Gold Coast campus library takes the cake!


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Griffith University student, Layla Habul showed Gold Coast campus library staff her appreciation with a yummy cake recently.

Just a few weeks away from finishing a Masters of Human Services, Layla said she ‘bought the cake to say thank you to all the lovely staff members who have helped me over the last 3 years’.

From referencing and borrowing queries to printing and IT issues, she said friendly library staff have assisted her in countless ways during her time at university.

But that’s not why they deserved the delectable dessert. ‘It is not so much what they do, it’s who they are that makes a memorable difference’ said Layla. ‘They are very kind, positive, supportive and always there to listen or laugh with me’.

We wanted to find out more about the lovely Layla, so we asked her a few of our favourite questions. Here’s what she had to say:

1. What sparked your interest in human services? 
I am interested in humanitarian issues and want to make a meaningful contribution to society.

2. What’s the best thing you’ve learnt at university? 
The best thing I have learnt at university is the concept of ‘social justice’. This is based on the universal bonds of common humanity, securing fairness for all, in everyday issues of life. Working for social justice implies working toward a celebration of diversity, which transcends any boundaries of culture, class, language and other structures of difference.

3. What’s been your favourite subject so far? 
My favourite subject has been Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics (7033 HSV).

4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  
I hope to be in a respected leadership role with a second Master’s degree completed, hopefully in International Relations.

5. Can you give us your 3 best study tips (for postgrad students)

  • Go to every available academic and referencing workshop before each semester.
  • Get your textbooks a month before semester starts. This gives you time to enjoy them without the added pressure of other reading demands.
  • Set aside time each day to study. I work full time and study three hours a day while doing two subjects a semester.

6. Where’s the best place in the library to study? 
I enjoy the room 2.09 in GC library as it has a nice light from outside.

7. What’s the most awesome resource you’ve discovered in your library? 
I love the online Referencing Tool!