UOW Living Accommodation Guide 2018 - Stands for purpose

UOW Living Accommodation Guide 2018 - Stands for purpose
UOW Living
              Guide 2018

                          University of Wollongong
                          UOW Living 2018

for purpose
UOW Living Accommodation Guide 2018 - Stands for purpose
UOW Living
                           at a glance
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                          CAMPUS EXPERIENCE		                            04

                           –– Over 90% satisfaction with                                                                                  —

                              wellbeing and student life
                                                                                                2                                         WE’LL SUPPORT YOU		                            07

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                           –– 90% satisfaction with staff support
                                                                                                                     2                    INSTANT COMMUNITY		                            08


                           –– World-class student support
                                                                                                                                          OUR RESIDENCES		                               10

                              programs available to all students
                                                                                                                                                                                              An inspiring home
                                                                                                                                          Campus East
                                                                                                                                          Graduate House
                              living in residences                                                                                        International House
                                                                                                                                          Kooloobong Village

                                                                                                                                          —                                                   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

                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             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
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                                                                                                                               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)

                           There’s always something
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                           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
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                           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.


                                                                                       Sydney Airport
                                              aw                  Campbelltown Sutherland







                                                          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
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                           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
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                           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
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                           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.

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                                                                         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
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                                                                                                                                  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.
                                                                         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.
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                                                                         $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

                                                                                                                                  (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
                                                                         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.

                           of university life. It feels like             EXPERT SUPPORT STAFF
                           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
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                           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,
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                           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,
                                                                               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
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                                                                               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’
                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                               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
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                                                                                                                                            UOW offers residences for undergraduate and postgraduate students,
                                                                                                                                            including accommodation for families.

                           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
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                           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 accom-services@uow.edu.au
                           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
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                                                                                                                                            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                                     disability_services@uow.edu.au                           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

                           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.
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Graduate House                                          International House                                   Kooloobong Village                                         Marketview
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                           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.
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                           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.
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                                                                                   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.
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                                                                                  Living is
                                                                                  on the rise
                           Weerona                                                UOW’s accommodation
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                                                                                                                                                                        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
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                           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

                           Breakfast, Girls Night In, and raising funds for the
                           Cancer Council by participating in Relay for Life.
                                                                                                                                  Self-catered units


                                                                                                                                  Fully furnished

                                                                                                                                  Number of residents: 1258 from 2018
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Quick reference guide
                                                                                                                            Fairy Meadow

                                                                                                                                                                 Fairy Meadow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 5/10 minute walk to train station
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Undergraduate accommodation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Postgraduate accommodation
                                                                          FAIRY MEADOW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Length of contract (weeks)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Meal service (19 per week)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Close to popular beaches
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Close to shops and cafes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Free shuttle bus nearby

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Number of beds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shared rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Single rooms


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                                                                               Mount Ousley Rd

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                                          s Ave                                                                                                                                               Postgrad, family and
                                                                                                                                   NORTH                                                      mature age
                                                                                                                                                                                              CAMPUS EAST                            44                            527               a                              S          a                             a                            a                            a                         a                                   a                          a
                                                                                                                           Nth Wollongong                                                     Flexi catered/
                                                                                                                               Station                                                        Self catered
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                                                                                                                                                         North Wollongong Beach               GRADUATE HOUSE                         52                             78               a                              P          M                             a                                                         a                                                                                        a
                                                                          GWYNNEVILLE                                                                                                         Self catered                                                         units
                                                                                                                   Princes Hwy

                                                                                                                                                                                              Postgrad, family and
                                                                                                                                                                                              mature age

                                                                                                 Beaton                                                         Wollongong

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                                                  the                                                                                                                                         INTERNATIONAL HOUSE                    52                            222               a              a               S          a                             a                            a                            a                         a
                                               Sou                                                                                                                                            Catered

                                                                                                                                                                                              KOOLOOBONG VILLAGE                     52                            1258              a                              S          a                             a                                                         a                                                                                        a
                                                                                                                                                WOLLONGONG                                    Self catered                           &

                                                                                                                                                                                              MARKETVIEW                             52                            144               a                              P          a                             a                                                         a                         a                                   a                          a
                                                                               Hospital                                          Crown St                                                     Self catered
                                                                                                                                                                     City Beach

                                                  Princes Hwy                                              Station                                                                            WEERONA                                44                            204               a              a               S          a                             a                            a                            a                         a                                                              a


                           	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.
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                           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
                           housing-officer@uow.edu.au to discuss your              Officer on (02) 4221 5646 or email
                           needs.                                                  housing-officer@uow.edu.au

                           UOW STUDYSTAYS                                          HOMESTAY
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                                                                                                                                                                      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: homestay-enquiries@uow.edu.au
                                                                                   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

                                                                                                                                          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
                           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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       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.
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                           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

                           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

                                                                                                                                                     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: accom-services@uow.edu.au

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