Attend our interactive ghosting workshop this Sustainability Week

Here, at Griffith Library, we love events. Any events. All events.

So, of course, we’re celebrating Sustainability Week!

Besides hosting Lightning Talks on Adapt or Die and Waste Wars, our QCA library will also be hosting a fun and interactive workshop.

Ghosting – a workshop with artist Pamela See

Participants will work with Pamela to create hand-cut strawboard templates using motifs representing a selection of redundant technologies.

The cut-outs you make will be put on display in the library during Sustainability Week.

Sounds interesting, right? But you may be thinking ‘so, uh, what exactly is ghosting?’ (we were!).

Ghosting is a tradition associated with Chinese ancestral worship. People would create, and then burn, paper ethnologies during Ghost Month as a form of transmortem communication.

Come along to the workshop to learn more about Ghosting and make your own cut-outs!

  • Time: 12 – 1.30 pm (drop in at any time during this period)
  • Date: Wednesday 5 September
  • Location: The Pod, QCA Library

Attend our free workshop on Digital Tools for Research

Are you a budding researcher?

If you’re looking for tools that’ll make researching tons easier, or just want to know about the latest digital tools being used in research, then you’ll want to come along to our Digital Tools for Research workshop.

From research, to data collation and visualisation, to writing and collaboration–this hands-on workshop will introduce you to new ways of tackling old problems. It will cover everything from high-end data storage and compute through to basic note-taking.

What will it teach me?

The workshop will allow you to:

  • identify the different stages in your research workflow and identify modern digital tools that you can use at each stage
  • identify new tools to apply to one or more of your workflow stages and determine its suitability for your research
  • learn the fundamentals of your selected tool.

Session dates and booking:

Gold Coast:
  • Date: Wednesday 3 September
  • Time: 1 – 3 pm
  • Location: G10 (Library), 2.04
  • Register here
  • Date: Tuesday 18 September
  • Time: 10 am – 12 pm
  • Location: N53 (Library), 1.50
  • Register here

Places are limited so book early!

Get a head start with 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 1, 2018, we are offering the following Earlybird workshops free to Griffith students:

Strategies for study at university

Get an overview of university culture and expectations, and learn some helpful strategies for managing your time and studying effectively. Beginning the trimester with a head start on study and time management will make a world of difference, we promise!

Getting started on an ePortfolio with PebblePad

Learn about Griffith’s personal learning environment – PebblePad.

Researching and Referencing for your assignments

Being able to research and reference is a kinda crucial part of uni. If this seems daunting, come along to this workshop. You’ll 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.

Check out the times, dates, and locations, come along to a workshop, and start trimester one prepared for success!

What you need to know about writing for academic journals

Photo of a typewriter, glasses and stationary

Well, for one, your academic writing will need to be precise, concise and ordered; which is why the library runs a workshop for all researchers on The Editing and Writing Process.

Book into the two-hour session to learn about the systematic rigor required for communicating in a written format for an academic audience. There is a workshop scheduled for next week. Book now!

So you’ve booked into the session, but you want some resources right now… like right this minute! No worries, we have some useful online resources that you may be interested in reading.

Check out the eBook Writing for Academic Journals by Rowena Murray. The book provides practical advice for overcoming common obstacles such as finding a topic, targeting journals, and finding the time to write.

Murray also offers strategies for good academic writing and advice on how to use social media to promote your publications.

Writing for Academic Journals is available as an eBook in the EBL EBook LibraryEBL Ebook Library offers eBooks across a broad range of subject areas, such as business, information technology, education, engineering, fine arts and science.

There are also other helpful books on academic writing in the EBL Ebook Library. Take a look!

  • Writing For Academic Journals
    Rowena Murray
    McGraw Hill Education 2013
    This book unravels the process of writing academic papers. It tells readers what good papers look like and how they can be written.
  • Scientific Writing: Easy When You Know How
    Jennifer Peat et al
    Wiley 2013
    This comprehensive and practical book covers the basics of grammar as well as issues such as writing a grant application and selling to your potential audience.
  • Writing for Peer Reviewed Journals: Strategies for getting published
    Pat Thomson and Barbara Kamler
    Taylor and Francis 2012
    It’s not easy getting published, but everyone has to do it. Writing for Peer Reviewed Journals presents an insider’s perspective on the secret business of academic publishing, making explicit many of the dilemmas and struggles faced by all writers, but rarely discussed.

Free Workshops on Mental Health

MHFA-new-2015-LOGOIt’s important to know what signs and symptoms to be on the alert for Mental Health awareness.
Griffith University Student Services are offering a 2 day accredited Mental Health First Aid Workshop free to all Griffith Students, you just need to register.

The course has been developed by the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University.  Nationally and internationally  recognised to educate and empower you to provide appropriate support for yourself or for others in your life.

Get information about Crisis Support, Counselling Options and who you can talk to for more information.  Please don’t wait until it is too late.  You owe it to friends, your family, everyone but most importantly you owe it to yourself to be aware of Mental Health support and issues.

Are you new to MATLAB?

MATLAB are hosting a free webinar for new MATLAB users Wednesday 10 September.

Join the webinar online as an introduction to MATLAB, a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualisation, and programming. This live webinar is free and features application demonstrations followed by a Q&A session with a MathWorks Engineer.

Register here.