There’s no denying the enormous impact that COVID-19 has had on our university students. From adjusting to online learning and becoming experts in Zoom calls, to dealing with the financial struggle following job losses.

For our international students from over 90 countries, the added stress of being away from friends and family in their home country has also presented an emotional challenge, as they manage a changed world without their original support network close by.

Students are the lifeblood of UOW. They breathe energy and vibrancy into our campuses, they push the limits of thought and research, and work to make the world a better place.

UOW staff and the Illawarra community have come together to offer support and provide for our students during these tough and challenging times.

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