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Ultimo

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


 

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

Trimester 3 Welcome Week Events

Start your trimester off well with these virtual events during weeks 1, 2 and 3

Ultimo campus - News and Information

Head Start - T3 2021

Join your Ultimo Campus Support team and your SRC to get a Head Start for Trimester 3!

Come and have a chat to get your questions answered, or just connect with your fellow students and support team. Check out the schedule below and feel free to drop in any time! We hope to see you there!

Welcome Week 2: Monday 20 - Friday 24 September 2021

Date Time Session link

Tuesday 21 September

7.30am - 8am

Join with Zoom

 

5pm - 5.30pm

Join with Zoom

Friday 24 September

11am - 11.30am

Join with Zoom

 

2.30pm - 3pm

Join with Zoom

Welcome Week 3: Monday 27 September - Friday 1 October 2021

Date Time Session link

Tuesday 28 September

11am - 11.30am

Join with Zoom


Ultimo SRC Film Society Event

Student Film Screening

Friday 24 September at 6pm

Tune in to the first Film Society event to student Student films of Billy Blue College of Design.

View on Twitch TV

Presented by The Film Society and Ultimo SRC.


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. 


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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.

Framework Photo Competition promotional bannerFrame + Work - T3 2021 - Portraiture

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

The Brief  

Using a camera, we challenge you to capture up to three images that include a living human subject.
Be creative and innovative with your lighting setup, as this will allow you to capture the character and personality of your living human subject.  
Your image should be cropped no lower than the waistline.

Submissions close midnight Sunday 14 November 2021.

Prizes  

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

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


The SRC Ultimo Podcast - Episodes Fortnightly 

We present to you the SRC Ultimo Podcast!

Join us as we explore student life, talk everything from creative process to mental health, and meet the students, lecturers and staff at Torrens University's Billy Blue College of Design, Ultimo.

Find us on the following platforms: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, PodBean, iHeartRadio, PlayerFMYouTube and live on Twitch.

Follow the SRC @srcultimo


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


 

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 the SRC, our number one job is that we are here for the students. We want to give you the best possible uni experience at the Ultimo campus and we want to give you the option to tell us what you want to see from us!

We do things like competitions, events, newsletters, social media campaigns and have our very own podcast. We work as a team to make these things possible for students and are always open to your feedback!

Just email ultimo@src.torrens.edu.au  

 

 

 

Your feedback is important

To fulfil our role as student advocates, we need to hear from you. Share your thoughts, comments and suggestions on how we can make your student experience even better. 

Provide feedback to your SRC

 

 

What is being an SRC Member like?

That's a great question! We have multiple mini teams within our overall team that work together on creating things like events, content for socials, podcast, newsletter segments and student societies! Being part of the SRC means coming to meetings, getting to know and interact with the team and be part of our events and projects.

 

 

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 Torrens University community
  • And most of all, its heaps of fun! 
 

 

 

 

Ultimo campus workshops

Check the full workshop list

 


Uni-wide 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.

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.

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:

Please be advised the Design Technology Store will be closed for bookings, borrowing and returns until further notice. For all general enquiries, please contact Alex Taleski; Design Technology Advisor via email.

Contact Us:

Alex Taleski

Design Technology Advisor

PH: (02) 8973 2514

E: dtssydney@torrens.edu.au

Edit Suite Bookings - Pod 2.03

Session times - during trimester

Please be advised the Edit Suite is temporarily closed until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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)

Please be advised the Studio is temporarily closed until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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.

Studio Floor Plan

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


Learning Portal (Blackboard)

Find out how to get help with Blackboard here.


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.

You will need a computer to:

  • access digital learning resources
  • use software required for your course
  • access video and audio recordings
  • submit and complete online assessments
  • participate in classroom discussion and collaboration via online communication and collaboration tools.

     

Design and Creative Technology students have specific recommended requirements for computer hardware and software.

