The most reliable dictionary, The Urban Dictionary (this is sarcasm of course), defines procrastination as:

Putting something off that eventually must be done to the very last minute. Sometimes this method can be successful, and the person will get to spend a lot of time relaxing and still get work done. Other times, however, it can lead to poor grades, incomplete work, etc. If one has a lot of work, it is understandable that the person will leave some for the last minute, although this person may be subject to adjectives such as lazy.

Example: Wow, I’ve got an 8-page history paper, a French project, a science lab, and a lot of other nightly assignments… I’ll do some now, but to avoid exhaustion, I’ll have to use procrastination with the rest.

So, Night Against Procrastination (NAP) is the one-stop shop to help you combat your procrastination struggles. We will have a range of different support staff, free study material, and free food to give out to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Griffith Students. Come along to fight against procrastination.

For Postgrads, you might need some help with your research, referencing, and writing. We will have our wonderful GUPSA Editors there to answer your questions.

Or, if you are an undergrad and are having problems outside or inside of academia making it hard to study; Have a chat with our fabulous WALis, who have a wealth of knowledge in the different services Griffith University offers and our amazing Advocacy Officers who can help you navigate your options and help set up emergency support.

Event itinerary (for people who like to plan):

  • Where: Nathan campus Goanna Lounge (N16)
  • When: 11th October from 4 pm – 7 pm.
  • Cost: FREE including snacks and goodies all night, free Subway Dinner at 6:30 pm and all students will also get 1 free coffee during the event.

Need we say more? Get your study on track and register below.

University Mental Health and Wellbeing Week

From the 11th until the 14th of September, the SRC are partaking in ‘University Mental Health and Wellbeing Week’.
 
This week includes World Suicide Prevention Day and RUOK Day, and more than 30 Australian and New Zealand universities are participating. The week aims to create a sense of connection among students. Events, activities and workshops will be hosted at our Nathan and QCA campuses, with some workshops online that are accessible to all students.

Monday 11th September

LivingWorks safeTALK is a half-day workshop that teaches anyone over 15 how to recognize and help those with suicidal thoughts. These individuals may not want to die, but aresafeTALK helps people recognize and assist those with suicidal thoughts and offers life-saving resources.

When: 11th Sep from 9 am-1 pm 

Where: Nathan campus (N53.0.58) 

WALi HQ with free massages

10am-2pm 

QCA campus quad

Paint and Sip

12pm-4pm 

Nathan campus (N.17 Uni Bar) 

Meditation Session

3pm-3:45pm 

Multifaith Centre (N.35.1.08)

Tuesday 12th September

Laughter Workshop with Griffith Institute for Suicide Prevention

The Laughter Clinic is a presentation that covers Suicide Prevention, Self-Care, and the Mental Health Benefits of Humour and Laughter. 

When: 12th Sept from 3pm-4pm 

Where: Nathan Campus (N76.1.01)

Read and Relax Opening

9am – 9:30am 

Goanna Lounge (N.16)

WALi HQ

10am-2pm 

Nathan Campus Heart  

Rage Cage

10:30 am – 2:30 pm 

Bus departs @ Nathan Campus

Wednesday 13th September 

Identity + Values Zoom workshop by Chris Cheers, Psychologist 

Who am I? What do I want to do with my life? These questions puzzle and challenge many people throughout their lives. This workshop will support you on the path to finding your answers, and show you how these questions may also hold the key to your identity, resilience and wellbeing.

When: 13th Sep @ 4 pm-5:30 pm 

Where: Online via Zoom

  • Meeting ID: 992 4245 9708
  • Passcode: 486201

Mental Health First Aid

10am-3pm 

Nathan Campus (N53.0.60) 

WALi HQ

10am-2pm 

Nathan Campus Heart 

Wellness Wednesdays

2pm-3:30pm 

Nathan Campus (N53_-1.20) 

Thursday 14th September

Headspace Workshop

Mental health literacy workshop by Headspace. This 1-hour workshop covers three topics. They are:

  • What is a healthy headspace
  • Stress and how to cope
  • Healthy relationships

When: 14th Sep @ 3pm – 4pm

Where: Nathan Campus (N76_1.02)

Yoga and Breakfast

8am – 10am

Meeting at Nathan Campus Heart

Market Day Stalls

10am – 2pm  

Goanna Lounge and Campus Heart 

(Nathan Campus)

Comedy Show

6pm – 9:30pm 

Nathan Campus (N17 Uni Bar)

Proposed SRC Constitution Changes

 

The Student Representative Council has commenced the process of changing the SRC Constitution. In accordance with the SRC constitution, a referendum must be held to allow the Brisbane, Logan and Digital undergraduate student body to vote on these changes.

