President’s Update

What’s Happening With GCAP?

Well it’s Week Five and we have had a very exciting start to the semester. Through the first four weeks GCAP has signed up almost 500 members, started two academic services programs, ran a variety of social events and launched the “GCAP Presents” speaker series. There is a lot more coming in the weeks ahead. Here’s what’s happening…


1 April: Free Networking Lunch at the Unibar Function Centre (12pm)

4 April: Social Function at the UniBar (4:30p to 7p)

12 April: The Great Gatsby Soiree at the Hilton Hotel (Tickets available at the Student Guild Office)

14 April: GCAP Presents Dr Kevin Filo at G30_1.09 (6p to 7:30p) “Lance Armstrong, cancer survivorship, and 57 million pieces of yellow silicone rubber: Lessons learned from the eye of the LIVESTRONG wristband storm.”

As we move into the assessment season I want to remind you of the academic support GCAP is offering all of our members. On Tuesday mornings we are running “Shut Up and Write” in Room G11_3.61 from 9am to 10am. The concept is simple. Come to the room, make a coffee or tea (on us!) say hello briefly and then, Shut Up and Write!

Also, GCAP offers an Assignment Help drop-in service on Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to midday at the Student Guild office. Bring some of your work and get feedback on sentence structure, grammar, referencing, and even some tips on self-editing. Both of these sessions are free to GCAP members!

Furthermore, if there is something specific you need some help with, contact us and we’ll use our knowledge of university programs to see if we can put in contact with a person or program that will solve your need. If we can’t, we might be able to organise something for you directly!

GCAP is continuing to grow, create, and innovate with the aim to make the Griffith University experience better for all postgraduate students. We’d love to hear from you with any feedback, comments, or questions. Comment below!

Hope to see you all soon!



GCAP President

GCAP Presents… “Is your future really in your hands? A talk from Dr Clarence Tan”

“Is your future really in your hands? Your future, your career, your dreams; are they secure?” Come and find out at – “GCAP Presents… Dr. Clarence Tan”, Ambassador for Singularity University (Australia/NZ), entrepreneur, Founder of Angel Investors Group, Gold Coast, MSC (ISE), MBA, PhD, Patent holder in mobility technology globally.

Dr. Tan will share his experiences about his time at the Singularity University (based at NASA Ames Research Park, Silicon Valley), and his meetings with luminaries like Steve Wozniak, Chris Anderson, Rey Kurzweil etc.

This may be once in a life time opportunity to meet such a visionary, so don’t let this opportunity pass by you. Dr. Tan will be talking on a wide range of topics, not limited to technology. So it will have something for everyone.

Tickets for GCAP Members are $5 in advance (from the Guild office), $10 at the door, and $10 for non-GCAP members with all proceeds going to KIVA charity (

13 March 2014
6:30pm – 7:30pm
G17 Theatre 3