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My university experience competition

Tell or show us about your experience being a university student at Torrens University. You can write a blog post about making friends, create a vlog walking us through your daily routine or take a photo of the outfit you wear to your online classes. We’re flexible on style, we just want you to be as creative as you possibly can and show us who you are. 

There are three (3) categories and a student choice award, with each category offering prizes from $100 - $500!

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Be Good Be Well Week Promotion

Be Good Be Well: Health and Wellbeing Week

Trimester 3, 2021 - Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October

Our 'Be Good Be Well: Health and Wellbeing Week' is almost here and we’ve got a wonderful array of sessions lined up throughout the week to help you find balance as you juggle life, study and work.

Check out the schedule and put some time aside to make time for you!

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Free COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia, even if you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident. This includes people without a Medicare card, overseas visitors, international students, migrant workers and asylum seekers. 

You will need two doses of the same vaccine, a few weeks apart, for it to be most effective. COVID-19 vaccines help protect you from getting very sick. Find out at how and where to get the vaccine at the Department of Health vaccination site.

For more information, visit COVID-19 vaccine information in your language or call 1800 020 080. For translating and interpreting services, call 131 450.


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Greater Sydney COVID-19 update - online learning for the rest of 2021

Our Sydney campuses will remain closed until further notice and online learning will continue in T3 until the end of the year. 

 

As soon as restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so, we will open campuses for practical classes and applied sessions, drop-in activities and for students to make use of shared facilities.

This will undoubtedly be difficult news for everyone in NSW, especially those in Greater Sydney. It is more important than ever to keep communication lines open and connect virtually with your lecturers, classmates, friends and family. 

We are here to support you and we will continue to get through this as a community. If you need extra support during this time, please remember our Student Counselling Team can help you. All support services will continue to be available online. For further information, call the Contact Centre on 1300 575 803.

If you would like company while you study, there are regular Virtual Study Groups available where you can connect with other students. Details available here.

There are extra requirements for our nursing students to be aware of as well regarding vaccinations and their placements. Please ensure you keep an eye on the Nursing section of this page on the Student Hub

News and Information

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Our Practical Learning Centre on the Leura Campus consists of a simulated hotel where first and second year undergraduate students live, work and study. This is where you’ll complete your practical training in food and beverage, housekeeping and front office duties.

Our campus features inviting spaces, high ceilings, lots of light and seminar rooms for learning, collaboration and entrepreneurship.  Facilities on campus include a student lounge area, games room, gym, swimming pool, two restaurants and  a Coffee Cart operated by students. 

During your time at Leura you can look forward to:

  • Direct access to academic staff

  • Transparency of your course materials

  • Opportunities to hear from industry professionals

Where We Are

Address: 1 Chambers Road, Leura 2780 

Public transport nearby:

Leura Station:

It is a 28 minute walk to campus or a 20 minute bus ride, bus numbers 685, 690K or 695

​Plan your trip:

Taxi Butler 

13 CABS (2227)

There is a Taxi Butler button located at reception. One press and your taxi is booked!

Free on site car parking

We have an on site parking for on campus students. Students will need to advise front office of their car registration if they wish to use the car park. 

 Borrow a Bike

We have push bikes available for students to borrow free of charge. Contact the Duty Manager on 0420 984 668

Campus Facilities and Services

At Leura campus we have a wide range of facilities available to help you get the most from your education. Students have access to:

  • Recharge stations and Study Hubs

  • Computer labs including a MacLab

  • Library with learning resources

  • B+W & colour photocopiers

  • Swimming pool 

  • Basketball Court

  • BBQ area

  • Sporting equipment hire

  • Campus wide Wi-Fi

  • Counselling consultation room

  • Bicycle hire

  • On-site coffee cart and cafe 

  •  Restaurants 

  • Games room 

  • Gym 

 

 

 

Dietary needs

All menus and food labels in all outlets have dietary options noted for your reference. The team in Food and Beverage will do our absolute best to accommodate any special dietary need that you have. Please feel free to talk to any member of the team about any needs that are not being covered on a daily basis.

 

 

Campus WiFi

We provide free WiFi at Leura Campus so you can also access the Internet on your own devices.

