Register for Open Day and WIN!

Want to WIN tickets to a session of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Swimming Finals?

Register online for Open Day and you could win four tickets to the finals. And not just any tickets. You and your guests will enjoy the best seats available, gourmet food and a commemorative gift and souvenir.

Now, as a current Griffith student you may wonder why you need to attend Open Day on Sunday 23 July 2017.

Well, you can find out what new courses are being offered in 2018. Next year, Griffith will be offering physiotherapy and occupational therapy in Brisbane for the first time, as well as new degrees in social science and acting.

Or if you’re already doing the course of your dreams, maybe we can convince you to enjoy fun (yet educational) Open Day activities?

At the Gold Coast, you can build your own fidget spinner, attend a robotic demonstration or take a tour of the Griffith Health Centre.

If you’re attending the South Bank Open Day, you’ll be treated to music performances, film screenings and animation demonstrations.

And the Nathan campus surely won’t disappoint with animal displays and plant giveaways. But that’s not all folks. Be sure to check the Open Day Guide to see what’s happening at your campus.

Don’t forget to use the Griffth App on Sunday. You’ll find Open Day updates, event information and maps to help you find your way around our campuses.

Open Day runs from 9am to 2pm at the Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses.


Griffith Flicks and chill

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Okay, okay, so we know the best part of Netflix is that you get to lay under your warm doona in your comfortable bed.

But hey, it’s always good to shake up your routine a bit. So why not try Griffith Flicks instead?

We’ve already told you about The Learning Space, which has heaps of activities open to the public. Including Griffith Flicks – films and animations created by our very own Griffith University students.  

Griffith Flicks is held on the last Thursday of every month, and it just so happens that’s next week!

It might be just the excuse you need to emerge from your doona cocoon and enter the outside (besides when you go to uni and work, of course). Also, it’s free, so that never hurts!

The Learning Space have thoughtfully scheduled this event to coincide with late-night shopping. So scope out the shops, hit up the food court for some eats, and come enjoy Griffith Flicks.

This month Griffith Flicks will be screening Edgy Cinema, short films that explore themes of incest, chauvinism, power, and tragedy.

The Learning Space is limited to a 40 person capacity so be early to secure your seat!  

  • Date: Thursday 27 July
  • Time: 6:30pm – 7:40pm
  • Location: The Learning Space, Westfield Garden City, Upper Mount Gravatt
  • More information

Have you accessed Learning@Griffith yet? 

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Learning@Griffith is the University’s online and teaching environment where you find your lecture notes, course readings, lecture recordings, and so much more.

If you are feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate your way around the system, here are the essentials.

Each one of your courses has a course site in Learning@Griffith. To get there, simply log into Learning@Griffith, and select your course under My Courses and Organizations.

Typically, this will take you to a page with My AnnouncementsMy TasksWhat’s New and items To Do. But each course site is different so don’t panic if you can’t see this.

To find your lecture notes, you will need to click Course Content (in the left-hand navigation menu). Your Course Content is mostly broken down by teaching weeks. Just click the relevant week to access all resources for that period.

Also, check here for course readings and lecture recordings. If you can’t find them, see if there’s a link in the left navigation menu. Lecture Capture technology allows lecturers to make digital recordings of course material and deliver it to you via your Learning@Griffith course site.  Find out more about this service on the Lecture Capture web page.

Head to the Learning@Griffith for students web page for further help with accessing and navigating Learning@Griffith. If you have a question about the system, you can Ask Us (online answers to heaps of student FAQ’s) or ring the IT Service Centre.


Music in the Library at Nathan today

It’s time for another Music in the Library performance from the super talented students over at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU).

Today we’ve got not one, not two, not three, but five classical guitar musicians joining us at the Nathan campus library. Come along at 1pm and hear some tunes live in your library. After all, science says music helps you study!

The 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.

Got a lecture and can’t make it? Don’t worry we’ve got more library performances on the way.

