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The Adelaide campus is home to Torrens University Australia.


Adelaide campus news and information

 

 

The health & wellbeing of our students are our top priority. With this view, we have made the decision to move to online and remote study. For the full update from our Vice Chancellor, click here.

As such, Adelaide campus will be closed effective Monday 23 March. But don’t worry, we’re still here to help! You can reach out to your Student Services team:

Torrens University Australia
Phone: 1300 575 803
Email: studentservices@torrens.edu.au

Think Education
Phone: 1300 209 112
Email: studentservices@think.edu.au


Rookie Awards 2020 now open

Paging all our Design students! The Rookie awards are now open for all our budding creatives in 2D and 3D animation, games, visual effects, motion graphics, product design and more. Check out more on these awards via their website or watch the trailer.

 

For those keen to take part we’ve organised a free online Q&A session with Alywn Hunt from The Rookies to talk you through tips on applying. He’ll also talk to you about to $20,000 prize up from grabs for all applicants. Details on the Q&A below:

  •          Date: Wednesday 8 April
  •          Time: 1.30pm AEST

 

Entries for The Rookie Awards closes Monday 1 June, so block out time for this Q&A and get working on your application!

 

Register today for the live Q&A 


Find out what workshops are happening this week


Check out our SRC's Facebook page!

Did you know that our Student Representative Council has a Facebook Page?

They would love for you to join, like and share their page with other Adelaide Torrens University students.

Its a great way to keep up to date with your SRC, campus event's and to get in touch with them with your future event ideas. 

Click here to check it out now!

 

 


 

Seeking all sports enthusiasts!

Would you like to join our Torrens University Sports Club?

University staff are looking to offer sporting activities for students in the Spring when the weather is better.

If you would like to try a new sport or meet other students then please register your interest.

We want you to tell us your favourite sports – your options include Soccer, Australian Football (AFL), Touch Rugby, Basketball, Netball, Volleyball, Tennis, Cricket, Ultimate Frisbee and Athletics/Running. 

You can email Darren Adamson at darren.adamson@laureate.edu.au


Have you set up your Office 365?

If you haven't set up your Office 365 Email yet you might be missing out on some important Campus updates and class announcements so make sure you set it up straight away! 

It's also how you'll access the WiFi and printing services on Campus, so it's super important. 

If you're still using a Torrens Gmail account please note that we migrated to Office 365 last year and you were sent your new login in details. 

If you haven't received these login details please send a request for your Office 365 to IT support with your name and student ID number: itservicedesk@laureate.net.au


 

Manage time with your superpowers

As we hit the middle of the trimester, one of the most common requests I get as a Success Coach is "Can you please help me manage my time more effectively?"

The first question I ask is "What are your Gallup Strengths?"

When you know how you naturally do things well, you can use those talents like superpowers to do things more effectively. Conversely, they can also be superpowers for evil if you don't know how to manage them.

For example, if you are highly Analytical*, you probably get stuck too deep in the detail when sometimes you need to get something done quickly. 

Focus* will help you clear your workspace of distractions and zero in on one task, with laser focus. Just make sure it's the most important task.

Arranger* will help you get your week in order. Just don't let it arrange your timetable in a rainbow of colours and themes that looks pretty but might not be the best use of your time.

Strategic* will help you plan a way to the finish line and prioritise. Just make sure you limit your planning time, or Ideation might come up with 20 ways to get to the finish of the trimester and burn up valuable time in the process.

*There are 34 superpowers in the Gallup StrengthsFinder platform. Use yours to manage your time and have a successful trimester. If you don't have your Gallup Strengths yet, email us at yoursuccesscoach@laureate.edu.au

 


 

Focusing on the positive

Brain research tells us that “the neurons that fire together, wire together”.  What that means is that what we focus on in our mind – grows.  So if we focus on positive things – this will naturally affect our thinking and then our emotions will follow.  However the opposite is also true – if we focus on our failures, mistakes and the problems in our lives – those things will be magnified and amplified.  This will then affect our emotions and bring doubt, fear, anxiety, insecurity, sadness, overwhelm, stress etc.

