myGriffith: the launch of the new student portal

The new student portal, myGriffith, was successfully launched on Thursday, 1 October 2015. The portal is a one-stop-shop for everything students need to know about university life.

With myGriffith, students:

  • Can see their daily schedule and exam timetable;
  • Discover events at their campus;
  • Learn about workshops to help them succeed; and
  • Receive reminders about unpaid fees and when to enrol.

Personalised to the student, the portal tailors content to students based on their career, campus, school, lifecycle, and support needs.

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3 super easy ways to increase your health and wellbeing


Want to get toned, relaxed, and smarter? Download these free apps today!

OMG. I Can Meditate
By OMG I Can Meditate! Inc.
Cost: Free
Available: iTunes and the OMG. I can Meditate website
OMG. I Can Meditate is the easiest way to learn how to meditate. Learn simple mindfulness and meditation techniques to help you reduce stress and anxiety, sleep better, sharpen your mind, and improve your relationships — in just 10 minutes a day! The program includes daily meditations, and a wide variety of other specialty meditations to help you deal with specific issues, including meditations for kids.

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Uber-Friendly: contemporary library design


You’re invited to our next event.

While our public and institutional libraries differ in purpose and specialisation, common to all libraries is the endeavour to create user-friendly places.

Panellists will share their experiences in designing various Queensland libraries, where the spatial environment as well as cultural, social, pedagogical, organisational strategies are geared to facilitate socialisation and learning.

Following the presentation, Friends of the Library members will be invited to join us for a cocktail reception and the opportunity to network with industry colleagues and panellists.

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How to collaborate more effectively with your colleagues


Over the past two years, the university has deployed a wide range of tools to help you collaborate more effectively with your peers – Jabber, WebEx, Google Apps, Research Storage, videophones and videoconferencing.

All this choice can be confusing.

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Amazing opportunity to learn about the benefits of open access

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Get involved in Open Access Week and register for the free Open for Collaboration seminar being held on 21 October 2015.

Open Access Week is an opportunity for you to learn about the potential benefits of open access, share what you’ve learned with colleagues, and to help to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research.

The Open for Collaboration seminar will feature leading Queensland academics who have embraced open access to achieve wide dissemination, impact for their research, and to develop collaborations.

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Google secrets: do what you never thought possible with Google


The secret is out! Google has an abundance of apps that can help you be your most productive at home and in the office.

The university provides a Google Apps account for all students and active staff. Using Google Apps you can email, schedule, chat, create, share, store, organize and collaborate with others. For more information about Griffith Google Apps, visit Google Apps Support.

Griffith library also has databases, journals, articles, books and eBooks that can help you learn more about Google Apps. Check out the Books 24×7 database. It contains hundreds of full-text electronic books and journals covering over 100 different technology topics.

Here is a selection of Google eBooks in the Books 24×7 database you may find interesting:

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And now for the latest news about Griffith Experts…

Griffith academics, you will be invited to review your Griffith Experts profile before it’s public launch in late October.

Griffith Experts will be released in a staged group approach for internal review by academic staff from 6 October 2015. Group Deans will communicate details about the staged group release shortly.

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