You’ll have plenty more chances to enjoy the music across Trimester 2 as students from the Queensland Conservatorium-Griffith University (QCGU) will visit each campus to showcase their talents.


myGriffith: it’s your student portal

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myGriffith is the starting point for everything at Griffith. It’s your student portal which is personalised to you and can be accessed on any device, anywhere, anytime.

Here’s 3 things on the myGriffith homepage we thought you should know about:

Messages

Never miss out on official Griffith University correspondence again! Check the Messages section on the myGriffith homepage to find about, well, everything a student needs to know.

From upcoming events and workshops to system outages and networking opportunities, you’ll be notified in myGriffith Messages.

Also, be sure to check other channels of university communication, like your student email, and Griffith University social media. You’ll be a veritable fount of information!

My schedule

It’s kind of a bummer when you miss a class, an exam or key date. Wouldn’t it be super helpful if all this important stuff was listed somewhere online for you?

Well, actually it is. It’s in the My schedule section of the myGriffith homepage. It will tell you what classes you are enrolled in, when they start and where they are.

It will also let know about upcoming key dates, such as the deadline to add a course for the trimester.

My courses

Need to access your course profile? You can find a list of your enrolled courses, as well as links to the relevant course profiles, in the My courses section.

You really can’t miss it – it’s smack bang in the middle of the homepage. And if you want to find your lecture notes or course readings for the week, you can just click the Learning@Griffith link directly below My courses.

For assistance with myGriffith, check out the myGriffith Student Support page. It contains a handy user guide and support contact details.


Do you know about the Referencing Tool?

Wouldn’t it be great if there was an online tool that could help you structure your references? As luck would have it, there is. And it was developed by the best University ever! Your University. Griffith University.

Meet the Griffith University Referencing Tool.

Using the referencing tool is as easy as 1, 2, 3! You simply select your reference style, media type and format and the handy little tool will give you an example for both the in-text citation and reference list entry.

It’s quite genius really. And the big news is, the tool recently had a makeover. And not just cosmetic either.

Yes, it does look prettier (which to be honest is always important) but it also has improved functionality.

It’s now mobile device friendly so you can reference on the go. Are you pondering how to reference that journal article while you are on the train?

Simply, whip out your mobile phone, open the referencing tool, and get the answer you need.

Do you need to print out a referencing example from the tool? You totally can. The redeveloped tool now gives you further printing options. We know you still like to consult a print copy once in awhile (#oldschool).

For those of you who used the old referencing tool, don’t worry. The new one still has the same layout so you won’t have to relearn how to use it (not that it’s hard!).


What you need to know about our computer labs

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We’ve got a lot of great resources around campus, to cater to all your student and study needs.

Like our array of food shops to ensure you can always fill your stomach, or get that much needed coffee. Or our sport facilities so that you can keep your body active as well as your mind. Then there’s our handy online self-help resources such as Study Smart.

Let’s not forget the study spaces we have throughout all our campuses. There are places like the Goanna Lounge for when you’ve had a big day and need to chill (or maybe have a sneaky nap), or our libraries where you’ll find social, quiet and silent study spaces.

And computer labs – oh so many computer labs! You’ll find common use computer labs across all campuses. Super keen? We even have dedicated 24-hour computer labs.

Don’t forget that Griffith students are welcome to use resources at any campus – enrolled at South Bank but want to study at Logan? No problems!

But before you rush off to the computer lab only to find that everyone else is just as studious as you and there are no free computers, why not check computer availability first?

You can find out all computer lab locations (including which ones are 24 hours) here, as well as check in advance how many computers are free in the lab you’re intending to go to.

All computers in common use computer labs will have standard software including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, and various internet browsers.

Sometimes you may require specialised software or hardware for your course. In these instances, your School may provide access to this through school-based computer labs (for further info about these facilities, contact your faculty).

Software may vary between locations, and you can check out the full list of available software on computers here.