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The Kent St Campus is home to THINK Nursing, Torrens University Language Centre (TULC), and Torrens University.


Return to Campus

For more information on the Return to campus plan click here.

University wide workshops

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

Click on the workshop title below to view the full details.


 Study Skills

Study Skills 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

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.

Feedback Orientation

 International

International Student Advisor Drop In Sessions

We are excited to offer our new International Students online drop in sessions to meet your International Student Advisors, along with other new students and to help keep you connected.

If you have any questions on overseas health cover, accommodation, Covid-19 welfare, student visa study requirements and anything that you are struggling with on your transition to Australia or University, please attend.

Compulsory registration through your Eventbrite invitation that has been email to the email address you provided us with on your enrolment. Any questions please email: intstudentadvisor@laureate.edu.au

All workshops are listed in Sydney time (AEST)

View the full schedule 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

 Study Success

Workshops for Study Success

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

Check out the  full schedule of workshops schedule for your Study Success

Kent St campus workshops

There are no campus specific workshops scheduled at this time.


 

Kent St Campus - News and Information

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  • The Rocks Campus, Sydney, NSW - Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
    • Open to The Rocks students, Town Hall students, Business & TULC Kent Street students 
       
  • Pyrmont Campus, Sydney, NSW is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
    • Open to Pyrmont students and Nursing students from Kent Street.
       

Students are welcome to come to the campuses to access a computer, wi-fi, self-study areas, or simply drop-in for a chat with the Student Services team. 

However, please note that classes, and other services, are still to be delivered online. 
More info here: https://studenthub.torrens.edu.au/Hub/return-to-campus


Join Kent St and Torrens Sydney for a Zoo day! 

We’re inviting all Sydney students to get together and have a National Zoo Day at the beautiful Taronga Zoo.
This is a great chance to mingle with fellow Torrens Sydney-siders, and get a close look at some of Australia’s wonderful wildlife.


Details and registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/120919167485


Toastmasters at Torrens

Improve your public speaking and leadership skills by joining the Toastmasters club, led by Business lecturer, Lee Buckley. 

Online meeting via ZOOM every Wednesday, 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Click here on Wednesday to join!

Questions? Reach out to torrens.toastmasters@gmail.com



Supporting Indigenous Literacy

Torrens Library is raising funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) whose vision is equity of opportunity.  There is currently a huge discrepancy between the reading standards of indigenous remote Year 5 students and city based non-indigenous students. ILF works towards creating equity of opportunity so that children living in remote communities can have the same choices as those living in urban Australia. The ILF has gifted thousands of culturally appropriate books to over 400 remote communities throughout Australia, with the aim of improving literacy levels amongst young readers.  

If you are in the position to donate to this worthy cause, you can help us meet our goal of raising $500 on our gofundraise page here: https://makingadifference.gofundraise.com.au/page/TorrensUniLibrary

Donations can be made at any time.

Win a Prize!


Also this year, in lieu of our usual on-campus  Great Book Swap events, Torrens Library is running a fun online trivia quiz for students and staff. All entries will go into a draw to win one of two book prize packs! The closing date for the quiz is 25th October 2020.

Book Prize 1

Heat and Light by Ellen Van Neervan 

The White Girl by Toni Birch 

Saved!!! by Lydia Williams

Book Prize 2

Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

Warndu Mai (Good Food): Introducing native Australian ingredients to your kitchen by R Sullivan

The Yield by Tara June Winch   

You can access the Indigenous Place Names quiz here.

If you would like to learn more about what the ILF does to support children living in remote communities, you can view their website here: https://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/


Kent St Students services have put together a Student Startup Guide! 


This is an important and useful resource that can help get you started on your journey as a Torrens University student!
In this guide you'll find some helpful tutorials on:

  • Your Student Email, and how to activate it

  • Getting around Blackboard and how to access it

  • Using your Student Portal 

  • And how to connect with your campus and SRC team

Download the guide here! 

We're introducing single sign-on - coming soon

 

Make sure to have your student email details set up for Office 365, as we'll soon be introducing our single-sign-on feature. This means you'll have access to all your important student resources, all with one easy email login. 

