UOW Pulse is our vibrant campus services hub designed to enrich students’ time on campus. Through a range of dynamic and engaging activities and services, we’re here to support students and create a great campus life experience.

  • $ 100 Per Month
  • To complement UOW’s academic activities through our products and services including Student Engagement, Food & Beverage, Retail, Sports & Fitness, Catering & Events and Children’s Services.
  • $ 100 Per Month
  • UOW Pulse creates the ultimate dynamic and engaging campus community environment to enrich the University community experience.
  • $ 100 Per Month
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Student Engagement


From enrolment to graduation, UniLife are here to make the student experience at UOW a fun and memorable one. UniLife offers a range of entertainment and unique experiences for students to engage within their community and gain valuable skills and outcomes through volunteering programs, wellness workshops and events as well as student-led sports activities and more.

“For me, the University is not just about studying, but a place where I am able to explore my passions and create my own identity within a community. I have found my passion lies in social change and development, and through UniLife I have gained experience with different organisations that represent these values. I have met so many people from diverse backgrounds and made a lot of amazing friends, and this would not have happened in the classroom or the library.” – Kate Nyhan, UniLife Student Volunteer (Highly Commended, National Student Volunteer of the Year, CampusLink Awards 2019.)



With over 140 student led-clubs and societies on campus, every student has the chance to find their niche community or start their own. Joining a club is one of the best ways for students to meet new people, create lifelong friendships, strengthen their resume, and most importantly have fun while studying.

In 2019 UniClubs UOW Video Gaming Association won the CampusLink Award for Most Successful Club/Society Event/Activity, ‘Expand Gong 3.’
The UOW Video Gaming Association Club received the award for their event “GamesFest,” a 24 hour LAN gaming convention which is in its 6th year. The event attracts circa 400 national and international Gamers.


UOW Pulse provides over 20 options for delicious food and drinks on campus. From cool coffee haunts and gourmet cafes to build-your-own sandwich bars, multicultural cuisines, healthy options and more, there is a diverse mix of quality eateries on campus.


UOW Pulse was awarded Winner of the 2018 Green Gown Awards Australasia in the Campus Health, Food & Drink category. The Campus Health, Food & Drink category recognises achievements beyond good practice in the delivery of campus food, drink and hospitality.


Hosting internationally renowned musicians, local bands, artists and comedians, UniBar is the place in the Illawarra for an awesome night out. Not just for students, UniBar offers good food, music and atmosphere for all live music fans.


The UOW UniBar is leading the way in environmental initiatives and has been awarded a number of prestigious awards including the first university bar in Australia to be ‘Ocean Friendly’ accredited.


Aspire’s experienced team of events and catering specialists are on hand to help you deliver a successful event. Aspire provides the ultimate customer service experience in hospitality and caters for all styles of functions and sizes, from two to 1000 guests.

Aspire offers a range of catering packages to suit a variety of functions and events, with delicious menus including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options.



UniActive offers the leading sports and fitness facilities in the Illawarra including gymnasiums, indoor sport stadium, 50m outdoor heated pool, group exercise classes, personal training and a range of healthcare services. UniActive facilities are available for UOW staff, students and the wider Illawarra community.

In early April 2019, Commando Steve from the Biggest Loser hosted a bootcamp and breakfast in conjunction with UniActive, with all funds raised going towards Justin Yerbury’s Motor Neuron Disorder research.



The UOW Residences Sports Cup (2018) received the 2019 CampusLink Award for Most Successful Sports and Fitness Initiative. The program promotes inclusivity and University pride was attended by 370 students from seven UOW accommodation residences.




As UOW grows, so does the selection of retail and service outlets on campus. From UniShop to IGA, shopping for textbooks, gifts, clothing and groceries is made simple. Students and staff can stay organised with a range of services on campus including a post office, banks, dentist, physio, medical centre, hairdresser and beauty salon.


UOW Pulse values the environment and has implemented a range of sustainable practices and incentives to reduce unnecessary landfill and manage waste across campus.


Shop in store on campus or online for an expansive range of textbooks, e-textbooks, books, children’s books, UOW memorabilia, merchandise and gifts.


In 2018 the UniShop introduced an environmentally friendly merchandise line – the Recover Upcycled Textile System. This system reduces landfill, saves textile waste, plastic bottles, water, hazardous chemicals, CO2 emissions and energy!


Kids’ Uni encompasses three long day service centres and an after school/vacation care centre providing expert care and education for children from six weeks of age through to 12 years. Kids’ Uni has been a valued service for the University of Wollongong and the wider community since early 1970’s.

UOW Pulse Children’s Services is proud to have achieved a 100% rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard under the National Quality Framework for all four Kids’ Uni children’s centres. The national average is just 31%. (Source: Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority).