In an Australian first, Griffith University recently announced an association with, Australia’s number one social networking site with the launch of its MySpace Custom Community.

The Griffith Custom Community will provide a platform for current students and alumni to connect, showcase their work and give the wider online community a taste of university life.

“It’s great an Australian university is realising the potential of the site and becoming a part of the MySpace community,” said MySpace General Manager Rebekah Horne.

Griffith Online Marketing Manager Ross Shaw said the university was excited about the level of interactivity the site will promote.

“This dynamic new platform will give our students and others who want to know a bit more about life at Griffith the opportunity to talk back, interact and share knowledge,” Mr Shaw said.

“Our MySpace community is not only a great way for Griffith University to connect with students and alumni, but it will also reach out to high school students considering Griffith.”

Griffith is currently using the page to promote a competition being run by the university’s Business School (GBS), where people can win a trip around the world with $2,000 spending money.

The competition is inviting entrants to make a short video describing how they would spend the extra year if they studied one of the University’s new two-year accelerated business degrees.

To visit Griffith’s custom community go to