Please refer to the following sections on your course page for details:

Minimum IT requirements for studying online

Computer hardware
  • Access to a desktop, laptop or tablet computer
  • Speakers or headset
  • Microphone
  • Web camera
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.

 

Uni-wide Workshops

 

Check the Workshops page for links to university-wide workshops.

Ultimo campus workshops

Welcome to Adobe Workshop

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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!

Adobe Software Skills Workshops - T3 2021

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

Join us for Adobe software Workshops in weeks 1-12.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.

Software covered: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, HTML & CSS

With Danielle Morrish

Book a one-on-one session [Weeks 1-12] - all session are in AEST

Mondays Session 1 - 12pm to 1pm
Session 2 - 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm
Book a session
Tuesdays Session 1 - 12 pm to 1 pm
Session 2 - 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm
Book a session
Wednesdays Session 1 - 12 pm to 1 pm
Session 2 - 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm
Book a session
Thursdays Session 1 - 12 pm to 1 pm
Session 2 - 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm
Session 3 - 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm
Session 4 - 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Book a session
Fridays Session 1 - 12 pm to 1 pm
Session 2 - 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm
Session 3 - 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm
Session 4 - 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Book a session

Interior Design Workshops - T3 2021

SketchUp Workshops [Weeks 1-12]

These sessions are dedicated to ensuring your SketchUp success!  Naomi our student mentor will be running these sessions to answer any and all your questions relating to SketchUp. You can attend as many sessions as you like, as often as you would like. 

With Naomi Valle

Thursday 5.30pm - 6.30pm AEST

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 session


AutoCAD Software Sessions [Weeks 2-12]
For Diploma and Bachelor of Interior Design Students 

These sessions are dedicated to ensuring your AutoCAD questions are answered. 

Eliza an interiors lecturer will be running these sessions to answer any, and all your questions relating to AutoCAD. You can attend as many sessions as you like, as often as you would like. 

With Eliza Binney

Friday 9am to 10am AEST

Attend the session


REVIT Workshop [Weeks 1-12] 

Struggling with Revit? Need help for that upcoming assessment? Join our open format Revit workshops run weekly. 

With Alex Clothier

Tuesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm AEST

Attend the session


Interior Design Software Workshops - Unreal Engine [Weeks 1-12] 

Unreal Engine software workshop for help in using the tools for your assessments.

With Anna Medvedskaya

Wednesday 6pm - 7pm  AEST

Attend the session


Interior Design Software Workshops - 3DSMAX [Weeks 1-12]

Autodesk 3Ds Max software workshop for help in using the tools for your assessments.

With Brit Thomas

Tuesday at 10 am - 11am AEST    

Attend the session


UX and Web Design Workshops - T3 2021

UX and web design workshops

HTML and CSS [Weeks 2 - 12]

A support session /workshop in HTML and CSS for students wanting help.

With Martha Arifin

Tuesday at 12pm - 1pm AEST

Attend the session


Software Engineering Workshops - T3 2021

                Software engineering workshops

Software Engineering Maths Workshops

A support session / workshop for help with Software Engineering Maths subjects such as MAT101 & MAT102!

With Nandini Sidnal 

Thursday 3.30pm - 4.30pm AEST

Attend the session

Software Engineering C++ Language Workshops

A support session / workshop for help with Software Engineering Programming subjects. In particular those learning C++ in their first trimester are encouraged to join and ask questions!

With Atif Qureshi

Friday 3pm - 4pm AEST

Attend the session


Fashion Design Workshop - T3 2021

Illustrator Workshop - Drawing Fashion Flats

Having trouble drawing fashion flats in Illustrator?

Join this 2-part workshop run 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 : Wednesday 2 October, 12pm to 2.15 pm
PART 2 : Wednesday 27 October, 12 pm to 2.15 pm
(Please join 5 mins early so we can start on-time).

Attend the session

 

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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: 7.45am to 6.45pm
 

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

Student App

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

 


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