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Our Online campus is home to Torrens University Australia and THINK Education.

Online 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, ALL campuses 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 on 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



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

Workshops coming up

Study Success Online Workshops - April 2020

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

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  •  
  •  
  • 1

    Online Learning

    >1.00pm- 1.45pm (Sydney Time)  Join In 

     

    Writing skills - Literature reviews 

    7.30pm- 8.15pm (Sydney Time)  Join In 

  • 2

    Time management

    1.00pm- 1.45pm (Sydney Time)  Join In 

    Online Learning

    7.30pm- 8.15pm (Sydney Time)  Join In 

     

  • 3

     

  • 6

    Introduction to library Services

    11.00am- 11.30am (Sydney Time)  Join In 

    Writing process analysing  & assessment question

    1.00pm- 1.45pm (Sydney Time)  Join In

    Writing skills - reflective writing

    7.30pm - 8.15pm (Sydney Time) Join In

  • 7

    Using eBooks

    11.00am- 11.30am (Sydney Time)  Join In

    Conversation cafe - practise your general english language skills

    11.00am - 11.45am (Sydney time) Join In

    Writing process- reading strategies & note-taking

    1.00pm - 1.45pm (Sydney Time) Join In

    Paraphrasing & referencing

    8.00pm - 8.45pm (Sydney Time) Join In

  • 8

    Introduction to Library Services

    11.00am-11.30am (Sydney Time)  Join In

    Online learning

    1.00pm -1.45pm (Sydney Time)  Join In

     

    Writing skills - critical thinking

    7.30pm - 8.15pm (Sydney Time) Join In

  • 9
    Using eBooks
    11.00am - 11.30am (Sydney time) Join In
     
    Writing process-mind mapping & drafting
    1.00pm - 1.45pm (Sydney Time) Join In
     
    Writing skills- case studies
    7.00pm - 8.15pm (Sydney Time) Join In
  • 10
    PUBLIC HOLIDAY
  • 13

    PUBLIC HOLIDAY

     

  • 14

    Conversation cafe - practise your General English language skills

     11.00am- 11.45am (Sydney Time)  Join In

    Essay writing

    Session 1: 1.00pm - 1.45pm (Sydney Time) Join In

    Session 2: 8.00pm - 8.45pm (Sydney Time) Join In

  • 15

    Referencing

    1.00pm - 1.45pm (Sydney Time)  Join In

    Academic writing

    7.30pm- 8.15pm (Sydney Time)  Join In

  • 16

    Numeracy skills for nursing

    1.00pm - 1.45pm (Sydney Time) Join In

     

    Writing skills- annotated bibliography

    7.30pm - 8.15pm (Sydney Time) Join In

  • 17
     
  • 20

    Introduction to Library Services

    11.00am - 11.30am (Sydney Time) Join In

    Introduction to Library Services (Mandarin)

    2.00pm - 2.30pm (Sydney Time) Join In

    Report writing

    1.00pm- 1.45pm (Sydney Time)  Join In 

    Shut up and Write 

     7.30pm- 8.15pm (Sydney Time)  Join In

  • 21

    Using eBooks

    11.00am - 11.30am (Sydney Time) Join In

    Referencing

    Session 1: 1.00pm- 1.45pm (Sydney Time) Join In 

    Session 2: 8.00pm - 8.45pm (Sydney Time) Join In

  • 22

    Mendeley: Basics

    11.00am- 11.30am (Sydney Time)  Join In 

    Mendeley: Advance

    3.00pm- 3.45pm (Sydney Time)  Join In

    Critical thinking and essay writing

    Session 1: 1.00pm - 1.45pm (Sydney Time) Join In

    Session 2: 7.30pm - 8.15pm (Sydney Time) Join In

  • 23

    Finding Online Journal Articles

    11.00am - 11.30am (Sydney Time) Join In

    Writing skills - annotated bibliography

    1.00pm - 1.45pm (Sydney Time) Join In

    Writing process- reading strategies

    7.30pm - 8.15pm (Sydney Time) Join In

  • 24

    Advance Library Databases

    11.00am- 11.45am (Sydney Time) Join In 

  • 27

    Introduction to Library Services

    11.00am - 11.30am (Sydney Time) Join In

    Introduction to Library Services: Mandarin

    2.00pm - 2.30pm (Sydney Time) Join In

    Writing skills - reflective writing

    Session 1: 1.00pm - 1.45pm (Sydney Time) Join In

    Session 2: 7.30pm- 8.15pm (Sydney Time) Join In 

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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.

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

    Meditation with Melissa

    2.30pm  Join In 

    Note: No session on Monday 13th April due to Easter public holiday

  • T

    Meditation with Miriam

    2.30pm  Join In 

     

  • W

    Meditation with Melissa

    11.00am  Join In 

  • T

    Meditation with Miraa

    2.40pm  Join In 

  • F

    Meditation with Rebecca

    2.30pm  Join In

    Note: No session on Friday 10th April due to Easter public holiday

 

 


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.

6:30 – 8:30pm (NSW TIME)

PART 1 : Wednesday 25th March

PART 2 : Wednesday 1st April 

Join Here 

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


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.


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.

 

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, T1 2020 [Weeks 3 - 11]

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 design lecturers!

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

BOOK AN ONLINE SESSION

  • Click on the button below to select a workshop you wish to attend. Workshops are held every Tuesday, 4 p.m.- 5 p.m. AEDT
  • 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):


WELCOME TO ADOBE WORKSHOP

Need assistance with making sure you have the correct Adobe programs installed?

Want to ensure you know how to use Adobe software and lynda.com.

Watch this introductory workshop delivered by Graphics Lecturer Julia Garfoot which will take you through the step by step guides and help you start your studies with confidence.

WATCH SESSION HERE

First time using Collaborate Ultra?

Watch this video for help getting started.

Please allow at least 15 minutes to get set up.



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! 
 

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!

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

Virtual Orientation

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.

 

 

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:

 


  

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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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