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:
  1. assess the current state of play regarding disability inclusion at Griffith (within Institutional policy and legislative frameworks)
  2. provide a ‘sense check’ to assess whether Griffith is currently meeting the expectations of students with disability
  3. identify gaps, duplication or inconsistencies in service provision, and
  4. 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 dvce@griffith.edu.au.  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. 

 

NOMINATE HERE

 

 

The Griffith University SRC stands in solidarity with our Afghan students on campus, online and in the communities where we work and study in.
 
After 20 years of military intervention and more than a trillion dollars spent, it has been difficult to witness the events in Afghanistan over the past few days.  In times like these, it is difficult to have hope. However, let us remember the words of Martin Luther King Jr.: “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Please know that your fellow students and staff are thinking of you, we do value you and your contributions to our communities, and we do care.
 
Griffith’s health and wellbeing services are available to assist students that need counselling and support: https://www.griffith.edu.au/…/wellness…/mental-wellness
 
We invite and encourage Afghan students to come to us with any suggestions about how we can further support and advocate for them during this time.  Finally, we add our voice to those calling for the federal government to do more to bring Afghans back to Australia whether they be citizens, colleagues of our veterans, or as refugees.

Need support during Lockdown? The SRC provides a number of services that may assist you.

 

Emergency Assistance

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/

Advocacy Help

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/

We have partnered with The Fruitbox Group to bring fresh fruit and vegetable boxes as low as $8.50 to the Nathan Campus!
This is being run as a trial from July 19th – August 20th and may continue based on the demand of the service.
All you need to do is pick your box, place your order and you will be able to collect your box from the Nathan Campus each Wednesday.
For more information and to place your order: https://griffith.thefruitboxgroup.com.au/

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 advocacy@griffith.edu.au if you have further questions or input.

SRC Financial Wellbeing Survey

 

G’day I’m Cal I’ve been the Indigenous Officer for several months now in the Griffith Student Representative Council. We know that this past year has been a tough one for many students and staff in light of the pandemic. That’s why we are putting together plans to offer more support options open to all students still struggling 2021.
 
I know that Indigenous students have been particularly hit hard by the pandemic. The GUMURRII unit is open to all students again. They are offering Go and Grab stations for students needing supplies for upcoming exams. We are also still going ahead with an event in Reconciliation Week.
 
For Reconciliation Week this year the GUMURRII student support unit will be hosting a FREE lunch for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students N06, -1.31 in the GUMURRII unit on the Nathan campus at 12 – 1pm on Wednesday 2nd June.
 
Please come along and enjoy a good yarn with us.
 
   

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.

 

Event Details

 

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: