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Events & Activities

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Join us for inclusive events and activities to engage, have fun and gain new experiences with your peers.

The are many student events to select from - social, community, engagement - and you are invited to participate in both on-campus and virtual events and activities.

And make sure you check out the student discounts on offer.


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What's on

Love Melbourne! Make some art

 Starts Thursday 23 June

 Melbourne - Flinders St campus

Get creative and make some art on the front of a postcard that answers the question “What do you love about Melbourne?”

Artworks will be displayed at Toffee Cafe, ground floor. Plus, there will be prizes for Best in Show

Now closing Wednesday 10 August

Welcome Party - Adelaide

 Tuesday 16 August, 4pm - 6pm ACST

 Adelaide Wine Centre

Cost: $5

Join StudyAdelaide to celebrate the start of your education journey in Adelaide and the beginning of your life-long connection with our city! Experience a traditional welcome to country, meet the Deputy premier and enjoy finger food and music.

Fleurs De Villes : Femmes Flower Show

 Friday 19 August to Sunday 28 August, daily from 9am - 8pm

 The Calyx at Royal Botanical Garden Sydney

Cost: $22

The must-see flower show curated by Fleurs de Villes in partnership with The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney celebrates strong, remarkable women this August.

The event showcases the work of florists from Sydney and a range of workshops, talks from expert scientists and horticulturists, high teas, and bespoke dining experiences will also be on offer. 

Study Melbourne
The ICC International Men’s T20 World Cup and Stem Sisters Session

  Friday 26 August

 11am to 12pm AEST

 Online

  All Students

Meet the team behind the World Cup, hear about the players, teams, and how international students can connect over cricket and get involved.

AND

Ruwangi Fernando, the Founder of Stem Sisters will explain how she’s advancing career opportunities for women international students in STEM fields.

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Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2022

 Until 28 August

 Sydney - Art Gallery of NSW

Cost: Adult $22, Concession $20, Member $18

View the entries into the Archibald Prize, Wynne Prize and Sulman Prize. Visit the exhibition to vote for your favourite portrait in the ANZ People’s Choice award before voting closes on 31 July and see the work of budding artists aged 5–18 on display in the Young Archies.

Bounce!

Friday 16 September, 1pm - 4pm local time

 Cost: $10* per person (normal pricing $25)

Registration

*Please note that this is a non-refundable commitment.

Ticket sales close on Friday 9 September, 3pm AEST, unless sold out prior. 

Brisbane Sculpture festival

 Until 1 September

 Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong

We invite you to visit the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha to view a spectacular sculpture exhibition created by members of Sculptors Queensland Inc.

Come along and take a self-guided walk of the outdoor exhibition by this amazing group of artists.

Adelaide 500

 Thur 1 - Sun 4 December

 Adelaide

Cost: Tickets on sale soon

If you love the loud sounds of supercars racing around and great seating for views around the track this is a event not to be missed.

Held on the streets of the east end of Adelaide, South Australia  and known for sponsorship reasons as the Clipsal 500 and in its last years as the Superloop Adelaide 500

Bike Buddies 1 on 1 guided rides and cycling skills

 Untill 31 December

 City of Sydney

Our Bike Buddies program is designed to give you a bike riding confidence boost. This 1-on-1 service pairs you with a qualified instructor from Bike Wise for a free guided ride or cycling skills session. These services are available to people who live or work in the City of Sydney local government area.

Chinatown 'Bites and Culture' treasure hunt experience

 Until 1 January 2023

 Chinatown - Dixon Street, Haymarket, NSW

Cost: Adult $40

On this trail, we will dig deeper into what makes this particular Chinatown unique by highlighting the details that are often overlooked. We will even show you its hidden gems & local hangs!

Compete with your friends and family or do it as a unique date night activity. You'll get to experience Chinatown like never before!

Regular events and activities

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New in town? Sign up to Meetup!

Did you move cities or even countries to study and are looking to make friends?

Check out Meetup to meet new people who share your interests through online and in-person events. It’s free to create an account and you can either join already existing meet up groups or found your own. Thousands of events are happening every day—join the fun!

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Frame+Work Competition

We challenge you to capture up to three images that showcase your interpretation of the theme “blue”.

 for Design and Creative Tech students

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Ultimo SRC Podcast

New episodes every fortnight

Online

 for Ultimo and Design students

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Sports - upcoming activities

 for anyone interested in playing sports or Esport.

Your Perfect Weekend

Insiders Guide have provided students with a fast way, no matter where in Australia you live, to find out more about Australia.

If you would like to have a cultural experience, explore Australian nature or find some adventure this weekend, do the Your 'Perfect Weekend' quiz.

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parkrun

449 locations around Australia – SA, NSW, VIC and QLD

Find the closest parkrun to you

Saturday and  Sundays

parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, or volunteer or do a combination of all these things!

The Couch International Student Centre

 Every Monday to Thursday evenings

6pm to 8pm

 Victorian international students

 A safe and free lounge space in Melbourne for international students to socialise, relax, study, and seek assistance. Free meals and events.

