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The Faculty of Social Sciences brings together the Schools of Education, Psychology, Health and Society, and Geography and Sustainable Communities. We’re focused on embracing the challenges and initiatives set out in the University’s Strategic Plan. This plan aims to place UOW in the top 1% of universities worldwide.


Hugh Mackay Book Launch - 29 June 2018

Date: Friday, 29 June 2018, 11.30am – 2.00pm
Location: University of Wollongong, Building 67 Foyer

Join the Faculty of Social Sciences and the School of Psychology as we launch Hugh Mackay's new book 'Australia Reimagined: Towards a more compassionate, less anxious society'. The book will be available to purchase, and Hugh will be doing a book signing session following a Q&A. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP online.

Supporting females and adults on the autism spectrum - 30 June 2018

Date: Saturday, 30 June 2018, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Location: University of Wollongong, Building 20.4

This workshop will focus on the needs and experiences of adults and girls on the autism spectrum. We will first look at recent research on the specific issues that adults on the autism spectrum experience once they leave school. We will also examine the factors that have enabled some adults to achieve success and discuss strategies that can support adults on the spectrum to achieve personal and professional goals. In the second half of the workshop, we will discuss the unique profile of strengths and needs demonstrated by females on the autism spectrum, and will utilise activities to enable participants to develop and utilise strategies to support the special needs of girls and women in social and educational settings.

Register for “Supporting females and adults on the autism spectrum” workshop

Registrations Close: 26 June 2018

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Last reviewed: 14 June, 2018