UOW a finalist in Global Teaching Excellence Award

Staff and students at the University of Wollongong (UOW) Southern Highlands campus have something to cheer about.

UOW was announced as the only NSW university, and one of five Australian universities, to be a finalist in Global Teaching Excellence Award 2017.

The Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA) are an initiative of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), an independent UK-based national body which champions teaching excellence, in partnership with Times Higher Education.

UOW Southern Highlands students and their families at a 2016 graduation ceremony. Photo: Victoria Lee

UOW Southern Highlands students and their families at a 2016 graduation ceremony. Photo: Victoria Lee

Entries are assessed based on excellence in the leadership of teaching and learning, excellence in teaching, and excellence in student support.

UOW Southern Highlands campus manager Stephen Lowe said the university’s tradition of a highly personalised student experience and strong learning support network was evident to students of the Moss Vale campus.

He said support services and experiences were provided in the local community – which worked to help students gain employment locally.

“Our students have access to work integrated learning programs as part of their degree – so far this year students have completed internships or practicals with Wingecarribee Shire Council, local primary and high schools, community housing organisations and local businesses” Mr Lowe said.

The UOW Southern Highlands campus offers Bachelor degree programs in Arts, Business and Commerce, and the Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary).

The university also works with Moss Vale TAFE to offer Pathway Programs. Certificate IV in New Small Business starts this session, with applications open until July 20. Programs are currently running in Ageing Support and Community Services.

Places are still available to start a degree in Arts, Business or Commerce, or the Cert IV in New Small Business this session – applications are open until 20 July.

For those looking to begin studies in 2018, a UOW Southern Highlands Open Night will be held on August 24 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Details: UOW Southern Highlands on 4869 1888 or www.highlands.uow.edu.au 

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