Frequently Asked Questions

A list of common questions and answers is provided below. If you have a question that is not covered here, then please contact the Discovery Day Team by emailing: or post on our wall at our UOW Future Students facebook page.


You should bring your own lunch or you can use the University's catering facilities. Prices are comparable to fast food take-away outlets. Check out our food outlets for an idea for what's in store if you want to purchase you food on campus.


Please visit our transport information page to see how to get to and from UOW. Do check with your Careers Adviser though, because most schools will be brought here by bus from the school.

Understanding your Timetable:

You will receive your timetable when your register on the morning of your Discovery Day. 

When you receive your personalised timetable on the day it will give you a venue for each session. The first number of each venue refers to the building number. The second number refers to the floor level and then the actual room number is displayed, for example:

  • Bld 20.2 (or 20.2) = Building 20, Lecture Theatre Number 2
  • Bld 1.G23 (or 1.G23) = Building 1, Ground Floor, Room Number G23
  • Bld 40.125 (40.125) = Building 40, Level 1, Room Number 125


Registration is part of the first session of your day, where you will receive your timetable and information pack from UOW. It begins at 8:45am and you will register according to your surname (if for example, your last name is Smith; you should go to the registration table displaying the letter 'S'). 

Please ensure that your name is spelt correctly in our registration system before arriving on the day the way you write your details during the registration process is the way you're details will appear on your timetable..

Choosing Lectures

  • Due to the extremely large number of students attending Discovery Days, it will be difficult for all students to receive their first preferences for all sessions. Just like at uni, preferences will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so if you haven't registered your preferences yet please do so as soon as possible.
  • Please choose lectures that you have an interest in. Do not choose lectures because your friends are going to that session. If you do this it may mean students who are actually interested in those areas of study will miss out - and it's not the way that uni works - you should choose what is the best fit for you.
  • If you are interested in general information about university life, please attend one of the "Student to Student" sessions offered. This session will give you an idea of what "uni" life is like from a current University student's perspective. late in the year (around August/September) UOW will put on more information sessions that will take you through the courses, entry requirements etc.
  • Due to size restrictions in some sessions, it is important that you only attend the sessions you are enrolled in. Organisers will try to be as fair as possible in allocating session preferences to students and this is usually done on a first in - first served basis.
  • Some sessions will take place in a functioning laboratory or work shop. You will therefore need to wear closed in shoes to participate. Check the subject details as you register by clicking on the subject name.
  • Please arrive at each session on time and do not leave the sessions before they are completed.   
Last reviewed: 20 October, 2017