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Student Hub: Sydney - Ultimo

Ultimo Campus

 

The Ultimo campus is home to Billy Blue College of Design and Torrens University 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

Ultimo 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

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 us at intstudentadvisor@torrens.edu.au 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.

Ultimo campus workshops

List of workshops

 

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Welcome to Adobe Workshop

To ensure you and your computer are ready to start in week 1, watch this introductory workshop that will take you through the basic difference between each Adobe program and how to install them on your computer. You will also be introduced to LinkedIn Learning, where you will find useful video tutorials to help you with aspects of your assessments and module activities. 

Watch the Workshop here!


Software Skills workshops, T1 2021 [Weeks 1-12]

Having trouble using Adobe Software? Don't know your InDesign from your Photoshop?

Join us for Adobe software Workshops in weeks 1-12, facilitated by one of our design lecturers. These sessions are delivered online, so you can attend these sessions from anywhere!

You will receive assistance with developing or up-skilling existing skills in a range of software.

  • Our 1:1 Q&A sessions are aimed at providing students with personalised help on using the Adobe programs.
  • Our drop in activity-based sessions are aimed at completing set activities using a range of the Adobe programs.
  • Make sure you have the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite installed on your computer.
  • Please arrive on time for your session.
  • If attending activity-based workshop, please download the activity file prior to the session time.
  • Send your files to Danielle Morrish prior to attending (click here to access each week's activity files)
Software covered: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat
 
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat - Session Times

Mondays (AEST Time)

Session 1 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm  

Session 2 - 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm  

Tuesdays (AEST Time)

Session 1 - 10:15 am to 11:15 am  

Session 2 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm  

Session 3 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm  

Session 4 - 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Thursdays (AEST Time)

GROUP SESSION - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  

Session 1 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  

Session 2 - 7:45 pm to 8:45 pm  

Fridays (AEST Time)

Session 1 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  

Session 2 - 7:45 pm to 8:45 pm 

 

BOOK A 1HR ONE-ON-ONE SESSION (ALL SESSIONS AEST Time) Book a Session
JOIN IN FOR A GROUP SESSION
Thursdays: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (activity sessions AEST Time)
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Digital Media Workshops, T1 2020 [Weeks 2-12]

Join us for Digital Media software workshops, facilitated by one of our design lecturers. These workshops are delivered online, so you can attend these sessions from anywhere!

Please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the workshop starts. 

Editing and VFX Workshop: Do you have questions about your projects in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Are you having workflow issues? Can't seem to get the narrative flow working right? Every Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 am Andy will be answering questions and demonstrating best practice by working on real live video projects in this editing and VFX workshop. Come along and ask questions, show Andy your projects or just watch him using the software.

HTML/CSS/JS Coding Support Workshops: We are holding regular collaborate sessions to provide help and support with HTML, CSS and JavaScript / jQuery for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. We can provide help with assessments and tasks, coding concepts and targeted solutions to problems. If you have any questions or need any help with your coding, please join a workshop and we will be happy to help you.

Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
HTML/CSS/JS Coding Support

Wednesdays 9:30 am - 11 am

Run by Andy Marsh

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Tuesdays 11:30 am - 1 pm

Run by David Agius

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Thursdays 9:30 am - 11 am

Run by Andy Marsh

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Thursdays 11:30 am - 1 pm

Run by David Agius

Attend the Workshop

 

 


Interior Design Workshops and Mentor Sessions, T1 2021

SKETCHUP WORKSHOPS [Weeks 2-12]

Need help to make sure that you're using SketchUp to industry standard? Having trouble using SketchUp for your assessments?

Join us for our weekly SketchUp workshops on Mondays, facilitated by one of our interior design lecturers! This Trimester, the workshops will be run by Wen Fitzgerald. You will receive assistance with developing or up-skilling your existing skills in SketchUp.

Make sure you have the latest version of SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Make installed on your computer.

 

BOOK AN ULTIMO SESSION (ONLINE)

Workshops are held on Mondays from 4 pm - 5 pm. Please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the session starts; if there are no attendees after the workshop has been running for 15 minutes, then you'll need to attend the following week's session.

 

Attend the workshop

 

BOOK AN ONLINE OPEN SESSION (starting Week 3)

Click on the button below to select a workshop you wish to attend. Workshops are held every Tuesday, 4 pm - 5 pm AEST 

Make sure you have the latest version of SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Make installed on your computer.

Attend the Session

 

MISSED AN ONLINE SKETCHUP SESSION?

Never fear, they've been recorded for you!

 

AutoCAD Sessions for DIPIDD Students [Weeks 2-12]

Learning AutoCAD for the first time and feeling a little overwhelmed? Wanting to take AutoCAD skills you already have and push them to the next level? Want help with drawing documentation and conventions? Having trouble using AutoCAD for your assessments?