Please ensure that you're able to access your student email!

If you're unsure of your Office 365 login details, send us an email at studentservices@torrens.edu.au, and we can send through login details
If you just need to reset your password, you can do that here: https://passwordreset.microsoftonline.com

 

Our campus features three levels of dedicated learning spaces with open areas lending themselves to collaboration and well-equipped classrooms.

Your space is shared amongst Nursing, English Language and post-graduate Business students.

During your time at Kent St you can look forward to:

  • Small class sizes with direct access to academic staff
  • Dynamic online learning with on-demand access to your course materials
  • Opportunities to hear from industry professionals.

Levels 2, 3 & 4, 333 Kent St Sydney

Come to level 3 to see Student Services

Public transport:
Wynyard Station
5 minute walk

Regular buses and trains, day and night

 

 

 

Plan your trip:

Campus Wi-Fi:

We provide free WiFi at the Kent St Campus so you can access the internet on your own devices. 

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.

 

If you do not have your own computer, there are two labs on campus you are welcome to use when here. 

For It troubleshooting, email IT Service Desk  - itservicedesk@laureate.net.au or call 1300 014 448.  Alternatively visit student services on campus.

Learning Portal (Blackboard)

Find out how to get help with Blackboard here.

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.

  • 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)

Find your way around your campus

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Voices of Kent St

We want to hear from you! Provide feedback on your studies, events you have participated in, or anything else related to your campus experience.

Share your thoughts with Rudhra at rudhra.nathan@laureate.edu.au 

 


"Being a member of the SRC is a privilege and an opportunity. It is one of the most significant experiences I have had as an international student at Torrens University.

I think it is a world-class education when you get the chance to engage with diverse populations and to provide these students a platform for asserting their voices on campus.

SRC is an excellent mechanism for mustering student input, representing my fellow students and seeing the impact and how things work.

It was my absolute honour to sit side by side with different TU Campus Directors across Sydney during the recent SRC Summit, learn and exchange ideas and make decisions with them. Working with a network of passionate leaders is fun and overwhelming. It enhances my leadership skills and accelerates my confidence!"

- Luz Devilleres, SRC, MBA/MPH student 

 


Spotlight: Toastmasters @ Torrens

"At Torrens University Australia we have an amazing club named Toastmasters@Torrens where students, staff, alumni and visitors can come to learn and mentor each other. Each club member takes pride to polish their personalities and build their confidence.

Honorable members and guests are provided with an opportunity to create a positive mindset as future leaders. Toastmasters aims to provide members and guests a safe and friendly environment to enhance leadership qualities such as speaking, note taking and personal development. Each existing and new member brings new perspectives to the club which is the core value of Toastmasters At Torrens

We, the Executive Officers and members, encourage you to visit your own university club at Torrens University!"

Nayyer Mahmood Shah, President of Toastmasters Club 

 


"Joining the Toastmasters Club at Torrens not only helped me gain confidence in public speaking but also helped me to develop my leadership skills.

Firstly, I have become more comfortable to express myself with different intonation, expressions and body language to get the message across, and to deliver my presentation in front of an audience effectively. As a result, I was the only student who received a High Distinction in Project Management Capstone Presentation in my trimester.

Secondly, Toastmasters also runs classes to help students develop their leadership skills and to know how to formally run a business meeting.

Joining Toastmasters@Torrens club can help students to improve both their presentation and leadership skills, which are the two most essential skills that all employers seek.

Therefore, I urge all students to join Toastmasters @ Torrens Club today to reap the benefits and maximize their potentials."

- Nguyen Xuan Ngoc Huynh, Vice-President of Toastmasters Club

 


"During my studies at Torrens University, Toastmasters helped me gain confidence in speaking English, and I improved my IELTS speaking score to 6.5. Toastmasters has helped me to be more confident while I pursue my passion for social justice.

The experience I gained at Toastmasters has helped me to share my knowledge as a lecturer, and given me the courage to mentor young students from my home country, Vietnam." 

