UOW’s South Western Sydney (SWS) campus was officially launched by Lucy Turnbull in early 2017 and was the first fully fledged university campus in Liverpool. The campus is an important development for the rapidly growing Great South West region and enables UOW to serve more communities locally, enhancing quality higher education options.
The campus helps keep skills in the region and boost local economic growth, and will continue to expand over the next several years to match the growth in student numbers and programs.
- Liverpool is the fastest growing region in NSW, with several initiatives such as new land releases and the Western Sydney airport in place to support its ongoing development.
- The Liverpool population is more ethnically diverse and younger than the rest of Sydney. 40% of the region’s population is represented by over 150 different countries of origin.
- Liverpool is being re-imagined as a health, education and research precinct, drawing on key stakeholders such as UOW, Liverpool Hospital, the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and the vibrant local business district.
- UOW’s SWS campus currently accommodates up to 400 students, and later this year will expand to occupy two additional floors.
- Courses are offered by all faculties and UOW College, with new courses available on campus per the timeline below.
- The newly-launched SWS Campus Services website and SWS Student Success website outline UOW’s extensive and ongoing commitment to student support and wellbeing.