Join us for our weekly AutoCAD workshops on Friday's, facilitated by one of our interior design lecturers! This Trimester, the workshops will be run by Eliza Binney.
You will receive assistance with developing or up-skilling your existing skills in AutoCAD.

Workshops are held every Friday from 10 am - 11 am. Please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the session starts; if there are no attendees after the workshop has been running for 15 minutes, then you'll need to attend the following week's session.
Make sure you have the latest version of AutoCAD 2019 installed on your computer.

Attend a Session

 
RENDERING WORKSHOPS [Weeks 6-12]

Working on presentations and want to create better renders? Want to be able to show lecturers (and clients) your big ideas through 3D views? Want to work out which rendering technique is best to use for your particular project?
Join us for our weekly Digital Rendering workshops on Tuesdays, facilitated by one of our interior design lecturers! This Trimester, the workshops will be run by Eliza Binney.
You will receive assistance with developing your own rendering style using a rename of different techniques and programs. You MUST have completed Design Drawing prior to attending this workshop, and you need to email Eliza prior to attending for further information.

BOOK AN ON ULTIMO SESSION (ONLINE)

Workshops are held Tuesday 9 am - 11 am from Weeks 4-10. Please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the session starts; if there are no attendees after the workshop has been running for 15 minutes, then you'll need to attend the following week's session.
Make sure you have the latest version of the program you would like to use installed on your computer.

Attend the workshop

 
Need extra help? See a mentor!

Are you struggling with computer skills? Not sure what things in your assignments mean? Have general questions about the course? Or looking for further guidance? Attend one of our mentor sessions! This is your opportunity to ask any and every question you have!

These sessions are facilitated by Naomi Valle our wonderful student mentor!

BOOK AN ON CAMPUS or ONLINE SESSION [Weeks 2-12]

Workshops are held Tuesday from 4:30 pm - 6 pm (On Campus) in room 1.11 and Friday 8 am - 10 am (Online) from Weeks 2-12. For online sessions please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the session starts; if there are no attendees after the workshop has been running for 15 minutes, then you'll need to attend the following week's session.
Make sure you have the latest version of the program you would like to use installed on your computer.

Any questions? Feel free to e-mail either Naomi Valle or Eliza Binney

Attend the Session

Game Design Workshop, T1 2021 [Weeks 4-12]

Join us for our Game Design workshop, facilitated by one of our design lecturers. These workshops are delivered online, so you can attend these sessions from anywhere!

Having trouble getting your head around game engines like Unity & Unreal? Problems with programming in C# & C++?
Maybe you just need some pointers in getting the most from them to complete your Assesments or personal projects?

Workshops will be held every Tuesday from 1:30 pm - 3 pm AEST and will be run by Trent Naylor. Please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the session starts. 

Attend the Session

Can't wait a week? Join our Discord Workshop community and post a question in one of our HELP channels right now!

Join Discord

 Fashion Design Workshop, T1 2021 [Week 6 & 7]

Having trouble drawing fashion flats in Illustrator?

Join this 2-part workshop run over weeks 6 & 7 by Danielle Morrish. The workshops are aimed to provide fashion students with assistance in drawing fashion flats using Adobe Illustrator.

You will learn how to maximise the pen tool, organise layers, utilise the pathfinder, create custom symbol libraries and pick up techniques for working faster to increase your productivity.
 
PART 1 : Thursday 25 March 2021 
PART 2 : Thursday 1 April 2021
11:30am – 1:30pm (AEST) (Please join 5 mins early so we can start on-time).

Note: Please download the following working files prior to the session Click here.

Attend the Session

 

Ultimo campus - News and Information


 

  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

 

 

Ultimo SRC - T1 Student Work Competition 

The Ultimo SRC presents the winner and runners up of the T1 2021 Student Work Competition!

Click below to see their work:

Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition and shared their best work with us and congratulations to the winners!


 

Frame + Work - T1 2021 - Black and White

The photographic competition Frame+Work is back for 2021 and we invite you to register! 

The Brief  

Using a high-quality camera, we challenge you to capture up to three images in black and white. Be creative and innovative. The subject matter is open for interpretation; however, we encourage you to utilise the black and white format to enhance the message within your image.  

Submissions close midnight 18 April 2021  

Prizes  

  • First prize - $500
  • Second prize - $300
  • Third prize - $200  

For more information please check out the DTS News & Events Page


 

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 their compatibility to school's ICT infrastructure and curriculum, as well as meeting the student's needs at home.

Benefits include:

  • Education specific products, not available in retail stores
  • Discounted Pricing
  • Extended battery life
  • Enhanced performance and connectivity
  • Robust devices
  • Dedicated online portal

If you have any questions please contact jbeducation.com.au/byod or call 1300 730 584


Our campus features open-plan spaces, high ceilings, lots of light and creative pods for learning, collaboration and entrepreneurship. This space draws its inspiration from cafés, restaurants and design studios rather than traditional institutions.

