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The Brisbane campus is home to Billy Blue College of Design, CATC Design School, APM College of Business and Communication, Australasian College of Natural TherapiesAustralian National College of Beauty and Torrens University Australia.


Brisbane 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, both of the Brisbane campuses 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


Find out what online workshops are happening this week


 

Frame + Work — T1 2020 — Tools of the Trade Photography Competition

Billy Blue College of Design students at Torrens University have an exciting new competition to enter.

We challenge you to capture tools of the trade. Using a high-quality camera, capture behind-the-scenes of tools used in the process of creation OR a specialty tool someone uses in their profession, such as a musician’s instrument, the paintbrush of an artist, or even your studio/practice. 

For more information, go to:
We are the frontier

To register go to:
See a step-by-step guide on how to enter here!

Submissions close midnight 20 April 2020

Prizes
First prize: $500
Second prize: $300
Third prize: $200

+ More to be announced

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

 



 

The Student Representative Council is looking for new faces to bring fresh ideas to the SRC in 2020. We are currently recruiting for passionate, willing and committed students to join the SRC to be the voice for Brisbane students on campus next year. If you believe you would be the right fit, please click on the link and answer our survey.

We would love to have you on board! 



 

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.


Having trouble drawing fashion flats in Illustrator?

Join this online 2-part workshop run over weeks 6 & 7. The workshops are aimed to provide fashion students with assistance in drawing fashion flats using Adobe Illustrator.

You will learn how to maximise the pen tool, organise layers, utilise the pathfinder, create custom symbol libraries and pick up techniques for working faster to increase your productivity.

6:30pm – 8:30pm (NSW TIME)
PART 1 : Wednesday 25th March
PART 2 : Wednesday 1st April 


JOIN THE SESSION HERE:

Join Here 
Please join 5 minutes early so we can start on time.


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.

 


 

Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Get study tips and support with your course content during these free PASS sessions. Click here for sessions and times!

The Brisbane campuses are home to Business, Design and Health students.

In Fortitude Valley, just minutes from the city centre, Brisbane's cutting-edge new campus on Bowen Terrace is a creative and stimulating learning environment. That is part of our mission to disrupt and reinterpret the way education is delivered.

Enjoy the latest digital learning technologies, open learning and collaborative classroom and project spaces, and a creative and stimulating vibe.

The Gotha St campus is just a 15 minute walk away.

Facilities

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

  • Student break-out areas
  • After-hours access zone
  • Library
  • Campus-wide Wi-Fi
  • Cafe
  • Ping pong table
  • Counselling consultation rooms
  • Wellbeing Centre where you can book a beauty or natural therapies treatment (at Gotha Street Campus)
  • Photography studios
  • Computer room
  • Student Kitchenette with sink, fridges and microwaves


Disability services
The University is committed to ensuring that all new facilities meet the highest level of access standards. If you are having difficulties or concerns regarding your access to campus facilities, contact a Student Services Team Leader in the first instance. Details regarding disabled parking in the local vicinity can found on the local Council’s website.
You can access the Disability Resource Pack for students by clicking here.

How to get here:

Public transport nearby:

Fortitude Valley Train Station:
Bowen Terrace: 12 min walk

 

Buses
Closest stops ~1 block from each campus

 

Plan your trip:

 Car parking

There is no student parking on campus.
 

On-Street Parking

Restricted paid parking is available on-street. However, much of it is reserved for local residents. 

In the Brisbane Central Traffic Area, you can park for a maximum of two hours on unsigned streets, unless there are parking meters or signs showing otherwise.The two hour limit applies between 7am-6pm, Monday to Friday, and 7am to midday on Saturday.
 

Commercial Parking

Secure Parking offers 7am to 10pm car parking underneath the campus. Check out https://www.secureparking.com.au/en-au for rates.​

Wilson Parking offers car parking at multiple locations around Brisbane. Check out http://www.wilsonparking.com.au for locations and rates.​

Ride

If you ride your own bike to campus, remember to bring a bike lock for security. At this stage, the campuses do not offer bike racks so you are responsible for finding a safe parking location.
 

CityCycle

Hire station 53 is opposite the Brisbane campus. There are over 150 stations around Brisbane's CBD. For more information on how to use the service, visit http://www.citycycle.com.au.


Find your way around your campus

Throughout your studies you may find you need IT assistance. IT services are able to assist you with basic network access such as connecting to Wi-Fi or how to use printing facilities.

IT is unable to assist with hardware or software related issues; this is the responsibility of students to resolve.

Accessing the internet

Campus WiFi connection details:

  • Wireless name: ThinkWireless
  • Password: thinkb81

Printing

There are five printers located on Brisbane Campus. We are committed to creating a sustainable environment for our students and staff. We use PaperCut, a system which allows you to monitor the environmental impact of your printing and photocopying. You can print directly from your laptop using PaperCut by accessing THINKPrint.To print, you will need to have credits in your THINKPrint account.

