What is Student Services?
Student Services comprises
- Counselling and Wellbeing
- Health and Medical Services
- Student Diversity and Inclusion (including Disabilities Service).
- Welfare and Student Liaison Office
Our services are professional, confidential, voluntary and no cost to students.
Services and programs are available on all campuses of the University. Full-time services can be accessed on the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses with part-time or scheduled services operating on the Logan, Mt Gravatt, South Bank QCA and South Bank QCGU campuses. After hours appointments may be available for some services by prior arrangement.
Tips for success
Make a positive start
Become familiar with the university environment and find out what’s expected in the student role and how things work at university.
- attend orientation and settling in activities on your campus
- spend time developing core academic skills - you can begin academic tasks better prepared
Have a sense of purpose
Knowing why you are at uni makes it more likely for you to find your study meaningful and rewarding. Having career or personal goals and direction supports academic efforts.
- trust in your abilities, strengths and aspirations
- reflect on your interests and progress and investigate your career options and pathways
Work out the online environment
Get to know your way around the Griffith website.
- engage with your online course activities and regularly read your student emails - you’ll find the information you need
- use the range of free workshops, consultations and self-help resources provided to develop academic, library research and computing skills
Make time for study
Regularly attend lectures and tutorials - you’ll be able to keep up with your work and have opportunities to ask questions and meet new people.
- dedicate time to regular study – you’ll do better in your assessment and successfully get through the busy periods in the semester
- develop a study routine and set up your study environment to support your out of class learning
Take care of your health and well-being
If you can balance your academic and personal responsibilities and look after your health and well-being you’ll manage the demands of university better and find it less stressful.
- stay positive and remind yourself that most students experience times of stress or uncertainty
- make time for relaxation, social and personal interests and relationships
Make friends on campus and get to know your teachers - you’re more likely to develop your social and professional networks and to enjoy your university experience.
- make friends and get involved in life on campus by joining sporting, academic or cultural clubs and associations
- join a mentoring program, meet with academic staff during their consultation times and join a study group
Get to know yourself as a student
Remember university is a process of learning and developing your skills and knowledge over time - you’ll get better at managing the demands of university and core academic skills with practice, reflection and support.
- Seek feedback that helps you further develop your strengths and improve on weaknesses
- Reflect on what you find challenging and find some strategies for support and improvement
Know that help is available
Ask for help when you need it - you’ll be more likely to do well in all aspects of university, and maintain well-being.
- find out about the range of academic and personal support services available free on every campus
- ask questions and seek help from students, academic and professional staff as soon as an issue, question or problem arises
Contact Student Services
Get in contact with us or book an appointment to see how we can help.
Keep in touch with Student Services.