Grab a bargain with great IT discounts

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Along with academic skills, we’re sure you’ll find that attending university also helps you develop a range of life skills. Like how to be thrifty, because you’re So. Darn. Poor.

You’re probably on top of the standards, like utilising council pick-up to furnish your home, using your friend’s Netflix account (which we have to disclaim that we don’t condone, because of privacy laws and all that) and a diet of mi goreng (but please, add in some veggies too).

When it comes to computing, we’ve got you sorted.

If you’re after a new computer or IT equipment, Apple, Dell and HP all provide student discounts. You can find these at the HP Griffith store, Dell student deals and the Apple education store (you’ll need your Griffith logon to access the Apple store).

Once you’ve got your workstation, don’t forget the importance of protection! You can get 50% off selected Norton anti-virus products including Norton 360, Norton Internet Security, and Norton Internet Security for Mac. Just register your student email address and follow the prompts here.

You can also download a range of software from our Software Download Service, including EndNote, SAS, SPSS (annual subscription fee applies), Symantec Endpoint Protection and more. And don’t forget you can get Microsoft Office 365 for free!

Find more information at our IT Discounts webpage.


The lowdown on available software

There are a bunch of essential things you’re gonna need for uni. Access to the technology you need, study skills, the ability to turn off Netflix and actually do your assignment (we believe in you!!!), etc.

Now, while we can’t force you to sit in front a computer and actually do your work, we can provide you with the software you need to do your work.

We’ve got a bunch of computers around campus, just waiting for you to plonk yourself in front of and start smashing out some assignments.

While they’re all loaded up with the standard software – MS Office, Adobe, and various internet browsers – further applications vary between locations.

You can find a comprehensive list of current computer lab software applications here.

Some areas of study do have specialist software, and in this case your school will provide access to this. For access to specialised labs, contact your school.

If you’re more of the study-from-home type, you can download a great range of software for home use.

You can download the following software for home use through the Software Download Service:

  • EndNote
  • Leximancer
  • NVivo
  • SAS
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection

There are also a number of vendors who offer software to students at no cost or at discounted costing (find more information at the vendor discounted software webpage). This software includes:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud for Education
  • Autodesk Education
  • EViews Student Edition
  • Microsoft Imagine (formerly Dreamspark)
  • SPSS and AMOS for Students (note – an annual fee applies)

And, if you’ve been living under a rock (read: haven’t visited us at a market day stall or followed our social media), don’t forget you can download Microsoft Office 365 for University for free.

You can find further information on the Available Software webpage.


Get student discounts on IT equipment and software

Technology.

We can’t live without it, can we? Well, not unless you’re super committed to a Live Free or Die lifestyle. But we certainly couldn’t survive uni without it, that’s for sure.

We’ve told you about the importance of anti-virus, but before that, you need a computer and software too. Luckily, there are student discounts available to help you with this.

If you’re after a new computer or IT equipment, Apple, Dell and HP all provide student discounts. You can find these at the HP Griffith store, Dell student deals and the Apple education store (you’ll need your Griffith logon to access the Apple store).

Once you’ve got your workstation, don’t forget the importance of protection! You can get 50% off selected Norton anti-virus products including Norton 360, Norton Internet Security, and Norton Internet Security for Mac. Just register your student email address and follow the prompts here.

You can also download a range of software from our Software Download Service, including EndNote, SAS, SPSS (annual subscription fee applies), Symantec Endpoint Protection and more. And don’t forget you can get Microsoft Office 365 for free!

Find more information at our IT Discounts webpage.


The lowdown on available software

You’ve probably heard: we’ve got a bunch of computers around campus, just waiting for you to plonk yourself in front of and start smashing out some assignments.

While they’re all loaded up with the standard software – MS Office, Adobe, and various internet browsers – further applications vary between locations.

So, before you settle in for an afternoon of work in the G11 computer lab check it actually has the software you need. You can find a comprehensive list of current computer lab software applications here.

Some areas of study do have specialist software, and in this case your school will provide access to this. For access to specialised labs, contact your school.

Now, if you’re more of the study-from-home type (hey, it’s so cold, we don’t blame you for wanting to be under the doona), you can download a great range of software for home use.  

You can download the following software for home use through the Software Download Service:

  • doPDF
  • EndNote
  • Naive
  • Leximancer
  • SAS
  • SPSS (note: an annual subscription fee applies)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection

And, if you’ve been living under a rock (read: haven’t visited us at a market day stall or followed our social media), don’t forget you can download Microsoft Office 365 for University for free.

You can find further information on the Available Software webpage.


Roll up, roll up, and get Microsoft 365 for free!

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Don’t go paying to download and install Microsoft 365 on your personal device. As a Griffith University student you get access to Microsoft 365 for Education for free.

Enrolled Griffith students can download Office 365 for Education directly from Microsoft and install it on up to five PCs or Macs and mobile devices, including Android, iPad, and Windows tablets.

Microsoft 365 for Education includes:

Basically, all the Microsoft products you need to succeed in your studies.

So, how do you actually download and install this software? Simple!

Go to the Microsoft Office website, type in your Griffith email address, and click get started. Then follow the prompts to download onto your personal device.

However, the freebies don’t stop here! Once it’s installed, you can access free training to learn how to use the products or improve your existing skills.

There’s also a super handy Student Resources centre where you can access an array of templates to make putting your document together easier, blogs with handy tips and interesting information, and training.


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.


How much do you love your computer?

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Show your computer some love and install Symantec Endpoint Protection

 

Right this minute, we’re guessing your PC or laptop is the love of your life. Or as Whitney Houston croons in her hit 80’s song, it’s: ‘the greatest love of all’.

As a uni student, your computer possibly contains 1353 words of your essay due next week (eeek!) and three gazillion gigabytes worth of photos from your ENTIRE life (well, this semester anyway).

With great love comes great responsibility. You need to take care of your computer so it doesn’t catch a virus.

According to PC Mag: ‘The effect of the virus may be a simple prank that pops up a message on screen out of the blue, or it may destroy programs and data right away or on a certain date. For example, the famous Michelangelo virus contaminated the machine on Michelangelo’s birthday’ (PC Mag Encyclopedia).

The sad face emoji isn’t sad enough to express how crummy it would be to lose all the data on your computer. Luckily, we’ve got a free solution for you. All Griffith students can access Symantec Endpoint Protection on their device for FREE.

Symantec Endpoint Protection is a leading antivirus and security solution for desktop devices.  It is designed to ‘protect against advanced threats with powerful, layered protection backed by industry-leading security intelligence’. See the Symantec website for system requirements.

You can access Symantec Endpoint Protection via the Software Download Service (SDS) on your Griffith University Google Drive account. Head to the Software Services website for handy instructions on accessing home use software.