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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!

Your Campus

 

Appropriate measures have been taken to ensure your safety on campus. We ask that you check in to campus using the Check in QLD App and follow the guidelines in place for your well-being and the well-being of others.

Download the Check in QLD app

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Brisbane COVID-19 update

Update - Friday 24 September 2021

The 11 Local Government Areas in South East Queensland will continue following stage 3 restrictions. From 24 September 2021, mask requirements are changing, including the following restrictions:

  • Masks must be worn at all times in indoor places when standing and outdoors when you cannot maintain social distancing of 1.5m from others.
  • Masks must be worn on public transport and if you are in a taxi, rideshare or shuttle service.

Please refer to the Queensland Health website for further details of the restrictions.

Our Brisbane campuses are open at this time, unless there are further uppdates to the Queensland Government health advice.

Gotha St campus workshops

List of workshops

For an easy list of all available workshops, you can go to the Workshop page. This page is also located on the Student Central page.

There are many online workshops for software skills (Adobe, SketchUp etc) and mentoring sessions. Check the page regularly for future content. 


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Welcome to Adobe Workshop

To ensure you and your computer are ready, watch this introductory workshop that will take you through the basic difference between each Adobe program and how to install them on your computer. You will also be introduced to LinkedIn Learning, where you will find useful video tutorials to help you with aspects of your assessments and module activities.

This recorded session is open to ALL Design and Creative Technology students at ALL campuses.

 WATCH HERE

Gotha St campus - News and Information

Trimester 3 Events and Activities

Herbs For Health Competition

Celebrate Herbal Medicine Week

As part of the Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) Herbal Medicine Week, we will be running a social media campaign called Herbs for Health! Share your photo or video for a chance to win a Tea Tonic prize

What to do:

Take a photo or video of a herb you love and tell us why you love it.

  1. Post on your Facebook or Instagram account*.
  2. Add the hashtags:  #HerbsforHealth  #TorrensUni. #HerbalMedicineWeek
  3. Tag @Thepracticewellbeing
  4. The best entry will win a Tea Tonic Tea Box

*Note: your post must be public in order for the team to see it.

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

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

Together For Good

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Come on Brisbane. Show the big hearts you have. Declutter your house, check your pantry, do a wee bit more shopping and bring your stuff to the campus. Let’s help others, together for good!

As part of 'Together For Good: Loud & Local' we’d like to ask you to help us help some local social enterprises.

Here's who, and how, you can help.

On behalf of the organisations below, thank you in advance.

Small Paws Animal Rescue and Best Friends Felines (BFF)

Both charities support all unwanted small fur friends as well as domestic violence victims and their animals.  With the current pandemic and breeding season in its peak, they need our help.

They are looking for:

  • Wet and dry cat & dog food; (for baby animals and adult fur friends)
  • Cat litter (any type)
  • Used soft blankets
  • Used towels
  • Cat/dog beds or pillows with cases
  • Cat/dog carriers
  • Cat/kitten/dog toys
  • Flea treatment
  • Kitten playpens

Collection end date: Tuesday 2 November 2021

Donation baskets are placed in the Cafe Area on Bowen Tce campus and near the student services on Gotha St campus.

Alternatively, you can make direct donations (reference: Torrens Uni)

Other ways to help

Have you de-sexed your cat yet? If not, BFF is running their Last Litter Program, where you can do it for free or you can sponsor their program.

Have you considered adopting a fur friend or being a foster carer?

  

 

Women's and Kids Shelter (Ipswich area, address confidential)

With Christmas approaching fast, let’s make this festive season a bit more joyful for kids and mums, those in temporary accommodation. We will be creating Christmas and gift hampers and therefore we need:

  • New or used kids bicycles and scooters (don’t worry, we have someone who can fix them) – please leave them in the car park and let Student Services know.
  • Non-perishable food (i.e. cereals, spreads, canned food, rice, pasta, snacks, nuts, sauces, spreads, sweets etc.)
  • New and used games, decks of cards, colouring books, balls etc.
  • New small gifts for boys and girls
  • New toiletries (combs, brushes, tooth brushes and paste, roll-ons and deodorants -no aerosol, creams etc.
  • New towels, blankets, bed linen

Collection end date:
Wednesday 24 November 2021

Donation baskets are placed in the Cafe on Bowen Tce campus and near Student Services on Gotha St campus.

