11 AUG 2018
Try before you apply
UOW is open for inspection on Saturday 11 August.
Come along from 10am to 4pm. Join one or more of 100+ info sessions, talk to students and staff in the expo hall, jump on a tour, get hands-on at one of the many exhibitions or just chill out on the duck pond lawn. This is your chance to see what it’s like being a student at one of Australia’s best modern universities.
Hear from UOW students
I love the Wollongong campus, it’s really beautiful. I lived in a UOW residence my first year and it was quite nice. It was a small community and we all got to know each other really well.”
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
When I first came to UOW, I felt liberated and inspired to learn. I gained entry to my degree through Early Admission. It was a huge relief knowing I had a place at UOW before sitting my exams.”
Bachelor of Physical and Health Education
Open Day gives you a taste of what it’s like to be a student at UOW. It’s also a great chance to talk to students and academics about your passions, and ask heaps of questions.”
Bachelor of Public Health
What to expect
Make it a Wollongong weekend
Open Day is a great excuse to spend the weekend in Wollongong and get a feel for a city that’s perfectly set up for student life. Beaches bushwalks, shopping, cafes, live music – Wollongong is yours for the taking.
UOW Early Admission
Open Day is a great opportunity to learn more about Early Admission, UOW’s early offer program for Year 12 students. There are dedicated info sessions that will talk through every step, and an Early Admission booth in the Expo Hall.
Share in $24k of prizes
Register for the day and ‘check in’ at the Uni Hall to go in the draw to WIN:
– One of 4 Apple Macbook Pros (13 inch)
– One of 3 UniActive membership (6 months)
– One of 2 UniBar Golden Tickets (to a whole session of 2019 gigs)
Plus if you register and join a walking tour of Kooloobong Village, our newest and nearest student residence, you could WIN a year of UOW student Accommodation.
Prize promotions authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPS/18/24758 & LTPS/18/25668. Full terms and conditions.
Getting to UOW
If coming by rail, North Wollongong is your station. A free shuttle bus will pick you up from the west side of the station for the 5-minute trip to campus.Timetable
Getting around Wollongong: use the free Gong Shuttle Bus to get to and from UOW.
Book a free bus from Liverpool or Campbelltown:
- What time should I arrive?
30 minutes before your first info session or tour. Open Day is on from 10am till 4pm, so there’s plenty of time to experience all UOW has to offer.
- Where should I go when I arrive?
Head straight to the University Hall. Grab your Open Day pack that includes everything you need to make the most of the day.
- Do I need to book for Open Day or info sessions?
While bookings aren’t required, registering your interest for different info sessions is a great way to plan your day, and get the most out your visit to campus.
- How long do the sessions last?
Each of the 100+ sessions goes for 45 minutes, leaving you at least 15 minutes to get to your next session. There are also loads of tours and activities throughout the day.
- Can I attend more than one session?
Absolutely! We recommend you go to every presentation you’re interested in.
- Are all UOW departments involved?
All UOW academic faculties will be set up in the UOW Hall to answer your questions. Each faculty will also hold information sessions and activities throughout the day. There are also special sessions that cover Early Admission, UOW Scholarships, UOW Accommodation, Study Abroad and more.
- Who can I bring with me?
The more the merrier! We suggest bringing your parents so they can see what UOW has to offer.
- Will there be anywhere to eat on campus?
Yes. Most of our eateries and cafes will be open on Open Day. So grab some lunch and relax around the duck pond or on the McKinnon lawn.
- Will I be able to visit UOW accommodation at Open Day?
Yes. There will be Accommodation Tours throughout Open Day. Additionally, the bus tours of Wollongong will stop at UOW residences so you can hop off (and back on later) to check out any residence that takes your interest.
- Where can I stay and eat in Wollongong?
There is plenty of visitor accommodation in Wollongong. Head to visitwollongong.com.au for a great overview of options from caravan parks to beachfront hotels. Wollongong also has an amazing food scene. The best place to start your food search is TripAdvisor.
- Can I visit at another time?
If you can’t make it to Open Day we offer hour-long campus tours at 10.30am and 2.30pm every Friday (except public holidays). Book a tour and we’ll be happy to show you around.
- I have a disability. Is there anything I need to know?
UOW’s Disability Services team will be at Open Day with information on support services for students. All of UOW lecture theatres and class rooms are accessible by ramps and elevators. UOW staff will be on hand all day if you need help accessing any area, just look out for a red UOW shirt.
- I am interested in postgraduate study. Can I attend UOW Open Day?
Absolutely. There will be a dedicated postgraduate booth inside the Uni Hall, and faculty members will be more than happy to answer any postgraduate questions you have.
- I am currently in Years 9, 10 or 11. Can I come to UOW Open Day?
For sure. Some of the information sessions may not apply to you, but it’s never too early to get information on degree options and to experience the UOW campus.
- Are UOW Regional and Metro campuses also holding Open Days on 11 August?
UOW Open Day on Saturday 11 August is at the Wollongong campus only. However, staff from all UOW Australian campuses will be at Open Day to answer questions for those thinking of studying close to home.
In addition to Open Day at Wollongong campus, Open Nights will be held at UOW’s Regional and Metro campuses on:
Tues 21 August 5:30pm – UOW South Western Sydney campus (Liverpool)
Wed 22 August 5:30pm – UOW Shoalhaven campus (Nowra)
Wed 22 August 5:30pm – UOW Bega campus
Thurs 23 August 5:30pm – UOW Southern Highlands campus (Moss Vale)
Wed 29 August 5:30pm – UOW Batemans Bay campus