In 2017 Griffith University has implemented a range of new initiatives to give students greater choice and flexibility in their studies.
The academic calendar year has moved from two semesters to three 12-week trimesters. Trimester 2 will start on July 3 and prospective students can receive an offer as early as April 3 giving them the security of knowing they have a place at Griffith well in advance.
Students also have an expanded choice of study options with a wide range of degrees in high-demand fields now available to start in Trimester 2.
“Our new trimester calendar will allow students in many degrees greater flexibility to balance work and study by spreading their workload across the year, or in some cases, to accelerate and complete their degree sooner,’’ said Griffith University Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Debra Henly.
Undertaking courses in Trimester 3 is optional, and not all programs will offer courses in this trimester.
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A major focus for Griffith is on teaching innovations that are relevant to students’ future career ambitions, including those with entrepreneurial aspirations.
“Griffith’s industry-engaged degrees are designed to equip our graduates for a changing workplace’’ Professor Henly said.
“Students have access to more work placements and internships than ever before and there are more capstone courses available to enable students to demonstrate subject mastery in a practical way.
The introduction of ePortfolios is an initiative that enables students to collect evidence of their achievements and to build their professional profile while studying.
Griffith is also the first Australian University to establish Unitemps, an employment service that offers part time and casual paid work opportunities for all students. Since July last year, Griffith students have undertaken more than 12,000 hours of work through Unitemps.