Kick start your study success by attending an earlybird workshop

Quick quiz:

  • 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 earlybird workshops are perfect for you!

Prior to Trimester 2, 2017, we are offering the following earlybird workshops free to Griffith students:

Strategies for study at university
Get an overview of university culture and expectations, and learn some helpful strategies for managing your time and studying effectively. Beginning the trimester with a head start on study and time management will make a world of difference, we promise!

Writing university assignments
Does your assignment writing process involve opening a new word document, and staring at an empty page for 30 minutes trying to come up with an opening sentence? Don’t let assignments get the better of you! This workshop will cover the basics of getting started on structuring and writing assignments, and will help prepare you to smash the next assignment you get!

Researching and Referencing for your assignments
Being able to research and reference is a kinda crucial part of uni. If this seems daunting, come along to this workshop. You’ll 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.

Check out the times, dates, and locations, come along to a workshop, and start trimester two prepared for success!


How to get a head start on #unilyf

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Want to start your first week prepared and ready to kick some uni goals? We gotcha.

Attend a free Earlybird workshop run by Griffith University library. Starting today, these workshops will help you develop skills in study techniques, academic writing, researching and referencing.

If you are new to university, returning to study or just looking to improve your academic skills, Earlybird workshops are for you.

Earlybird workshops are only available from 14 to 23 February 2017 so get in quick!

Here’s what’s on offer:

  • Strategies for study at university (2 hrs)
    Become aware of university culture and expectations. Strategies for managing your time and studying effectively will be identified.
  • Writing university assignments (2hrs)
    Covers the basics of getting started on, structuring and writing assignments.
  • 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.

Download the Earlybird timetable here.


New to Griffith? You absolutely must do these 8 things

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Welcome to Griffith University! It’s going to be a hectic week of uni prep so we thought we’d help you out with a handy list. Because, you know, the library totally has your back.

Here are 8 Library and IT things you absolutely must-do during O’Week (or else!).

#1 Attend an Earlybird workshop

Want to get ahead of the pack? Attend the free Earlybird workshops offered by the library. Run over three days, you can learn about strategies for study at university, getting started with your assignments, researching and referencing and note taking.  C’mon, who doesn’t need to know more about referencing?

#2 Connect to the wireless network

Save your mobile data for a time when you’ll actually need it – like whenever you’re not at Griffith. Use our free Wi-Fi instead! Connect your laptop, tablet or smart phone to the Griffith University wireless network. If you are a newbie, visit the Getting Connected page and follow the simple instructions.

#3 Visit our Market Day Stall

Yes, we have a Market Day Stall during O’Week. No, we don’t sell fancy toilet roll holders and dream-catchers (aren’t these typical items you find at the markets?). Instead, you’ll find the Griffith Library team at each campus Market Day ready and willing to share everything they know about Library and IT at Griffith. Plus, there’s free stuff, lollies and prize giveaways!

#4 Scope out your future study space

The library has the perfect study space for you. You just gotta find it! Whether you’re looking for a silent, quiet or social space – we’ve got you covered. We also have bookable group study spaces to help you ace all your group assessments.

#5 Set up your Copying and Printing account

Activate your copying and printing account in the library or at one of the red and white kiosks on campus. You can add printing credit via cash or EFTPOS at any of these locations. Visit the Student Printing page for more information.

#6 Get free student software

Did you know Office 365 Education for Students is available for free to students who are enrolled at Griffith University? Good thing you didn’t go ahead and purchase Word, Excel or PowerPoint already, right? But wait, there’s more! You can download Endnote and Symantec Endpoint Protection directly from the Library via the Software Download Service. Visit the Available Software page for more information.

#7 Download the Griffith App

There’s an app for everything nowadays; catching Pokémon, tracking your fitness, listening to music and sharing short videos with your friends (aka the world). But there’s only one app that puts Griffith in the palm of your hand – the Griffith App. Find campus maps, class timetables, Learning@Griffith, events, library, news, bus timetables and more.

#8 Take a library tour

If you don’t know the Library of Congress classification system like the back of your hand, you are screwed. You will never ever be able to find stuff in the library. Just kidding! But if you want a heads-up on where to find library resources ; take a 15-minute library tour at any of our campus libraries. You can also check out our libraries from the comfort of your couch with a Google 360 tour.


