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UOW Living at a glance — University of Wollongong University of Wollongong –– Guaranteed places for first-year Inside students — AN INSPIRING HOME 01 –– More than 2500 beds in 7 student — residences by 2018 WOLLONGONG IS A UNIVERSITY CITY 02 –– Award-winning wellbeing programs 1 — CAMPUS EXPERIENCE 04 –– Over 90% satisfaction with — wellbeing and student life 2 WE’LL SUPPORT YOU 07 — UOW Living 2018 UOW Living 2018 –– 90% satisfaction with staff support 2 INSTANT COMMUNITY 08 — –– World-class student support OUR RESIDENCES 10 Bangalay programs available to all students An inspiring home Campus East Graduate House living in residences International House Kooloobong Village Marketview Weerona — University is the first time It’s one thing to get a degree, it’s another They are passionate about sharing their Scholarships available UOW LIVING ON THE RISE 14 you get to call the shots to know you earnt it while truly making knowledge, and are here to challenge and the most of life as a student. inspire you to greatness. uow.info/residential-scholarships — QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE 17 about what your future Uni is not just what you learn. It’s what UOW takes education beyond the 11 General Residential Scholarships is going to be, and a place you feel, who you connect with and it’s classroom. From day one, you will be — those once-in-a-lifetime memories you given the tools to start thinking about where you can truly follow II 01 OTHER ACCOMMODATION 18 make. For many of our students, this your future. You will gain practical 4 Living + Learning Partners Residential OPTIONS your passions to get there. happens in the tight-knit community that experience in real workplaces so that you Equity Scholarships — is UOW Living. graduate ready for your dream career. All of these things are why we have a TRANSPORT 20 So why not make the most At every turn of your UOW experience reputation for providing a world-class 2 Living + Learning Partners Residential of it? there will be opportunities to meet people education. from all over the world, to explore new Scholarships for Excellence ideas and to figure out what you stand for. So make the most of university by achieving more than a degree. Explore Whether you’re interested in the most your interests, form genuine friendships advanced technology, the environment and make your mark: on a person, a or you want to get creative, UOW gives business, a community or maybe even you the freedom to think independently the world. and explore. You will gain exceptional access to lecturers who are at the 1 Kooloobong Village winner of Outstanding Achievement in Education’ University Category - from the Australian College of Educators for the ‘Live Out Loud’ forefront of research and industry. program, 2015 2 Average level of student satisfaction reported in the UOW Living Satisfaction Survey since 2013
22°C AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE (71.6°F) Wollongong 27°C AVERAGE MAX SUMMER TEMPERATURE (80.6°F) is a university 17°C AVERAGE MAX WINTER TEMPERATURE (62.6°F) city There’s always something University of Wollongong University of Wollongong happening in Wollongong – so if you want to make it your home, here’s why it is the perfect place to be a student. In a prime location between the mountains and the sea, the Wollongong region is an adventurers dream filled with trails that lead to waterfalls, wildlife and breath-taking lookout points. Whether you run, walk or cycle, do it with a view along the spectacular coastline overlooking scenic rock pools and 17 patrolled beaches. If your study break doesn’t involve the great outdoors, grab a bite to eat at the food markets UOW Living 2018 UOW Living 2018 throughout the week or visit one of the student haunts in ‘The Gong’. In vibrant coastal city filled with a bustling nightlife and a growing live music and arts scene, through to beautiful botanic gardens and peaceful study spots – you’ll soon find your place to learn, live and belong. Parramatta SYDNEY Liverpool Sydney Airport Hurstville ay aw Campbelltown Sutherland ur ho y wa 1 sa ox in pr m 02 03 Ap 30 rox App UOW WOLLONGONG Wollongong is busy Wollongong is home Wollongong is close (IN A GOOD WAY) (TO ALL KINDS OF STUDENTS) — — — 2.4KM / BETWEEN CAMPUS AND BEACH 3000+ / BUSINESSES IN THE CBD 23,196 / STUDENTS ENROLLED AT UOW WOLLONGONG 80KM OR 1 HR / TO SYDNEY 5 MILLION+ / ANNUAL WOLLONGONG VISITORS 6,143 / INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT UOW WOLLONGONG 2.5 HR / TO CANBERRA 208,875 / POPULATION 526 / STUDENTS VISITING ON STUDY ABROAD OR RESEARCH PROGRAMS EACH YEAR* 4 / FREE SHUTTLE BUSES CONNECTING CAMPUS, CBD AND 3RD / LARGEST CITY IN NSW NEARBY SUBURBS 28 / PER CENT OF STUDENTS ARE FROM REGIONAL AND 4 START-UPS / NEW BUSINESSES AT UOW’S iACCELERATE REMOTE AREAS 0 30km 9000 / COMMENCING STUDENTS EACH YEAR *2015 FIGURES
