Our commitment to Be Good
Social Impact Report 2021
In March 2020, the world changed. And we responded. Higher education needed a shake-up, and the pandemic accelerated our action. Collectively, we created impact. We led with care and connection. We adapted. We kept our students learning, and our teachers teaching.
Our Social Impact Report 2021 is a report card, a testimony, and a call to action. It's our story of resilience, creativity, and triumph in the face of global disruption.
Now is the time for the change-makers, the disruptors, and the agitators. Now is the time to truly connect the world for good.
On the horizon
As 2021 draws to a close and 2022 begins, there are several major projects underway and on the horizon, which will make impact locally and globally.
Thin Ice VR confronts impact of climate changeThin Ice VR is a groundbreaking virtual reality production highlighting the devastating impact of climate change in Antarctica over the past 100 years. Produced by award-winning studio Monkeystack, written and directed by Torrens University Senior Lecturer James Calvert and featuring modern adventurer and environmental scientist Tim Jarvis AM, Thin Ice VR offers audiences an unrivalled immersive experience following the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
The Thin Ice VR season opens at the South Australian Museum on Saturday 20 November – Sunday 6 February.
Research That Matters podcast
Social Enterprise World Forum 2022
Courses to drive impact
Smart Skills Digital Badge endorsed by B Lab Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand
Our Championing Organisational Change & Driving Impact course shifts learners’ thinking towards how to be an effective leader in the face of change. We are proud that this is endorsed by B Lab Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand, the organisation behind the globally recognised B Corp certification for social and environmental performance in business.
Sport for Good: How sport can drive change for a better worldOur Sport for Good free online courses, launching February 2022, explore how sport can be a powerful driver for social change, highlighting how sporting organisations and individuals can make a positive impact on a global scale.
Thin Ice VR Short Course
This short course is the learning experience for those seeking to further their understanding of climate change and its impact on the Antarctic region. Created in consultation with legendary environmental activist and scientist Tim Jarvis, Thin Ice VR acts as the perfect supplement to the phenomenal Thin Ice VR experience.
Social Enterprise Hub
Torrens University’s Social Enterprise Hub provides business solutions to our partners in industry, businesses and not-for-profits by engaging our students in special placements and projects.
Our students apply their specialist skills and expertise in strategic projects, product launches, marketing campaigns, evaluating programs, executing events and more.
The Hub thrives on our partnerships and our commitment to Be Good by contributing to society, economy, education, research and industry. Importantly, it delivers on our promise to ensure our students are prepared for their careers and contributions to society.
Want to partner with us?If your organisation is a value-driven organisation, whether you’re a business led by ethics, a not for profit organisation, we are open to developing a partnership! In understanding your needs, we seek to contribute to enterprise growth, sustainability and social impact.
Certified B Corporation
We are unwavering in our mission to be a force for good in business and education. This is why we belong to the global B Corp movement.
As an international community of best practice, being a Certified B Corporation means we meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance and public transparency and legal accountability.
Providing open, accessible education is our ultimate goal.