It is important that we can acknowledge our thoughts and feelings, but we don’t want them to control us and dictate to us.  As we observe and notice our thoughts and emotions with curiosity and kindness – we can then change the focus of our attention to things that are more positive.  One example is focusing on the things we did well rather than the mistakes we made. 

If negative thoughts or emotions are controlling you – it is a good opportunity to come and see your Campus Counsellor.

Email: counsellor.adelaide@laureate.edu.au

Rebecca is available on Monday to Friday for appointments between 10am - 3pm.

 

T1 Student Events and Workshops Postponed

 

We wish to inform you that ALL on campus workshops and student events have been cancelled/postponed for Trimester 1, this includes Conversation Cafe, Career Workshops and our Health and Wellbeing week. 

However we do have some online workshop alternatives available. We encourage you to check out these resources via the Workshops tab on the Online campus page.

On there you'll find amazing study skills sessions, software skills workshops and recorded career services workshops to help you.

 


Study Success Online Workshops April 2020

We’re excited to offer you online workshops to help develop essential study skills. These include time management, critical thinking, referencing and much more.

 

Check out the Workshops tab on the Online campus page to for the full schedule.


 

Software skills workshops, T1 2020 [Weeks 1-12]

Having trouble using Adobe Software? Don't know your InDesign from your Photoshop?

Join us for design software workshops, facilitated by one of our design lecturers. These sessions are delivered online, so you can attend these sessions from anywhere!

You will receive assistance with developing or up-skilling existing skills in a range of software.

  • Our 1:1 Q&A sessions are aimed at providing students with personalised help on using the Adobe programs.
  • Our drop in activity -based sessions are aimed at completing set activities using a range of the Adobe programs.

  • Make sure you have the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite installed on your computer.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can start on time.

  • If attending activity-based workshop, please download the resource file prior to the session time.

Software covered: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,Dreamweaver, Premiere and After Effects.

BOOK A 1HR ONE-ON-ONE SESSION (ALL SESSIONS, AEST Time)

  • Mondays
    • 10 am - 11 am
  • Wednesdays
    • ​Session 1: 12 pm - 1 pm
    • Session 2: 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • Session 1: 12 pm - 1 pm
    • Session 2: 1 pm - 2 pm
    • Session 3: 6 pm - 7 pm
    • Session 4: 7 pm - 8 pm

Book Here

We also run open drop-in activity-based sessions. Theses activity sessions cover tips and techniques in the Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere and After Effects software. Want to know what is covered? See the weekly activity schedule link below.

Activity-based sessions Wednesdays and Fridays: (AEST Time)

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

At the session time, click on the ‘Join session’ button below.
Join Session

If attending activity-based sessions, click HERE to review the weekly schedule and access resources files.


Wakefield

With a focus on flexibility, collaboration and engagement, the Torrens University Wakefield Campus brings a fresh and career-focused approach to your learning. During your time at Wakefield you can look forward to:

  • Small class sizes with direct access to academic staff
  • Accelerated undergraduate and postgraduate courses to fast-track your career
  • Dynamic online learning with on-demand access to your course materials

Our Campus offers a wide range of campus facilities available to students to help you get the most from your education. Our student facilities include:

  • Chill-out zones
  • Dedicated study areas
  • Hot desks for both staff and students
  • Open plan learning spaces
  • Operable walls to quickly create different zones
  • A digital entry wall to stream live news, events and student work
  • Campus wide Wi-Fi and computer access
  • Resource Centre and Library
  • Student Kitchen Zones with filtered hot and cold water, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, and a vending machine
  • Unique customisable business ‘pods’ where graduates can begin their own business or social enterprise and industry partners can be actively involved

 

24/7 Access to the Campus

Afterhours Zones during Holiday Periods

From 5pm – 8.30 am Students can access and make use of our facilities on Level 1 via our Wakefield St Entrance using their student building access card to gain entry.

Access to ground floor will be restricted during these times.

 

Afterhours Zones during Term

Students can access the campus via Roper Street and Wakefield Street from 8am -10pm Monday to Friday. 

From 10 pm – 8 am, students can access the campus via the Wakefield street entrance.ONLY and may access our facilities on Level 1 of the campus. However, access to ground floor facilities will be restricted between 10pm - 8am and all day during the weekend.