Campus experience At UOW, our campus STAY HEALTHY experience is designed for If you’re in need of a doctor, a dentist, a dietitian or a psychologist – Campus Health the needs of our students. By has got you covered. UOW has a range of University of Wollongong University of Wollongong spending your time in class, health services and professionals available, joining a club or seeing a gig, as well as a free and confidential counselling service for students. you ultimately become part of one big community of learning. GET ACTIVE Keep fit in the UOW gym, the Olympic-sized As a student living in accommodation, you’ll swimming pool, or in any one of 100 group soon come to know the little things that make exercise classes a week. More than 60 student UOW home. Our Wollongong campus is like a sporting teams train and play at UOW, from little village, where you’ll meet our resident social games to national comps. So whether ducks in the pond, figure out where to find you’re hitting books or hitting punching bags, the best coffee and learn the quickest ways to it’s all part of student life at UOW. navigate around campus. From your daily workout, to a dose of music JOIN THE CLUB or a much needed study session, it’s all within walking distance. So grab some lunch, meet Get involved and find like-minded people UOW Living 2018 UOW Living 2018 new friends and have fun – that’s your first through UOW’s 120 student clubs and societies. semester on campus. If none of the existing ones take your fancy, it’s easy to start your own. You can visit us for yourself and take a free campus tour - they run each Friday. It is your chance to see why our students are among the SEE A GIG happiest and the most satisfied (and how you More than 180 live acts entertain on campus can be too). See uow.info/campustours every year, including UOW student musicians on the duck pond lawn and a busy schedule of international acts at the UOW UniBar. EAT WELL UOW students are spoilt for choice between the eight cafes, the popular UniBar and the IGA supermarket, which are all conveniently located on campus. 04 05
We’ll support you Living in the UOW residences Student leader positions are highly sought after and are only available to second year students and makes the start of your university beyond. They are selected through a competitive experience so much easier. Not only recruitment process. Student leaders take part in a University of Wollongong University of Wollongong comprehensive training program that equips them do we guarantee accommodation with a range of skills to ensure a harmonious and for eligible students, your safety supportive community. They are trained to assist with issues, including homesickness, adapting to university and security are top priorities for life, personal difficulties and assisting with academic us as well. support. They are also well qualified to deal with an emergency – the residence teams are trained in first aid and other emergency procedures. SCHOLARSHIPS UOW offers a number of scholarships for students ACADEMIC PROGRAMS living in accommodation, based on both equity and Every residence offers academic programs, including excellence. Having your first-year costs covered means peer mentoring, formal tutorial sessions and lectures one less thing to worry about. from guest academics. These all complement the The scholarships available to students for academic programs available on-campus to give UOW accommodation are 11 x General Residential residents the best chance of academic success – part Scholarships worth $18,000, 4 x Living + Learning of why residents consistently perform better in their Partners Residential Equity Scholarships worth studies than non-residents. UOW Living 2018 UOW Living 2018 $5,000, and 2 x Living + Learning Partners Residential Scholarship for Excellence worth $15,000. RESPASS Find out more and apply at ResPASS is an academic program based on the PASS uow.info/residential-scholarships “ (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) program run at the University. This free academic assistance program GUARANTEED ACCOMMODATION utilises peer-led study groups called Peer Learning groups (PLGs), and is available at all of our residences. FOR ELIGIBLE FIRST-YEARS Whether you’re relocating to Wollongong or you’re a RAMP born and bred local, UOW Living guarantees eligible The scholarship has helped first-year students a place in a UOW residence. Knowing you’re going to have a roof over your head Available to all students living in the residences, RAMP involves matching mentors who are alumni of UOW with stress reduction and is one less thing to worry about, leaving you free to with students and providing mentoring opportunities. assisted me to focus on the concentrate on your studies. This six month program is recognised by UOWx, and provides an excellent mentoring and networking See conditions and apply at academic and social aspects uow.info/accommodation by 31 October 2017. opportunity for all students living in the residences. 