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Pyrmont Campus

 

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The Pyrmont Campus is home to the Jansen Newman Institute, Australasian College of Natural Therapies, Australian National College of Beauty, Think Education, and Torrens University Australia.


Pyrmont Campus Update

Important update regarding campus hours

Please note the campus is closed on the weekends commencing 20th March, 2021

Missing Family? 

Come pick up an Australian Postcard and Stamp at Student Services and send your loved ones a post card from Australia!


 

Subject Selection Now Open

Subject Selection online drop-in sessions

Do you have questions about using the Subject Selection tool in your Student Portal? Drop in to one of our sessions and chat to our helpful team.

View the schedule here.

Return to Campus

Pyrmont Campus is now open!

The campus is open for classes, access to computers, self-study spaces and Student Services support. 

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

Please check your classroom on Student Portal and if still not sure, Student Services will be there to help you. 

Please refer to the NSW COVID-19 website for specific state restrictions, health recommendations and travel information.

Campus check-in using the Service NSW app

The check-in process on campus has changed.

You will now need to use the Service NSW app to check in.

When you have the Service NSW app on your phone and use it to check in, you just scan the QR code with the phone camera, and the app's check-in page automatically opens.

The app can remember your details for an even faster check-in next time. You can also use it to check out of a venue, for more accurate contact tracing.

Download the Service NSW app

Download on the App Store  Get it on Google Play

Service NSW

Pyrmont campus workshops

 

Please see links to workshops below


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.

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@torrens.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.

 

Pyrmont campus - News and Information

 

The Pyrmont Campus has transformed the Quiet Study Room (room 5.10) into a Meditation Zen Den

We have had incredible feedback from staff and students and your voices have been heard. 

5.10 is now a dedicated space for students to meditate, have some quiet time, study or just zen out complete with meditation music, aromatherapy, yoga mats, rugs, cushions and soft lighting.

 

 

Join Us in the Trimester Break Activities - Running Challenge, Afternoon Trivia, English Corner!

Open to ALL students, and the event is brought to you by International Student Advisor team. Registration not required!

  • TUA/Think Education Running Challenge (17-27 May)

This trimester break, join other TUA/Think Education students around the world in the TUA/THINK Education Running Challenge. You don’t have to be in Australia to compete, you just need a good pair of shoes. You will have 2 weeks to run/walk as many kilometers as you can. There will be a mystery prize to the person who runs/walks the most! The challenge starts on the 17th of May and closes on the 27th of May.

To join simply download the NRC (Nike Run Club) app, create an account, add ‘intstudentadvisor@torrens.edu.au’ as a friend and wait for your competition request to come through.

There will be a warm up session on the Monday, 17th of May at 3pm AEST – Join us on Zoom

The winner will be announced on Friday, 28th of May at 3pm AEST – Join us on Zoom

Good luck!
 

  • Afternoon of Trivia (24 May)

Give your brain muscles a workout over the trimester break and engage with your classmates with an afternoon of trivia.

Test your knowledge at this online quiz. Join us Monday, 24th at 4pm AEST – Join us on Zoom

 

  • English Corner Session (21 & 26 May)

Join your International Student Advisors and other students from around the world for some casual conversation. This is a great opportunity to meet other students and practice your English in a relaxed and casual environment. 

There are two sessions,

  1. Friday, 21st of May at 4pm AEST – Join us on Zoom
  2. Wednesday, 26th of May at 2pm AEST – Join us on Zoom

 

Mindful Thursdays - On-Campus Meditation starting in T2 2021

Come and Join us!

Every Thursday from the 3rd June 2021, face to face meditation sessions will be led by counsellor Myriam Holder in our beautiful and peaceful Meditation Zen Den (Room 5.10) 

Online options also available


 

The Practice Wellbeing Clinic - Torrens University

Your Health and Wellness clinics are back!  
The Practice Wellbeing clinic at the Pyrmont campus is open for bookings.  

Support your health and wellness in our free clinics with a consultation by student practitioners of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine.

You can visit The Practice on campus from week 8, or available now are Telehealth consultations from the comfort of your own home.

 

Click here to book an appointment 


 

Apply for international student COVID-19 crisis accommodation

The NSW Government is funding up to 20 weeks’ accommodation for vulnerable international students in NSW during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme will be delivered through approved student accommodation and homestay providers. Service NSW is administering the application process and will allocate the accommodation. 

 

All international student applicants for the temporary accommodation scheme require a letter of support from their education provider. We as a University have been asked to complete a letter of support for our students. If you need this supporting letter, please forward a request to intstudentadvisor@laureate.edu.au and we will complete for you after checking that you qualify.