 

Success Coach Workshops & Webinars - Trimester 3 2021

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Discover the secrets for study and career success from industry leaders, Torrens students and alumni plus our very own high performance strengths and career coaches.

View the schedule on the Success Coach page.

Drop-in Sessions

Your Success Coach can help with subject selection, career advice, study workload, and much more!

There are drop-in sessions for students in Business course every week.

Tuesday, 10am to 11am
Thursday, 3pm to 4pm
At Bowen campus, Level 1 CAFE area

Head over to the Success Coach page if you want to make an appointment with your specific Success Coach.

Coffee Connections

Head to our campus Cafe couch area every Wednesday between 11am - 1pm to chat with our Campus Director, Counsellor and Success Coaches, while having a coffee on us!

Student Ambassadors

The Torrens University Marketing team are seeking some enthusiastic Health or Education student ambassadors to support with Open Day events. 

Find out more about this paid role here. 

Are you interested in assisting us with various events (set up, social media, merchandise, on the day), providing feedback on student experience and assisting marketing with content?  If this is you, please email Susina, and include:

  • your resume
  • what course you are studying
  • your campus location

Find Your Nursing Buddy 

The Australian College of Nursing has launched an initiative to support nurses during these tough times.

Click here to find out more about this project and how to get connected.

Applying for a Blue Card?

Blue card

Are you a Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine or Clinical Nutrition student? If so, you will need to apply for a 'Blue Card' in order to attend your Pre-Clinical Studies Work Integrated Learning placements and Clinical Practicum sessions.

You can also apply for your Blue Card online via the Queensland Government website 'Apply Online' section.

Students can also use the below pre-filled 'Blue Card' application form. You will need proof of identity, and a "certified copy" of your identification attached to your application for the Blue Card. 

Please note, your application must be validated by a member of staff. You can have the form signed off by any of our Gotha Street Student Services staff.

The university offers a range of services to aid you throughout your course. Below is a handy list of helpful guides and services that can improve your course progression goals. There are also various workshops/sessions geared towards these supports on there respective pages. 
 

Student Central page
The Student Central page has direct links to your mostly used sites and platforms, like you Emails, Portal and Blackboard. Bookmark this page!

Getting Started page
The Getting Started page has links to guides and tutorials on where to access and how to use your study platforms. A great resource for new students.

Subject Selection page
Don't know what subjects to select? Need help with navigating the Subject Selection tool? Check out the Subject Selection page for guidance. Don't forget to consult your Course Structure when choosing subjects. These can be found on the Business, Health and Design pages.

Success Coach
Success Coaches advise on course enrolment, choosing subjects, course progression, employability and careers goals. They can also connect you with available support service, such as Academic Skills, Counselling and Library Services.

Library and Learning services
There is information to aid writing, study and research techniques, referencing, time management and more on this site You can also use the 'Chat Now' tab to ask our library questions.

Academic Skills
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.

Workshops
This page contains many workshops to aid in specific subjects, and course specific programs. Other academic workshops and tutorial sessions can also be located on the corresponding services pages.

Counselling
Counsellors listen and help you explore areas of concern and work on strategies that can assist you. This can include, but is not limited to;

  • Feeling isolated, stressed, or unmotivated
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Handling loneliness or lack of support

Careers and Industry
Careers Connect is a career service platform, which connects Students, Success Coaches and Industry. It can aid you in;

  • Resume & cover letter review services 
  • View and RSVP to Careers & Industry-related events
  • Search & apply for casual, part-time and graduate jobs
  • Search & apply for volunteering, WIL, placements and virtual internships

Blackboard Support

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Having technical difficulties with Blackboard? Is an assessment submission link not appearing? Is a link to content not working?

You can contact Blackboard Support directly via chat, phone and email! Please see contact options and FAQ guide here.

