Reading Lists are here to help

In order to be successful at university, you have to read.

Yep, those pesky readings your tutors keep asking you about in class are the key to success! Extra time spent studying and reading can significantly increase your understanding and, importantly, your grades.

You can find a detailed list of all of your course’s readings by going to the Readings link in your Learning@Griffith course site, or simply typing in your course code here. Too easy, right?

These Lists will have information about and links to all the readings you can ever hope to get your hot little hands on. Readings you are required to read are labelled required (genius right?).

There are also recommended readings. These are readings your lecturer/tutor think will help increase your understanding and knowledge. Don’t skip past them! They can help you learn, and give you more references for your next assignment. You know they’re good, because your lecturer recommends them.

You can also use the Reading List Service to set your reading intentions. You can set readings as ‘will read’, ‘reading now’,  ‘have read’, and ‘won’t read’.

Studies have shown that setting intentions is even better than setting resolutions. You are more likely to follow through with something if you set yourself an intention to do so.

For example, ‘I intend to watch the new Game of Thrones episode only after I have finished my readings’. Winter is here, but so is assignment season!

So find your Reading List and get cracking on setting those intentions. Just don’t forget to follow through!

For further information, check out the how-to guide for Reading Lists.


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.


myGriffith: it’s your student portal

Photo of a girl sitting on the floor with a laptop

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.


When will my final grades be released?

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Will you be jumping for joy on 30 November?

Semester two officially ends this Saturday.

After months of assignments and weeks of exams, you’ll finally be able to put your books down, your feet up and your Netflix on (we missed you, old friend).

But before you can totally chill, you probably want to know how you’ve fared this semester. Whether you’ll be pleased with your pass, delighted with your distinction or happy as a clam with your high distinction, the day of reckoning is almost upon us.

Your final grades for Semester 2, 2016 will be available in myGriffith on Wednesday 30 November from 5pm. If you are a medicine or OUA student, please see the Student Administration Grades web page for further information.

The Grades web page also contains other helpful information such as assessment policy, reviewing and appealing a final grade and the grading schema.

What is the grading schema, you ask? Well, it lists all the possible grades you can receive and explains what it means.

For instance, if you get a grade of FNS for one of your subjects, you can check the grading schema to see what it means. PS it’s not good!

Best of luck!


Welcome to Griffith

 If you’re new to Griffith – welcome!

Starting out at uni can be overwhelming with so much new information to learn and remember. But don’t worry we bet in just a few weeks you’ll be a uni-pro!

In the meantime, here is some essential Library info. After all you’ll probably be spending a considerable amount of time in the Library over the next few years, so best you two get acquainted.

 Our top tips

First things first, download the Griffith App and never get lost again. The App has a range of features including a map for each campus, your timetable, events, email and much more.

Logon to myGriffith. Your personalised student portal is a one-stop-shop for your timetables, course info, messages, events and of course great Library resources.

Head to an O-Week/Week1 Market Day and get acquainted with the Library Services at our Library stall – just look for the basketball ring. PLUS you’ll get the chance to kit-out your empty pantry or pencil case with heaps of free stuff and prizes to win!

Take a tour of your campus Library and discover where everything you need is located.

Head along to the Earlybird workshops to kick-start your uni journey with tips and tricks for navigating assignments, referencing, Griffith’s digital environment, exams and MORE. But don’t worry you can also access Library Workshops and Training all year round.

Tech out your uni experience. Visit the Student Computing website to find out about Lecture capture, software discounts, your email and Wi-Fi on campus.

Lastly, stay updated! Get all your Library and IT help by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and by subscribing to this amazing blog!


Earlybird Workshops in flight

Earlybird Workshops start today!

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Semester 1 is almost here and the best way to prepare is to head to the Library’s Earlybird Workshops. The sessions begin today across our campus Libraries and will run until just before the beginning of semester.

These free sessions are perfect for first-year students or anyone wanting to brush up on their skills after their break.

The workshops offer practical and important info across 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

So, take a look at the timetable and start your semester off right!

P.S. You don’t actually have to be up with the birds to attend, but some sessions are popular so book any that require registration and make sure you arrive early.


Fly into Uni life!

Get help with your Uni prep and soar into Semester 1!

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With a little help from the Library’s Earlybird Workshops you could be worming your way into top grades this Uni year!

The Earlybird Workshops kick off across our Library campuses on 15 February and run until just before the beginning of semester. These free sessions are perfect for first-year students or anyone wanting to brush up on their skills after their relaxing summer vacay.

The workshops offer practical and important info across 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

The workshops are held across our campuses in the lead up to Semester 1. So, take a look at the timetable, check your diary and then get ready to flex your mental muscles!

Not arriving back to the country before start of Semester 1 but don’t want to miss out? Get a refresher on the plane with Griffith’s online study resource, StudySmart.

P.S. You don’t actually have to be up with the birds to attend, but some sessions are popular so book any that require registration (bookings are now open) and make sure you arrive early.