To access the building via the front entrance you will need to swipe your building access card against the passkey and open the left hand side door to gain entry. (Please remember to always pull the door closed behind you!)

 

Some FAQ’s

How to access 

Swipe on entry using your student building access card 

Who can use afterhours zone? 

Students only 

Which areas will students be able to access? 

Students will be able to access the student break out area on level one, the computer lab on level 1 (1.9), 3 meeting rooms (M1.1, M1.2, M1.3) and 3 class rooms on level one (1.4, 1.5, 1.8)  

Which areas are not accessible after campus opening hours? 
  • Ground Floor 
  • Academic area on level 1 
  • Photography Studio on Level 1 and selected class rooms

How to get here

Both campuses are easy to access by car or public transport. To plan your trip visit Plan My Journey or call 1300 311 108

Wakefield campus

Public transport nearby:

Adelaide station:
Trains: 20 minute walk or short tram ride

Wakefield and Grenfell Streets:
Regular buses a short walk from campus

Victoria Square
Free trams within the CBD
Short walk from campus

Car parking

Secure carparks near theWakefield Campus:

Pulteney Campus

Public transport nearby:

Adelaide station:
12 minute walk

 

Pulteney Street:
Regular buses run along Pulteney Street

 

Tram - coming soon
North Terrace extension will have a tram stop near campus

Car parking

Secure carparks near thePulteney St Campus:

  • Wilson Parking CenterPoint Car Park, Pulteney Street and Rundle Street
    Student day rate available with your student ID card
  • UPark 163-185 Rundle Street

Find your way around your campus

The integration of Chifley Business School into Torrens University is progressing and a special congratulations must go to you the students - you’ve taken the changes in stride and are flourishing academically within the new assessment and module structure.

Missed a Newsletter?

No sweat, read all the issues here:

ATMS transfer to Torrens

The agreement between Torrens University Australia and ATMS has now come to an end in its current format.

If you wish to continue studying online subjects with TUA in Trimester 3 2018, then you will be required to contact student.support@tua.edu.au by 11:30am on Friday 8th September 2018 with your subject selection. You will also be required to pay $925 per subject enrolment in Trimester 3 directly to Torrens University Australia.

The subjects available for selection in Trimester 3 are listed in the section Completing your course at Torrens University Australia below.

At the end of Trimester 3 2018, you need to decide whether you wish to continue your studies with Torrens University Australia (TUA) as an online student, or transfer to SBS.

If you decide to study with TUA, you need to contact TUA before 31st December 2018, to receive a scholarship which will reduce the fees from $2612.50 to $1985.50 per subject enrolment. After this date, the fees will be charged at the standard rate of $2612.50 per subject enrolment.

Transition Unit

If you need to complete the Transition Unit, then you need to email student.support@tua.edu.au with your Transition enrolment date preference 1 week prior to the start of your selected study period:

  • Monday 16th July 2018
  • Monday 17th September 2018

(Please be aware that these are the last two sessions being offered. So please ensure that you enrol onto one of the above sessions if you require the Transition Unit to complete your award. This subject is now charged at the standard MBA subject rate.)

If you are unsure whether you need to complete the Transition Unit, then please contact student.support@tua.edu.au.

The list of online subjects will be available from 6th August 2018. You will be required to pay Torrens University directly $925 per subject (including the Transition Unit) in 2018.

From January 2019, if you wish to continue studying with TUA, then you will need to become an TUA online student.

Students will be provided with a transcript on request at a cost of $55 payable directly to TUA. Transcripts will be couriered to ATMS.

Student email account

Please remember that all correspondence from the University will only be sent to your student email account. If you are encountering any issues, then please contact student.support@tua.edu.au

Library Access

Please ensure you access the TUA Library, and if you have any questions or issues relating to any of the Library Services, then please email the Library Technician Hayley Hillson at hayley.hillson@laureate.edu.au

Academic support

Andrea Rivett is our Learning and Academic Skills Lecturer and can be contacted on arivett@laureate.net.au

Enrolment

Trimester 3, 2018 enrolments have now opened. Visit Subject Selection to find out more about the re-enrolment process. See the next section for further information about specific course and subject requirements.

The trimester commences of the 17 September 2018. 

What are my options?

