The University of Wollongong, fondly known as the UOW, is a public research university located in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia that was founded in 1975. UOW consistently ranks among the top 2% of universities in the world. It utilizes a trimester-based academic calendar and it offers over 450 degree programs across both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The UOW has five faculties including Faculty of Business; Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences; Faculty of Law, Humanities and Arts, Faculty of Sciences, Medicine and Health and Faculty of Social Sciences.
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The University of Wollongong is located in Northfields Ave, Wollongong, Australia surrounded by the Princes Motorway. Its setting is the city and its approximately 80 kilometres south of Sydney, therefore, it is surrounded by a lot of great stores and restaurants like IGA University Wollongong, Keiraville Friendly Grocer, Wollongong Central Mall, Outback Steak House, Rashays North, McDonald’s and others to ensure that the students have a lot to do off-campus as well.
The UOW campus size is 203 acres; the campus has over 60 buildings. Besides the usual research buildings and administration buildings, the campus includes conference facilities, student residences, food halls, restaurants, cafes, gymnasium, indoor sports center, Olympic swimming pool and sports fields. The UOW Library is a modern building with window walls perfect for the morning lightning. Staff, students and community members make use of the wide range of services and resources. Also, the library is filled with art displays like paintings, photographs, sculptures and prints. The UOW counts with a variety of sports facilities like two gyms, training zone and boxing zone, cricket nets, outdoor swimming pool, 4 tennis court, hockey surface, two multipurpose sports halls catering for basketball, netball, badminton, roller derby, futsal and volleyball.
UOW provides a variety of living options that suit different living needs and budgets. The Housing options available include the Weerona Rooms which are shared and single rooms in a dormitory style with unisex bathroom facilities. The Campus East is located really close to the beach and they are units with 1-to 5 bedrooms with the option to kitchen area or dining plan. The Kooloobong Village offers five bedroom units and studio with kitchen and bathroom. The Bangalay is the newest residence on campus and it has a very modern design, it offers single bedroom studio, couple studio and two and three bedroom unit. The Marketview Rooms are hotel-style rooms and they are fully furnished, each room has a double bed, Flat-screen TV, mini fridge, suite bathroom with toilet and shower and air-conditioning. For international students, there is the International House that consists of single dormitory-style rooms, with several shared rooms also available.
The University of Wollongong has a great academic reputation. There are some good and experienced teachers that are interactive - they really care about the students. However, reviews from current students say that the staff might not be that efficient.
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The University of Wollongong provides a range of resources to help you understand workplace rights and responsibilities helping you find a campus job, internships, casual off-campus jobs, jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, PhD Jobs and Volunteering in Australia. For on-campus jobs, students need to register, attend the workshops and submit a resume. After completing all the mandatory steps students make it to the Talent Pool where they will receive jobs alert directly to their mail. For the University of Wollongong Alumni, the average is around $49000 and the best-paid course is Finance Control & Strategy with an average around $133000.
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