Student Opportunities

Paid Opportunity - Looking for Nepalese & Indian student mentors!

We are recruiting current international students who will be mentors to newly commencing International students within the Faculty at either Wollongong campus or South Western Sydney campus. This is a paid position and a fantastic opportunity to share your knowledge and support our new students!

Essential Criteria:

  • Either Nepalese or Indian nationality
  • Completed minimum of 48cps with a WAM of over 70% in a SMAH course
  • Available to meet students one hour per week through session.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a role model to other international students and to engage within the UOW community beyond class attendance
  • Ability to provide academic guidance to peer students
  • Aware of various support services available to international students and guide students as and when needed (e.g. learning development; student support advisors, career services, accommodation services etc.)
  • Capacity/ability to provide weekly email updates to the SMAH international team
  • Be available to assist the SMAH international office with various events as and when needed. e.g. promoting to the service, meet with international visitors; help with organizing meet and greet events for new students etc.
  • Availability to meet with the SMAH international team at least 3 times during session
  • Complete a Responsible Referrals Training Module for Student Leaders prior to start of session.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Live in Wollongong for those interested in applying to be a student mentor at Wollongong campus or live in South Western Sydney for those interested in applying to be a student mentor at South Western Sydney campus.


Your application should include which campus you are applying for, your CV and responses to the selection criteria listed above. Responses to the selection criteria should not be more than two pages (A4) long. Contact details of two referees should be included in the CV. Applications should be emailed to by 17 February, 2019.

Volunteers required for new study

The School of Medicine at UOW is seeking volunteers for a new study looking at diet and gut health. The study will investigate how eating different dietary fibres may improve your gut health, and how this influences other areas of your health and wellbeing.

The criteria for the research is:

  • 18-60 years
  • overweight
  • of otherwise good health
  • not pregnant
  • no food allergies
  • willing to consume cereal products (e.g. breakfast cereals)

If you fit all of the above criteria and would like to register your interest as well as find out more information, please call (02) 4221 4600 or email PhD student Georgina Williams on or Associate Professor Eleanor Beck,

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Seminars, Symposiums and Information Sessions 

Details of future events will be posted as they become available

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Scholarships, Internships and Programs 

Details of future events will be posted as they become available. 

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Short Courses

FREE Disability Awareness Training

This Disability Awareness eLearning training focuses on promoting an awareness of disability and the impact that societal attitudes and inherent stigma and discrimination have on the lives of people with disability.

The eLearning training is self-paced and you receive a certificate upon completion with structured modules to complete at your own pace.

SIGN UP NOW via the Disability Awareness website.

Free Mental Health First Aid eCourse for UOW students!

The Australian Government is funding free Mental Health First Aid eLearning courses until June 2019! The course is delivered via self-paced eLearning and will take 6-8 hours to complete.

The eCourse is free for selected UOW students. Find out if your degree is eligible [PDF]

For further information and details on how to enrol visit the MHFA website.

Certificate III in Pathology

Southern IML Pathology and UOW are offering Science, Medicine and Health students a discounted rate for Certificate III in Pathology. Don't miss out on this opportunity!

WHAT’S INVOLVED: A combination of online learning and one week of practical workshops giving you hands on learning and practical experience.

BENEFITS: Flexible payment options for a course that will enhance your knowledge, give you practical skills and is relevant to your degree.

The course is open to all Domestic students studying a degree in SMAH and best of all this course qualifies you for well-paying part time employment at any Pathology Lab.

COST: Discounted cost for UOW students – complete the course from as little as $240 (refer to webpage for eligibility criteria)..

Visit the Southern IML Pathology webpage for more information, to view the 2018 workshop dates and to secure your place!

Please note: this course is independent of the Science, Medicine & Health Faculty and is not a requirement of your degree.  

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Industry Memberships

Studying Nursing?

Join the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association - Associate membership is FREE!

FREE Associate membership gives you a great range of benefits including;

  • Scholarships
  • Use of our library services
  • Access to our professional services team for advice & guidance
  • Union shopper, a discount buying service
  • Discounted rates to attend NSWNMA workshops
  • And, you will be posted out the nursing and midwives’ journal, The Lamp.

Associate membership is a great way to stay in touch with what’s happening with the nursing and midwives profession!

Visit the website to become an Associate Member for free – join now!

Membership for Nursing Students

Join the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) as an undergraduate student from as little as $4.50 per month! Having a membership with ACN offers unique opportunities to gain an inside view into the profession, make connections with nurses at different career stages and gain a competitive edge.

ACN’s undergraduate membership options are suitable for all undergraduate students, from first to final year and offer a huge range of benefits, including one-on-one career coaching, access to online CPD courses, exclusive event invitations and much more. Alternatively students can get a taste of ACN by signing up as free Start-Ups.

Read more and sign up...  

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Student Life @ UOW

Find other clubs, play free sport, discover Wollongong, improve your quality of life, meet other students and develop your leadership skills. Life is better when you're involved...
Visit Student Life @ UOW, get involved and get more out of uni

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Last reviewed: 6 February, 2019