Free Earlybird workshops 18-20 July

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A little preparation before you start university makes your study experience easier. Prior to Semester 2, 2016, Griffith University is offering the following Earlybird workshops.

 

These are all free and you only need to register* for one of them!

18 July (Mon) 19 July (Tues) 20 July (Wed)
Gold Coast 10 am
Strategies for study at university (2hrs)
Learning Commons (G11_4.29)1pm
Introduction to Griffith’s online environment (1.5hrs)*
Library (G10_2.04
10 am
Researching and Referencing for your assignment (2hrs)
Learning Commons (G1_4.29)1 pm
Getting started on your assignment (2hrs)
Learning Commons (G11_4.29)
10 am
Introduction to Griffith’s online environment (1.5hrs)*
Library (G10_2.04
Logan 10 am
Getting started on your assignment (2hrs)
Library (LO3_3.30)
10 am
Researching and Referencing for your assignment (2hrs)
Lecture Theatre 1 (LO8_LT1)
Nathan 10 am
Strategies for study at university (2hrs)
Central Theatre (N18_LT2)10 am
Introduction to Griffith’s online environment (1.5hrs)*
Library (N53_1.50
10 am
Reading and note-taking (2hrs)
Central Theatre (N18_LT2)
10 am
Researching and Referencing for your assignment (2hrs)
Health Sciences (N48_0.14)1 pm
Getting started on your assignment (2hrs)
Health Sciences (N48_0.14)1.30 pm
Introduction to Griffith’s online environment (1.5hrs)*
Library (N53_1.50
*Registration required, please use book-it to ensure your place or join the waiting list.

Tweet tweet… Earlybird workshops are coming

  • A New Year brings new opportunities. In fact, here’s one right now…

EarlybirdEarlybird Workshops will kick off across our Library campuses in early February.

These free sessions offer practical and important info to prepare you for university study.

 

 

 

The workshops cover a range of topics to help you ace uni life, including:

  • Strategies for study at university (2hrs)
  • Getting started on your assignment (2hrs)
  • Get ready to research (1.5hrs)
  • Reading and note-taking (2hrs)
  • Researching and Referencing for your assignments (2hrs)
  • Referencing (1.5hrs)
  • Intro to Griffith’s online environment (1.5hrs) registration required

Take a look at the workshop timetable and decide where you need a little help or attend them all and become a walking Griffith encyclopaedia!

And don’t worry you don’t have to arrive at dawn to attend, but some sessions can be extra popular so make sure you book any that require registration (session bookings open 25 January).

Can’t wait until February? Visit StudySmart the Library’s online tutorial tool. Happy prepping!


“A great way to start the semester off” Free Earlybird workshops on July 15-19th

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A little preparation before you start repays itself many times over and makes your experience easier. Prior to Semester 2, 2013, Griffith University is offering the following Earlybird Workshops FREE of charge to its students. Be pro-active. Get off to a smart start at uni by participating in one or more of these sessions.

Bookings for Earlybird computing workshops will be accepted two weeks prior to the workshop time, online through our booking system.


Have you met our wonderful Learning Advisers?

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  • Semester 1 is in full swing! It’s the perfect time to develop your academic skills.

A few weeks ago we told you about the Earlybird Workshops that were running, and while we’re sure that you signed up for most of them, you’ve got another ace up your sleeve when it comes to your academic preparation – Griffith’s Learning Advisers!

Think of Learning Advisers like your personal University Yodas, without the backwards speak and monk-like robes. They all have a freaky amount of knowledge surrounding academic skills and can help you with things like assignment structure, argument development, exam preparation and time management. Different to an open workshop, Learning Advisers will meet with you one-on-one in a 20 minute session, giving you the ability to wisely tailor that time to your personal needs. They are available at every campus and run sessions throughout every semester. You can even email your questions and/or your assignment through to them and they will provide feedback. How awesome is that?!

So what are you waiting for? Use your academic ace!

You can find out more about Learning Advisers through the Library Workshops and Training website.