Wollongong Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA)

About WUSA

What is WUSA?

The Wollongong Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) is a 15-member council (plus 5 General Representatives) elected by the student body each September to take office on the 1st of December of that year. Presidency is elected for a 1 year period, with Office Bearers taking Council for up to two years. Every undergraduate student is able to run for a position on WUSA.

WUSA Council Meetings are held twice a month. Meeting times and locations are advertised in the WUSA offices. All students are welcome to attend these meetings.

WUSA Council and representatives

WUSA is made up of five general representatives and 15 office bearers.

Office bearers include:

  • the President,
  • Honorary Secretary,
  • Honorary Treasurer,
  • Event Coordinator,
  • Education Campaigns Coordinator,
  • Media Officer (also editor of the student newspaper: Tertangala),
  • Welfare Coordinator,
  • Women's Representative,
  • Environment Representative,
  • Queer Representative,
  • Indigenous Representative,
  • Disabilities Representative,
  • External Students Representative,
  • Mature Age Representative, and
  • International Students Representative.

Join WUSA

Membership of WUSA is free and available to all University of Wollongong undergraduate students.

All undergraduate students automatically have access to representative and professional advocacy services provided by WUSA

More about WUSA

Casual vacancies are now open

The Wollongong Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) would like to advertise the opening of the following casual vacancies for the remainder of the term, ending 30 November 2021.

  • Ethno-Cultural Representative
  • Tertangala Coordinator
  • Treasurer
  • General Representative

Positions descriptions can be found within the WUSA Constitution, items 4.2 General Responsibilities of Representatives and 4.3 Composition and specific responsibilities.

For further information, please contact the Deputy Returning Officer at wusa-bookbank@uow.edu.au

Applications will be accepted via email until 5pm, 23 April 2021.

Application form

The Women's Space

The Women’s Space in BLD 19 G037 is a safe space for any UOW Student identifying as a woman. The space provides:

  • free clothing and emergency sanitary products
  • After hours Security escorts to and from vehicles
  • information sessions and student events

The Tertangala

The Tertangala is a multi-media organisation run by UOW Students, to provide online and printed student magazines. Any student can contribute articles, poems, artwork, reviews etc by contacting thetert@gmail.com.

Hardcopies of the Tertangala magazine are available from the WUSA Reception in Building 19, Room GO32, Wollongong campus.

Second-hand textbook shop

WUSA runs a second-hand textbook shop, within the main reception, area. Students can buy and sell (on consignment) current edition textbooks. The Bookbank sells textbooks at 50% of the RRP. The Bookbank is located in Building 19, Room GO32, Wollongong campus.

Free printing service for WUSA members

A Free printing service is available to all undergraduate students at UOW.

Students are able to print up to 15 pages, each day (within office hours). Register for this free printing service by submitting a fillable printing application (PDF).

Campaigns around issues of concern to students

Various campaigns in conjunction with the National Union of Students (NUS) around issues of concern to students as well as keeping students up to date on changes to the Federal Government's higher education policies and budgets.

Contact WUSA

For further information on WUSA Services, or to get in touch with a Council Representative, contact the WUSA Reception on +61 2 4221 4201

Email: wusa-bookbank@uow.edu.au

Location: Wollongong camus, Buidling 19,  Room G32.

WUSA Reception opening hours: 9 am to 2 pm, Monday to Friday.

Wollongong Undergraduate Students' Association (WUSA)