What you need to know about our computer labs

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We’ve got a lot of great resources around campus, to cater to all your student and study needs.

Like our array of food shops to ensure you can always fill your stomach, or get that much needed coffee. Or our sport facilities so that you can keep your body active as well as your mind. Then there’s our handy online self-help resources such as Study Smart.

Let’s not forget the study spaces we have throughout all our campuses. There are places like the Goanna Lounge for when you’ve had a big day and need to chill (or maybe have a sneaky nap), or our libraries where you’ll find social, quiet and silent study spaces.

And computer labs – oh so many computer labs! You’ll find common use computer labs across all campuses. Super keen? We even have dedicated 24-hour computer labs.

Don’t forget that Griffith students are welcome to use resources at any campus – enrolled at South Bank but want to study at Logan? No problems!

But before you rush off to the computer lab only to find that everyone else is just as studious as you and there are no free computers, why not check computer availability first?

You can find out all computer lab locations (including which ones are 24 hours) here, as well as check in advance how many computers are free in the lab you’re intending to go to.

All computers in common use computer labs will have standard software including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, and various internet browsers.

Sometimes you may require specialised software or hardware for your course. In these instances, your School may provide access to this through school-based computer labs (for further info about these facilities, contact your faculty).

Software may vary between locations, and you can check out the full list of available software on computers here.  


How to find available computers on campus

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So, you’re at uni and have a ghastly four-hour break between lectures. What do you do? Some people may suggest catching up with friends, grabbing a bite to eat, or hitting one of our on-campus gyms.

But we’re the library, so of course we’re going to suggest you get a bit of study in! Plus, start studying early and your week 12 self will so thank you for it, we promise.

To help you study, you’ll find an array of common use computer labs across all campuses. Super keen? We even have dedicated 24-hour computer labs.

And don’t forget that Griffith students are welcome to use resources at any campus – enrolled at South Bank but want to study at Logan? No problems!

Find out all computer lab locations (including which ones are 24 hours) here. You can even check in advance how many computers are free in the lab you’re intending to go to.

All computers in common use computer labs will have standard software including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, and various internet browsers.

Sometimes you require specialised software or hardware for your course. In these instances, your School may provide access to this through school-based computer labs (for further info about these facilities, contact your school).

Software may vary between locations, and you can check out the full list of available software on computers here.  

Check out our student computing page for more information on using our computers.


Sort out your computer situation with these crazy discounts

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It’s Week 2. You’ve probably got your classes sorted, found a new crew of BFFs and called shotgun on the best study spot in the library. But what about your computer situation hmm?

Now don’t get me wrong. We have plenty of computers for you to use here. Whether you want to borrow a laptop; or bang out an assignment on one of our student computers – we have plenty for students to use. And they aren’t just located in the library. There are whole labs on campus dedicated to student computers. Some are even 24/7!

But maybe you’re thinking of buying a new computer, laptop or tablet? Heck, maybe you are in the market for the whole shebang – printers, keyboards, mice and other cool computer accessories.

Well, we’ve got some welcome news for you. Griffith students receive a discount on Apple, HP and Dell products:

Dell
Use coupons to save on the latest Dell laptops, desktops, tablets and more. Simply find an awesome deal on this site, grab a coupon and claim your discount at the Dell online store. You can paste your coupon code into the Shopping Cart to collect your discount.

Apple
If you are interested in purchasing laptops or other computer equipment for your studies, Apple provides discounts for Griffith University students. Shop at the Apple Store for Education and save on a new Mac and a new iPad. Education pricing is available to Griffith University students.

HP
You can get up to 40% off at HP. You just need to login or register with UNiDAYS to redeem the discount. Head to the HP Student Store to find out more.

But wait there’s more! Students are also eligible for software discounts from Microsoft Office and Norton, including a massive 50% off selected Norton products. Check out all the deals on the Griffith Student Computing website. Happy purchasing!


Discover your student discounts

Back to school bargains are a year-round bonus for enrolled Griffith students.

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Whether you’re a returning student or just getting ready to join us next month, you’ve probably realised student budgeting isn’t easy even if you only eat Mie goreng noodles.

But we’ve got a silver lining that could help save a few pennies! As a Griffith student you have access to some pretty brilliant computing and software savings. So, prepare for your wallet to get a little healthier…

Software

Student software discounts are available for a range of software applications. The full list is available online.

Office 365 Education for Students is available for free to students who are enrolled at Griffith University. Install Office on up to five PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Android, iPad®, and Windows tablets. You don’t need a Product Key, just check your eligibility and download it directly from Microsoft.

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The Symantec Norton offer for Griffith University includes 50% off selected Norton products, Norton 360, Norton Internet Security and Norton Internet Security for Mac. Register with your Griffith email address to receive this discount.

It’s Griffith in the palm of your hand! Campus maps, timetables, events, course materials, library, news, bus timetables and more. Available on any smartphone including Apple iOS and Android devices. All other devices can access the app via the mobile web site.

Computing discounts

If you are interested in purchasing laptops or other computer equipment for study then our friends over at Dell, HP and Apple provide student discounts for Griffith University students. Visit your fav computing brand’s student website and shop until your heart’s content – Dell Student Deals, Apple Education Store, or HP Griffith Store.

  • Still saving up for a new shiny laptop?

Griffith also provides a range of computers for student use. These include:

  • Common-usecomputer labs: these are available for all students to use. Some labs are available 24/7; view the availability on your campus now. Common-use computers are also available in the library.
  • Schoolbased computers: some areas of study have specialist computing needs and the relevant school provides access for this. These may be PC or Mac labs. For further information about access to these facilities, contact your school.
  • Laptops are available to borrow from the library for free.

For more great deals or information, visit Griffith’s Student Computing.


Use Google Docs to improve your research

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Use the Google Docs Research Tool to enhance your uni assignments
and presentations.

By using the Research Tool you can search information more effectively. With refined results the tool has the ability to automatically create citations for you.

The Google Research Tool is easy to use, learn more by watching this short video (2.58), or reading more here. Join the Griffith Google Community group for more tips about how to use Google as a practical tool throughout your studies.


Need help getting all your “IT” stuff sorted? We have your back

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We know that student computing plays a big part in life at UNI. Even though some of us might miss the scratch of the pen on the page and the sound of that page when it turns (anyone? No? Just me?), almost everything is done electronically and/or online these days. Knowing this, and because we like to be as helpful as possible, we’ve compiled all the information related to computing that you need on one website (which has had a facelift and looks quite fancy, by the way).

On the student computing website you’ll find information on available software, storing files, using your own devices on campus, training and support, and the Griffith App. Cool, huh?

Head on over to check it out and let us know what you think. Happy computing!


Student timetable gets mobile

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Uni life just got easier.

You can now view your daily schedule on your mobile device, thanks to the recent updates to the Griffith mobile timetable. If you’re not already – you can access your mobile timetable through the Griffith app.

The mobile timetable looks just like your enrolled timetable, which you’d see on the Griffith website, and includes the same detailed info.

You can scroll to view the timetable for future dates and return quickly to today’s timetable by selecting Today.

Need help? Find it here.