Update from UOW Pulse to our campus community including members, students, staff and stakeholders.

National cabinet has recently released guidelines for a 3 step framework to ease COVID-19 restrictions. Based on the NSW Premier’s announcement outlining the details for the staged approach, the team at UOW Pulse is responding with a plan for the re-introduction of business operations.

Outdoor Sport (up to 10 people)

UniActive is offering new outdoor training programs starting on Monday 18 May.  Taking place on the sports grounds and with full adherence to social distancing and sanitisation requirements these small group sessions include: Outdoor – Run Club Ultimate, Cross Training and Seniors.  Bookings are essential so check out the website for all the details.

UniActive Pool

The Government restrictions are still too limiting for use of our swimming pool so we have decided that the pool will not re-open as yet in this first stage. Further updates will be provided as developments occur.

Cafés and Restaurants
A range of campus cafés offering seating which include Ugly Duckling, Gypsy Jones,  Hemmingway, and Piccolo Me, Panizzi and Rush will be welcoming patrons limited to 10 from Monday 18 May. Various food and beverage outlets have continued to remain open over the last fortnight and operating hours for businesses on campus can be found here. These hours may continue to vary and we ask that you continue to check the website.

Rush

Rush has been mobilised and from Monday 18 May coffee will be delivered to your car.  Located in the Kids Uni drop off and P8 car park, operating from 7am to 10am, pre-orders can be placed by calling 4221 5924.

UniBar

A range of UniBar favourites including the Chip Roll will be on offer through the new UniBar take away menu.  Food can be pre-ordered for pick-up or delivered direct to your desk or study area.  Alcohol home delivery is now also available to anyone living within a 5km radius of the University. Orders can be placed by calling 4221 8084.

UniShop – A Graduation Experience

Students may not have the formal Graduation Experience in 2020, but UniShop want to help create that special moment.  Students can borrow a gown and have their photo taken in front of the UOW media wall or Duck Pond Lawn.  Located in UniShop running from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday this is an opportunity not to be missed.  Call to book a spot: (02) 4221 8050

Supporting the Campus Community

UOW Pulse is also moving forward with initiatives to continue to support the campus community during this difficult time.  There’s no doubt life is currently complicated, with juggling work, home schooling, physical distancing and getting used to the new norms.  Here’s how we are trying to make life that little bit easier.

Free Food for Students

On Wednesday 20 May, the UOW Pulse team handed out over 300 free pre-packaged meals to students.  Many of our students are suffering financial hardship and are isolated while remote learning.  We want to do our bit to thank our valued students who have supported all the Pulse businesses over the years.

Student Pantry pack

To help further support students who are experiencing hardship, units from across UOW have teamed up with UOW Pulse and our IGA to create the Student Pantry Pack. Staff can purchase these packs for $35, which will be donated to students.

There are two ways to help, you can either purchase a student pantry pack at IGA for $35 and the packs will be handed to students on your behalf or you can purchase items from the pantry list and drop off to your faculty donation point or drop off at the  UniLife reception in Building 11.

It’s been a very different campus over the last few weeks, but with the easing of restrictions we are now undertaking a staged approach in transitioning the team back to work on campus. We are all looking forward to welcoming you – our members, customers and stakeholders – back to our businesses.

If you feel that UOW Pulse can help in any other way, please reach out and let us know what we can do.

Stay safe!

Alf Maccioni
CEO
UOW Pulse