Study NSW Virtual Student Hub

 All NSW students

 Free programs and Events for International Students -  Sign up to access to free in-person and virtual events to enhance your employability skills, make new friends and practice English with student mentors.

Current three programs:
Accelerate Series – Growth Mindset, Healthy habits and much more.
English Conversation Club- place to socially connect with peers, make friends and practice your English.
Welcome & Wellbeing – monthly virtual events for further support.

Study Melbourne Student Centre – welfare and wellbeing advice

 Monday to Friday

9am to 5pm

 Victorian international students

 This is a free and confidential service and support for international students enrolled in Victoria. 

Student discounts

Ballers Clubhouse

Students in Melbourne – this is for you!

Ballers Clubhouse is Melbourne's largest gaming and bar venue. Get a 30% discount on your gaming pass with the promo code TORRENS.

For those who desire unrestricted access to all the games and wish to try them all, there is the All Games Pass (Cost - $24 per person and available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays). Play ping pong, virtual reality, darts, and more!

Discount Movie Tickets

Love great bargains on movie tickets?

Get discounted movie tickets for Hoyts, Greater Union, Events and Village Cinemas at a reduced price for both staff and students. Use the login details provided below to access the portal and purchase e-tickets

Username: TORRENS
Password: TORRENS

*There is a minimum of 2 tickets of the same type purchase is required, and the availability of seats is subject to the discretion of the cinema and their capacity.

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Lebara Mobile

Lebara, powered by Vodafone 4G Network, has always focused on providing value to its customers through SIM-only prepaid plans that include ample data, international call inclusions, and data banking.

We've teamed up with Lebara to offer a 30% discount on a new Medium 360 Day plan and a Large 180 Day plan, with the code TORRENS30.

Offer is valid until 31/01/2023.

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Scape Accommodation

Scape offers short stays or long-term student accommodation in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. They offer private or share rooms. Each Scape property is central located and has a regular event calendar, hosting events and activities to help you explore your new city and meet your fellow residents. We have a number of rooms available to Torrens University students at a reduced rack rate.

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UNiDAYS

If you are a student on the lookout for a student discount, UNiDAYS has exclusive deals and discounts from a variety of leading brands all in one place. You will find offers on food and clothing to tech, and among other things. UNiDAYS is free to join - you just need to verify your student email address to be eligible.

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JB Hi-Fi BYOD Online

Providing you with access to a wide range of education-specific laptops, tablets, accessories and insurance, at an affordable price. Products differ from those available in retail stores, as they are education-specific and selected for meeting a student's needs at home.

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Samsung

Samsung Electronics Australia is offering eligible students (full time or part time students) and employees of Australian educational intuitions access to the Samsung Education Store to receive Samsung products at discounted prices.

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Cashrewards

Do you often shop online? Get cash back with Cashrewards.

When you use Cashrewards to make an eligible purchase at one of your favourite stores, you will receive credit in your Cashrewards account, which you can then withdraw to your bank or PayPal account. Too easy!

*Terms and conditions apply; please see the website for further information.

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 Zap Fitness 24/7

$10 Start up fee, and $9.99 on Home Club access OR $10.99 on All Club access.

Just use code 'Corporate10' when joining online.

Special offer for Adelaide only - no joining fees.

This discount is provided solely by Fitness & Lifestyle Group and is subject to their terms and conditions and availability of membership. 

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Goodlife Health Clubs

Join now and get 20% off Goodlife 12/18 month Blue & Platinum memberships.

Offer is valid until 31/08/2022. After this date the discount will be 15%

Special offer for Goodlife Adelaide City only.

  • 20% discount ongoing from 30/05/2022 
  • No joining fees
  • The first 20 staff or students will receive a complimentary gym bag.

This discount is provided solely by Fitness & Lifestyle Group and is subject to their terms and conditions and availability of membership. 

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Fitness First

Join now and get 20% off Fitness First on 12 and 18 months Passport, Platinum and Titanium only (excl Black Label) memberships. Startup fee payable.

Offer is valid until 31/08/2022. After this date the discount will be 15%.

Special offer for Adelaide only - no joining fees.

This discount is provided solely by Fitness & Lifestyle Group and is subject to their terms and conditions and availability of membership. 

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Virtual Escape Room Discount

Who doesn't enjoy an exciting escape room game? I'm sure we all do!

Experios offers a variety of innovative online escape rooms that are jam-packed with fun, thrills, and excitement.

We've teamed up with Experios to provide a 25% discount with the code TORRENS. The discount code can be used until 30 September 2022.

Previous events and activities

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Let's Get Moving Challenge

And the results are in... Congratulations to the winners!

We appreciate everyone who took part in the Let's Get Moving Challenge.

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National Day Trips - T1 2022

On Friday 22 April, students from all states enjoyed visiting their local regions. Here's an update from them about their day.

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Holi Festival

On Friday 18 March, staff and students from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney campuses celebrated the 2022 Holi Festival.

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National Zoo Day

In 2021 we had a National Zoo Day where every state offered a animal experience to our students.

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My University Experience Competition

Students were invited to enter the My University Experience by submit a Vlog, Blog or Photograph of their University Experience. First Prize was $500!