06 07 of university life. It feels like EXPERT SUPPORT STAFF UNICAN an enormous weight has Each residence is managed by an experienced Student The UniCan Alcohol Accreditation Program aims to reduce alcohol related incidents and promote been lifted off my shoulders. Residence Manager and supported by trained student leaders and support staff. There is someone onsite and responsible drinking in universities. This is done through events and activities that do not involve alcohol, available 24 hours a day and the student leader teams an education and awareness program in residences, and Matthew Gadenne are committed to ensuring students can live and learn by providing resources and support to students. UOW Bachelor of Bionanotechnology (Honours) in a safe community. residences are some of the first in Australia to receive (Dean’s Scholar) official accreditation for their UniCan program. Recipient of the Living + Learning Partners Residential Scholarship for Excellence
Instant community There’s nothing quite like arriving HOW WE DIFFER to the welcoming atmosphere of The wellbeing and safety of our students is where we really make a difference with our world-class support your new residence and meeting programs and our extensive range of wellbeing, University of Wollongong University of Wollongong people from all over Australia cultural, social, sporting and academic programs that and the world. They might be are available to all students living in the residences. This is what really sets us apart. strangers at first, but pretty quickly they become like family. It’s an ARRIVING AND FITTING IN experience unique to living in Every residence holds an Orientation Week or similar student accommodation. welcome for new residents. You’ll get to know your new neighbours and get used to your surroundings. Over the week you can choose from movie nights, –– Make new friends that will last well beyond beach barbeques, tenpin bowling, hikes, bike rides, university yoga, talent quests: plenty of chances to make friends –– Experience a wider range of ideas and cultures and get a feel for your new home. –– Independent living without hassles, like bills –– Enjoy all the social, sporting, cultural and community activities SOCIAL LIFE –– Develop leadership skills through student From welcome dinners to combined residence leader roles UOW Living 2018 UOW Living 2018 sporting events, there is always something happening at student residences. It’s not all about study, and “ each residence holds a number of events during each session. Some are formal, some are informal and many are organised by the students. You may want to do yoga, join a bus trip to Sydney, take part in cooking lessons, get involved in charity events or go surfing. Some of the regular events include: –– –– UOW Living Ball Welcome to Country Dinner The Student Leaders –– Orientation Week organise weekly activities; –– Cross Community Sports Events –– International Food Fair I like to do ‘Yoga and Yoghurt’ WELLBEING and ‘Tea with Ted’, where we Kooloobong Village is the world’s first positive watch Ted Talks and drink tea together in the common area. 08 09 residence, planned and run entirely on the science of positive psychology and positive organisations. This is executed through the Live Out Loud program, which is based on a range of tools and activities guided by I feel like I’ve met quite a few experienced staff who are committed to this vision. So people who I have actually managed to connect with. whether you want to pay more attention to the planet, your home, the people around you, or your body, mind or spirit, you can live positive at UOW. Lillian Gerlach Bachelor of Performance Kooloobong Village
