Music in the Library at the Gold Coast 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 duo Marcus Bishop and Anthony Ball, as well as solo performer Olivia Dennis, joining us at the Gold Coast 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.


It’s NAIDOC Week!

Our Languages Matter

Aside from being the first week of Trimester 2, it’s also a very important week in the Indigenous calendar.

July 2 to July 9 is NAIDOC Week.

Every year, NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

However, celebrations are not limited to the Indigenous community – Australians from all walks of life are invited to celebrate, participate in a range of activities, and support their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community.

Each year, NAIDOC Week has a theme. The 2017 Theme, Our Languages Matter, aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity.

Griffith University is hosting events at the Nathan and Gold Coast Campuses, and there are also a bunch of events being held throughout the surrounding community:

Nathan

Date: Monday 3 July
Time: 10am – 11am
Where: Nathan Campus Arrival Plaza
What: Morning tea
RSVP here

Gold Coast

Date: Wednesday 5 July
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: Grassed area outside Library
What: Activities that include boomerang painting, traditional basket weaving, Johnny cake making, food tasting, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island dance performances, and more.

Surrounding community

Sunshine Coast

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Ipswich

Beaudesert


Hack-a-thon, a success!

Our first Hack-a-thon was an awesome success!

A huge congrats to all participants who worked their behinds off and pumped out some amazing work!

The event kicked off with guest speaker, Daniel Ngo from Entrepreneur Haus (check out Daniel’s speech on Facebook). The students were given a short brief and let loose for 30 hours to develop an innovative and creative app.

There was yawning, there was napping, there were odd smells… but nothing an emergency supply of toothbrushes and toothpaste couldn’t fix. The energy drinks were flowing, the brains were pumping and the students created some amazing work and learnt some valuable lessons. “I learnt that the presentation is just as, if not more important, as the product itself” said one student.  Another student loved the real world experience “where like-minded people gather and work towards a common goal”.

Congratulations to our innovative first prize winners. Taking home $2000 was Damien Robinson, Joaquin Ramirez Reyes and Joshua Murchie. They blew the judges away with their creative answer to planning your degree and subject choices.

Taking out second prize and $1000 was Jaden Vaniersel, Ian Murnane, Harley Jarrett. They built an app allowing you to share locations, events, study tips and a very helpful assignment countdown clock – what student doesn’t need that?!

Best User Interface and $500, went to Harrison Croaker, William Fischer and Carl Humphries for their ‘M8te’ design.

Thank you to Greg Phipps, our very own alumni and Technical Program Manager, Google Maps, and Leigh Ellen Potter, Senior Lecturer, School of ICT, who provided some wise words to the participants. Their videos provided relief and inspiration during their short breaks.

Thanks to our sponsor, Grove Juice for keeping the students hydrated. Read the rest of this entry »


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.

Register: griffith.edu.au/student-computing/hack-a-thon
When: 9am 29 April to 4pm 30 April 2017
Where: Gold Coast Campus Library (The Cow Patch area)


Gold Coast Library welcomes The Voice

 

Do you love watching The Voice Australia? Well think back a few years… you may recall this special contestant, blonde hair, killer voice, named Candice Skjonnemand.

Need a reminder? Hit play above and hear her amazing performance of Katy Perry’s hit song, Unconditionally.

Candice is now one of our very own and is studying at the Queensland Conservatorium-Griffith University (QCGU).

At 1pm today Candice will perform in our Gold Coast Library alongside fellow student, Angus Oastler who has also had musical success with his Seed Album 5. Take a listen.

But the best news is – you’re invited! Join us on level 2 of the Gold Coast library for an hour of free live music!

The Gold Coast Library performance is the second stop on our Music in the Library Semester 2 live tour.

Music in the Library is an exciting innovation to enliven the campus library spaces and give QCGU students a chance to build valuable performance experience.

Got a lecture or on another campus? Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty more chances to enjoy the music as students from QCGU visit each campus to showcase their talents.


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.

Book in for a free dental check up

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Smile! The Griffith University Dental Clinic on the Gold Coast is offering free dental check-ups for new patients at their Student Clinic*.

You can have your teeth examined by an undergraduate or postgraduate dental student, under the direct supervision of a dental professional.

Located at the Griffith Health Centre (G40), the Griffith Dental Clinic includes the Professional Clinic and the Student Clinic.

The Professional Clinic has registered dentists, specialists, academics and dental prosthetists. As a Griffith University student or staff member, you are eligible for a 10% discount at the Professional Clinic.

The Student Clinic is the teaching clinic for Griffith University dental students. Undergraduate students study and train for five years to become dentists and the postgraduate students are qualified dentists studying to become dental specialists.

To determine your suitability for a free checkup at the Student Dental Clinic, a screening appointment will be booked for you with a professional dentist (at no cost as well). In this appointment, an OPG X-ray will be done (bulk billed via Medicare), and the dentist will review your overall health and initial dental needs.

A comprehensive check up appointment will then be booked with a student.

For more information or to book an appointment, please visit the GU Dental Clinic web page or call the clinic directly on 1800 188 295.

* Conditions apply