Register now for the App Idea Challenge

We are on the hunt for some app ideas, all about improving student life at Griffith University. All you need to do for the App Idea Challenge is think up a unique and interesting idea for an app, and fill in the registration form. It’s as easy at that!

The top 3 app ideas will score some amazing cash prizes.

First prize: $1500

Second prize: $750

Third prize: $500

Registrations are now open and close on 5th of April. There will be a chance in Trimester 2 to actually develop the app, as well! Another chance to win big.

We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Are you the winner of our awesome App Ideas Challenge?

Congratulations to Bachelor of Creative Interactive Media student Ruzena Spacek, who won a sweet $1,500 for her entry into our Hackathon App Ideas Challenge.

Ruzena won the judges over with her Study Planner app idea aimed at helping students better plan their study and assessment to reduce anxiety and improve grades. If you’re one of those people who freak out because you’ve left your assignment to the last minute, this app would be perfect for you!

Second and third prize

Bachelor of Business student Jamie Henke walked away with an impressive $750 for her Griffith OpportUNIty app idea. Her interactive swipe app would provide students with a one-stop-shop for all opportunities they are presented with – think uni events, market days, internships and work experience.

Bachelor of Counselling student Harley Best went home with $500 thanks to his Uni Saver app idea. Uni Saver will not only save key assignment-related information for you, it will also save your butt with assessment notifications to keep you on track.

Thank you to all who entered our Hackathon App Ideas Challenge. The calibre of entries was beyond impressive.

Disappointed you missed out on the money? Don’t be! Enter our Hackathon event to win your share in a massive $3,500 prize pool.

Win big at Hackathon weekend!

Get ready to transform your awesome ideas into something real at our 30-hour Hackathon event from 4-5 August 2018.

You don’t need to be tech-savvy to take part in the Hackathon. All you need to bring to the table is your creativity, skills and passion to design, develop and showcase a mobile application that would greatly improve your student life.

Register now as an individual or team for 30-hours of fun and your chance to win big!

PebblePad and Win!

Have you heard of PebblePad?

If not, let us enlighten you. In fact, there might even be some sweet $$moola$$ in it for you!

Enter the About Me Challenge listed below and you could win gift cards, coffee vouchers and PebblePad gifts.

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

But step one is getting started.

Learning Futures are currently running a competition to help you stay ahead of the game, and learn how to use PebblePad so that when you do use it in a course you’ll already be comfortable with it: the About Me Challenge.

Now – Week 9 of Trimester 3 (12 January 2018)

There are two challenges. For Challenge 1, open up PebblePad and create an About Me portfolio that includes:

  • A Welcome page (Who am I?)
  • Curricular goals (Why am I at Griffith?)
  • Co-curricular and extracurricular activities (What do I do outside of class?)

For a chance to win even more prizes, why not continue on with Challenge 2? This includes:

  • Creating an ‘Aspirational Me in a Minute’ video
  • Reflection on your journey so far at Griffith, touching on progress on your goals from Challenge 1
  • Using the blog tool in PebblePad to tell us about an experience at Griffith that is helping you progress towards your career

Go into the draw to win 2 x $50 Westfield gift cards, 2 x $50 Visa gift cards, PebblePad gifts and coffee vouchers

Need help?
Check out the PebblePad Student Support page

For further information and details on the challenges, visit the About Me page.

Want to win $2000? Register for the Hack-a-thon

The first-ever Griffith University Student Hack-a-thon is getting closer!

It’s going to be held on 29-30 April at our Gold Coast campus library (that’s only three weeks away people!). So we need to get cracking and find our teams of student hackers.

Are you keen? If you want to develop and showcase a web/mobile application and potentially WIN a stash of cash (in the form of a pre-paid Visa Card) you need to head on over to the Hack-a-thon web page.

Registrations for the Hack-a-thon have just opened and we strongly encourage you to apply. Simply, fill out our online form and register for the weekend event.

You can register as an individual, a pair or a group of three or four. If you register as an individual or pair, you will be assigned to a group before the Hack-a-thon commences.

Although, we are most definitely looking for techy-types to write the code (is this you? Sign up now!), we need students with other skills as well.

If you are studying graphic design, marketing, project management, or anything really, sign up to be part of our crack team of student hackers.

It’s going to be 30 hours of hacking fun with guest speakers, pizza and prize money. Here’s the breakdown of what prizes are up for grabs:

  • $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

Registrations will be open until 5pm, Friday 21 April 2017. Register now!

Want to win $200? Check out the Library Shelfie competition

The winning entry in the Library Shelfie 2015 competition

The winning entry in the Library Shelfie 2015 competition

Have you entered our Library Shelfie competition yet? There’s still time! It’s open until Friday 2 September 2016 and you can win a $200 prepaid Visa Card.

We aren’t being swamped with entries this year so your chances of winning are super high! Wouldn’t you like two hundred bucks simply for posting a photo on Instagram?

There are rules of course. The photo has to be taken in a Griffith University Library and include the hashtags #griffithlibrary and #libraryshelfie. Check out the Terms and Conditions in the original competition post.

Last year’s competition was awesome! Heaps of students entered using the ‘bookface’ style and we received super creative #libraryshelfies. Not sure what ‘bookface’ is?

According to the New York Times, ‘bookface involves strategically lining up your face or another body part alongside a book cover that features a matching body part so that there appears a melding of life and art’.

Phew, that’s a complicated and wordy definition, hey? Basically, it’s just getting a book with a face on it and putting it front of your face and taking a photo.

Here are the 2015 Library Shelfie weekly winners. Think you can do better? Prove it! Read the rest of this entry »

Share a Shelfie and WIN $200!


Do you have a favourite spot in your Griffith University Library? Is it a room with a view? Or just a quiet and comfy corner? Share it with us on Instagram for a chance to win a $200 prepaid Visa Card.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Step 1 Take a pic of your favourite spot in the library
  • Step 2 Share it on Instagram, tell us where it is, and use #libraryshelfie and #griffithlibrary.
  • Step 3 Make sure you’re following @griffithlibrary on Instagram

Weekly prizes are also up for grabs! You can score yourself a respectable $30 gift voucher if your Insta post is judged to be the best (for that week). Entries will be judged on original photography and content.

Winning weekly entries will be displayed on the Library Blog during Week 7 and put to a student vote. The entry with the most votes WINS $200!

The Library Shelfie competition runs from 1 August 2016 until 2 September 2016. So get snapping and WIN!

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Give us your opinion and win $200!


Check your Griffith University email folks! You may have been selected to give your opinion on the quality of Griffith’s IT Services.

If you have been invited to participate, simply complete the IT Service Quality Survey and go into the draw to win a $200 prepaid Visa card.

Information Services is keen to know about your experiences with using our IT services, resources, and facilities. Help us, help you! Tell us what you think (honestly!) and we will use the feedback to improve our services to you.

The survey is completely confidential and is open until Monday 9 May 2016.