Our UOW offers residences for undergraduate and postgraduate students, including accommodation for families. residences UOW Living provides a range of PARTNERS & FAMILY MEMBERS options that suit differing budgets Accommodation in most residences is for individual students only. Family accommodation is available and living needs. More than that, at Graduate House and Bangalay. Accommodation University of Wollongong University of Wollongong our accommodation enriches your for couples is available at Graduate House, Bangalay UOW experience. and some studios at Kooloobong Village. For more Bangalay Campus East information contact UOW Living on (02) 4221 5467 or firstname.lastname@example.org Rarely will you have the chance Self-catered Flexi-catered / Self-catered to live in a community that has UOW LIVING WITH DISABILITIES Furnished units with private kitchen, living, and Shared units range from two to five single bedrooms people from so many walks of life Students with disability will have their needs bathroom facilities ranging from single studios to three with shared bathrooms individually assessed by UOW’s qualified Disability and countries. At UOW Living you Services team to design a living and learning space bedroom units Undergradiate flexi and self-catered units with some will benefit from an environment where they will thrive. Designated units for postgraduate, mature age and students studying at UOW with families postgraduate units committed to providing high UOW Living offers a number of accessible residences, Number of residents: 254 Number of residents: 527 academic achievement, involvement, Contract length: 44 weeks and further modifications are possible. When you Contract length: 52 weeks receive your offer to a place in UOW accommodation, development and fun. you should book a personalised residence tour—UOW Campus East is located on the University’s Living and Disability Services staff will take you Bangalay is the newest student residence for UOW Innovation Campus at North Wollongong and is through your residence and make sure your needs UOW Living 2018 UOW Living 2018 and welcomed students for the first time in Autumn directly across the road from one of Wollongong’s WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU LIVE AT will be met. For a support consultation, or to discuss session, 2017. Located on Northfields Avenue just best surfing beaches. It is less than 10 minutes’ UOW how we can help you reach your study goals, call across the road from the Wollongong campus, this drive north of the main University campus. The free Disability Services on (02) 4221 3445 or email residence features modern facilities, landscaped shuttle bus to the main campus stops just outside STANDARD INCLUSIONS email@example.com outdoor communal areas, recreation areas, study and Campus East. Students have access to playing fields, All UOW residences have the following utilities meeting facilities. running tracks and bike paths. Shops, supermarkets covered as standard inclusions: ACCOMMODATION GUARANTEE and take-away food outlets are all short walks away. Students will love the convenient location and the –– Water UOW Living guarantees accommodation to all modern facilities of Bangalay. All residents here An all-day cafe, barbecue facilities, games room, TV –– Gas students in their first year of study, provided they can easily access the on-campus cafes, retail outlets lounges, meeting rooms and computer laboratories are –– Electricity meet the conditions. such as the new supermarket IGA, the UOW sporting all available within the college precinct. Residents can –– Quota free wi-fi in all rooms (from 2018) complex URAC and the beautiful university grounds. also access the facilities at the Innovation Campus, uow.info/accommodation Not to mention how easy it is to attend lectures when which include a gym and coffee shops. FURNITURE AND FITTINGS you are living on campus. Families with children will As the largest of the residences, there is always enjoy the family friendly facilities, the proximity to All individual rooms are furnished with a bed, something happening and residents can take part the local childcare KidsUni, and the facilities at the mattress, chair and desk. The self-catered units have in study groups, social and sporting activities, and adjacent Botanical Gardens. cooking and living facilities and some have TVs. community service opportunities. Students are encouraged to personalise their rooms The units are a mix of single bed studios, double bed 10 11 and units with additional furniture and decorations, studios, two bed and three bed family units. For the FLEXIBLE CATERING but to check with the individual residences first. two and three bedroom family units, preference will be given to families with children, with a maximum Residents can purchase meals from the dining hall of two children per room. Familities wishing to and from the on-site cafe, which is open throughout house more than two children per room should first the day. There are limited catering facilities for those seek permission. living in flexi-catered units. These include a small communal kitchen, two BBQ’s, nearby supermarkets in Fairy Meadow shopping, a new hot meal vending machine and microwaves. When you’re ready for more independence, you could move to a self-catered unit with shared cooking facilities and living areas. Even then, if you’ve had a big day and cooking seems like too much effort, you can still buy meals from the dining room.
