discipline and School level, or through existing feedback mechanisms. If you believe that the issue or concern you are facing is impacting a large proportion of students and isn’t being adequately addressed, please contact your student representative.

The SAC does not formally provide advocacy services. Advocacy at the University is provided by the independent Student Advocacy Service and Student Ombudsman, the Wollongong Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) and Wollongong University Postgraduate Association (WUPA). 

Other feedback avenues include:


Get in touch

Let us know your ideas, concerns or feedback. You can send us an email or join our Facebook group where you’ll have the opportunity to engage directly with Student Advisory Council members, provide feedback, ask questions and see some of the upcoming events and activities that the SAC are running.

Email us Student Advisory Council Facebook Group
I love being able to represent my peers. Paris SAC Representative