 

Please click here for the proposed new SRC constitution.

 

A summary of key changes are below:

  • Board structure
    • 4.1.1. The board of the SRC must have at least three members and no more than nine members.
    • 4.1.2. A board member must be a member of the SRC in accordance with clause 1.3.
    • 4.1.1. The board of the SRC must have at least three members and no more than nine members.
    • 4.1.2. A board member must be a member of the SRC in accordance with clause 1.3.

 

  • Appointment of subcommittees
    • 4.6.1. The board may create and dissolve any subcommittees considered appropriate by the board to help with the conduct of the SRC’s operations.

 

  • Term of office
    • Subject to clause 4.2.2, the term of office for board members is two years.
    • A person elected as an SRC board member in accordance with this constitution shall hold office for 24 months from 1 November in the year of election until 31 October of the second year following the year of their election.
    • 4.2.3. The board shall have the power to determine the sequence of retirements for board members to ensure rotational terms, whereby approximately one half of the board members retire in each year.
    • 4.2.4. There is no maximum number of terms for which a board member may hold office.

 

Filling board vacancies

  • 5.4.1. If a casual vacancy occurs on the board, the continuing members of the board may appoint another eligible person to fill the vacancy.
  • 5.4.2. A member appointed to fill a casual vacancy in accordance with clause 5.4.1 will do so until the next board election when they must retire from office, but are eligible, on nomination, for re-election.
  • 5.4.3. The continuing members of the board may act despite a casual vacancy on the board, provided the number of board members is at least the number required by clause 4.1.1.
  • 5.4.4. If the number of board members is less than the number required by clause 4.1.1, the continuing members of the board may act only to increase the number of board members to the number required by clause 4.1.1.

 

Voting in the Referendum

Voting will be conducted by electronic means from 9 a.m. on Monday 25th September 2023 and will close on Friday 29th September at 5 pm.

If you wish to vote in this referendum, you should record your vote electronically at the Student Election website here.

 

More Information

Please use the following link to watch a presentation from the SRC Board which outlines the changes:

If you require further information on the process or have any general enquiries, please contact src@griffith.edu.au.

We know that the cost of living can be quite challenging, especially when it comes to finding affordable rentals in Queensland. To be honest, the rental market isn’t looking too great right now. However, we’ve got some good news! We’re here to help students navigate through this situation by bringing QTARS to campus on the last Thursday of every month for Trimester 2.

 

So mark your calendars for August 31st, September 28th, and October 26th from 10 am to 12 pm!

 

But hold on, what’s QSTARS exactly? It stands for Queensland Statewide Tenant Advice and Referral Service, and it’s an amazing free statewide service for Queensland tenants. Their main goal is to provide all renters in Queensland with top-notch, independent tenant advisory services that help them manage and maintain their tenancy.

 

Here’s what they can assist you with:

  • Giving advice and assistance to understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant
  • Providing support to resolve any tenancy issues you may be facing
  • Offering advocacy support to help you communicate with your lessor or agent
  • Helping you write letters or fill in any necessary tenancy forms
  • Guiding you through the preparation for a QCAT tenancy tribunal hearing
  • Referring you to other services if needed

 

The best part is that instead of having to wait in the QSTARS phone queue, they are now offering drop-in support to Griffith students who walk by. You can find them conveniently located next to our lovely WALi Stall in the Nathan Campus Heart. They’ll be available from 10 am to 2 pm, so swing by and get the assistance you need.

 

Remember, you don’t have to face the rental market alone. Let QSTARS lend a helping hand and make your tenancy journey a little smoother.