During your time at Ultimo 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

Campus facilities

At the Ultimo campus we have a wide range of facilities available to help you get the most from your education. Students have access to:

  • Laptop stations and breakout zones
  • Communal Apple desktops
  • Light filled studio spaces instead of traditional classrooms
  • Learning Resource Library and Media Lab for equipment hire
  • Digital data projectors
  • Light boxes for conceptual work
  • Fully equipped photography studio
  • Exhibition spaces
  • B+W & colour photocopiers
  • PODs
  • Campus wide Wi-Fi
  • Counselling consultation room
  • Showers
  • Bike racks
  • On-site café
  • Student kitchen including fridges, microwave, sandwich press & filtered water
  • 24 hour access area

How to get here:

Address: 46-52 Mountain St, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW 2007

 

Public transport nearby:

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

 

Broadway:
2 minute walk
Regular buses, day and night

 

Central or Glebe
Light rail stations
15-20 minute walk

Plan your trip:

 

 Driving to campus

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

 

 Bike racks

We have free bike racks available for for student use.

Speak to Student Services to arrange bike rack access.

Find your way around your campus

Tip: enter a room number in the search bar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Campus WiFi

We provide free WiFi at Ultimo 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.

On-campus students are required to have a laptop with necessary software installed

You should bring your laptop with you to class every day. 

As well as a computer you will need to have computer skills.
Not confident? Try doing a course on Lynda.com.

Printing on campus

1. Log in to thinkprint - http://webprint.torrens.edu.au

  • Use your Student ID number and SSO Password
  • If your Student ID doesn't work try using your Student Email

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'
  • Choose your printer setting (colour/black and white. Single/double side. Paper size) and click 'Print Options and Account Selection'
  • Enter the number of copies and click 'Upload Documents'
  • 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

For a handy guide to printing on campus, click here  

IT troubleshooting

For IT troubleshooting, visit Student Services on campus.

Design Technology Store

The Design Technology Store provides the campus community with support and information about a range of camera, lighting and audio equipment. 

 

Design Technology Store

Pick-up and Drop-off Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Loans are 3 days in duration with no extensions.

Contact Us:

Alex Taleski

Design Technology Advisor

PH: (02) 8973 2514

E: dtssydney@laureate.edu.au


Edit Suite Bookings - Pod 2.03

Session times - during trimester

Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Equipment Available

24" Apple iMac

EIZO ColorEdge CG247 24.1 Graphics Monitor

Wacom Cintiq 24HD

Contact

ultimo.studio@laureate.edu.au

Book an edit suite session

 


Studio bookings

Students must complete the Ultimo Campus Studio Induction session to enable bookings.  

Book a studio session

Weekend Studio Access Session times (during Trimester)

Saturday (3hr Sessions):

  • G:01    9:00am - 12:00pm
  • G:01  12:30am - 3:30pm
  • G:02    9:00am - 12:00pm
  • G:02  12:30am - 3:30pm
  • G:07    9:00am - 12:00pm
  • G:07  12:30am - 3:30pm

Sunday (3hr Sessions):

  • G:01    9:00am - 12:00pm
  • G:01  12:30am - 3:30pm
  • G:02    9:00am - 12:00pm
  • G:02  12:30am - 3:30pm
  • G:07    9:00am - 12:00pm
  • G:07  12:30am - 3:30pm

Contact

ultimo.studio@laureate.edu.au


Studio Floor Plan

G:01 - Product, Food, Still Life, Head & Shoulder Portraiture  

G:02 - Product, Food, Still Life, Head & Shoulder Portraiture  

G:07 - Fashion, Full Length Portraiture   

NOTE: G:07 Studio also incorporates a hair and makeup room.  

 

 

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
  • Advocating and 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

 

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 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 the Ultimo Campus is on Smail Street, behind the campus (click map for larger image).

Contact us

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

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

 

Campus information

46-52 Mountain St, Ultimo
Sydney, NSW 2007

Campus hours

During Trimester

Mon - Fri: 7.30am to 9.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9.00am to 4.00pm (Ground Floor Studio only)

During Trimester break

Mon - Fri: 8.00am to 5.00pm

Student Services hours

During Trimester

Mon - Fri: 7.30am to 6.30pm
 

During Trimester break

Mon - Fri: 8.00am to 5.00pm

Your Student Services team can help with:
  • Enrolment and subject selection
  • Applying for leave, special consideration and extensions
  • Contacting support services
  • Bike rack access
  • ... 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.

Student App

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

 


welcome to campus

Download your Campus Welcome Book


 


Official Merchandise Store

Order your official Torrens University merchandise here.