In the previous communication we offered the following options:

  • Transfer to Swiss Business School (SBS) or University of Wales (credit will be given for successfully completed TUA subjects).
  • Transfer to Torrens University Australia and study as an online student.

The following information is predominantly relevant to MBA students, but may be relevant to Graduate Certificate students wishing to progress to the MBA.

In addition to these options, we are pleased to offer the following options:

  • Students who wish to graduate with an MBA degree from Torrens University Australia (TUA)can gain credit for up to six subjects completed through the Swiss Business School (SBS).

To be granted credit for completed SBS subjects and gain a Torrens MBA, students must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 6 subjects through Torrens University.
  2. Complete a total of 12 MBA subjects (All 8 Core & 4 Electives).

Six Torrens core subjects have direct SBS equivalent subjects:

There are two Torrens MBA core subjects that have no SBS equivalent, and will need to completed with Torrens directly on-line:

  • MGMT6011 - Strategic Management Capstone
  • MGMT6002 - Influencing and Making Decisions

Completing your course at Torrens University Australia.

If you do wish to complete your course with TUA you need to know:

  • Firstly, you will become an online student and access your course materials, assignments and facilitator all via Blackboard, which is our student learning portal.
  • The second change will be that we operate 3 trimesters each year. Each trimester lasts 12 weeks.

The forthcoming Trimester dates are listed below:

Schedules

Schedules are the CBS combination of Academic Calendar and Timetables.

FAQ

Wait a minute … What about my E-communities and the Chifley Student Portal?

Both the e-communities and Chifley Student Portal will be active for Term 1 of 2016 (Jan 4 2016 – Feb 15 ) for Flex, ATMS and IBBM intakes. You will be able to submit your assignments for this study period and view results.

However, from 15 Feb 2016 all learning will occur via Torrens‘ learning platforms.

So who do I contact now when I need help?

Both the Torrens Wakefield and the Chifley Transition team are here to help.​

Torrens Student Services

What happens if I am finding all the changes a bit much?

We are here to help you. There is a special space set up on the Wakefield hub for Chifley Students. All important key dates, changes and resources for Chifley student for transition to TUA platforms will be available here. We’ll also be keeping you regularly updated on forth coming changes through our weekly communications.

Student Representative Council (SRC)

We are a collective of volunteer students that advocate for positive change in the student community and strive to create an inclusive and dynamic study environment.

Here's what we're about

As students, we're all here to gain skills and pursue our career goals. The ability to bring our thoughts and ideas directly to management, and to exist in an inclusive community can help make our study experience great.

Your Student Representative Council (SRC) works together to make our community a better place. We achieve this by working within our three pillars: Community, Advocacy and Decision Making.

We do things like:

  • Bringing community events to life
  • Hosting fundraising initiatives
  • Helping the campus make better decisions for students
  • Advocatingand representing the student body

Your feedback is important

To fulfil our role as student advocates, we need to hear from you.

Share with us your thoughts, comments and suggestions on how we can make your student experience even better.

Provide feedback to your SRC



Joining the SRC is a great way to get involved in your community, meet awesome people, build your leadership skills and contribute to helping the student body get heard.


What is being an SRC member like?

Great question! And we're glad you asked it. Watch the short video below to get a taste for SRC life.


Perks of joining the SRC

Being an SRC member comes with its share of rewards. Not only are you able to make lasting friendships and have an impact on your community, you will also benefit from:

  • A chance to develop your leadership skills
  • Actively working to make your campus a great place to be
  • Learning about teamwork and developing your organisational skills
  • Being able to access exclusive development workshops for SRC members
  • Being formally recognised for your contribution to the campus and Torrens community

To join our SRC please send an email registering your interest with your contact details to:

adelaide@src.torrens.edu.au

 

Computer access

You'll need to have access to a computer and the internet while you study to:

  • complete your assignments,
  • access online resources and
  • use Blackboard and My Account.

You will also need a set of standard software packages and reasonably good computer skills.

There are limited student computers available for use on campus - you can access any computer located on your campus. As these are shared computers, avoid using them to save or access personal documents.

Internet

Free Wi-Fi is available on campus.

We recommend that you use Google Chrome when using the Learning Portal for best results.

