Upcoming Events

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2018 Event & Trip Calendar

 Trips & Events Date
Hidden Harvest presents: More Taste, Less Waste Workshop & DinnerTuesday, 15th May
Renting, Accommodation and Housing in Australia: Information SessionWednesday, 16th May
Manage Your Money: Information SessionTuesday, 22nd May
Visa and Migration Advice Session  Wednesday, 30th May
IFIS Friendship BBQSaturday, 2nd June
Cuppa After 5 Tuesday, 31st July



Hidden Harvest presents: More Taste, Less Waste Workshop & Dinner

More Taste, Less Waste

Come put a twist on your usual Tuesday night and join Hidden Harvest as we tackle food wastage in this hands-on cooking workshop, followed by a shared dinner. Learn how to adapt recipes to whatever you have on hand, cook a deliciously creative meal and love your leftovers.

Includes a sit down dinner with dessert & a food waste action pack.

When: Tuesday 15 May |  5pm - 7:30pm
Where: UOW Early Start Kitchens, Building 21, Room 111
Cost: Free! 

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Renting, Accommodation & Housing in Australia: Information Session

 Housing session photo

Have you got questions about your living situation? Understanding and organising accommodation in a foreign country can be challenging.

Come and listen to a professional talk about your different living options available here in Wollongong and ask any questions you may have. Some of the topics covered will be:

Where do I find accommodation options?
How do I go about applying for a rental property?
Renting on my own or sharing? What are the benefits?
How much will my bond be?
What additional costs will I have to consider?
And plenty more!

When: Wednesday, 16th May 2018
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Where: 24.105
Cost: FREE | a light meal will be provided

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Managing Your Money: Information Session 

Money Matters

Moving out of home? Buying a new car? Got your first credit card? 

Being smart with money is difficult for everyone, but some of us may need a little extra help in our saving and spending. The Illawarra Legal Centre will be running an information session where you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have about your finances. 

When: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Where: 24.G03
Cost: FREE | a light meal will be provided

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FREE Visa and Migration Advice 


Visa Lawyers Australia will be on campus to answer all your visa and migration questions.

Come along to this free Question & Answer Session any time between 10:30am and 1:30pm. 

When: Wednesday 30 May | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: UOW Wollongong, Building 11, Room 121

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IFIS Friendship BBQ   


The Illawarra Friends of International Students (IFIS) invite you to a traditional Aussie BBQ.

Meet people from the community, make new friends, play some games and enjoy the food!

Bring your friends and the whole family along! Everyone is welcome.

When: Saturday 2nd June | 11am – 3pm
Where: Stuart Park & North Wollongong Beach, North Wollongong, 2500

To get to Stuart Park, jump on the free 'Gong Shuttle' to the Novotel and walk north along Stuart Park towards the 'Lagoon Restaurant' and the playground. Look out for the large ISP and IFIS flags. 

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Cuppa After 5

Cuppa After 5 

Join us for an informal 'Cuppa' to meet other mature age students who are juggling similar challenges. 

Representatives from UOW Support Services will be at this event to help you get acquainted with the services available to you as a UOW student.

Coffee, tea, juices and a light meal are provided. Feel free to bring your children and partner along with you.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

When: Tuesday 31 July | 5:30 - 7:30pm
Where: Gypsy Jones Cafe (opposite Student Central)
Cost: FREE

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