School of Criminology and Criminal Justice first year students got oriented with their new life at Uni with the help of scavenger hunts, music, serial killers and spotlights on crime recently.

With presentations on offender profiling, crime mapping, sex offending and homicide, students discovered some of the topics they will learn about in their criminology degrees.

Watch the video at Orientation.

Scavenger hunts led students throughout the campus into the key locations they will soon be using daily, including the library, bookshop, cafes and Student Administration Centres.

Second and third year criminology student mentors gave first year students an insight into life at Uni in sessions themed around iconic serial killers including Charles Manson and Ted Bundy.

“This year’s orientation was a large success. Commencing students at both the Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt campuses were enthusiastic and eager,” said First Year Coordinator (Mt Gravatt campus) Dr Hennessey Hayes.

“The highlight probably was the prize draw at the end of the day. Two lucky commencing students won iPad Minis on the day. Lucky pair!” he said.

Students took part in information sessions about their new degrees and meet key staff, as well as fellow students during a free lunch and entertainment.

Students travelled from as far away as Thailand to study criminology at Griffith.