 

For more information regarding this matter, you can find on this link

With a focus on building a creative, social and collaborative learning environment for all students, the Think Education Pyrmont Campus brings a fresh and career-focused approach to your learning. During your time at Pyrmont 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

Pyrmont campus has a wide range of campus facilities available to help you get the most from your education, including:

  • Student break-out area
  • Library
  • Campus wide Wi-Fi
  • Beauty rooms
  • Dispensary (for medication and medical supplies)
  • Counselling consultation rooms
  • Nourish Café
  • The Practice Wellbeing Centre where you can book a treatment

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The Practice Wellbeing Centre offers you as a student the chance to practice your skills under expert supervision.

Open to the general public, students and staff, come in as a client and use some of the outstanding yet affordable services the Practice Wellbeing Centre has to offer.

Contact us

Level 1, 235 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont, NSW 2009

1300 738 256

 thepracticesydney@torrens.edu.au

How to get here:

Public transport nearby:

Central Station:
15 minute walk
Sydney, Intercity and Regional trains
Town Hall Station:
15 minute walk

 

Harris St
City Bus services 443 and 501 run regularly along Harris Street
Short walk

 

Convention Centre
Light rail station
Short walk

 

Plan your trip:

 

 Car parking

Public parking: 320 Harris Street, Darling Harbour for more details see http://www.secureparking.com.au/car-parks/australia/nsw/sydney/harris-street

Street parking is available close to the campus and there are two secure carparks near the Pyrmont Campus:

Find your way around your campus

Tip: enter a room number in the search bar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Campus WiFi

To help with your studies, we provide free WiFi at Pyrmont Campus so you can also access the Internet on your own devices.

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.

How to print on campus

1. Log in to thinkprint - http://thinkprint

  • Use your student ID and My Account password

2. Top up your account if required

  • Click the 'Top Up by Credit Card' tab
  • Enter amount and your credit card details and click 'Pay Now"
  • Your account will be immediately credited - no refunds are available

3. Upload your documents

  • Click on the 'Web Print' tab and click 'Submit Job'
  • Select the printer name
  • Click the button '2. Print Options and Account Settings' and select number of copies.
  • Click 'Upload from Computer' or drag your files in to the gray box - you can only upload file types: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PSF and XPS
  • Click 'Upload & Complete'
  • Your file will then be sent to the printer queue. Log out of Papercut.

4. Release your print job

  • Log in to the printer by swiping your student ID card on the printer's card device (if you don't have your student ID card handy you can enter your details manually)
  • The machine will give you the option to print, copy or scan. Select 'Print'
  • Select your print job in the list using the touch screen
  • Press 'Print' and you're done!
  • The cost of your print job will be displayed when the job is selected

Student Computers

There are PCs available for student use in the library

IT Troubleshooting

For IT troubleshooting, visit Student Services on campus.

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 local Campus Director - Georgie Bellas 0435 966 477

  • 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)

Emergency assembly area

The designated assembly area for Think Education Pyrmont Campus is on the Pyrmont Street end of Camden Lane.

 

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?

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

 

SRC Pyrmont Recruiting

 

What is SRC?

The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a team of students who work together to create a community environment for both online and on campus students of Torrens University The Pyrmont campus.

What’s in it for you?

  • Certificate of Participation for being a member of the SRC
  • Valuable experience to include on your CV
  • Event management experience
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Student engagement experience
  • Professional development activities
  • Building valuable relationships with peers and campus staff

Registration is now open!

Write a response to each of the 3 questions, no more than 50 words per question

  • Why do you want to be on the SRC?
  • What skills and qualities do you feel are necessary for an SRC candidate?
  • How do you plan on contributing to the success of the SRC?

- You must attach a copy of your CV

- Referral letters from lecturers are encouraged but not a must

- Send applications to: pyrmont@src.torrens.edu.au

Finding accommodation near campus

There is a range of housing options available near the Pyrmont campus. Options include student apartments (see Urbannest or UniLodge) and private rentals (see www.realestate.com.au or www.domain.com.au). For international students we are also registered with the Australian Homestay Network (AHN).


Tips for finding accommodation

  • Don’t rely on photos on a website, make sure you visit the accommodation
  • Avoid paying a deposit on a place you have never seen
  • Never give out personal details to someone you’ve never met in exchange for more information about a property
  • Be aware of your rights as a tenant and get advice from the proper channels

If you need additional assistance, Student Services can help you with further resources.

Contact us

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

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

 

Campus Address

 235 Pyrmont Street, Sydney, NSW 2009


Campus Hours During the Trimester

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 10:00pm

Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

 

Student Services Hours During the Trimester

Monday - Friday: 8:00am- 6:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Your Student Services team can help with:

  • Enrollment and subject selection

  • Applying for leave, special consideration and extensions

  • Contacting support services

  • ... and much more


 


BMIHMS Cookbook

Presenting, the BMIHMS Cookbook

A cookbook that connects our global community 

The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) Student Representative Council have created a cookbook as it "felt like the perfect way to connect the global Torrens University community after being physically separate over the last year."

Read more and download the cookbook here.

Welcome Book - Pyrmont

 

Download your Campus Welcome Book


 

Healthy Relationships Resource Kit


Official Merchandise Store

Order your official Torrens University merchandise here.