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Photography Competition

undefinedFrame + Work - T2 2020 - Living Creatures Photography Competition

Are you a Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University student?
Using a high-quality camera, we challenge you to capture 3 images that showcase the theme of living creatures. This could include pets, local wildlife and creepy crawlies.
 

The brief

Using a high-quality camera, we challenge you to capture 3 images that showcase the theme of living creatures. This could include pets, local wildlife and creepy crawlies.

Photographing the theme styles can be:

Pets – funny photos, human-like poses, interactions with owners

Wildlife – scenic, element-oriented, natural, sunset/sunrise, night

Creepy crawlies – group/colonies, scary/dramatic, sunset/sunrise

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 here.


Frame + Work Competition: Living creatures 

The AV Club will be hosting an open discussion about the Frame + Work: Trimester 2 2020 - Living Creatures Photography Competition.  

We are inviting all Design students to enter the competition where you can have some creative fun.   

Join us on Wednesday 1 July, at 2:30 pm. To register for this event click here

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Workshops coming up

 

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 and Career Skills

Career Readiness Workshop Schedule

Career Readiness Workshops - Weeks 4 and 5

Your Success Coach team have organised a series of workshops for Success Weeks! Check out the schedule below, and click on a workshop name at the scheduled time and date to participate!

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week 4

22 June

23 June

24 June

25 June

26 June

 

Creating a Design Bio

4.00-4.30 pm

Writing a Resume

4.00-4.30 pm

Crafting a Brand

4.00-4.30 pm

Success Coach Drop-in

11.00-12.00pm

2.00-3.00 pm

Building an Instagram presence

1.00-1.30 pm

Week 5

29 June

30 June

1 July

2 July

3 July

 

Constructing a LinkedIn profile

4.00-4.30 pm

Writing Job emails

4.00-4.30 pm

Researching industries

4.00-4.30 pm

Success Coach Drop-in

11.00-12.00pm

2.00-3.00 pm

Connecting

with industry

1.00-1.30 pm

 

Study Success Online Workshops - July

We’re excited to offer you online workshops to help develop essential study skills. These include time management, critical thinking, referencing and much more.

July 2020

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  •  

  •  

  • 1

    How to Use eBooks

    Session 1: 11.00am-11.30am (Sydney time) Join here

    Session 2: 4.00pm - 4.30pm (Sydney Time) Join here 

    Annotated bibliographies

    3.30pm-4.15pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 2

    Academic writing- voice and cohesion

    11.30am-12.15pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 3

    Finding Online Journal Articles

    Session 1: 11am-11.30am (Sydney time)
    Join here

    Session 2: 4pm - 4.30pm (Sydney Time) Join here

  • 6

    How to Use the Library Website (Mandarin)

    Session 1: 11am - 11.30am (Sydney time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm - 4.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Paraphrasing

    8pm - 8.45pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 7

    Academic Integrity

    11.30am – 12.15pm (Sydney time) 
    Join here

    How to use the Library Website

    Session 1: 11am-11.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm-4.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 8

    How to Use eBooks

    Session 1: 11am-11.30am (Sydney time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm-4.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Critical thinking-identifying & analysing

    11am - 12.15pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Referencing - online resources/tables/ images/ diagrams

    7.30pm - 8.15pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 9

    Numeracy for Nursing

    1.00pm-1.45pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 10

    Finding Online Journal Articles

    Session 1: 11am-11.30am (Sydney time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm-4.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 13

    How to Use the Library Website (Mandarin)

    Session 1: 11am-11.30am (Sydney time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm - 4.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Writing process - paragraphing and cohesion

    7.30pm-8.15pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 14

    How to Use the Library Website

    Session 1: 11am-11.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm-4.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Academic language

    1pm - 1.45pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 15

    How to Use eBooks

    Session 1: 11am-11.30am (Sydney time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm-4.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Reflective thinking and writing

    11.30am - 12.15pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 16

    Critical thinking and writing

    11.30am-12.15pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Getting Started with Mendeley

    11am-11.30am (Sydney time) Join here

    Mendeley: Advanced Techniques for Researchers

    4pm-4.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Numeracy for Nursing

    3pm-3.45pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 17

    Finding Online Journal Articles

    Session 1: 11am-11.30am (Sydney time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm-4.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 20

    How to Use the Library Website (Mandarin)

    Session 1: 11am-11.30am (Sydney time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm-4.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Numeracy for Nursing

    1pm-1.45pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Exam strategies

    7.30pm - 8.15pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 21

    How to Use the Library Website

    Session 1: 11am-11.30am (Sydney time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm-4.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Case studies

    11.30am - 12.15pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 22

    How to use eBooks

    Session 1: 11am - 11.30am (Sydney Time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm- 4.30pm (Sydney Time) Join here

    Conversation cafe

    12.30pm - 1.15pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Paraphrasing

    7.30pm - 8.15pm (Sydney Time) Join here

  • 23

    Getting Started with Mendeley

    11am- 11.30am (Sydney Time) Join here

    Mendeley: Advanced Techniques for Researchers

    4pm-4.30pm (Sydney Time) Join here

    Report writing

    7pm-7.45pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 24

    Finding Online Journal Articles

    Session 1: 11am-11.30am (Sydney Time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm-4.30pm (Sydney Time) Join here