- Thi My Linh Le, Secretary of Toastmasters Club 

 


Event spotlight: Success Week 

"I attended three sessions during Success Week, namely Professional Branding, Grad Connection and the One-on-One Resume builder with David Choe. I thoroughly enjoyed all sessions, and found them very interesting and informative. It was an eye-opener for me as it made me realise the importance of creating my own professional brand, and how I can make LinkedIn and Facebook work for me. 

The session on Grad Connection made me realise that if I want to get a job in my field of study with a reputable company, networking will give me the opportunity to connect with industry professionals."

- Andreea Leibov, MBA/MPM student


"Torrens University periodically organises Success Week where students are provided with a number of professional development seminars. I participated in the Grad Connection workshop. It is a platform and website to help students who have graduated find job opportunities that match their degree.

The presenter, Zoey, was fantastic, and enthusiastic. I really appreciated how she went above and beyond. She was fabulous in explaining the content, giving us tips and highlighting the common mistakes to avoid as a graduate. The highlight of the session was information she shared about LinkedIn, and Emotional Intelligence. She shared personal moments of her career as examples which was honest and warm."

- Claudia De Luca, MBAA student

 

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.

If you are interested in becoming part of the SRC, please write to kent@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

 

Kent St Campus - Counselling Service

If you are feeling stressed or need support, don't forget our campus provides free and confidential counselling to all students enrolled in Australia.

Counsellor's hours​

  • Make an online or telephone appointment with Kent St Counsellor, Susan E. Anderson, via the booking link here.

For more information on the counselling services offered, please see the Counselling service page on the Student Hub here or contact counsellor.kentstreet@laureate.edu.au 

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Date: 11 August, 2020

 

10 Ways to Lift Your Spirits
and Strengthen Your Resilience!

 

  1. Do 10 minutes of exercise: Just a quick ten minutes of exercise. Even a quick run up and down stairs, or standing up and stretching and walking about for a bit, will give you an energy boost and get the endorphins going.
  2. Write down a goal: Hope is a very important part of being resilient, so set goals and have something to aim for. If you are feeling a bit low, think of something that would like to achieve and create a goal.
  3. List your accomplishments: Sometimes you just need to remember all the positive things that you have achieved in your life so making a list to remind yourself will give you a confidence boost.
  4. Relive your best memory: Focus on a wonderful, happy memory and take a few minutes to dwell on it. Go through all of the details and relive the experience in your mind and see how good it makes you feel.
  5. Write your thoughts down. A good way to release anxieties and worries is to write them down. This will help you to be able to put them into perspective and tangibly take hold of what is worrying you and work out how you can turn it around.
  6. Breathe deeply: Learn a proper breathing technique and take time each day, especially if you feel stressed, to focus on your breathing. It is healing for the body and mind.
  7. Listen to uplifting music: There are some great pieces of music and songs that can really make you feel better. Songs that you can sing along to with positive lyrics work really well.
  8. Drink water: Drink a large glass of water. This will rehydrate you, will flush out all the unwanted toxins and give you more energy.
  9. Look upwards and outwards: When you feel down it is usually where you will be looking! So lift your head up and look upwards and outwards. Noticing the world and everything around you will make you feel ten times better.
  10. Plan your day: This is something that works so well. Plan and prioritize three things that you know you want to achieve. Plan them in the morning or the night before and see what you have accomplished each day. This will make you feel very positive and give you a great big boost.

Adapted from Webb, L. (2013). Resilience: How to cope when everything around you keeps changing. John Wiley & Sons, pp. 151-159.

 

 


 

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Date: 28 July, 2020

 

A Testimonal from our Student!

 

Considering counselling but not sure what to expect? Read on to hear from a student who would say “yes, go for it!”

There seems to be a common misconception that if you are in counselling, you must be suffering from serious mental problems especially from where I came from, Asia. My worries at that time are that people might see me differently and think I am weird to seek counselling. But that did not stop me as I thought I need help and will seek help. But the reality is that all sorts of people access counselling. Although some may indeed have complex mental health problems, many do not.

I remember on my first session; I did not know what to say or do! But the counsellor told me I am going in the session to just be myself and so I just cried for the entire hour while my counsellor did not judge me and simply was just there for me. I felt very therapeutic. I loved it!

