UOWx

Gain experience, develop skills and be recognised.

Stand out from the crowd and get involved with UOWx recognised co-curricular opportunities. Find roles, programs and workshops beyond the classroom to develop personally and professionally, enhancing your university experience.

Where are you in your UOWx journey?

When you're at university you don't just learn in the classroom there are so many activities to get involved in. Some related to your coursework and others in a completely different discipline.

Through all of those activities, you're not only having fun and meeting new friends, but you're also learning lots of different skills.

UOWx connects you with the valuable co-curricular activities that are on offer at the University of Wollongong and recognises the knowledge and skills you've acquired when you graduate.

Getting involved is a fun and exciting way to engage with your peers and create networks that can support you long into the workforce once you leave UOW. Employers get excited about creative graduates who can move with the ever-changing workforce.


UOWx recognises over 170 co-curricular activities on campus so no matter what you're studying you can find something that's right for you. The personal and professional development that you gain through these activities is formally recognised through the UOWx Record, Learning Stream Awards and UOWx Award.

Awarded at graduation, the UOWx Record is a transcript of your co-curricular involvement. This formal endorsement from the university showcases your development as an aspiring professional.

So I started UOWx as soon as I heard about it which was during orientation week; so I've been at it more or less since day one.

They run a whole different range of programs that you can engage with so these are often like customised towards the students so one was about public speaking, another one was about leadership so I've really enjoyed those seminars.

Being able to come out at the end of a degree not just like a piece of paper saying I have completed a degree in X, Y, Z but having also a certificate that shows that I have developed as a person, I have a range of skills that I've been able to develop and engage with outside of my degree it was really important.

All of the UOWx recognised activities are categorised into seven different learning streams. Students who are committed to a particular learning stream can apply for a UOWx Learning Stream Award.

All you need to do is complete two co-curricular activities from that stream, one workshop or conference and a 100 word reflective piece. I'm a wellbeing student leader and I've been involved in that role since the beginning of the year. It has helped me develop confidence and organisational skills as well as social skills that will help me in my degree and later in life.

In my final year of study, I intend to complete the UOWx Award because it will help me stand out of the crowd and make me more employable when I graduate.

In addition to the UOWx Record, you can achieve the UOWx Award, a mark of an extraordinary graduate.

For those who go above and beyond the UOWx Award honors, the significant co-curricular engagement of students throughout their degree.

To be eligible for the UOWx Award, you must complete 2 learning stream awards as well as the UOWx Award program. To apply for the award, you must complete a nomination form 12 months before you were expected to graduate.

Participating in a wide range of co-curricular activities has really helped to hone my skills and has given me a head start in my career. Making so many new friends and contacts made working towards the UOWx Award really fun and rewarding. Plus, receiving the award has really given me the edge in the graduate careers market.

One of the best parts of studying at UOW is that there are so many co-curricular activities on offer. Whether you're undergraduate or postgraduate, studying at Wollongong or one of the Regional or Metro campuses, there's something for everyone.

Jump onto the UOWx website to find out how you can get involved today. Find out how to set yourself apart.

UOWx, UOWx, UOWx, be extraordinary.

Graduating in 2021?

Make sure your UOWx Record is up to date before you graduate.

Add hours to your UOWx Record by 12 November Apply for Learning Stream Awards by 24 November
Update your UOWx Record before you graduate

Where are you in your UOWx journey?

Check out the activities, programs and workshops available to UOW students that are recognised by UOWx.

Once you’ve been involved in any of the UOWx recognised activities, you’ll need to log your involvement to start creating your UOWx Record. To graduate with the official UOWx Record, you need to have met the minimum requirements for at least 1 UOWx recognised activity.

Once you have a few UOWx recognised activities on your UOWx Record, you may be eligible to apply for a Learning Stream Award. The Learning Stream Awards are an opportunity to display your dedication to a particular skill set. There are six streams in total and once approved, will be included on your UOWx Record 

If you have had significant engagement with UOWx recognised activities throughout your studies, you may be eligible to participate in the UOWx Award Program and graduate with the UOWx Award.

UOWx events and resources

In addition to helping connect you to valuable learning opportunities available to you across UOW, the UOWx team offer professional development workshops and programs that we encourage you to engage in throughout your time at UOW.

  • UOWx Planning Sessions are are an opportunity to talk to a UOWx Ambassador about your co-curricular journey. Get help finding co-curricular opportunities, applying for awards and receive tailored advice.
  • UOWx Virtual Seminars are facilitated by leading industry or community guests. Each seminar focuses on a different topic area and aims to develop a key skill in participants that today’s employers are seeking in UOW graduates.
  • UOWx Online Seminars are self-paced workshops that are a great opportunity for you to learn new skills. Each seminar is aligned with our learning streams and will take you about 2 hours to complete.
  • UOWx Leadership Series are a suite of workshops that are short, powerful, group-learning experiences designed to take leadership and personal development theories, and turn them into action.
  • UOWx101 Program is an 8 week program for students just starting out on their UOWx journey and will provide you with the foundational knowledge you to need succeed with UOWx.
  • UOWx Award Program is designed to be completed in the final year of your degree and includes a series of activities and workshops focused on student employability and professional development. You must complete this program if you want to graduate with the UOWx Award.