Graduate House International House Kooloobong Village Marketview University of Wollongong University of Wollongong Self-catered units Fully catered - 19 meals a week Self-catered units Self-catered rooms Postgraduate, family and mature age accommodation 16 twin share rooms Furnished undergraduate and postgraduate rooms Single rooms with private ensuite & TV Suitable for couple and families 190 single rooms Number of residents: 1258 including 800 new beds in four Number of residents: 144 bedroom units and one bed studios opening in 2018 Fully furnished Number of residents: 222 Contract length: 52 weeks Contract length: 52 or 44 weeks Number of units: 78 Contract length: 52 weeks Contract length: 52 weeks Enjoy the feel of this motel-style residence, which Kooloobong Village is one of two UOW residences is conveniently located in the heart of Wollongong The mission of International House is to promote located right on campus. This convenient location city. Students experiencing Marketview will be Graduate House is a unique environment for UOW global wellbeing by enabling its residents to puts residents minutes from their classes, and able to make the most of a central location while postgraduate students and their families. Graduate be intercultural leaders. Intercultural leaders makes for easy access to learning facilities like the they study and take advantage of all that the city House offers a mix of bedsits for singles and couples understand cultural differences and help others UOW library. In addition to this, the UOW outdoor has to offer. Marketview is within walking distance and two- and three-bedroom units for families. All to understand their differences and build swimming pool, lecture rooms and sporting grounds to great cafes, restaurants, shops, cultural events units have cooking facilities provided along with international friendships. are a short walk away. and the beach. Students will also benefit from the furniture and a fridge. International House is walking distance to North support and community that UOW Living gives to All students at Kooloobong Village have access to Wollongong station, close to the University campus all of its students. UOW Living 2018 UOW Living 2018 The Botanic Gardens are next door and Wollongong facilities including outdoor barbecue facilities, City is a five-minute drive. and about 15 minutes’ walk to the beach. landscaped outdoor communal areas, recreation Marketview offers modern standard and premium The free shuttle to the main campus stops at the areas and meeting facilities. rooms with a flat screen TV and ensuite in each room. This postgraduate community is diverse and includes singles, couples and families from around the world. North Wollongong train station. Rooms are all fully furnished, and the property is Kooloobong Village is ideal for students who want The close community has regular social activities to live independently and do all their own cooking, managed by University staff, so you will feel at home. suitable for families with children. LIVE GLOBAL WITHOUT THE TRAVEL cleaning and grocery shopping, while still benefiting from the development programs and social events Home to many Australian and international offered through the residences. students, International House and its mission is at the centre of the international and community Kooloobong Village will open an additional 800 beds engagement strategies of the University of in 2018, with three brand new buildings. Modern Wollongong. By being part of the International facilities will feature in these new four-bedroom Houses Worldwide (IHWW) network, UOW self-catered units and single-bed studios, making International House students and alumni can gain a welcome addition to the very popular Kooloobong valuable linkages through the IHWW network, Village community. located in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America. POSITIVE LIVING 12 13 Strong international friendships are formed here as students meet people from all over the world Unique to Kooloobong Village is the focus on positive and have the opportunity to learn about different psychology, a world-first for student residences cultures and customs. An established alumni where everything is planned and run entirely based connection has resulted from this culture. on the science of human flourishing – how we can be the best we can. The vision of having every student flourish while living at UOW is firmly supported by the combination of wellbeing and education.
