The Welcome to Wollongong (W2W) project, will welcome new students in a celebration of culture on the UOW Duckpond Lawn tomorrow at midday.

The W2W Civic Reception will feature free food, cultural performances, and information stalls by local services in an effort to highlight the culture, colour and opportunities on offer in Wollongong.

Wollongong welcomes thousands of new students and families every year as they prepare to study at UOW, TAFE and local schools and colleges.

Over two-thirds of UOW’s students are from outside the Illawarra region; 30 percent of UOW students are from overseas and this year UOW welcomes 1,570 new International students.

The day will be hosted by Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery, who will be joined by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Joe Chicharo, local Indigenous Elder Uncle Richard Davis and many other community representatives.

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