Simple ways to ensure your valuables are safe this exam period


Umm… where did my acorn go?

It’s that time of year again—long days spent studying in preparation for exams (and then, the sweet taste of freedom from uni… for two weeks).

Our campus libraries provide popular and diverse study areas for you to settle into for a big study sesh. Whether you’re looking for a silent, quiet or social study area—we’ve got you covered.

But before you bunker down we’d like to remind you to take a sensible approach to your personal belongings.

In your study daze, don’t forget to keep your valuables safe. Here are some handy pointers:

Never leave your valuable items unattended

If you need to take a break or grab some study snacks, get a friend to watch your valuables. Or if you are Nigel No-friends for the day, bring your gear with you. Think of how devastated you’ll be if a thief swipes your laptop and mobile phone.

Ensure your personal computer is secure

Is your whole student-life on your computer? Take steps to ensure you are safe online; we don’t want you losing all that work! Protect your passwordsbackup your work and install an antivirus program.

If you’re using a Griffith computer, log out before you turn off

Logging out before turning the computer off removes the risk that the next user of that computer will have access to your account. The computer can also apply any patches to potentially block any holes that hackers may use to try and gain access. 

If you see any suspicious persons or activity in your area, call security:

  • Nathan & Mt Gravatt: 3735 7777
  • South Bank: 3735 6226
  • Logan: 3382 1717
  • Gold Coast: 5552 7777

For more information, visit the security web page.