After an overwhelming response to the pantry packs in 2020 that supported students during the COVID-19 pandemic, UOW Pulse is excited to present a new initiative in order to continue supporting UOW students throughout the years.

The Pulse Pantry was established to:

  • Assist students facing hardship
  • Provide a last-minute meal to students
  • Continue supporting international students
  • Help support students’ wellbeing through reducing financial stress related to food and/or groceries

The pantry has a shopping style layout, with all stock available on shelves to ‘grab & go’. Working on a points-based system, UOW students will receive an allocation of points weekly in which they can use to claim items. Pulse Pantry is run by UOW Pulse staff, with the assistance of our Pulse Volunteers. These volunteers will be recognised for their contributions through UOWx hours.

Please bring your own reusable bag if possible.

We would like to extend our appreciation to UOW Village Grocer, the Pulse Community Garden, U by Kotex and Gilette for supporting the Pulse Pantry.

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  • All UOW students will receive 10 points weekly to be redeemed on items of their choice.
  • All points will reset at the beginning of each week, therefore they will not roll over.
  • All students must have a valid UOW student ID card ready to present to Pulse staff upon entry.
  • Please bring your own reusable bag.
  • Students can only access the Pulse Pantry during its operating hours.


  • If you are a current UOW student, you can sign up to become a Pulse Volunteer and sign up to Pulse Pantry shifts
  • If you are a current UOW Staff member, you can contact the Pulse Pantry team to find out how you may be able to get involved
  • If you are a community member, please contact UOW Pulse


Operating Hours:

IN-SESSION HOURS: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11AM – 1PM or until sold out.

OUT OF SESSION HOURS:  Tuesdays 11AM – 12PM or until sold out.

Contact Details:

Email: soutara@uow.edu.au
Phone: 4239 2563