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PHARMACY OPENS ON CAMPUS

Pulse is extremely excited to announce that Advantage Pharmacy is now open on campus located in building 11. The pharmacy offers a variety of over the counter and non-prescription items, a fantastic beauty and gift range along with all your medical and personal hygiene products. Vlade and his team believe in providing trusted advice whilst delivering exceptional customer service for your health needs. The pharmacy will be open Monday to Friday from 9AM – 5PM. Make sure...

Pulse Pantry

After an overwhelming response to the pantry packs in 2020 to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic, UOW Pulse is excited to announce a new initiative to continue to support UOW students. The Pulse Pantry will open next week, offering UOW students pantry items every week. The Pulse Pantry has been established to: - Assist students facing hardship - Provide a last-minute meal to students - Continue to support international students - Help support students wellbeing by reducing financial...

2021 O-Festival

Last week we welcomed our new students to campus at O-Festival, providing then with a range of in-person events, entertainment, free food, clubs and societies, information stalls and an all-round good time.  It was great to see the campus alive again with new and current students enjoying the 3-day festival. We had over 90 of our clubs and societies attend the festival, showcasing what they do and how to get involved.  After a difficult year...

IGA Community Chest

UOW Pulse and IGA was thrilled to once again present UOW Cares with the 2020 IGA Community Chest donation of $201.73 to support the great work they do for students. Pulse and IGA have donated $2,372 to UOW Cares since 2016 through the Community Chest Initiative. The funds have been raised through the specially marked “IGA Community Chest” products. When you purchase a product with the IGA Community Chest logo, a percentage is credited to...

Pulse Volunteer of the Year

We are excited to announce Prithvi Patil as the 2020 “Pulse Volunteer of the Year”. Prithvi contributed and impressive 141.75 hours participating in multiple events and activities. He exemplifies what it means to be a volunteer and is passionate about giving back to both the student and the wider community. Volunteering in 2020 looked a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic but our Pulse Volunteers adapted quickly to the new ‘norm’ and were eager...

2020 UniClub Awards

In 2020, the UniClubs program saw unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19. Our Clubs and Societies were successful in adapting quickly and transitioning their programs to online activities to continue to engage with their members and provide a social connection during the lockdown and lack of face-to-face events. We were unable to come together for our annual in-person Awards Night in 2020,  but the team still wanted to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements and contributions...

Virtual Int. Exchange Program

The impact of COVID-19 has affected how we do things, how we learn, how we meet people, and how we form friendships. Although traditional in-person student exchange programs have been paused, the team at UOW Pulse decided not to let the pandemic prevent students from experiencing what it is like to be on exchange and came up with the Virtual International Exchange Program (VIEP). The VIEP is a collaborative project between UOW (Wollongong Campus), UOW...

Food+ With Care Project

Amazing to see the Food+ With Care Project named a finalist in the 2020 Study NSW International Student Awards, in the International Community Engagement Award – Business and Community category. Pulse is proud to have provided support to this program throughout the year and we congratulate everyone involved. Read full article here: https://lnkd.in/gT-xaN7...

Pulse Community Garden

After a long period of Isolation due to COVID-19, a call was made to create a space to re-connect staff and students to the land, community and art.  A community garden provides the perfect platform to blend all three. A previously used space just outside the UOW Wollongong campus was as the perfect location to start a community garden, with fences, pre excavated swales and plenty of sun, the site is undoubtedly the perfect...

Pulse Director Announcement

The UOW Pulse Board is pleased to announce the reappointment of Jo Fisher to the Board as the UOW Pulse Staff Director for the 2020 – 2022 period. This year we had a large number of candidates, with 7 nominees and over 300 votes from UOW, UOW GE, and UOW Pulse staff members – the largest we have ever received. Thank you all nominees and for everyone who took the time to vote. Congratulations' Jo and best...