Dear Griffith student,If you are a current Griffith University student living with disability, we would like to hear from you.
Griffith is currently developing a new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP). We are committed to setting and meeting high standards for institutional disability inclusion and providing an excellent student experience for all students across the full range of services.
Along with the broader DAIP consultations, the University has commissioned an external review (Sept/Oct 2021) to focus on learning and teaching service provision for students with disability. This review will seek to better understand the experience and needs of students with disability in relation to learning and teaching and will inform the University’s action planning.Specifically, it will:
- assess the current state of play regarding disability inclusion at Griffith (within Institutional policy and legislative frameworks)
- provide a ‘sense check’ to assess whether Griffith is currently meeting the expectations of students with disability
- identify gaps, duplication or inconsistencies in service provision, and
- make recommendations on actions which would inform the new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.
The review panel invites you to provide a written (or audio/other) response with a view to identifying opportunities and issues as well as high value actions Griffith could take to positively impact students with disability in relation to learning and teaching.
Submissions can be provided confidentially via the linked survey form by 8 October 2021 or via email to email@example.com. Areas on which you may like to make comment include (but are not limited to):
- accessibility of services
- strengths in service provision
- levels of satisfaction / resolution of issues
- communications about services / changes
- special considerations / exam provisions
- fieldwork / work integrated learning / placements
- ICT and digital platforms
- Library services
- awareness, attitudes and inclusive classroom and online practices
- clinical and/or laboratory-based learning and teaching
- campus specific issues
- levels of consultation with students with disability and with staff (academic and professional) supporting students with disability.
All submissions will be treated confidentially and data deidentified in all reports. Please note that information you provide will be used solely for the purpose of this Review and the names of individual respondents will not be identified in the final review report. Your submission will only be viewed by the Review Panel; however, submissions may be subject to disclosure under the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld)
Do you want to represent your fellow students? Develop skills such as leadership, communication, budgeting, and event management? Be involved with important decisions that impact students at Griffith University? For more details, please refer to the SRC Elections Website which contains the position description, nomination forms, and election rules.
Nominations will be open from Monday 13th September and will close this Friday 17th September at 5pm.
Need support during Lockdown? The SRC provides a number of services that may assist you.
The SRC Emergency Support Program provides support to students who are in need of short-term assistance with accommodation, groceries and travel costs. For more details – http://griffithsrc.com.au/emergency-support/
Help with Studies
If you need assistance with your studies, you can make use of the free Assignment Help Service or Tutoring Service by visiting http://griffithsrc.com.au/assignment-help/ and http://griffithsrc.com.au/peer-tutoring/
Our Advocacy service can assist you with a confidential service to help you with reviews, complaints, appeals and injustices relating to University decisions and procedures. For more details – http://griffithsrc.com.au/advocacy-appeals/
Connect with Peers
Feeling isolated and looking for ways to connect with peers? Our WALi Student Leaders are available throughout the week to check in with you, share some light relief, and help you connect to other services if needed. Say hello to the team at Wellness HQ Online or follow us @waliwellnesshq on Instagram.
Easy, Cheap Recipes
We have you covered in the Kitchen, looking for ideas what to cook? check out our student cookbook for recipes – http://griffithsrc.com.au/student-cookbook/
In Trimester 1, the SRC Advocacy team wished to gain an understanding of how students at Griffith University experience financial stress within the last 12 months during COVID. With changes to the ways in which students engage with learning and support services at Griffith, there is a need to understand how the SRC and University can support students in managing their financial stress during these unprecedented times. Particularly, when research shows that financial stress can affect academic performance, student engagement, and wellbeing.
The Financial Wellbeing Survey document details the findings of this survey, which will be used to assist the SRC Student Representatives in identifying ways in which the student cohort can be supported regarding their financial stress. We encourage all students to read through these findings, and to contact SRC Advocacy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions or input.
To support It’s On All of Us and in recognition that promoting respect and safety requires ongoing action, the Student Representative Council (SRC) and Postgraduate Students’ Association (GUPSA) are hosting a series of self defence workshops throughout the remainder of 2021. Two workshops will be held in Trimester 1, with a further three workshops scheduled later in the year.
- Thursday 13th May and Thursday 27th May
- Time – 5:00pm to 6:30pm
- Nathan Campus – Multifaith Centre
- To register for these workshops, click here: https://forms.office.com/r/PahTxSwmr0
For information on how the SRC and GUPSA assist students concerned about assault, harassment or disrespectful behaviours please visit: http://griffithsrc.com.au/advocacy-appeals/ or https://gupsa.org.au/grievance-help/
Online Tuesdays 12-1pm (that will be recorded) followed by drop-in sessions Online OR at Nathan campus at N28 to meet with your representative from Griffith’s Careers & Employment Service.
You can access the Recorded Sessions below: