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.

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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 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

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.

The Griffith app – your best friend during O Week

For students starting at Griffith this semester, the Griffith app is a must-have when venturing on to campus for the first time.

Available on Apple, Android and Blackberry devices, along with a mobile web version, the app is equipped with a range of features designed to make life easy for students during O Week.

How can the Griffith app help you?

  • Maps – The Maps feature allows you to locate yourself on campus and search for buildings
  • Places – Search for specific locations like places to eat, shops and various student services
  • Transit – Find out when buses are coming and going by selecting the Transit feature
  • Events – Customise your own calendar so you don’t miss out on any of the O Week fun

If you are on the Gold Coast or Nathan campuses during O Week, be sure to visit the Information Services stall on Market Day to get some freebies and information about the app.

The Information Services stalls will be at the Nathan Market Days on February 19 and 28, and the Gold Coast on February 20. More information on the app is available at the Griffith Mobile website.

The Griffith app has plenty of features for new students

The Griffith app has plenty of features for new students

Research Hub Wins National Innovation Award

Griffith’s Research Hub has been recognised with the prestigious 2012 VALA Award in Melbourne last night for its innovative use of information and communication technologies.

VALA, an organisation that promotes the use and understanding of information technology in Australia, singled out the Research Hub for its ground-breaking delivery of an informative guide detailing the University’s areas of academic expertise.

The Research Hub site was launched in June following a 12-month development stage, and allows users to search for Griffith’s academic staff, their publication histories and research projects.

The VALA Award is presented every two years to an Australian library or information service, with previous recipients including the State Library of Queensland and RMIT Publishing.

Visit the Research Hub website to get a first-hand look at the award-winning tool.

eResearch Services Manager Jo Morris accepting the award from VALAs Bart Rutherford in Melbourne