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Adelaide

The Adelaide campus is home to Torrens University Australia, Think Education, Media Design School and Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School.


Campus holiday hours

4 January to 30 January Campus reopens: 9am to 5pm

31 January onwards

Student Services hours: 7.30am to 6.30pm
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Trimester 1 2022 Subject Selection is now open

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Enrol in your subjects, via your Student Portal today, so you don't miss out on your preferred class.

For Student Portal tips, and help with how to enrol, go to the Subject Selection page.

Check the important dates for T1 2022.

Uni-wide Workshops


We have a great series of workshops each trimester to assist you with your study skills, course skills, and wellbeing.

Study Success Sessions

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 full schedule.

 Success Coach Sessions

We’re excited to offer you online workshops to help keep you connected.

Check out the  full schedule of workshops schedule for your course/area.

 International Student Virtual Support Sessions

We are excited to offer our new International Students virtual support sessions.  If you have questions about student visa study requirement, OSHC, subject selection, the learning portal (Blackboard), your student email or anything else then please join us at one of our virtual support sessions. You will be able to talk to us in real time and get an instant response.

View the full schedule here. All workshops are listed in Sydney time (AEST)

Alternatively feel free to email an International Student Advisor or book a private session here.

 Wellbeing - 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.

Check the daily meditation schedule at the Counselling page.

Success Coach Workshops & Webinars - T3 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.

Free Food Market

Heart and Soul Group

Heart and Sould Group provides free fruit, veg, bakery and pantry items.

No Centrelink or Healthcare Card required.

Also available: low-cost extras, such as meat, chocolate, hips and snacks for purchase.

Monday to Friday, 11am to 2pm ACST, from Heart & Soul Group Warehouse - 30 Fourth Street, Wingfield SA


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.

Wellbeing: Take care

What is Wellbeing vs What is Resilience?

What are the elements of good wellbeing – the 5 WAYS to Wellbeing?

How can you use this knowledge to improve your wellbeing?

What resources / facilities are there to help with this?

Click here to listen

Mindful Meditation

with Rebecca Schulz, Adelaide Student Counsellor

Join us every Friday at 2:30pm

Click here to join

Meeting ID: 316 152 643

Passcode: 2fAr94

Click for more information

Trimester 2- Success Coach Workshops and Webinars

 

Torrens University E-Sports Club

 

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


 SA Challenge Intervarsity Tournament

2021 SA Challenge

The SA Challenge is an annual intervarsity multi-sport competition between students from University of South Australia, Flinders University, and the University of Adelaide. The event is endorsed by UniSport Australia and is all about participation, fun and games.

We are very proud of the efforts and commitment of all of the students who participated in these competitions.

Results:

  • Soccer - first place in the Men's Competition.
  • Cricket - first place overall, and took the shield home. The shield will be displayed on campus soon.

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Our Cricket Team with the winner's shield

2021 SA Challenge Cricket team in action

Cricket Team in action

2021 SA Challenge Cricket team in action

Cricket Team in action

2021 SA Challenge  - Soccer Team

Our winning Soccer Team

2021 SA Challenge  - Soccer Team in action

Soccer Team in action

2021 SA Challenge  - Table Tennis Team

Our Table Tennis Team

2021 SA Challenge  - Table Tennis Team in action

Table Tennis Team in action

2021 SA Challenge  - Bandminton Team

Our Badminton Team

2021 SA Challenge  - Bandminton Team in action

Badminton Team in action

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

 

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:

Find your way around your campus

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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)

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.

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.

 

Learning portal (Blackboard)

Find out how to get help with Blackboard here.

Troubleshooting

For IT troubleshooting please contact Student Services.

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

Contact us

Torrens University

1300 575 803

Email Student Services

Think Education

1300 209 112

Email Student Services

Campus information

Address

Ground Floor
82-98 Wakefield Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Campus hours

During term
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 4.30pm
Sunday Closed
During term break
Monday to Friday

9am - 5pm

24/7 access available on level one. Please enter via Wakefield St entrance.

Weekend Closed
Summer break
No access between 24 December 2021 and 3 January 2022

Student Services hours

During term
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday 9am - 4:30pm
Sunday Closed
During term break
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Weekend Closed

Your Student Services team can help with:

  • Enrolment and subject selection
  • Applying for leave, special consideration and extensions
  • Contacting support services
  • ... and much more

Take us with you on-the-go! Download the Student App from the App Store or get it on Google Play today!

 


SRC Facebook page

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

Like their page to keep up to date with your SRC, campus event's and to get in touch with them to share your future event ideas. 

Click here to check it out now!

 

 


 

 

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TUA Merchadise

Want a Torrens University hoodie, teddy bear, keyring or cap?

Head to the official Torrens University merchandise site.