VIDEO: What Griffith University’s Commonwealth Games partnership means for local students

Games on!

On Tuesday it was announced that Griffith University will be the official University partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Being the University Partner means local students will get to be closely involved in the build-up and staging of the biggest sporting event in Australia this decade.


Other aspects of the partnership that students will benefit from include:
• Internships – 250 Griffith internships with the Games organising body, GOLDOC and its partners over the next three years across a variety of study areas
• Facilities – Campus facilities used in the lead up and during the Games
• Scholarships – Students from all Commonwealth nations, including Australia, will be eligible for the new Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Scholarships at Griffith University
• Creative Arts Partner – Griffith will contribute to the creative arts program running concurrently with GC2018, potentially including Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
• Team Australia – Official University Partner of 2018 Australian Commonwealth Games Team.
• Queen’s Baton Relay – Griffith campuses included in the Queen’s Baton Relay celebrations.

Griffith University Vice Chancellor and President Professor Ian O’Connor said the partnership presented a unique opportunity for Griffith University students to get first-hand experience working on a major international event

“Imagine having your first internship or indeed your first position in the event for this decade,” he said.

Minister for the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones said the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games agreed.

“It means students from Griffith University have the opportunity to graduate with more than just a piece of paper but with the first line of their resume already completed,” she said.

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