25 April is World Malaria Day. The World Health Organization reports 219 million new cases of malaria as recently as 2017. You can find papers on malaria research being conducted by Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) on Griffith Research Online and get to know our Griffith researchers. Today we are featuring Eva Hesping, a PhD candidate, at GRIDD.
Sunday 17 March is Saint Patrick’s Day.
The day celebrates the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
However, over time, the day has evolved into a greater celebration of all things Ireland.
Celebrations usually include public parades, festivals, shamrocks, wearing green and the consumption of alcohol (this was encouraged from, historically, the Lent restrictions on drinking alcohol and eating being removed for the day).
Want to learn more about Ireland, Irish history and Irish culture? Check out our research on Griffith Research Online.
Some interesting titles include:
- The quick and the dead: Sexuality and the Irish merry wake
- Madwoman, Banshee, Seaman: Gender, changing performance contexts and the Irish Wake Ritual
- Echoes of the Banshee: The changing voice of Irish women
- Re-making an ‘old tradition’s magic’: The Irish strain in early Queensland writing
- The rise of Celtic cyber-diaspora: The influence of the “New Age” on internet Pagan communities and the dissemination of “Celtic” music.
- Are you starting uni this trimester?
- Did you find last trimester’s study a challenge?
- Do you want to further develop your learning skills?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, our free Earlybird workshops are perfect for you!
Prior to Trimester 1, 2019, we are offering the following Earlybird workshops free to Griffith students:
Strategies for study at university (2 hrs)
This workshop introduces you to university culture and expectations, and covers strategies for managing your time and studying effectively.
Gold Coast: Mon 11 February, 10.00 am – G17 Lecture Theatre 4
Nathan: Tues 12 February, 10.00 am – N18 Central Theatre 1
Writing university assignments (2 hrs)
This workshop covers the basics of getting started, structuring and writing assignments.
Nathan: Wed 13 February, 9.30 am – N18 Central Theatre 1
Gold Coast: Wed 13 February, 10.00 am – G17 Lecture Theatre 4
Mt Gravatt: Mon 18 February, 9.30 am – M23 Auditorium
South Bank: Tues 19 February, 9.30 am – S05 Lecture Theatre and Gallery
Logan: Thurs 21 February, 9.30 am – L08 Lecture Theatre 2
Getting started on an ePortfolio with PebblePad (45 mins)
Learn about Griffith’s personal learning environment – PebblePad. Don’t forget your login details and a device!
Nathan: Wed 13 February, 11.45 am – N18 Central Theatre 1
Gold Coast: Wed 13 February, 1.00 pm – G03 Lecture Theatre 1
Mt Gravatt: Mon 18 February, 11.45 am – M23 Auditorium
South Bank: Tues 19 February, 11.45 am – S05 Lecture Theatre and Gallery
Logan: Thurs 21 February, 11.45 am – L08 Lecture Theatre 2
Researching and referencing for your assignments (2 hrs)
Gain awareness of the wide range of information resources available at Griffith and learn to identify the principles of referencing and the process of applying them within academic work.
Nathan: Wed 13 February, 1.30 pm – N18 Central Theatre 1
Gold Coast: Wed 13 February, 2.00 pm – G03 Lecture Theatre 1
Mt Gravatt: Mon 18 February, 1.30 pm – M23 Auditorium
South Bank: Tues 19 February, 1.30 pm – S05 Lecture Theatre and Gallery
Logan: Thurs 21 February, 1.30 pm – L08 Lecture Theatre 2
When it comes to study skills, the library is here to help!
Our brand spankin’ new Study Tips webpage will help you start the year on the right foot and prepare for study in 2019 by getting on top of:
Once you delve into your study, our online Study Smart tutorial covers everything you’ll need to know to ace the trimester! There’s info on:
Need more help? You’ll also find helpful links to other online training and support, such as:
- Microsoft Virtual Academy – free online training in the various versions of Microsoft Office. Step-by-step instructions and videos are available in Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office products that allow you to improve your digital skills.
- Smarthinking – a free 24/7 online tutoring service available to all Griffith students seeking advice on improving their writing skills. Students can also submit their assignment draft for review and receive a response in 24 hours.
A little extra help goes a long way in the world of researching, more specifically higher degree research, and we want your work to have impact!
The Research and Publishing webpage covers all your researching needs and assists with getting started, managing your research and of course, getting published.
The webpage covers topics such as:
Free workshops on topics like publishing during your PhD, EndNote, developing your academic argument, editing your writing, managing your research data and many more.
- Postgraduate Research Information Skills Modules designed to guide you through every stage of your research journey.
- Strategic publishing guidelines that show you where to get published, how to get published and how to reach the widest audience.
- How to measure your academic impact using citation performance indicators and altmetrics.
- Best practice data guidelines.
- Plus much more.
Are you a Higher Degree Research student and need assisting with a specific research need? You can book a free consultation with a specialist Librarian for support. Just scroll on down to ‘Consultations with a Specialist’ on the Research and Publishing webpage.
Some people love them; have them as pets; go bird-watching for fun. Other people hate them; squeal as birds swoop towards them. Then, some people are just plain indifferent.
Whatever your feelings are towards birds, did you know that tomorrow, January 5, is National Bird Day?
There’s actually a lot to learn about birds. In fact, here at Griffith University, we’ve done a bunch of research on birds.
Want to learn about the implications of feeding birds, birds and tourism or birds in Indigenous Australian rock art? Take a look at:
- An appetite for connection: Why we need to understand the effect and value of feeding wild birds
- The relationship between birders, avitourism and avian conservation
- Garden bird feeding: Insights and prospects from a north-south comparison of this global urban phenomenon
- Keeping it clean: Bird bath hygiene in urban and rural areas
- Ancient bird stencils discovered in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
- Tourism revenue as a conservation tool for threatened birds in protected areas.
That’s just some of the areas of research focus. Keen to find out more about birds this National Bird Day? Check out our research on birds on Griffith Research Online.
Did you know that there are around one billion people around the world who live with a disability?
International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities.
On this day, we also celebrate the achievements of people living with disabilities. You can read, listen and watch some inspirational stories here.
You can also check out the remarkable research Griffith University is doing on disabilities.
Browse all our research on disabilities via Griffith Research Online (GRO), or take a look at some of the interesting articles we’ve included below:
- Partners in recovery: Paving the way for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (2018)
- Assistive technology pricing in Australia: Is it efficient and equitable? (2018)
- Australia’s national disability insurance scheme: Looking back to shape the future (2017)
- The cost of disability for Indigenous people: A systematic review (2017)
- Perceptions of disabilities, giftedness and achievement (2013)