Wireless name: Stu-Wifi

User name: student ID

Password: your email password

Computer requirements

All students are expected to have access to a computer with:

  • a set of standard software packages

  • internet connectivity

You will need a computer for:

  • assessments

  • using the library

  • online resources

  • accessing Sharepoint, learning portal and your student portal.

If you don't have a computer - think about how you'll get access to one for your study.

On-campus students are required to have a laptop with necessary software installed

You should bring your laptop with you to class every day.

Browsing the internet

We recommend using Google Chrome web browser 

The Sharepoint is where you access course material

Download Google Chrome Now.

Printing on campus

1. Open your browser and enter http://bmwebprint:9191/app

2. Upload your documents

  • Click on the 'Web Print' tab and click 'Submit Job'

  • Select the printer name

  • Click the button '2. Print Options and Account Settings' and select number of copies.

  • Click 'Upload from Computer' or drag your files in to the gray box - you can only upload file types: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PSF and XPS

  • Click 'Upload & Complete'

  • Your file will then be sent to the printer queue. Log out of Papercut.

3. Release your print job

  • Log in to the printer by swiping your student ID card on the printer's card device (if you don't have your student ID card handy you can enter your details manually)

  • The machine will give you the option to print, copy or scan. Select 'Print'

  • Select your print job in the list using the touch screen

  • Press 'Print' and you're done!

  • The cost of your print job will be displayed when the job is selected

IT troubleshooting

For IT troubleshooting, please contact Students Services for assistance in logging an IT ticket.

 

Security on campus

The Duty Manager is available 24 hours a day on 0420 984 668

After hours emergency - call 000.

  • Make sure that your door is locked whenever you leave your room 
  • Never leave your belongings unattended
  • Do not leave valuables around unnecessarily on campus
  • Report suspicious behaviour or anything you feel may be unsafe to the Duty Manager 
  • Report all injuries and incident to teh Duty Manager and complete an incident report form
  • If you need assistance or to report any medical conditions, please contact the Duty Manager 

Student Safety

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

  • Please ensure you have the Duty Managers contact number saved in your phone
  • Avoid travelling alone at night
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid dark, vacant and deserted areas
  • If an incident does occur please contact the Duty Manager so we can support you and work alongside local police to minimise risk and promote safety

Emergency assembly area

The designated assembly area is on the lawn outside Nesuto, opposite the entry near Student Services.

 

The Socratic Seminar: Breaking Bad Habits

Socratic Seminar: Breaking Bad Habits

Let’s examine, explore, question and discuss how to break bad habits that affect and hinder your success.

They are an opportunity to gain unique insights, learn practical skills, and meet and share with others grappling with the similar questions.

Session details:

  • Wednesday 27 October 2021, 10.30am AEDT
  • Thursday 28 October 2021, 5pm AEDT

Register now

Global Perspectives Series

Don't miss this week's instalment of the Global Perspectives Series.

Register now

Coming up

Speaker 3

Wednesday 20 October, 5pm AEDT
Featuring Lena Willoughby 
Cluster Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development Manager Marriott UAE 

Speaker 4

Wednesday 27 October, 3.30pm AEDT
Featuring Gaylord Lamy
General Manager, The Langham, Jakarta

October Pumpkin Hunt

 

 

Starting from 1st October until 30 October 2021 we will hide this pumpkin emoticon  on our SRC Instagram and Facebook posts. Join the hunt, count them, and send the answer through our Instagram/Facebook direct message on 30th Oct 2021 at 5pm AEDT (submission before this time will not be counted). The top three winners with the correct answers will get a prize, and the winners will be revealed on 31 October!

Please include the following details while sending us your answer:

  • Name
  • Student ID
  • Student email
  • How many pumpkins did you find in the Instagram posts
  • How many pumpkins did you find in the Facebook posts

   

Virtual Karaoke Night

Karaoke Night

Belt out a song karaoke-style, lead a sing along with the group or lip sync your favourite song whose lyrics really mean something to you!

When: Friday 5 November, 6pm AEDT

Do you want to be featured on our Instagram and Facebook pages? Send us a video of you singing if you want to be featured!!

