Student population to grow as Liverpool welcomes new uni

February 23, 2017 by  

Liverpool is set to welcome a fresh intake of students enrolled to study at the new University of Wollongong Campus.

According to University of Wollongong Vice Chancellor Paul Wellings, the initial concept to establish a campus in Sydney South West was first set into motion a year ago.

He said hard work and collaboration with Liverpool Council staff fast-tracked its launch just in time for the start of the 2017 academic year.

Marketing services have promoted four degree courses for study during the maiden year in Liverpool, including information technology and computer science, business information systems, business, and arts.

Wellings said studies begin on February 27 and interested students still had time to change their Universities Admission Centre preference to the campus in southwestern Sydney.

The University of Wollongong, he said, is the first educational facility of its type to establish a major campus in Liverpool, which provides the institution with a great opportunity to be part of the areas economic transformation and growth.

A capacity of 900 students is the initial intake target, which Wellings said will provide a solid base on which to grow as it moves towards a target of 7,000 students by 2030 at the southwestern Sydney campus.

The curriculum is expected to be expanded to include a bachelor of laws, arts, business and also a double degree by 2018, he said.