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UOWx award

Students who have had significant engagement in UOWx recognised activities throughout their time at UOW, may choose to graduate with the UOWx Award. This official UOW document is issued alongside your formal graduation documents through My eQuals. 

To be eligible for this, students must have received 2 Learning Stream Awards and complete the UOWx Award Program prior to the completion of their degree. 

Designed to be completed over either 6 or 12 months and applications open and close at the start of Autumn and Spring session each year.  

Note: Applications for the 2020 intake have now closed. If you would like to be involved in the UOWx Award Program in 2021, please complete the EOI Form and you will be notified when applications open in early 2021.

UOWx Award process

Step 1- Learning Stream Award 

You must be eligible to apply for at least one Learning Stream Award, and be working towards receiving a second Learning Stream Award before applying for the UOWx Award Program

Step 2- Apply for the UOWx Award Program 

Applications for the 2020 program are now closed. Applications will be open again in early 2021.

If you have any questions about the UOWx Award program, please contact the UOWx team by email uowx@uow.edu.au

Step 3- Complete the Award Program activities  

The UOWx Award Program includes a series of activities and workshops focused on student employability and professional development.

Students in the UOWx Award Program will complete the following: 

  • Attend UOWx Award Program Launch Event

  • Attend a UOWx Award Program Planning Session

  • Participate in the UOWx Peer Coaching Program

  • Participate in Career Building Events

  • Participate in networking activities

  • Take part in personal and professional reflective practice

  • Participate in the UOWx Excellence Awards celebration event

I chose to be involved with co-curricular activities to align my passions with my studies. Having such a huge variety of programs and opportunities to be involved with meant that I was able to gain skills in a number of areas. There are so many benefits to being involved, such as increasing your confidence, gaining unique skills, and being able to communicate yourself and your skills better to employers.


Q. How long does it take to complete the UOWx Award Program?

Students can choose to complete the UOWx Award Program within 6 or 12 months (1 or 2 semesters). Applications to participate in the program open at the beginning of each semester.

Q. I've pressed the UOWx Award button in Moodle, do I have to do anything else?

Yes. Students need to apply for the UOWx Award Program through the online application form, rather than through Moodle.

Q. I've applied for the UOWx Award Program for Spring 2020, when will I find out if I've been accepted?

Students who have applied to commence the UOWx Award Program in Spring 2020 will receive an outcome of their application by the 14 August 2020.