Annual Earlybird Workshops a successPosted: March 21, 2014
Over 3,000 students attended the library’s Earlybird Workshops this year, making it the most successful series yet.
Last month’s Earlybird Workshops were attended by 3,352 students across all campuses, far exceeding previous years’ attendance numbers. The Workshops, which run each year in the week before Orientation Week, are designed as preparatory sessions for students commencing study at Griffith. This year’s record high number of attendees were spread across each campus, with 1567 students attending Nathan, 1380 at the Gold Coast, 79 at South Bank, 212 at Logan and 114 at Mt Gravatt.
In addition to helping ease the transition for new students into academic and social communities, the Workshops are designed to:
- Increase student retention and pass rates
- Increase students’ writing abilities
- Improve students’ learning experience
- Provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to develop university-level writing
- Provide better coping strategies in university environments
- Enable students to find facts and develop their ideas; to organise material clearly, logically and persuasively; and to read critically and accurately
- Enable students to navigate the Griffith website and integrate cutting-edge information age technology into their writing
Thank you to all staff who encouraged their students to attend the Workshops. If your students missed out on the Earlybird Workshops, they can still attend the library’s computing, academic and research skills workshops that run throughout the semester.