The transition from high school to university is not as easy as it seems, especially for international students. QIBT provides a smooth path towards studying at Griffith University. As a QIBT graduate here are my top tips for settling in.
1. Keep yourself up to date.
Always keep yourself up to date with what’s happening at QIBT (now Griffith College) and Griffith University by liking their Facebook pages and signing up for the newsletters.
2. Step out of your comfort zone.
Take part in social activities like the Spelling Bee competition, social sport or day trips. Participating in these activities helps students enhance their communication skills and make new friends from around the world.
3. Take full advantage of student services
The resources provided by QIBT and Griffith University are excellent. Seek career counselling, meet with learning advisors and attend library workshops, thee are all extremely beneficial in the long term.
4. Tell your friends.
QIBT and Griffith University both have so many resources just for students and if you know about them or have used them then tell your friends because they will probably find them useful too.
I really like being a part of Griffith University in every way possible. I am currently a Griffith Mate and a Senior Buddy, plus I am the Vice President for Griffith Business Students’ Association. It’s not just one experience that has inspired me here at Griffith, there are numerous ones like going on a training and retreat for Griffith Mates at Mount Tambourine and trying flying fox, archery and building bridges without any tools.