  • 27

    How to Use the Library Website (Mandarin)

    Session 1: 11am-11.30am (Sydney Time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm-4.30pm (Sydney Time) Join here

    Oral presentation

    1.00pm- 1.45pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Shut Up and Write

    7.00pm- 8.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

     

  • 28

    How to Use the Library Website

    Session 1: 11am-11.30am (Sydney time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm-4.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Report writing

    1.00pm-1.45pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Oral presentation

    7.30pm-8.15pm (Sydney time) Join here

     

  • 29

    How to Use eBooks Session 1: 11am-11.30am (Sydney time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm-4.30pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Literature reviews

    7.00pm- 7.45pm (Sydney time) Join here

     

  • 30

    Getting Started with Mendeley

    11am- 11.30am (Sydney Time) Join here

    Mendeley: Advanced Techniques for Researchers

    4pm-4.30pm (Sydney Time) Join here

    Academic language - normalisation

    11.30am-12.15pm (Sydney time) Join here

    Paraphrasing and referencing

    7pm - 7.45pm (Sydney time) Join here

  • 31

    Finding Online Journal Articles

    Session 1: 11am-11.30am (Sydney Time) Join here

    Session 2: 4pm-4.30pm (Sydney Time) Join here

Plan your next steps in your career

Do you need a hand planning the next steps in your career? Check out this informative Career Services Workshop by Vaughn Koen, our Success Coach for the Business faculty where you'll learn key skills in setting you up to success.

We will have various workshops available for you to watch on-demand such as: Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Job Search Strategies and Career Planning.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop
This workshop will cover:

  • Purpose of a Resume
  • Preparing your Resume and the Job Search Process
  • Important Skills Employers are seeking
  • Writing your Resume (content, format, layout and structure)
  • Types of Resumes
  • How to write a cover letter

Watch the full workshop and get access to cover letter templates and other resources HERE.

Job Search Strategies Workshop (Coming soon)
This workshop will cover:

  • Internet (Online Job Search)
  • Labour Hire or Recruitment Agencies
  • Cold Canvassing
  • Volunteering
  • Networking Opportunities

Watch the full workshop and get access to amazing resources HERE.

Career Planning Workshop (Coming soon)
This workshop will cover:

  • Why we need to plan our Careers
  • Step-by-step strategies to develop your Career Development Plan.
  • The 5 Stages of Career Planning
  • Tools and resources to assist you to plan for the future.

Peer Assisted Study Sessions

PASS sessions are now opened for T2 2020! 

Why attend a PASS session?

Improve your grades - on average students that attend 5 or more PASS sessions can achieve up  to 10 marks higher than those who don’t attend.

Sessions are led by senior students who have excelled in the subject in the past. 

Help you save time with smarter study methods with a focus on how to learn.

Study with friends 

CLICK HERE FOR BUSINESS TIMETABLE

CLICK HERE FOR HEALTH TIMETABLE

LinkedIn Workshop

Do you have a LinkedIn account? Wondering how you can use this social media platform to leverage your career prospects? Do you know how to brand yourself and increase your network?

Learn how to:

  • Build your brand
  • Get noticed and increase your network
  • Receive notification of Education related jobs
  • Connect and learn from the industry leaders and top thinkers

If you missed this online workshop, do not worry here is the recording link!


 Course and Subject Skills

Software skills workshops, T2 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 resource file prior to the session time.

Software covered: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, and After Effects. Also, Atom Editor.

Book a 1hr One-On-One Session (All Sessions, AEST Time)

Adobe Premiere, After Effects & Atom Editor Session Times   Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & In Design Session Times  

Mondays (AEST Time)

  • Session 1: 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Session 2: 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Book here

Mondays (AEST Time)

  • Session 1: 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Session 2: 11.30am - 12.30am
  • Session 3: 12.30am - 1.30pm
  • Session 4: 5.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Session 5: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Book here

Tuesdays (AEST Time)

  • Session 1: 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Session 2: 3.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Session 3: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
  • Session 4: 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Book here

Tuesdays (AEST Time)

  • Session 1: 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Session 2: 11.30am - 12.30pm
  • Session 3: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Book here

   

Wednesdays (AEST Time)

  • Session 1: 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Session 2: 11.30am - 12.30pm
  • Session 3: 5.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Session 4: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Book here

   

Thursdays (AEST Time)

  • Session 1: 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Session 2: 11.30am - 12.30pm
  • Session 3: 5.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Session 4: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Book here


Book in for a group session

Date: Every Friday

Time: 11.30am - 1.30pm (Activity sessions AEST Time)

Book here

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.

This session is open to ALL Design and Creative Technology students at ALL campuses.

WATCH RECORDING HERE

SketchUp Workshops T2, 2020

SketchUp Workshops, T2 2020 [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 Thursdays, 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.

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.

Click Here 

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 3!

