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UOW tops the country in Good Unis Guide star ratings

UOW has outperformed all other universities in the country in Good Unis Guide. 

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has outperformed all other universities in the country to score the highest number of star ratings following the official release of national statistics in the 2016 Good Universities Guide.

It is now revealed that UOW scored an impressive 50 stars across the Guide’s various categories – three stars clear of our nearest metropolitan-based university rival.

UOW's teaching quality was awarded a five-star rating along with a national recognition that graduates also have a five-star chance of getting a full-time job at the end of their studies. 

It is the 15th year in a row that UOW has received five stars for graduates getting a full time job. And Wollongong joined two other non-metropolitan universities (University of New England and Notre Dame University) as the only universities to be acknowledged as five-star rated for teaching quality within NSW. 

Under the independent Guide’s ranking system, only the top 20 per cent of universities can be awarded a five-star rating in any one category. The guide derives its ratings from a number of data sources such as the Graduate Careers Australia student surveys and other Commonwealth data. 

Overall, UOW was recognised nationally for its high level outcomes in the categories of ‘Educational Experience’ and ‘Graduate Outcomes’. Within these categories, Wollongong also scored five stars for ‘Staff Qualifications’, ‘Generic Skills’, ‘Overall Satisfaction’ and ‘Student Retention’. 

UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings, praised this year’s exceptional result highlighting how “our students not only enjoyed their time with us but also how they were highly sought after by employers when they graduated” 

The University attributes its ratings to its efforts to support students through a range of personalised services, including several that focus on helping them manage their transition to university and through providing them with opportunities for support with career planning and seeking employment.

“We have developed an approach of enhanced support for students at every step of their experience because we believe guided support and preparation is the key to their success,” Professor Wellings said.


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