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Pyrmont

Trimester 3, Subject Selection is now open

 

Select your subjects early to secure your preferred place in your classes. 

Visit the Subject Selection page for a guide on how to enrol in your classes.

The COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving.

We are committed to offering face-to-face learning. In cases where your state is impacted by lockdown or restrictions, classes will be delivered online. Face-to-face classes will resume as soon as we receive government advice that it is safe to do so.

Lockdown and restriction updates will be published on your campus page.

Greater Sydney COVID-19 update - online learning for the rest of 2021

Our Sydney campuses will remain closed until further notice and online learning will continue in T3 until the end of the year. 

 

As soon as restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so, we will open campuses for practical classes and applied sessions, drop-in activities and for students to make use of shared facilities.

This will undoubtedly be difficult news for everyone in NSW, especially those in Greater Sydney. It is more important than ever to keep communication lines open and connect virtually with your lecturers, classmates, friends and family. 

We are here to support you and we will continue to get through this as a community. If you need extra support during this time, please remember our Student Counselling Team can help you. All support services will continue to be available online. For further information, call the Contact Centre on 1300 575 803.

If you would like company while you study, there are regular Virtual Study Groups available where you can connect with other students. Details available here.

There are extra requirements for our nursing students to be aware of as well regarding vaccinations and their placements. Please ensure you keep an eye on the Nursing section of this page on the Student Hub

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

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!



 

T3 - 2021 Upcoming Events

Start your trimester with a fun range of online activities!

 

Academic integrity competition

The Route to Academic Integrity Student Competition is OPEN 

As part of our commitment to promote and foster our students’ (that’s you!) academic integrity as an integral part of the learning journey, we are launching an exciting new competition! 
 
Students from Torrens University Australia, Think Education and Media Design School from any discipline are invited to develop a short video or A3 poster to highlight the importance of Academic Integrity. There will be a $1000 AUD gift card awarded to the best individual poster, best individual video and the best group (max 4 students) submission.  
 
This competition is officially OPEN for all students, with submissions closing on Friday 8 October 2021.
Visit the submission page for more details. 


Your Student Representative Council (SRC) would like to invite you to a meet and greet session!

These sessions are designed for you to connect with your SRC and fellow new students to discuss anything related to your university experience, events and socials.

We will be running 5 drop-in sessions during Discovery Weeks.

Pick a Date and Join Us on Teams! 

Tuesday 21 September at 11am - Join Here

Thursday 23 September at 4pm  - Join Here

Friday 1 October at 11am - Join Here

 


Laptop screen with online workshop

Success Coach Workshops & Webinars - T3 2021 2021

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.


 

 

Virtual study group

Join a Virtual Study Group

Looking for a study buddy, someone to keep you in check and help you avoid the dreaded study procrastination? 

If so, join one of our Virtual Study Groups. Check the details and full schedule.


The online campus counsellor, Patrick Ruggles, will touch on some of these issues as well as some handy tips and tricks to navigate your educational experience. This introductory workshop will be a collaborative experience and there will be an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions should you have them. 

Drop-in to one of his sessions, 

  • Wednesday, 22 September at 1.30pm AEST (30 min session) 

Spots are limited, and you must register to attend.

Register Here

 


 

Always stay close, no matter the distance. Show your loved ones you’re thinking of them.

We will print, stamp and mail your postcard - worldwide. From anywhere to everywhere.

Send a post card now – in just a few taps!

Send Now!

 


 

You are your own best advisor and guide.

You can vision it and you can achieve it as you are wiser than you realise. You've got it all inside of you and whatever your future self needs to hear - goals, reminders, visions, prophecies, love messages, or realisations. For instance, three weeks from now, your life, education and career could look entirely different. 

Write a letter to – FutureYou!

Dream big - be kind, encouraging, and supportive to your future self! 

We will then send this message to you in Week 6 of the trimester as a personal motivation.

Message to your "Future You"

 


 

The Practice Wellbeing Centre Pyrmont - Torrens University

Your Health and Wellness clinics are back!  
The Practice Wellbeing clinic @ Pyrmont campus is open for clinic consultations.

It's time to focus on your health and wellness by booking an appointment with our student practitioners of Nutrition, Naturopathy, and Western Herbal Medicine. All sessions are supervised by qualified and experienced practitioners.

You can visit The Practice Wellbeing Centre @ the Pyrmont Campus for face-to-face consultations or book a Telehealth consultation 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.

 

 

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

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

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

Find your way around your campus

Tip: enter a room number in the search bar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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:

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.

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


Science Success

Trimester 3 Orientation

Watch the Collaborate recordings


 

Healthy Relationships Resource Kit


Official Merchandise Store

Order your official Torrens University merchandise here.