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 attend a session. Sessions are held every Monday, 3-5 p.m. AEST 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. 

Click Here 

Did you miss an online workshop? Check out the workshop recordings below :

SketchUp Workshop 1

SketchUp Workshop 2

SketchUp Workshop 3

SketchUp Workshop 4

SketchUp Workshop 5


Fashion Illustrator Workshop

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Having trouble drawing fashion flats in Illustrator?

Join this 2-part workshop run over weeks 6 & 7. 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 10th July
PART 2 : Friday 17th July 
11:30 – 1:30pm (AEST TIME)

JOIN SESSION HERE

(Please join 5mins early so we can start on-time)

 

Please download the working files prior to the session


 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.

Join us on Zoom via the links below - you don’t need an account, just join us on your web browser or download the app.

Please take note of the password associated with each session, you will need it to join the meditation. 

Important note: Times below are Australian Eastern Standard Time (please take this into account if you are in a different time zone).

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • M

    Meditation with Melissa

    1.30pm  Join In 

    Password:
    0n5wRX

  • T

    Meditation with Miriam

    2.30pm  Join In 

    Password:
    2t2Xjw

  • W

    Meditation with Miriam

    2.30pm  Join In 

    Password:
    2t2Xjw

  • T

    Meditation with Miriam

    11.30am Join In

    Password:
    2t2Xjw

    Meditation with Miraa

    2.40pm  Join In 

    Password:
    0wMt1a

  • F

    Meditation with Rebecca

    3.00pm  Join In

    Password:
    2fAr94

Need to calm your mind?

Find clarity at our 15 minutes  online meditation session with Miraa Best. 

When? Thursday at 2:40 pm (Sydney time) room 

Join the session here.

If you are feeling stressed or need support don't forget your campus provides free and confidential counseling to all face-to-face and online students enrolled in Australia.

For more information on the counseling services offered by your campus click here.

Need help getting started?

 

Online learning is different to learning in a classroom, so its important you know the difference between all of the online platforms you will use throughout your studies. View Getting Started for everything you need to know about your online learning environment. We've also put together 10 Tips on how to succeed as an online student to help you get started!

Student ID card

Did you know that as an online student you can still request a Student ID card, and depending on which state you're located in and whether or not you are studying full-time, you may be entitled to various student concessions? Visit Getting Started for information on how to request your Student ID card today!

Visit a campus

Just because your studying online, doesn't mean you can't visit us on campus. Check where your closest campus is located and pop in to use the Library, register to attend workshops, arrange to meet with your classmates or teachers, ask your Success Coach for help with job interviews or finding placements, or just find a comfy space to study. We get excited when our online students visit!


Have you set up your Office 365 Student Email?

If you haven't set up your Office 365 Student Email yet you might be missing out on some important updates and class announcements so make sure you set it up straight away! 

It's also your login to be able to use the Student App, as well as being necessary for the WiFi and printing services if you visit us on Campus.

You should have received an email with login instructions. If you haven't received your login details, please send a request for your Office 365 to IT support with your name and student ID number: itservicedesk@laureate.net.au

Virtual Orientation

 

We host Virtual Orientation sessions for our online students each trimester.

Virtual Orientation is an online interactive broadcast for you to learn about student support and expectations in a fun and face-paced environment. Join us to:

  • familiarise yourself with Blackboard
  • tour the student hub online
  • hear from Success Coaches
  • meet your library and academic skills team

Virtual Orientation is now available on demand!

Jump online here and register to view our most recent Virtual Orientation 'on demand'.

Online students

 

Did you know that online students are welcome to use any of our campuses? You can pop in to use the Library, register to attend workshops, arrange to meet with your classmates or teachers, ask your Success Coach for help with job interviews or finding placements, or just find a comfy space to study. 

Some of our campuses are home to all courses, and others are specific to one faculty. See below for more information:

State

Campus

Faculty

South Australia

Adelaide

All faculties

Victoria

Melbourne – Flinders

Business, Design, Education, Health (Nursing), Hospitality

 

Melbourne – Fitzroy

Health (Health Science)

New South Wales

Sydney – Kent St

Business (PG), English, Health (Nursing)

 

Sydney – Rocks

Business (UG), Hospitality (William Blue)

 

Sydney – Pyrmont

Health (Health Science and Nursing)

 

Sydney – Town Hall

Hospitality (Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School)

 

Sydney – Ultimo

Design

 

Blue Mountains – Leura

Hospitality (Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School)

Queensland

Brisbane

All faculties

Who do I contact for help?

Whatever course you’re enrolled in, you can contact us directly here:

You are also very welcome to visit Student Services at the campus that’s home to your course (see above).

Find your way around your campus

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

Learning portal (Blackboard)

Blackboard offers 24/7 phone support on 1800 083 204

 

Troubleshooting or Questions?

For troubleshooting please email itservicedesk@think.edu.au or contact Student Services.

 

 

Online Support

 

Our expert teams are on hand to help you achieve success in your studies and beyond. Follow the links below and find out more on how you can book time with the team and how they can help:

 


  

Contact us

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

Contact hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 7:00pm AEST

Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm AEST

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