THINKPrint Login

  • From your personal laptop, head to http://thinkprint
  • From a campus computer, click 'more details' on the green popup box in the top right corner
  • Log into your THINKPrint account
    • Username = Student ID
    • Password = My Account password

Top up your THINKPrint account

  • Credit or debit card
    1. Click the tab 'Top Up by Credit Card'
    2. Enter amount and your credit/debit card details (min. value $2, max. value $100)
    3. Click 'Pay Now' button
    4. Your THINKPrint account will be immediately credited.

Setting up your print job

  • Use the 'Web Print' tab to upload and submit your print job
  • Click 'Submit a Job'
  • Select the relevant printer name, along with preferences like A4/A3, BW/colour etc.
  • Click the button '2. Print Options and Account Settings' and select number of copies.
  • Click the button '3. Upload Documents'
  • Click 'browse' to upload the file you wish to print. You can only upload file types: Word, Excel,Powerpoint, PSF and XPS.
  • Click the button 'Upload and Complete'
  • Your file will then be sent to the printer queue
  • Click Log Out
  • Go to a printer to release your print job

Releasing your print job

  • Log into the printer by tapping your student ID card on the panel next to the printer
  • The panel will give you the option to scan, copy or print
  • Find your print job in the list, select it using the touch screen and press 'Print'
  • The cost of your print job will be displayed when the job is selected
  • Don't forget to log out once you're done printing.
  • Go tohttp://thinkprint and log in using your student ID
  • Click on the Web Print tab

Your safety is our highest priority. To ensure you stay safe and know what to do in the case of an emergency please read through the information below.

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.

Security on campus

After hours emergency, call 000 or your Acting Campus Manager, Sharon Toso, on 0468 516 568.

  • Wear your student ID card at all times
  • Never leave your belongings unattended
  • Do not bring unnecessary valuables 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)

Emergency & Evacuation

Campus Map

In every building you will find emergency evacuation posters that clearly explain where to go and what to do in an emergency evacuation. To be prepared, we recommend you familiarise yourself with emergency exits and procedures in each building you visit.

On hearing the alarm signal evacuate in an orderly manner to the nearest and safest exit while obeying the instructions of the Building and Area Wardens. If it is possible and safe take your personal belongings with you when you leave. If you can’t, do not return to get your belongings unless authorised by Wardens or Fire and Emergency Services personnel.

In the case of an emergency evacuation it is important to remain calm. Walk calmly quickly to the designated assembly area or as advised by a Warden or Fire and Emergency Services personnel and await further instruction.

Designated Assembly Area

Bowen Terrace Campus: On Bowen Terrace beside the CityCycle hire station (opposite the Petrie Point Apartments).

Gotha Street: The assembly area is outside the building, around the corner in Barry Parade. 

Fire Wardens at Bowen Terrace

  • Brodie Gordon-Selkirk - Level 1 Shared Services Hub
  • Campbell Kirk -Level 1 Shared Services Hub
  • Megan Lyneham -Level 1 Library
  • Glenn Smith - Level 2

 

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. 

 

The SRC is looking for new faces to bring fresh ideas to the SRC in 2020. We are currently recruiting for passionate, willing and committed students to join the SRC to be the voice for Brisbane students on campus next year. If you believe you would be the right fit, please click on the link and answer our survey. We would love to have you on board!


What is being an SRC member like?

That's a 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 Laureate community

 

Design Technology Store

The Design Technology Store provides the campus community with information and support about a range of camera, lighting and audio equipment. 

Contact us today with your questions, dtsbrisbane@laureate.edu.au, or take a look at the tutorials page.

Tutorials and equipment information 

 

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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

 

Bowen Terrace 

90 Bowen Terrace
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Campus hours

During Trimester

Mon - Thurs: 7.30am - 9.30pm
Fri: 7.30am - 6.00pm
*ID CARD ACCESS ONLY AFTER 5:00PM

During Trimester break

Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 6.00pm
*ID CARD ACCESS ONLY AFTER 5:00PM

 

Student Services hours

During Trimester

Mon - Thurs: 8:00am - 7.30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 6:30pm

 

During Trimester break

Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 6.00pm

After-hours access zone

Mon - Thurs: 9.35pm - 7.30am (next day)
Weekend: 7.00pm Fri - 7.30am Mon
 

Saturday phone and email support:

8am - 12pm AEST. 
1300 575 803

studentservices@torrens.edu.au
studentservices@think.edu.au

 


Gotha Street Campus

123 Gotha St
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
 

Campus hours

During Trimester

Mon, Weds and Fri: 7.30am – 4:30pm
Tues and Thurs: 7.30am - 9.30pm
*ID CARD ACCESS ONLY AFTER 4:00PM

During Trimester break

Mon - Fri: 7.30am – 4:30pm
*ID CARD ACCESS ONLY AFTER 4:00PM

Student Services hours

During Trimester

Mon, Wed, Fri: 8.00am- 4.30pm
Tues, Thurs: 8.00am- 6.30pm

During Trimester break

Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 4.30pm


Public Holidays
Campus Closed


Good Friday - 10 April 2020
Day after Good Friday - 11 April 2020
Easter Sunday - 12 April 2020
Easter Monday - 13 April 2020
Anzac Day - 25 April 2020
Labour Day - 4 May 2020


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