Next thing I know it, it’s been a year and a half and am religiously attending my sessions!  I had seen my improvement a year before from “a mess” and now confident and had positive thinking about life.
 Counselling has helped me re-build my self-confidence and taught me a few techniques on how to feel your intuition, breathing exercises when I’m having my anxiety and to be more self-reflective. 
It changed my life tremendously as it made me realise my self-worth. What I like the most is that the amazing counsellors that helped me through my difficult and good times have never judged me or teach me how to solve my problems, instead, they were there to listen, support and make me see things clearly and have my own decision by myself.

Shout out to all my counsellors who have helped me through my darker days and seen me to my brighter days, you guys are sent from heaven!   

By Honey Van, Bachelor in Business Marketing
 

 

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Date: 29 June, 2020

 

Stress less with meditation!

Take 15 minutes out of your day to relax with a guided meditation from the counselling team. Times and Zoom links are below:

Day

Time (AEST)

Link

Meeting ID

Password

Monday

1.30pm

https://zoom.us/j/294025557

 

294025557

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Tuesday

2.30pm

https://zoom.us/j/571282563

 

571282563

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Wednesday

2.30pm

https://zoom.us/j/352408712

 

352408712

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Thursday

11.30am

https://zoom.us/j/782147186

782 147 186

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Thursday

2.40pm

https://zoom.us/j/348367844

 

358367844

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Friday

3.00pm

https://zoom.us/j/316152643

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Interested in finding out more about managing stress and improving your well-being? Go to the Counselling pages on Blackboard for a range of resources on managing stress, finding work life balance and lots of other well-being ideas: https://laureate-au.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContentEditable.jsp?content_id=_6428556_1&course_id=_58306_1&mode=reset

 

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Date: 15 June, 2020

 

Mental Toughness

 

Excited Anxious Optimistic Worried

Free Curious Vulnerable 

 Confident Terrified

 Inspired

 

…and the list goes on. These are just some of the feelings you might experience as you start out on your study path or begin the new term. Sometimes you might feel excited and inspired; at other times you might feel overwhelmed, worried or anxious about success. We all have good days and bad days, and it’s how we respond to those challenges that really sets us up for success.

The 4Cs of Mental Toughness

 Control:

 Take control of your study and ask for the help you need to   succeed. 

 If you do have a problem, reflect on what you can go change the   situation. Don’t be tempted to fall into the trap of blaming others –   you are in control.

 Commitment:

 Stay focused and set goals.

 Remember why you enrolled in the first place! Procrastination is our   biggest enemy here and we all use it as a way to avoid stress at   some point. It works in the short term but makes life difficult in the   longer term. Beat it by setting measurable goals for study and stick   to them.

 Challenge:

 Try to see challenges as opportunities rather than threats.

 Got a difficult assignment coming up? Great – it’s a chance for you   to show what you can do! All success involves some sort of risk, so   calm the voice that says it’s too hard or you might fail. See it as an   opportunity to give it a go and get the satisfaction of a job well done.

 Confidence

 Believe in yourself.

 Be confident that you have the right and the ability to succeed and   don’t be intimidated by others. Confidence comes from a mix of self-   belief and external support, so ask your lecturers, success coach or   counsellor if you need help.

Not feeling mentally tough today? Let us support you.

Contact your campus counsellor on counsellor.kentstreet@laureate.edu.au or make an appointment through the Student Hub. Book through the counselling page under Well-being and Diversity in the Student Support area.

 

Contact us

1300 575 803
Torrens University: studentservices@torrens.edu.au

1300 209 112
Think Education: studentservices@think.edu.au

 

Campus information

333 Kent St, Sydney
Student Services - Level 3
Sydney, NSW 2007

Campus hours

During term

Mon - Thurs: 8.30am - 7.00pm
Fri: 8.30am - 6.00pm

During term break

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Public Holidays - CLOSED

Your Student Services team can help with:
  • Enrolment and making payments
  • Applying for leave, special consideration and extensions
  • Contacting support services
  • ... and much more
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For Kent St Library & Learning Services, including Blackboard support, please click here to see available staff and appointments.

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