Your Health and Wellness is important – stay healthy and well through your studies

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The Practice Wellbeing Centre at the Gotha St campus is open for bookings Monday to Saturday.
Telehealth appointments are available Tuesday - Thursday and Saturday.
Support your health and wellness in our clinics with a consultation by student practitioners of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine. 

Please contact The Practice Wellbeing Centre by phoning 07 3270 1040 or email to make an appointment.

Bring along the below voucher for a complementary session.

 

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 Brisbane SRC is looking for new faces to bring fresh ideas to the SRC. We are currently recruiting for passionate, willing and committed students to join the SRC to be the voice for Brisbane students on campus. If you think you are the right candidate to join the team, please see Student Services at the Bowen campus or email the SRC team at brisbane@src.torrens.edu.au.


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

 

The Gotha St campus is home to Nursing, Beauty and Health students.

In Fortitude Valley, just minutes from the city centre, our Gotha Street Campus is a creative and stimulating learning environment that supports our Nursing, Beauty and Health students throughout their student journey. That is part of our mission to support students in a creative and fun learning environment for their practical education components.

Enjoy the latest Nursing and Health fully simulated environments, which support open learning and collaborative classroom discussion in an industry led environment.

The Gotha St campus is just a 10 minute walk away from Fortitude Valley Train Station

Facilities

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

  • Indoor and outdoor and student break-out areas
  • Campus-wide Wi-Fi
  • Counselling Consultation rooms
  • Wellbeing Centre where you can book a beauty or natural therapies treatment
  • PC Computer breakout area for students
  • 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:

Gotha Street

 

Public transport nearby:

Fortitude Valley Train Station:
Train: 10 min walk

 

Buses
Closest stops ~1 block from campus

 

Plan your trip:

 Car parking

There is no student parking on campus.
 

On-Street Parking

Restricted paid parking is available close to the campus. 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.
 

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

IT requirements

You will need a computer to:

access digital learning resources

access video and audio recordings

submit and complete online assessments

participate in classroom discussion and collaboration via online communication and collaboration tools.

Minimum IT requirements for studying online

Computer hardware
  • Access to a desktop, laptop or tablet computer
  • Speakers or headset
  • Microphone
  • Web camera
Operating system
  • Mac users: OSX 10.8 and above
  • PC users: Windows 7 and above
Internet

A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection, with sufficient upload and download capacity.

Contact your internet service provider if you have concerns about your data allowance or internet speed.

Web browser The recommended web browser to access Blackboard (your Learning Portal) is Firefox, in addition some audio PowerPoints will require Google Chrome.
Software

Office software to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Office 365 is available as a free download as part of your student account.

There may also be software required for your specific course. Your Learning Facilitator will advise you of this when you start studying.

Learning Portal (Blackboard)

Find out how to get help with Blackboard here.

Printing

There is one printer located on Gotha 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 WebPrint. To print, you will need to have credits in your WebPrint account.

WebPrint Login

  • From your personal laptop, head to https://webprint.torrens.edu.au/
  • From a campus computer, click 'more details' on the green popup box in the top right corner
  • Log into your WebPrint account
    • Username = Student ID (A000XXXXX)
    • Password = Single-Sign-On Password (Student Email password)

Top up your WebPrint 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 WebPrint 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 to https://webprint.torrens.edu.au/ 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 Campus Director on 0432 663 797.

  • 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

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

Fire Wardens at Gotha Street

  • Karen Lam - Ground Floor
  • Sharon Peut -Level 1
  • Jane Taylor - Level 2

Contact us

Torrens University

1300 575 803
 Email Student Services

Think Education

1300 209 112
 Email Student Services

Campus information

Gotha Street

123 Gotha Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
 

Campus hours
Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
ID card swiping is required to enter the campus after 4:00pm until 6:00pm.
Sat: ID card swiping is required to enter the campus from 7:30am - 3:30pm

Student Services hours
Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm


Public Holidays - Campus Closed

04/10/2021 - Queen's Birthday 
29/10/2021 - Ekka Holiday

 


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