 

Register now

Join a Virtual Study Group

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Looking for a study buddy, someone to keep you in check and help you avoid the dreaded study procrastination? 

If so, join one of our Virtual Study Groups. Check the details and full schedule.

Do you enjoy playing eSports?

Esports is one of the world's fastest growing online competitive gaming industries and we are excited to announce TUA Esports Club has partnered with UniSport Australia to bring you an incredible online gaming opportunity.

You don’t need to be a professional gamer! All skill levels are welcome, if online gaming is an interest to you, there are a range of eSport gaming options to participate in to suit your abilities. Whether you are an aspiring professional player or someone taking their first steps in the online gaming world, this activity is the perfect opportunity to build your student community network while having fun.

Interested? We are looking for students to join our incredible University E-sport community and help us build our Torrens eSport Team. Join an existing team or create your own team; we would love to hear from you.

So, what’s in it for you? Your battle area awaits you, participate in some of your favourite multiplayer eSports games, with the potential to compete in regional competitions against other Universities and major prizes to be won. Plus - you’ll have the chance to meet and connect with other incredible students online with a similar interest to you!

Join our Discord Server

 

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
  • Advocating and representing the student body

 

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Mentoring Scholarship Students (MSS) and Ambassadors

The Mentoring Scholarship Students and Ambassadors are year 2 students who have displayed an exemplary performance in their practical learning and have completed their first industry placement.

They hold various positions on campus, and assist instructors and other support staff to support your learning needs.

 

Operations & Support Service Information

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Campus Life

The Campus Life Team organise, promote and manage on-campus as well as off-campus events for Leura students. These events include beach days, winery and brewery visits, bushwalking, native fauna zoo visits, complimentary tickets to sporting and music events, visits from personal trainers, therapy dog visits, massage and beauty therapist visits, movie nights on campus, games nights, and more! Campus Life are always happy to hear suggestions from students; Leura campus is your home away from home, and it is important to balance your studies while residing, learning, and working here.

Along with the fun aspects of Campus Life, the team also offer support and agency in the following ways:

  • Encourage a sense of belonging, particularly to the online students, to the BMIHMS family
  • Support students who are learning online
  • Mentor the Student Representative Council (SRC) team members and Mentoring Scholarship Students (MSS) for Campus Life team
  • Facilitate the process of students reaching necessary support staff on campus
  • Encourage and promote students to conduct an open and professional dialogue with their fellow students and staff regarding campus matters
  • Act as the conduit for those students seeking support for their academic or non-academic challenges
  • Acknowledge and support international students with challenges they may experience with understanding the Australian culture
  • Encourage a culture of belonging, inclusivity, and equality for both the on-campus and online student community

Make an appointment with Campus Life

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Faith Support

BMIHMS seeks to create a fun, inclusive and relaxed environment to enjoy sharing your faith by celebrating our cultural, ethnic and faith diversity. To find out more refer to Faith Support - Leura and Faith Support Presentation​, or contact our Faith Coordinator, Dr Zelko Livaic, who will be happy to assist with Faith Support of any Faith type in your unique spiritual journey.

Counselling Services

BMIHMS at Torrens University Australia offers a free supportive, confidential counselling service to students including when they are on placement. 

Rebekah De Melo:

Book online

Email BMIHMS Counsellor

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The Front Office team is here to assist you with the following services:

  • Accommodation requests, inquiries and accounts
  • Maintenance requests
  • Room keys
  • Amenities are available for sale at front office during business hours
  • Other concerns that you are not sure who to ask!

Feel free to visit, call, or email

7.30am – 4pm Monday to Friday 

02 4780 1600

Check-In & Check Out

You are required to check-in and check-out from week 3 onward by reporting to reception on Wednesdays each week.  Please remember to bring a form of payment with you in order to settle your outstanding account.

Check in: 8.30am-11am

Check out: 1pm-3:30pm

If you are unable to check-in or out, please notify the front office team by email.

Mail & Parcel Collection

Any mail that is received for you will be delivered to your room by the porter on duty.  If you receive a parcel, you will be notified by email to come and collect it from Front Office, at your earliest convenience.

