O-Week excitement kicks off at Griffith University

DJ’s, rock climbing, and a pool party – Orientation Week has kicked off at Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus, at Southport.

“The whole Gold Coast campus has been turned into a giant street market with rock climbing, dodgem cars, live performances and countless stalls,” Griffith University’s Melinda Rogers told myGC.

“It is absolutely the best way to commence your first year here at Griffith.”


She encouraged students to visit as many different stalls during O-Week to find out information on joining student clubs, what support services are on offer and to grab some great freebies to take home.

Mrs Rogers added that while there was plenty of excitement at Griffith’s Gold Coast campus, O-weeks are running until the end of the week at all of the university’s campuses: Nathan, Logan, Southbank and Mount Gravatt.

Become a Commonwealth Games intern

Griffith University students – current and commencing – are being given the opportunity to start an internship with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC), as the city counts down to next year’s games in just over 400 days.

“Internships are available to students from all study areas which mean students have an opportunity to integrate this unique professional experience into their academic studies – something no other university can offer, says Mrs Rogers.

“First year students have the opportunity to apply for intakes in October and January and second year to final year students can also apply for an intake in July.

“It’s just the best chance to give your career a kick start – imagine adding an internship at GC2018 to your resume before you even graduate,” she said.

Apply now at griffith.edu.au/gc2018

Third semester added to courses

Griffith is also using O-Week to spruik the introduction of three 12-week trimesters.

“It gives students flexibility in terms of balancing work and study during their degree, or in some instances they can speed it up. More flexibility,” Mrs Rogers told myGC.

“Also in 2017, Griffith will offer new degrees and double degrees which allow students to combine study areas not traditionally partnered before.”

For more information, visit the Griffith University website.