UOW Living is on the rise Weerona UOW’s accommodation University of Wollongong University of Wollongong Fully catered - 19 meals a week expansion is on target to 35 twin share rooms deliver another 800 self- 134 single rooms catered student beds from the Number of residents: 204 start of Autumn Session, 2018. Contract length: 44 weeks This follows the opening of Bangalay in 2017, where 254 beds were made available Weerona College is next door to Beaton Park sporting in family-friendly accommodation for complex, which features an indoor pool, gymnasium, postgraduate and mature age students, or tennis courts and running track. Weerona’s own students with families. facilities include a dining room, a popular outdoor Forming part of the existing Kooloobong courtyard and barbecue area, native gardens, indoor Village, the new residence will be located games room with plasma TV and small kitchenettes. on campus and will embrace the positive Weerona College is a 15-minute walk to the main psychology ethos. It will provide the high UOW campus or a 5-minute ride on the free shuttle level of student support available at all of Bangalay UOW Living 2018 UOW Living 2018 bus, which stops just outside. UOW’s student residences. Weerona offers a strong community culture with a The community will feature a range of Self-catered units vibrant social and sporting program for residents modern facilities, such as an outdoor cinema, Postgraduate, family and mature age while being conducive to study. Residents are from piano and guitar room, movement space, accommodation all over the world and Weerona is an ideal place for gamers lounge, meditation and prayer space first-years or other students who want fully catered in addition to study lounges and communal Fully furnished accommodation. areas. Making the most of the beautiful Number of residents: 254 bushland environment, there will be outdoor landscaped areas for bbqs and social events. WEERONA COMMUNITY The residence will be ideal for undergraduate Community engagement and fundraising is an students. Applications for the new residence important part of the Weerona culture. Students are now open. are actively involved in organising activities such as the Community Awareness Week each year, which is aimed at raising awareness and money for many charities and community services. Some of the events throughout the year include the Pink Kooloobong Village 14 15 Breakfast, Girls Night In, and raising funds for the Cancer Council by participating in Relay for Life. Self-catered units Undergraduate Fully furnished Number of residents: 1258 from 2018
Quick reference guide SYDNEY — Fairy Meadow Station Fairy Meadow 5/10 minute walk to train station Undergraduate accommodation Beach Postgraduate accommodation FAIRY MEADOW Length of contract (weeks) Drive Meal service (19 per week) Close to popular beaches University of Wollongong University of Wollongong Close to shops and cafes Free shuttle bus nearby ial Memor Number of beds Shared rooms Single rooms Science Bathrooms Centre wy Princes H Mount Ousley Rd Innovation Campus Campus BANGALAY 52 254 a P M a a a Self catered Northfield s Ave Postgrad, family and NORTH mature age WOLLONGONG Botanical Gardens CAMPUS EAST 44 527 a S a a a a a a a Nth Wollongong Flexi catered/ Station Self catered UOW Living 2018 UOW Living 2018 North Wollongong Beach GRADUATE HOUSE 52 78 a P M a a a GWYNNEVILLE Self catered units Princes Hwy Postgrad, family and mature age y w Wiseman a ree Beaton Wollongong Park rn F Park Harbour the INTERNATIONAL HOUSE 52 222 a a S a a a a a Sou Catered F6 KOOLOOBONG VILLAGE 52 1258 a S a a a a WOLLONGONG Self catered & 44 MARKETVIEW 52 144 a P a a a a a a Wollongong Hospital Crown St Self catered Mall Wollongong City Beach 16 17 Wollongong Princes Hwy Station WEERONA 44 204 a a S a a a a a a Catered KEY FREE Route 55 Gong Shuttle FREE Route 9 North Gong Shuttle S = Shared bathroom P = Private bathroom M = Mature undergrad All residences feature student development and peer mentor programs, social, sporting and cultural events, FREE Gwynneville - Keiraville Shuttle and 24/7 student wellbeing care. Utilities, furniture, laundry, car parking and environmentally responsible recycling programs are available at each residence.