Maintenance Requests

The maintenance team is onsite to assist in any maintenance issues in your room or on campus.

Accommodation Changes

Please let the team know if you have any requests regarding changes of accommodation.

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Here is some useful information about our housekeeping department: 
 
Dry Cleaning and Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning services are available for your business attire with applicable fees. Monday-Wednesday drop off with a 2 to 3 day turnaround. If you require this service please deliver your items to the Housekeeping Department. Dry cleaning costs will be billed to your front office account.
  • Service uniforms are dispensed and laundered by the team.
  • The student laundry located on the bottom floor of the Everglades West building is open 24 hours a day. The student laundry located at Nesuto is open from 7am to 11pm daily.  If you are unsure how to use the machines, please contact the housekeeping team for assistance.

Other Housekeeping Services

  • Toilet rolls, towels, bed sheets and rubbish/garbage bin liners are available on request
  • Your room will be clean once a week by our housekeeping team and students.

Housekeeping Hours 

7.30am – 4pm (Monday – Thursday)
7.30am – 2pm (Friday)
After hours call the Duty Manager on ext 1694 or 0420 984 668
 

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What do we do?

•Weekly Careers and Employability classes

•Provide assistance with your cover letter and resume writing

•Interview practice

•Career planning and goal setting for your Industry Placement and beyond

•Group and individual Gallup coaching sessions

•Working closely with Industry Team to organise the GPP Careers Expo, Hotel Recruitment days and hotel tours

•Assisting with volunteer events for students to gain experience

 

Careers Connect

Careers Connect is the platform for all BMIHMS students that gives students the opportunity to explore:

•To submit your cover letter and resume for reviewing by Success Coach Team

•To make an appointment with Success Team for careers consulting and coaching session

•Volunteer job opportunities to gain experience

•Casual, Part Time and Industry Placement job opportunities

•Unpaid Internship opportunities

•Graduate job opportunities

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Visit your Library website:  https://library.torrens.edu.au/home

Chat with your Library

New to using Ebooks?   Want to find a journal article?  Keen to learn more about Referencing? 

Check out our daily Study Success Workshops.

We have many online tools and resources to help you succeed in your studies. As a starting point when seeking academic support, we encourage you to explore these helpful resources.

Academic Skills page on Blackboard: On this page you’ll find the Academic Writing Guide which contains information about academic writing, analysing assessment briefs and the Torrens APA referencing guide. On this page you’ll also see videos and documents related to essay/report writing, reading and note-taking, academic integrity. You can access the Academic Skills page by following the path Blackboard > Student Resources > Academic Skills.

Studiosity: Submit your assessment drafts for feedback on structure, grammar, use of language and referencing. There is also an online chat service where you can ask any questions regarding referencing or assessment structure. Access Studiosity via your subject page on Blackboard, or via the Torrens University Library page. All BMIHMS@TUA students get 10 free touchpoints with Studiosity each term. Please note that Studiosity cannot assist you with content, this is the role of your Learning Facilitator. 

Academic Skills Website: The resources available here are designed to help you to develop the academic skills you will need in order to demonstrate your learning and apply your knowledge in your professional future. 

Study 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. Join an online workshop to learn more about topics such as academic writing, referencing, reading and note-taking, and academic integrity. You don’t need to register for these workshops, just login 5-10 minutes before the session starts.

https://library.torrens.edu.au/academicskills/home

Contact us

Front Office

Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm AEST
 (02) 4780 1600
 

Student Services 

Monday to Friday: 9am - 4pm AEST
 1300 575 803

BMIHMS Student Services

 

Duty Manager  

Monday to Sunday: 24 hrs a day 
 0420 984 668 
 

Location

 

 1 Chambers Road, Leura NSW 2780

How can we help

Front Office

  • Name badges
  • Room keys
  • Mail collection
  • Maintenance requests

 

Duty Manager

  • Incident and accident reporting
  • After hours equipment hire
  • After hours maintenance issues

Campus Life

  • On and off-campus activities

Student Services

  • Enrollment enquiries and tutorial options
  • Applying for leave, special consideration and assessment extensions
  • Contacting support services
  • Policies and forms