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


Return to Campus

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

Subject Selection

Click here to get answers on how to choose the right subject for campus courses delivered online in T3.

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

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, T3 2020 [Weeks 1-12]

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

Join us for design software workshops, 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 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Session 2 - 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm

Tuesdays (AEST Time)
Session 1 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Session 2 - 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Wednesdays (AEST Time)
Session 1 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Session 2 - 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm

Thursdays (AEST Time)
Session 1 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Session 2 - 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Session 3 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Session 4 - 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm

 

BOOK A 1HR ONE-ON-ONE SESSION (ALL SESSIONS, (AEST Time) Book a Session
JOIN IN FOR A GROUP SESSION
Fridays: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (activity sessions AEST Time)
Join Session

Digital Media Workshops, T3 2020 [Weeks 2-12]

New for Trimester 3 2020! 

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!

This Trimester, we'll be running two workshops for Digital Media. Please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the workshop starts. 

Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects: 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 at 10 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.

Maya and Houdini: Join this workshop and ... 1. Review and learn common 3D Workflows 2. Get help and support for any 3D, VFX related questions or difficulties. Click here for a schedule of what each week's Workshop will cover. 

Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects Workshop
Maya and Houdini Workshop

Wednesdays 10 am - 11 am

Run by Andy Marsh

Attend the Workshop

Thursdays 10 am - 11 am

Run by Ivan Kintar

Attend the Workshop

 


Interior Design Workshops and Mentor Sessions, T3 2020

New for Trimester 3: AutoCAD and rendering workshops! 

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.

Note: Due to Trimester 3 being taught online, the SketchUp Workshop will also move online, at the same time as the on-campus sessions (Monday 4-5pm). Click on the Blackboard Collaborate link below to attend the workshop!

 

Attend the workshop

 

BOOK AN ONLINE 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 SESSION?

Never fear, they've been recorded for you!

Workshop #1 - Click here

 
AUTOCAD WORKSHOPS [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 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 or up-skilling your existing skills in AutoCAD.

BOOK AN ULTIMO SESSION (ONLINE)

Workshops are held on Tuesdays 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. Click on the Blackboard Collaborate link below to attend the workshop!

Attend the workshop

 
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 Fridays, 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.

BOOK AN ON ULTIMO SESSION (ONLINE)

Workshops are held on Fridays from 9 am - 11 am from Weeks 6-12. 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. Click on the Blackboard Collaborate link below to attend the workshop!

Attend the workshop

 

Need extra help? See a mentor!

Are you studying the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration and need help? Come to our weekly mentor sessions, beginning Week 1!

Run by one of our interior design lecturers, you'll receive: 

  • drop-in help
  • questions answered
  • development of skills
  • further support

Sessions are held every Friday, 10 am - 12 pm AEST (AEDST from 4 October onwards) and will be run by Stephen Dwyer

Please make sure you have your computer and mouse, and arrive 10 minutes early so the session can start on time. 

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

Attend the Session

Game Design Workshop, T3 2020 [Weeks 2-12]

New for Trimester 3 2020! 

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 with Substance, Maya or a game engine like Unity & Unreal? Need some pointers in getting the most from them to complete your Assessments or personal projects? Join us each week for an ad-hoc problem solving session! All questions and problems welcome.

Workshops will be held every Monday from 3 - 4 pm AEST and will be run by Danny McGillick. Please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the session starts. 

Attend the Session


 Fashion Design Workshop, T3 2020 [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 : Friday 23rd October 
PART 2 : Friday 30th October
11:30am – 1:30pm (AEST) (Please join 5mins 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

Frame + Work - T3 2020 - Water Photography Competition

Are you a Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University student?

The Brief

Using a high-quality camera, we challenge you to capture 3 images that showcase Water. Be creative and innovative, consider the sources of water, how it can be contained, how it interacts with other elements and how its environment and motion mould it.

Digital manipulation in post is permitted, but to only enhance the authenticity of the moment captured. Details on applicable adjustments see below under the heading Digital Manipulation*.

Open to all students at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia, you will need to sign up to Frontier to participate and submit. All entries will be shown in the gallery below and later judged for prize-winning submissions.

Submissions close midnight 15 November 2020.

Prizes

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


 

australiaX - International Student Series

Online conversations and networking to boost your success in Australia : Preparing for takeoff!
We have a simple mission: to ignite your curiosity about study in Australia, and boost your success for endless opportunities.

The International Student Series will present conversations, workshops and presentations for international students from around the world. With leading experts on topics of employability, visa pathway options and building resilience for success, this will be the international student event of the year!

FREE + ONLINE

Date : 6th October – 8th October, 2020

Register Now: CLICK HERE


 

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://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

For a handy guide to printing on campus, click here  

IT troubleshooting

For IT troubleshooting, email itservicedesk@laureate.net.au or call 1300 014 448.

Alternatively 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. 

Please note that due to COVID-19, our services are currently limited.

Book equipment


Pick-up and drop-off

Level 1, Ultimo Campus NSW 2007

Opening Hours:

Monday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Wednesday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Loans are 4 days in duration with no extensions

Contact Us:

(02) 8973 2514

dtssydney@laureate.edu.au

 

Design Technology Store Terms & Conditions

How to book

For an overview of how to use the booking system please see the following video tutorial.

 


 


Studio bookings

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

Book a studio session

Session times (during Trimester)

Friday G:01+G:02 (Area Combined):

  • 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Friday G:07 Bunker:

  • 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Saturday G:01+G:02 (Area Combined):

  • 9:00am - 11:30am
  • 11:30am - 2:00pm
  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Saturday G:07 Bunker:

  • 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • 1:00pm - 4:30pm

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:03 - 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
  • 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

 

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 - Thurs: 7.30am to 6.30pm
Fri: 8.00am to 4.00pm
Sat: 9.00am to 4.00pm (Ground Floor Studio only)

During Trimester break

Mon - Fri: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Student Services hours

During Trimester

Mon - Thurs: 7.30am to 6.30pm
Fri: 8.00am to 4.00pm

During Trimester break

Mon - Fri: 10.00am to 4.00pm

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!

 


welcome to campus

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