Keep those brains ticking this break

Exams are over and assignments are well and truly submitted, which means it’s time to relax. But wait! Before you completely switch off remember, your brain is a muscle and summer is the perfect time to plan some fun educational outings to exercise it!

So, because we know you love to learn here are some ideas to keep your brain active…


shutterstock_102363169Here’s a novel idea. Learn from these top books.

If you’re looking for some literary inspo why not try these thought-provoking reads. The Guardian has listed 20 books that changed the world, which you can access via the Library.




Learn from someone else’s experience

Attend The 2015 Griffith Lecture with Peter Greste to learn about Free speech in the age of terror.



Add to your skill set

Explore your creative side with a QCA short course. Who knows what hidden talents you might discover! Whether you’re interested in photography or design there is something for even the most creatively challenged among us.

Prepare for next year

Pencil in your Eaphoto-1430826473320-fc1ccf2ce791rlybird 2016 workshops. Whether you’re a first, second or third year student the Earlybird Workshops are the perfect opportunity for a little prep work. These FREE workshops offer study strategies, research tips and an intro to Griffith’s online environment. They’ll kick off on 15 February, see the full schedule here.


Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 2.27.52 pmLet your knowledge grow roots

If you’re looking to develop your green thumb or have noticed the wonderful plant life on campus, then Grows at Griffith is the app for you. Griffith’s Environmental School has developed a wonderful landscape to explore via the app that showcases the diverse ecosystem on Griffith’s campuses.


Cultural learning

shutterstock_64972783QCA is a top place to start if you’re looking for some culture this break. They offer a range of exhibitions to showcase your fellow students’ incredible talents. PLUS it’s in the heart of South-bank so you’ll find a great place for a feed after you’ve finished getting all cultured. Follow their Facebook for all the latest events and news.


Light readishutterstock_179149739ng (on the beach of course)

The Library’s PressReader has thousands of publications that are both entertaining and enlightening. Why not take a look at Yen magazine for those smart creative cookies who are looking to revamp their rooms or dip dye their hair. Or check out the official Playstation Magazine for gaming reviews and how you could win a BB-8 Driod!


We’d love to hear about your summer plans! let us know below how you’re keeping your brain active this break.

But whatever you do, enjoy those summer vibes!