12 Aug

Uni-Skills study groups for coursework postgraduate students

We have good news Postgrad students!

The Postgraduate Uni-Skills study groups are now running across the Nathan, Mt Gravatt, South Bank and Logan campuses for Semester 2, thanks to ongoing funding and support from GUPSA. Uni-Skills study groups are facilitated by high-achieving Postgraduate Student Leaders, who can assist you to develop your academic skills and direct you to the events and services available to you on campus. It’s also a great opportunity to meet with fellow Postgraduate students on a weekly basis!

To register for a study group, please complete the student registration form.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Uni-Skills program.

The Uni-Skills Team


09 Aug

GUPSA SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING 25 August, Unibar (N71) Nathan Campus


Griffith University Postgraduate Students Association is holding a Special General Meeting

Thursday 25 August

Starting 4:45pm

Function Room, Unibar, N71, Nathan Campus, Griffith University

All currently enrolled postgraduate students at Logan, Mt Gravatt, Nathan, Southbank are eligible to attend and vote

The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the following motions:

Motion 1:

That the GUPSA By laws adopted in July 2003 be repealed 

Rationale: The by laws are out of date and either contradict current operations of both the organisation and the university or are irrelevant to current organisational and university procedures, while some  contradict the constitution itself.

Motion 2:

This meeting authorises the GUPSA Executive Committee to make whatever by laws are necessary for the organisation in the lead up to constitutional change

You can find a copy of the By laws here

Proxy forms are available, if you can’t attend the AGM but still want a vote, and are available by emailing m.carden@griffith.edu.au. Under the constitution, a person eligible to vote at the meeting cannot hold  more than five proxies. Proxies can be submitted at the meeting or prior at the GUPSA office, Student Associations and Clubs (N28) Nathan.

The Special General Meeting will be followed by a briefing on the draft new constitution and a social. For catering purposes, please RSVP to our Support Officer, Michael Carden, at m.carden@griffith.edu.au, advising any dietary requirements, by 5pm 19 August.


14 Jul

GUPSA One-day writing retreat, Monday 25th July 2016

Calling all writers! Are you currently working on your thesis chapter or a journal article? Do you need some motivation and assistance to boost your writing? If so, you are welcome to join us at a one-day writing retreat at Nathan’s Eco Centre (N68).

The event is limited, on a “first comes first served”,  to 40 postgraduate Griffith students basis who are currently working on their PhD/Master’s thesis or a journal article. The retreat will comprise time allocated to independent writing sessions supplemented by two short presentations delivered by Griffith staff during morning and afternoon tea breaks. A Griffith academic and Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) tutor will also be available for individual consultations concerning writing and structure. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

You must register for the retreat by 21 July and you can do so here. Registrations close 21 July or if we reach 40 before then.

The writing retreat will take place on Monday 25th July between 9am and 5pm.

Please arrive by 8:45 for a 9am start.

 The program for the day is as follows:

9:00-10:30           Plan for the day and Writing session / Individual consultations

10:30-11:15         Morning tea and a short talk about Academic Writing presented by John Smith (Assistant Director of Studies at GELI)

11:15-13:00         Writing session / Individual consultations

13:00-13:45         Lunch

13:45-15:00         Writing session / Individual consultations

15:00-15:45         Afternoon tea and a short talk about editing presented by Dr Alana Piper (Research Fellow at Griffith Criminology Institute)

15:45-17:00         Writing session / Individual consultations

What you need:

  • A clear idea for writing at the retreat (you will need to provide a brief description of the plan upon registration)
  • Laptop, charging cable
  • Notes, any reading material
  • Extension cord and power board if available
  • A jumper in case it gets cold
  • Anything else you may need for comfortable writing

Remember, You must register  for the retreat by 21 July and you can do so  here.