Yes, there will be study. Yes, there will be assignments and exams.
But all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy who obviously didn’t go to UOW.
JOIN THE CLUB
There’s no need to hide your love of Harry Potter any more! University clubs and societies are a great way to meet like-minded people and have a blast sharing your love of, well, anything. They’re also great for creating professional networks that can help your career. With over 120 student-run clubs and societies at UOW, there’s bound to be one for you. Or it’s easy start your own.
Learn more about Clubs & Societies.
SOOTHE YOUR SOUL
Whether you like to create it, dance to it, or have it blaring during a study session, music makes up a big part of UOW student life. Over 180 live acts pump out sweet tunes on campus every year including student musicians on the duck pond lawn and a busy schedule of Australian and international acts at UOW UniBar. There’s even a full-blown music and arts festival – Farmer & The Owl – held right on campus.
Learn more about UniBar.
Nothing clears your mind from the pressures of study like a good workout. Head to UOW Recreation & Aquatic Centre and you can hit the treadmills, work out at the gym, do a few laps of the 50-metre heated swimming pool, play a game of squash, or join in any one of 40 group exercise classes a week. Healthy body, healthy mind.
Learn more about URAC.
A university degree might get you the interview, but it’s often the little extras done outside the classroom that help you land the job. UOW can help you shine brighter with UOWx – a program that connects you with over 50 different types of both paid and volunteer roles. These can include leading a student team, mentoring future and current students, being a UOW ambassador on international exchange or volunteering for a cause you're passionate about. Plus, all roles you take up are recognised on your official UOWx Record to highlight your achievements to employers.
Learn more about UOWx.
ALL AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
UOW main campus is like a small suburb or village and you can often get almost everything you need right here. While the free ‘Gong Shuttle from UOW will get you into the Wollongong CBD in under 10 minutes, the main campus has a 7 coffee shops, 18 food outlets, a bar, hairdresser, travel agent, post office, 3 banks, health centre, convenience stores and one of the biggest movie screens in the region.
Learn more about campus retail.
GAME, SET & MATCH
University sport is huge, and UOW has a proud tradition across a wide range of competitions. There are over 100 student teams from water polo to roller derby, and we’re as serious as you are, from a lunchtime kick-around to a national competition. You can play football, rugby union, hockey, cricket, basketball, tennis and more, without ever having to leave campus. UOW is even hosting the 2016 Eastern Uni Games with over 3,000 students set to compete on campus! We've even got an 'Ultimate Frisbee' team, scroll down to watch the video!
Learn more about sport at UOW.
LIVING ON CAMPUS
Many uni students say that living in residence is an absolute highlight of their uni days – a time to make life-long friends and have unforgettable experiences. When you live in a UOW residence, you’ll belong to a supportive community only a short distance from campus. Your calendar will be full of social, cultural and sporting events that all add to the vibrant university atmosphere. You’ll live and learn with students from all walks of life and have 24/7 academic and wellbeing support right outside your door.
Learn more about living at UOW.