During these uncertain times, we want to provide you with the best possible learning experience

Discover adjustments we have made to our teaching and learning experiences, as well as investments in staff development, to ensure a successful study experience for all.

We also have a range of resources to help support your studies and general wellbeing.

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FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT ADVICE

While the Queensland Government responds to recent COVID-19 cases in South East Queensland, Griffith University continues to follow the advice of the Queensland Chief Health Officer's public health direction regarding COVID-19.

Under the directive, Universities must ensure:

  • large lectures only seat one person per 4m2
  • social distancing is observed wherever possible.

Noting the CHO's advice, all Griffith lectures remain online for now. Smaller education and teaching sessions, including group seminars, tutorials, practicals and lab-based lessons, and vocational training sessions are not subject to the one-person per 4m2 rule.

Social distancing should continue to be observed wherever possible.

Lectures, placements and exams

Lectures

There are currently no on-campus or face-to-face lectures.

All Griffith lectures will continue to be delivered online for the time being.

Exams

Most exams will be conducted online. Practical, professional and performance-related exams may be held on campus. Oral exams may be conducted face to face or online.

More details on exams will be shared closer to the exams period.

If you have questions around online proctored exams, please view the ProctorU FAQs.

Work placements

International work-integrated learning placements remain suspended the time being.

Domestic WIL placements will resume where it is safe to do so. Placements will only be permitted in organisations with a COVID-Safe Plan.

Investment in teaching development

Your program directors, course convenors, lecturers and tutors have been upskilled to further support students in online learning.

Their training has focused on:

  • learning collaboratively in Microsoft Teams and Blackboard Collaborate
  • using Echo software
  • teaching approaches to promote engagement with students in an online context
  • managing assessment in the current context to include support for students in maximising access to assessment
  • student wellbeing in learning.

ACCESSING SUPPORT

If you are feeling anxious or concerned

The Griffith Online Health and Wellness Centre can direct you to counselling services on campus, as well as numerous other support resources.

If you require support outside University hours, the Griffith Mental Wellbeing Support Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide immediate assistance for emotional and mental distress. Phone 1300 785 442 or text 0488 884 146.

Financial support

Coronavirus Supplement

The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement:

  • Youth Allowance for students
  • Austudy
  • ABSTUDY

Find out more

COVID-19 Student Support Bursary

Griffith has so far dispensed over $2m to the COVID-19 Student Support Bursary, available to undergraduate and postgraduate students experiencing severe financial disadvantage impacting their ability to study online. The bursary has now been increased with a total pool of $5m to provide assistance for students struggling with living expenses.

COVID-19 Student Support Bursary

Scholarships

Griffith has invested over $2.5m in a broad range of scholarships for students experiencing financial hardship or educational disadvantage.

You can check your eligibility and apply for these online via the scholarships and awards website.

Scholarships and awards

Other financial support

If you are a current domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for an interest-free student loan or education costs bursary to assist you with the purchase of course materials, equipment or the additional mobile data or internet plan required to undertake your study.

See the student financial support site for more information.

Student financial support

What's open

Opening hours and availability of retail outlets and facilities may change due to COVID-19. For the current status of our facilities, check the links below.

Emails to students from the Vice Chancellor