Planning Orientation for Semester 2?

  • Information Services is offering valuable orientation and transition activities for your students

If you would like us to run a session for you within a particular program, or be involved with your staff in any other type of orientation and transition collaboration, please use the online request form and/or information listed below.

The following online tutorials and websites can easily be incorporated into an orientation program.

  • Help me I’m a first year (youtube video) Hot tips from students in the know! Friendly advice for students on how to use their time well, manage stress and study strategies that actually work from those who have learnt the hard way!
  • Study Smart – An online tutorial covering topics relating to research, writing and studying at Griffith University.
  • Academic Integrity Tutorial – An online tutorial aiming to help students understand what academic integrity is and why it matters at Griffith University.
  • Referencing Tool – An easy to use tool to assist students know how to appropriately reference different types of information.
  • Student Computing  – A one stop IT shop for students computing needs. Topics covered include; How to get online, where to get online, software, training, lecture capture, learning@griffith, Student discounts and more.
  • Library Orientation – An overview of activities provided by the Library.


  • Workshops and Library Tours

Prepare for University –  Earlybird Workshops available 20-25 July, 2015

This week series of free “study skills” workshops aims to help students gain a beginning sense of academic capability and resourcefulness. Workshops are offered at a variety of times, and on a range of days (including Saturday), thus encouraging students to visit the university on more than one occasion and familiarize themselves with their new environment. Session topics include;

  • Strategies for study at university (2hrs)
  • Getting started on your assignment (2hrs)
  • Get ready to research (1.5hrs)
  • Reading and note taking (2hrs)
  • Preparing for postgraduate study (1hr)
  • Understanding referencing (1.5hrs)
  • Connecting with Google (2hrs)*
  • Getting started with a Mac (2hrs)*
  • Getting started with a Windows PC (2hrs)*
  • Introduction to Griffith’s online environment (1.5hrs)*

* Students need to register for these four workshops via our online booking system, bookit.

Printed postcards are available for distribution. Full program including times/locations will be published on the library orientation website soon.

  • July 20-24, 2015 Library Orientation (Tours)

During Orientation week (20-24 July)  library tours are available in any of our campus libraries.  Tours will run during the times below and are approximately 15 minutes in duration.

Campus Orientation Week
Nathan Library
Every half hour on the hour and half hour
10am-2pm daily
Gold Coast Library
Every half hour on the hour and half hour
10:30am-1:30pm daily
Mt Gravatt Library as required 12 noon-2pm
Logan Library as required 12 noon-2pm
South Bank – College of Art and Conservatorium of Music Libraries as required 12 noon-2pm

Please advise your students to wait at the Library Tour Meeting Point in the foyer of the Library. There is a maximum of 15 students on each tour. No bookings required.

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