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Student Hub: Sydney - Ultimo

 

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


Ultimo campus news and information

 

 

The health & wellbeing of our students are our top priority. With this view, we have made the decision to move to online and remote study. For the full update from our Vice Chancellor, click here.

As such, Ultimo campus will be closed effective Monday 23 March. But don’t worry, we’re still here to help! You can reach out to your Student Services team:

Torrens University Australia

Phone: 1300 575 803

Email: studentservices@torrens.edu.au

Think Education

Phone: 1300 209 112

Email: studentservices@think.edu.au


Find out what online workshops are happening this week


 

Frame + Work Photography Competition - T1 2020

Are you a Billy Blue at Torrens University student? 

The brief

We challenge you to capture behind-the-scenes of tolls used in the process of creation OR a specialty to someone uses in their profession, such as a musician’s instrument, the paintbrush of an artist, or even your own studio/practice. Clichéd images should be avoided. Digital manipulation in post is permitted, but to only enhance the authenticity of the moment captured. 

Submissions close midnight 20 April 2020

Prizes

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

+ More to be announced
Winners will also receive promotion and will be displayed on campus along with the Top 10 entries.

For more information on how to enter, 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



 

Software skills workshops, T1 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 15 minutes early so we can start on time.

  • If attending activity-based workshop, please download the resource file prior to the session time.

Software covered: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,Dreamweaver, Premiere and After Effects.

BOOK A 1HR ONE-ON-ONE SESSION (ALL SESSIONS, AEST Time)

  • Mondays
    • 10 am - 11 am
  • Wednesdays
    • ​Session 1: 12 pm - 1 pm
    • Session 2: 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • Session 1: 12 pm - 1 pm
    • Session 2: 1 pm - 2 pm
    • Session 3: 6 pm - 7 pm
    • Session 4: 7 pm - 8 pm

Book Here

We also run open drop-in activity-based sessions. Theses activity sessions cover tips and techniques in the Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere and After Effects software. Want to know what is covered? See the weekly activity schedule link below.

Activity-based sessions Wednesdays and Fridays: (AEST Time)

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

At the session time, click on the ‘Join session’ button below.
Join Session

If attending activity-based sessions, click HERE to review the weekly schedule and access resources files.


SketchUp Workshops, T3 2019 [Weeks 3 - 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 Tuesdays, facilitated by one of our interior design lecturers!

You will receive assistance with developing or up-skilling your existing skills in SketchUp.

BOOK AN ON CAMPUS SESSION

  • Click on the button below to select a workshop you wish to attend. Workshops are held every Monday, 4 pm - 5 pm, in UL1.11 and will be run by Wen Fitzgerald
  • Make sure you have the latest version of SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Make installed on your computer.

Note: Due to Weeks 6-12 of Trimester 1 being taught online, the SketchUp Workshop run by Wen will also move online, at the same time as the on-campus sessions (Monday 4 pm - 5 pm). Click on the Blackboard Collaborate link below to attend the workshop! 

Book Here 

BOOK AN ONLINE SESSION

  • Click on the button below to select a workshop you wish to attend. Workshops are held every Tuesday, 4 pm - 5 pm. AEDST
  • Make sure you have the latest version of SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Make installed on your computer.

Book Here 

MISSED AN ONLINE SESSION?

Never fear, they've been recorded for you!

Click on the following links below to access each week's recordings (updated weekly): 

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 2!

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

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

Click on the button below to select a session you wish to attend. Sessions are held every Wednesday, 9 am - 11 am, in UL2.10 and will be run by Eliza Binney

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

Note: Due to Weeks 6-12 of Trimester 1 being taught online, the Mentor sessions run by Eliza will also move online, at the same time as the on-campus sessions (Wednesday 9 am - 11 am). Click on the Blackboard Collaborate link below to attend the workshop! 

Book Here 

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 New café coming in 2020! 
  • 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

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

Computer requirements

All students are expected to have access to a computer with:

  • a set of standard software packages
  • internet connectivity

You will need a computer for:

  • assessments,
  • using the library catalogue,
  • online resources,
  • accessing the learning portal and your student portal.

If you don't have a computer - think about how you'll get access to one for your study.

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.

Browsing the internet

We recommend using Google Chrome web browser when using the Learning Portal.

The Learning Portal is where you access course material, submit assessments and discuss course content in online forums.

Download Google Chrome Now.

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. 

Contact us today with your questions, dtssydney@laureate.edu.au, or take a look at the tutorials page.

Tutorials and equipment information 


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

 


Weekend studio bookings

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

Session times (during Trimester)

Saturday mornings: 9:30am - 12:30pm  

Saturday afternoons: 12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Sunday mornings: 9:30am - 12:30pm   

Sunday afternoons: 12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Contact

ultimo.studio@laureate.edu.au

Book a studio session

 


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).

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Find out what workshops are on this week

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Success Coach Online Drop-in Sessions

Design Job Ready Workshops

It's time to start thinking about that internship and getting Job Ready. We’re offering you online workshops to help develop essential job hunting skills. 

These include constructing a LinkedIn profile, researching industries, and much more. Just drop in for a look at what we offer. 

View the full schedule at the Success Coach page.

Health Workshops

The Success Coach team have set up daily virtual drop-in sessions for you to connect with a Coach and other peers from your course. This is a place for you to share a virtual coffee (or tea), ask questions, talk about your concerns and highlights, learn about online studying techniques, get motivated and most importantly not feel alone.

View the full schedule at the Success Coach page.

online studyStudy Success Online Workshops

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 Workshops tab on the Online campus page to for the full schedule.

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.

View the schedule here (under the workshops tab)

 

Job Ready Workshops - T1 2020 [Weeks 7-11]

 

It's time to start thinking about that internship and getting Job Ready. We’re offering you online workshops to help develop essential job hunting skills. 

These include constructing a LinkedIn profile, researching industries, and much more. Just drop in for a look at what we offer. 

Click here to see the schedule.


 

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 10.00pm
Fri: 7.30am to 6.00pm
Sat: 9.00am to 4.00pm

During Trimester break

Mon - Fri: 8.00am to 6.00pm

Student Services hours

During Trimester

Mon - Thurs: 7.30am to 7.30pm
Fri: 7.30am to 6.00pm
Sat: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

During Trimester break

Mon - Fri: 8.00am to 6.00pm

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

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