QHorns at Music in the Library

Music in the Library is back again. Pop into the Nathan Library at 1pm on Monday, 8 May for your special musical treat featuring a four person ensemble from QHorns.

QHorns are a group of Queensland Conservatorium horn students studying in Brisbane under the direction of Peter Luff and Ysolt Clark. Winners of the 2013 International Horn Symposium horn ensemble competition in Memphis, Tennessee, QHorns are active members of the Brisbane music scene.

This ensemble has performed extensively throughout Queensland in venues such as the Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studios and in towns including Sandgate and Roma. They have been involved with many music festivals around Queensland including the Tyalgum music festival and the 42nd & 45th horn symposiums.

This year, they’re off to Brazil to take part in the International Horn Society’s 49th Horn Symposium.

The 2017 Music in the Library Series is an exciting innovation that aims to enliven the campus Library spaces and give QCGU students a chance to build valuable performance experience. If you’re keen to perform, email ins-events@griffith.edu.au

Come along and support your fellow students! See you there.


App Idea Competition Winners

We have a winner!!!

Shouting huge congrats to Joshua Murchie who took out first prize in the Hack-a-thon App Idea competition and just walked away with a hefty $1500!

There were hundreds of submissions and some brilliant ideas. Now you have the chance to turn those ideas into something real. Sign up for the Hack-a-thon weekend and win part of a huge $3500 prize pool!

About Josh

Josh is studying a Master of IT and about to begin a dissertation with a technology innovation education theme and is a current student ambassador for the Mayor of the Gold Coast. He is also the co-founder and president of the Griffith Uni Start-up Entrepreneurs Club, where they promote collaboration and entrepreneurship in the student community.

Josh was frustrated with planning out his degree; which course to take when, without missing pre-requisites or having to wait a trimester for the next offering. His idea focussed on creating an awesome timetabling experience for the user and easing student frustrations.

More Prizes

Second prize of $750 went to Tahnee Webb, studying a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her fantastic ‘CramSession’ idea is a great social enhancer allowing students to collaborate. Third prize of $500 went to Christian Frost, studying Master of Philosophy in the school of Human Services and Social Work. He had an innovative idea to ease parking and transport issues around campus.

The Hack-a-thon Weekend

Are you a totally tech savvy student? Maybe you’re involved in IT, marketing, app development, or project management? Or maybe you just want to learn how to create an app (hey, that’ll look sweet on your #resume #workskills).

You can now use these great ideas that were submitted and get involved in designing the app – from the ground up!

To get involved, you can register as an individual or as a team. Ultimately, you’ll be working in groups of three to four people to develop a web/mobile application and showcase it to the judges. Oh, and you can also win a lot of money:

  • $2000 for the winning team of the Hack-a-thon
  • $1000 for the runner-up team of the Hack-a-thon
  • $500 for best UI design

So, how’s this all going to work? We throw open the doors to the Gold Coast Library at 9am Saturday 29 April and you have 30 hours to work on the app and enjoy life! And, we are totally feeding you as well so register now and just tell everyone you were there to build an app.

Register: griffith.edu.au/student-computing/hack-a-thon
When: 9am 29 April to 4pm 30 April 2017
Where: Gold Coast Campus Library (The Cow Patch area)

Open Access Week

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Get involved in Open Access Week and register for the free Open for Collaboration seminar being held on 21 October 2015.

Open Access Week is an opportunity for you to learn about the potential benefits of open access, share what you’ve learned with colleagues, and to help to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research.

The Open for Collaboration seminar will feature leading Queensland academics who have embraced open access to achieve wide dissemination, impact for their research, and to develop collaborations.

Unsure what Open Access is, check out these videos:

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Update – myGriffith competition. Win a $200 Visa card.

myGriffithDon’t forget to log into myGriffith and enter the competition for your chance to win one of ten $200 Visa cards.

The competition is open weekdays (Monday to Friday) until 20th October 2015.

There were some technical teething issues but these have now been resolved and we apologise for any inconvenience. Make sure you log back in and don’t miss your chance to enter!

How to enter?

All you need to do is log on to my.griffith.edu.au and answer the daily poll question in the bottom right hand corner of the myGriffith homepage. The competition runs from the 7th – 20th October. Check out the terms and conditions.


Robotics for health and well-being

Interested in robotics as a tool for health and well-being?

Have a parent or grandparent or friend living with dementia?

Highly regarded researcher, Professor Wendy Moyle, will be presenting at a FREE event. To join us, please register at events.griffith.edu.au/socialrobots

You’re invited to come along to her seminar: Not just for the young at heart: social robots and older people.

The ageing of the population, alongside an increase in frailty and cognitive impairment, makes the use of robots in the care of older persons increasingly likely.

Despite the possible benefits of robots, issues are frequently raised such as, reduction in human contact; deception and infantilisation; and loss of control and privacy. While it is important to balance care benefits against the ethical costs, robots offer opportunities to reduce dependence and engage older people in social interaction that can improve their quality of life.

Recent developments in robot applications for assisting older people and their carers, and their potential benefits and limitations will be outlined. Ground breaking research in the evaluation of social robots in the care of older people with dementia at Griffith University will further demonstrate some of these benefits. For those who want to get up close and personal two social robots will also be on display.

Register now. 

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Print from your iPad or iPhone

Do you have an iOS device? Do you need to print? Download the iCMSIP app.

We’re making your student life easier! You can now print directly from your iPad or iPhone using the iCMSIP app. You can print Microsoft and PDF documents from your Apple device at all campuses.

If you need a bit of help, don’t stress, check out the Student Printing page for full download and configuration instructions.



Get a sausage and help the Students’ Future Fund!

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Feel like a sausage cooked by the Pro Vice Chancellor of Business? Maybe you would prefer one by none other than the Pro Vice Chancellor of Health? Well here is your chance!

Senior staff will be firing up barbecues around Griffith over the next 2 weeks during the Annual Appeal to raise money for the Griffith Students’ Future Fund.

The sausages are free, although a gold coin donation would be appreciated. All money raised will go towards the fund that gives students an opportunity to graduate from university after overcoming difficult personal circumstances.

The sausages will be sizzling at the following locations:

  • Thursday 25 July – 12pm Logan Community Commons
  • Friday 26 July – 12:30pm Nathan Campus Heart
  • Monday 29 July – 12pm Mt Gravatt Undercroft
  • Monday 29 July – 12pm Gold Coast Library Entry
  • Tuesday 30 July – 12pm Gold Coast Library Entry
  • Wednesday 31 July – 12pm Gold Coast Library Entry
  • Thursday – 1 August – 12pm Nathan Campus Heart

You can also make a tax deductible donation to the Students’ Future Fund via the Annual Appeal website.

So come on down and grab a tasty treat while supporting a great cause that does so much to assist your fellow students.