Get a head start on study by attending our Earlybird workshops

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 3, 2018, we are offering the following Earlybird workshops free to Griffith students. Find out more at our Library Orientation webpage.

Writing university assignments (2hrs) 

Covers the basics of getting started, structuring and writing assignments.

Monday 22 October 2018
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Gold Coast
Nathan
9.30 am
9.30 am
Clinical Sciences 2 (G16_1.07)
Environment 2 (N13_0.05)

Getting started on an ePortfolio on PebblePad (45 mins)

Learn about Griffith’s personal learning environment – PebblePad.  Bring along a device and your login details.

Monday 22 October 2018
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Gold Coast
Nathan
11.45 am
11.45 am
Clinical Sciences 2 (G16_1.07)
Environment 2 (N13_0.05)

Researching and referencing for your assignment (2hrs)

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.

Monday 22 October 2018
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Gold Coast
Nathan
1.30 pm
1.30 pm
Clinical Sciences 2 (G16_1.07)
Environment 2 (N13_0.05)

Library orientation

The library is so much more than books on the shelves.

You can take a 15 minute tour of your library during orientation week. Getting to know your library will make studying at university so much easier.

PebblePad and you

Are you leaving us? Graduating in 2018? Don’t forget to take your PebblePad account with you!

As a part of your studies, you may have used PebblePad to create portfolios, record and reflect on work integrated learning activities or complete other learning and reflection tasks.

The assets you have created in PebblePad throughout your time at Griffith are yours to keep – so long as you create an Alumni account before you graduate.

Follow the keeping my PebblePad account after Graduation instructions to set up an ‘Alumni’ account. Once done, you’ll have access to your PebblePad account for life!

If you haven’t heard of PebblePad, find out what you’re missing out on!

PebblePad is a platform to collect, curate, create, communicate and share achievements, personal capabilities and professional skills via an electronic portfolio like Katherine, Summer and Nicole have.

Using PebblePad throughout your degree provides a wonderful opportunity to create an online portfolio where you can record your learning, achievements, skills and experiences gained during your time at Griffith on a digital platform that’s easy to update as you go.

You’ll be able to showcase your skills, what you have learnt, and what you have created, when looking for employment.

Find out more on the PebblePad webpage.


Make yourself futureproof with our Academic Skills Workbook

You’re probably at uni with an ultimate aim to build your future career.

However, with an overload of lectures, readings, assessments and the like, you may find it easy to get caught up in the study haze and forget about the bigger picture.

We’re here to help keep you on track and ensure you develop the skills you’ll require for the future workforce.

We’ve created an Academic Skills Workbook to smooth the road for your success as you move toward your exciting future careers. It is designed to help you develop and apply academic, information and digital literacy skills.

As you work through the Academic Skills Workbook, you’ll also have the opportunity to incorporate the skills you’ve developed into an ePortfolio. This means you can document your credentials and skills online. You can even create folios targeted to particular audiences, such as employers, to showcase your skills. 

The Academic Skills Workbook has been broken into five sub Workbooks:

  1. 1. Academic Literacies
  2. 2. Information Literacies
  3. 3. Digital Literacies
  4. 4. ePortfolios
  5. 5. Professional Networks.

If you’re a commencing student, you’ll probably want to start at the beginning and work through the contents. Continuing students, you may like to jump to specific areas to revise and further develop your skills.

The Academic Skills Workbook is accessible via PebblePad. You can view our online guides if you need any help in getting started using PebblePad.


Get a head start on study by attending our earlybird workshops

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 free Earlybird workshops are perfect for you!

During O Week for Trimester 2, 2018, we are offering the following Earlybird workshops free to Griffith students:

Writing university assignments

This workshop covers the basics of getting started, structuring and writing assignments.

Gold Coast: Wed 4 July, 9.30 am – G16 Lecture Theatre 1
Logan: Thurs 5 July, 9.30 am – L08 Lecture Theatre 2
Nathan: Thurs 5 July, 9.30 am – N18 Central Theatre 1

Getting started on an ePortfolio with PebblePad

Learn about Griffith’s personal learning environment – PebblePad. Don’t forget your login details and a device!

Gold Coast: Wed 4 July, 11.45 am – G16 Lecture Theatre 1
Logan: Thurs 5 July, 11.45 am – L08 Lecture Theatre 2
Nathan: Thurs 5 July, 11.45 am – N18 Central Theatre 1

Researching and referencing for your assignments

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.

Gold Coast: Wed 4 July, 1.30 pm – G16 Lecture Theatre 1
Logan: Thurs 5 July, 1.30 pm – L08 Lecture Theatre 2
Nathan: Thurs 5 July, 1.30 pm – N18 Central Theatre 1


Make yourself futureproof: Hone your academic, information and digital literacy skills

You’re probably at uni with an ultimate aim to get employed in a particular field. With an overload of lectures, readings, assessments and the like though, you may find it easy to get caught up in the study haze and forget about the bigger picture.

We’re here to help keep you on track and ensure you develop the skills you’ll require for the future workforce.

We’ve created an Academic Skills Workbook designed to help you develop and apply academic, information and digital literacy skills, and smooth the road for your success as you move toward your exciting future careers.

As you work through the Academic Skills Workbook, you’ll also have the opportunity to incorporate the skills you’ve developed into an ePortfolio. This means you can document your credentials and skills online, and even create folios targeted to particular audiences, such as employers, to showcase your skills.

The Academic Skills Workbook has been broken into five sub Workbooks:

  • Academic Literacies
  • Information Literacies
  • Digital Literacies
  • ePortfolios
  • Professional Networks.

If you’re a commencing student, you’ll probably want to start at the beginning and work through the contents. Continuing students, you may like to jump to specific areas to revise and further develop your skills.

The Academic Skills Workbook is accessible via PebblePad. You can view our online guides if you need any help in getting started using PebblePad.