First Gen Champions

As a First Gen Champion, your experiences and voice are valuable and will contribute to the championing and enabling of our First Gen students. First Gen is about celebrating and empowering UOW students who are the first in their family to attend university. Your insight into how it feels to be First Gen could prove crucial in assisting students in the position you were once in to succeed.

First Gen Champion tips

  • Connect with students and let them know that you are aware of the sacrifices they are making to study
  • Spend time unpacking academic or UOW terminology
  • Encourage First Gen students to recognise their previous experiences and education as an asset

Become a First Gen Champion

Share your story and a little of your time to make a difference in someone else’s university journey.

Register your interest
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Contact the First Gen team