Select the Stu-WiFi network. Your logon details are:

Username:Student ID number (e.g. 00123456T)
Password:The password you created when setting up your student office 365)

Learning portal (Blackboard)

If you are having difficulties with the learning portal please email blackboard@tua.edu.au

For out of hours assistance, Blackboard offers 24/7 phone support: phone 1800 083 204 or check Blackboard's FAQs.

Software and hardware

For computer troubleshooting, hardware or software issues, installations and configuration, help with AV equipment and printer set up or maintenance please contact itservicedesk@laureate.net.au​

Printing

Campus printers are available for student use -follow the steps in this document to get started.

Students can access our printing facilities on Campus using our Paper Cut system. 

The Paper Cut machine is located on Level 1, next to the Student Kitchen. You can use this facility to check your balance and upload additional printing credits (via EFTPOS) using your building access card, simply follow the prompts on screen.

Printing services on campus are charged at the rates listed below:

Paper Size Colour Black & White Colour Double Sided B & W Double Sided
A4 32 cents 8 cents 44 cents 11 cents
A3 40 cents 10 cents 55 cents 14 cents

 

 

STUDENT SAFETY

To ensure you stay safe on and off campus we recommend you take the following precautions:

  • Avoid being on campus or travelling alone at night
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid dark, vacant and deserted areas
  • If an incident does occur please let a member of staff know so we can support you and work alongside local police to minimise risk and promote safety.
  • If your car is in the car park and you know you will be leaving after dark, try to move your car to a closer place earlier in the day


SECURITY ON CAMPUS

After hours emergency, call 000.The closet police station is located at 176 Grenfell St, Adelaide. If you see anything or feel threatened in any way please make your way to the police station if possible or call 131 444.

  • Wear your student ID card at all times
  • Never leave your belongings unattended
  • Do not bring unnecessary valuable to campus
  • Report suspicious behaviour or anything you feel may be unsafe
  • Report all injuries and incident to Student Services and complete an incident report form
  • If you need assistance or to report any medical conditions, please see student services(Eg. insulin, asthma inhaler, medication)

Designated Assembly Area

The designated assembly area for each campus is noted below

Wakefield

Outside the police station on Wakefield Street

Pulteney Street

In Hindmarsh Square - 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide SA 5000

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Find out what workshops are on this week

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Success Coach Online Drop-in Sessions

Design Job Ready Workshops

It's time to start thinking about that internship and getting Job Ready. We’re offering you online workshops to help develop essential job hunting skills. 

These include constructing a LinkedIn profile, researching industries, and much more. Just drop in for a look at what we offer. 

View the full schedule at the Success Coach page.

Health Workshops

The Success Coach team have set up daily virtual drop-in sessions for you to connect with a Coach and other peers from your course. This is a place for you to share a virtual coffee (or tea), ask questions, talk about your concerns and highlights, learn about online studying techniques, get motivated and most importantly not feel alone.

View the full schedule at the Success Coach page.

online studyStudy Success Online Workshops

We’re excited to offer you online workshops to help develop essential study skills. These include time management, critical thinking, referencing and much more.

Check out the Workshops tab on the Online campus page to for the full schedule.

Virtual Guided Meditation Sessions

Tune in for our daily virtual meditation session with our counsellors from across the nation. Take this time to introduce a little peace and calmness in your busy schedule to feel rejuvenated for the day ahead.

View the schedule here (under the workshops tab)

 

Contact us

1300 575 803
Torrens University: studentservices@torrens.edu.au

1300 209 112
Think Education: studentservices@think.edu.au

 

Campus information

Torrens University-Wakefield

Ground floor, 82-98 Wakefield St, Adelaide

Campus hours

During term

Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 7.00pm
Student access: 24/7 access


During term break

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.00pm

 

Student Services hours

During term

Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 7.00pm

During term break

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.00pm


THINK Education-Nursing

Ground floor, 82-98 Wakefield St, Adelaide

Campus hours

During term

Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 7.00pm
Student access: 24/7 access

 

During term break

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.00pm

Student Services hours

During term

Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 7.00pm

During term break

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.00pm

Your Student Services team can help with:
  • Enrolment and subject selection
  • Applying for leave, special consideration and extensions
  • Contacting support services
  • ... and much more

Looking to do some volunteer work? Click here