If you are looking for a mature and close-knit student community, then you should consider living at Marketview. Located in the heart of the Wollongong CBD, this student residence is home to a maximum of 144 students and offers one-bedroom studio rooms. All Marketview rooms are self-catered and air-conditioned. Each room has a private bathroom and comes furnished with a queen-sized bed, study area, wardrobe and TV.
Location, location, location
Marketview is right in the centre of the city. Located next to Wollongong Mall, residents are conveniently surrounded by cafés, restaurants, shopping and social activities. The free bus to uni is only a 5-minute walk from Marketview, and it takes 20 minutes to walk to Wollongong train station. And when you live in this city residence, Wollongong City beach is an easy 20 minutes – if you don’t drop into a café or shop on the way.
A small and vibrant community
This is a close residential community where people quickly develop a sense of belonging and acceptance for diversity. Housing 144 students, Marketview is its own inner-city haven. The Community Leader team are innovative with their events ensuring everyone can engage if they want. The Tuesday night supers are just one part of what makes Marketview residents feel they belong to one big family.
Cook your own meals
Marketview’s shared kitchens mean you have the flexibility of cooking and eating the food that you want. The kitchens are also a hub of activity where students catch up. And if you need a break from cooking or it’s just not ‘your thing’ there are many cafes and restaurants close by to explore. Wollongong’s main restaurant strip is so close, you may not cook for yourself for years.
Safe, secure and supported
Student lead RESPASS sessions run across a range of study areas and wellbeing support is available 24/7 from trained residence staff and student Community Leaders. When you live on campus as a UOW student you will feel safe, secure and supported. At Marketview access to the main buildings and student rooms is only available when using an individually coded swipe-pass key. Each unit has a unique code and can only be opened by the key-holder.
Manik is from South Western Sydney and has been living in-residence at Marketview for two years. Join Manik as he shows you around his home-away-from-home and tells you why he loves living here.See all residences
Hi, my name is Manik. I study computer science at UOW. I'm from South West Sydney and I live here at Marketview. Come on in, I’ll show you around.
Welcome to my room.
So this is a studio room, it's air-conditioned it comes with its own queen size bed, fridge, bathroom and the best thing that I like about it is that you can make it your own living space. So this is the shared kitchen, here I can prepare meals for my day at uni, I can catch up with my friends, and if I need anything I can go down to the shops that are just five minutes away. Living in the heart of Wollongong city is everything that a student can want. We've got the restaurants and shops just out the front door we've got the beach 10 minutes down that way and the free bus to the uni is five minutes away. So this is the foyer. Down here we host our Tuesday night suppers and RESpass three nights a week where students from different faculties can come together and help each other out. We really are like a family here at Marketview.
Meet Ellie and Ron
Ellie is a UOW biomedical engineering student from Young in regional NSW and has been living at Kooloobong Village for two years. Ron is one of UOW's Accommodation managers. Ron has a professional background and personal passion for student wellbeing and welfare. Hear their thoughts on living in student accommodation during COVID-19, and why they believe it’s a great choice for students.Hear what our residents have to say
Hi, my name is Ron on the Student Residence Manager across Kooloobong Village, Graduate House and Bangalay.
Hi, I'm Ellie. I'm studying biomedical engineering at UOW and I live at Kooloobong.
Question slide: Why did you decide to remain living in student accommodation when classes were moved online?
I find it a lot easier to study when I'm around like-minded people and because all students here we have
the same motivations, and we can encourage each other to go well academically and also just take
breaks when we need. We're all in the same boat when it comes to the stresses that uni brings, and I found it a lot easier
to be around people who could understand me and relate to me when I was facing struggles with my uni studies. And we could lean on each other and
build support and a community together. The wi-fi, my hometown was pretty terrible though being able to stay here and use the free wi-fi was
definitely a bonus.
Question slide: How has UOW helped students living in-residence during this time?
It's widely accepted that young people are feeling a level of disconnect during COVID, but at UOW accommodation sites,
we ensure that they are part of the community, they've got the support and wellbeing behind them to ensure
academic success and overall wellbeing.
Question slide: Why is the wellbeing of students living in UOW accommodation so important?
It's acknowledged that when students move away from home, it's a particularly daunting time for them in their life.
They're young adults that have increased pressure around academic success, financial pressure and social life.
Prior to my commencement in this role, I was the Safe and Respectful Communities Manager and the safety and wellbeing of our students is
something that I hold really close to my heart, and something that I'm really passionate about. This is something I've brought into
my role as the manager of Kooloobong, Graduate House and Bangalay to ensure that there is continued success for our residents, whether it be academic
success or in their personal life and wellbeing.
Question slide: How was the community spirit maintained here when COVID-19 unfolded?
When COVID unfolded, we managed to find a really good balance between having fun and staying safe, so that brought in a lot of virtual
events as well as some face-to-face events later on. I found it really beneficial to the whole community, and I actually think it's made us bond a lot
more and become stronger in those bonds. I found it really difficult to build a strong connection with my cohort online, but staying at Kooloobong,
I've met so many people doing my degree and we can talk about our course, we can share our subjects together. I've been given a lot of
advice from older students, which is really helped me with my studies, and I've also been able to give advice to younger students to help
them with their studies.
Question slide: What are some of the health and safety measure in-place for students living in UOW accommodation?
Part of the safety of our residents is to ensure that we adapt to the New South Wales health guidelines around COVID safety.
So what we've done is we've increased our cleaning of our communal spaces, we've increased hand sanitisation stations and wipes. In our catered residence,
we've introduced a COVID Safety Monitor, staggered dining times and sign-in registers.
Question slide: Do you have advice for the parents whose children are planning to live in UOW student accommodation in 2021?
As a parent myself, I share the same concerns that you have. I have a daughter that's currently studying Year 12 doing her HSC, and I'm
nervous as well about her moving away from home. That's why I take a personal commitment to ensure that our sites provide our residents with
every opportunity to have academic success, wellbeing and provide pastoral care to our residents.
Question slide: Anything you’d like to let the students know Ellie?
University is so much more than just studying. It's also about making connections with other people. And at uni, regardless of if it's
online or in person, living on a residence, you can meet so many different people from all different walks of life. You'll be able to immerse yourself
in other people's cultures. You'll be able to learn about their food, and also their beliefs and perspectives. And it's honestly the best decision
I've ever made to live at Kooloobong.
Accommodation options and pricing
Self catered single hotel style room
- Room Type: Single
- Kitchen / Catered: Shared
- Bathroom: Private
- Free wifi
Contract lengths available:
- 45 weeks: 30 January 2022 to 11 December 2022
- 52 weeks: 30 January 2022 to 29 January 2023
Accessible rooms are available.
$300/week (45 week contract)
$295/week (52 week contract)
60 Market Street, Wollongong (view on UOW campus map)
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