App Idea Competition Winners

We have a winner!!!

Shouting huge congrats to Joshua Murchie who took out first prize in the Hack-a-thon App Idea competition and just walked away with a hefty $1500!

There were hundreds of submissions and some brilliant ideas. Now you have the chance to turn those ideas into something real. Sign up for the Hack-a-thon weekend and win part of a huge $3500 prize pool!

About Josh

Josh is studying a Master of IT and about to begin a dissertation with a technology innovation education theme and is a current student ambassador for the Mayor of the Gold Coast. He is also the co-founder and president of the Griffith Uni Start-up Entrepreneurs Club, where they promote collaboration and entrepreneurship in the student community.

Josh was frustrated with planning out his degree; which course to take when, without missing pre-requisites or having to wait a trimester for the next offering. His idea focussed on creating an awesome timetabling experience for the user and easing student frustrations.

More Prizes

Second prize of $750 went to Tahnee Webb, studying a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her fantastic ‘CramSession’ idea is a great social enhancer allowing students to collaborate. Third prize of $500 went to Christian Frost, studying Master of Philosophy in the school of Human Services and Social Work. He had an innovative idea to ease parking and transport issues around campus.

The Hack-a-thon Weekend

Are you a totally tech savvy student? Maybe you’re involved in IT, marketing, app development, or project management? Or maybe you just want to learn how to create an app (hey, that’ll look sweet on your #resume #workskills).

You can now use these great ideas that were submitted and get involved in designing the app – from the ground up!

To get involved, you can register as an individual or as a team. Ultimately, you’ll be working in groups of three to four people to develop a web/mobile application and showcase it to the judges. Oh, and you can also win a lot of money:

  • $2000 for the winning team of the Hack-a-thon
  • $1000 for the runner-up team of the Hack-a-thon
  • $500 for best UI design

So, how’s this all going to work? We throw open the doors to the Gold Coast Library at 9am Saturday 29 April and you have 30 hours to work on the app and enjoy life! And, we are totally feeding you as well so register now and just tell everyone you were there to build an app.

When: 9am 29 April to 4pm 30 April 2017
Where: Gold Coast Campus Library (The Cow Patch area)

Your library is having a little work done…


…while you’re on vacation.

From Monday, November 23 the libraries at Mt Gravatt, Nathan and Gold Coast are having a little work done.

At Mt Gravatt your Collaboration Zone is getting a makeover. At Nathan new furniture including individual study pods are arriving. And at Gold Coast your new Research Zone will be fitted out with individual and quiet group study spaces.

All the work will be complete by the time ‘O’ week 2016 rolls around.

Your library opening hours during construction remain the same.

We’ll keep you updated as work progresses on each site – remember to grab a set of earplugs from the library counter if you’re finding it noisy.

And we promise you donuts when the work is all done!

G11 External stair closes


Work will be carried out on the G11 external stair from tomorrow, Saturday, July 13.

Please use the lift or internal fire stair to access levels 3 and 4.

Remember to follow safety instructions from our contractors or university staff. Stay alert around construction works and stay safe.

GH1 library relocating July 8

From Monday, July 8 -12 the print collection at GH1 (CMOH) along with Information Services staff will relocate to the G10 library at Parklands. The print collection for medical and dental students will be integrated into the G10 print collection located on level 3.

We look forward to welcoming our dental and medical students home as they continue their studies in G40 and at the Gold Coast University Hospital. And in your library, of course!

The library offers  you group and quiet study space, commonuse computers and bookable presentation practice rooms. In the G11 Learning Commons you’ll find the new Gumurrii Student Support Unit, seminar and meeting rooms and a brand new 24/7 study space.

During the relocation and integration of the print collection access will be restricted. Please see library and IT help staff for the latest information.

See you soon!



GC library – law collection is moving…

From 07:30 on Monday, June 24 Queensland Library Supplies staff will be in G10 relocating the law print collection.

The print collection will be removed from existing shelving to bins allowing the shelving to be relocated, assembled and cleaned. Library staff will then reshelve the collection in its new home, G11 level 3 new collection space 3.43.

Once the relocation is completed the new collection space will be open to clients, including 38 new quiet study carrels.

Watch for an exciting new research zone in the old law collection space soon!



GC Library (G10) main entry closes

From 07:00 tomorrow (Wednesday, June 19) the front entry to the GC library will be closed. Don’t worry though, the library will still be open normal operating hours, you can enter via our new entry near the Link-up Lounge on level 2.

Our contractors are carrying out repair works to the existing external soffit which will take 5-6 days.

Remember to follow any instructions from library staff or our contractors, we’re keen to keep you safe.


GC Library – Link-up Lounge now open!

IMG_1838 IMG_1837 IMG_1836Your new 24/7 study space is now open in G11.

The Link-up Lounge offers space for individual and group study, lots of power and wireless available, commonuse PCs and 24/7 access.

You can get into the Link-up from inside the library or via the new entrance from University Drive.

We’re also extending your group study space on level 2 – it may be a bit noisy…

See you soon!