Other accommodation options University of Wollongong University of Wollongong PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION HAS (HOUSING ASSESSMENT If you like a truly independent lifestyle, an option SCHEME) you might like to consider is private, shared or Students now have more assurance they are making single accommodation. Detailed information about an informed decision when using UOW StudyStays these options, your rights as a tenant and general to seek accommodation. The Housing Assessment hints and tips can be found on the Accommodation Scheme (HAS) enables students to choose properties Services website: that have been assessed by UOW staff and have met a uow.info/accommodation set of criteria. It is strongly recommended that you review the If the property has met the criteria at the time of information available on the website before assessment, it will receive the thumbs up logo, entering into any arrangements. Please contact the which will appear on the listing. If you would like Housing Officer on (02) 4221 5646 or email more information, have a chat with the Housing firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your Officer on (02) 4221 5646 or email needs. email@example.com UOW STUDYSTAYS HOMESTAY UOW Living 2018 UOW Living 2018 UOW StudyStays is the online property listing You will have the opportunity to enjoy the company website that allows students to search for of children, family pets (if you wish) and other appropriate and suitable accommodation that is extended family members. Your host family will anything from temporary (up to two weeks) to generally keep similar hours to you, and meals permanent accommodation (six months or longer). are provided. Homestay can be a fun option for For up-to-date private accommodation listings (both international students who are already enrolled in a “ properties and shared housing), register for a free University course. account on UOW StudyStays: For further information contact: uow.studystays.com The UOW College Homestay Team There are lots of tips and tricks for renting in the Tel: (02) 4252 8236 Illawarra on UOW StudyStays that will help you Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: uow.college/homestay quickly find suitable accommodation and get you up to speed on what you can expect in a tenancy agreement. Living in the biggest university residence gave me the chance to find 18 19 heaps of friends and not feel alone. Also this has helped me to improve my English a lot. Ali Parvizi Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) Campus East
Transport in Wollongong When you live in a UOW There is no need to bring a car with you or buy one when you move because For more information on transport: residence, getting around there are more convenient and cheaper –– uow.info/transport Wollongong CBD and to the transport options for you. Parking is –– speak to your student residence leader limited and expensive both on campus University of Wollongong University of Wollongong Wollongong campus is easy. and at residences. All residences are close to a free shuttle bus, and all free buses come to the Wollongong campus. Walking and cycling is great for your fitness, and there are many shared paths in Wollongong to help you get around quickly. UOW Living 2018 UOW Living 2018 BICYCLE CAR WALK See it for UOW has more than 800 bike racks for The UOW carpooling program lets you Most destinations in Wollongong are an secure and convenient bike parking, two park for free when you bring two friends. easy walk away. bike repair stations with five bike bases A car share scheme is also available at yourself that include lockers and change facilities. some residences: uow.info/carshare Bike share schemes are also available at some residences: uow.info/bikeshare Choosing the right residence to live Campus Tours are free and are Free in is an important part of your time conducted by current UOW at uni. One of the best ways for you students. They are held every Friday 20 21 WOLLONGONG BUSES AVAILABLE and your parents to find out about a at 10.30am and 2.30pm. When you residence is to visit and take a tour book online, you can also book a of the grounds. You can look at the tour of a residence. To do this go to TRAIN BUS rooms, see the other facilities and uow.info/campustours North Wollongong station is a 15-minute Wollongong is well connected with city Buses and trains servicing Wollongong talk to the staff. walk or a short free shuttle bus ride from our Wollongong campus. buses going to all its suburbs. use the pay-as-you-go Opal Card system. Travel as much as you want on all Opal- Alternatively, give us a call on Free ‘city loop’ buses run all day and into enabled trains and buses and never pay 02 4221 5467. the night, linking UOW with the city more than $15 a day or $60 a week*. centre, trains and shopping district. *Prices correct as of date of publication and are subject to change. Some exceptions apply, see opal.com.au
University of Wollongong UOW Living 2018 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Accommodation Services Student Central Building 17 University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia OFFICE HOURS Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm Tel: 61 2 4221 5467 Email: email@example.com Like us on Facebook facebook.com/UOWLiving 22 The University of Wollongong attempts to ensure the information contained in this publication is correct at the time of production (June 2017); however, sections may be amended without notice by the University in response to changing circumstances or for any other reason. Check with the University for any updated information. UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG CRICOS: 00102E
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