58 high school students from Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah, Redland Bay and Surat Basin descended on the Gold Coast campus last week as part of the Titans 4 Tomorrow program.
The students received a half hour guided tour of the Gold Coast campus on Tuesday 24 September by the staff from the GUMURRII Student Support Unit and a team of Griffith student ambassadors, with a little help from retired Titan’s rugby league star Preston Campbell.
With ages ranging from grade 8 to 12 the students from the Titans 4 Tomorrow program then participated in two workshops to complete a set of science and health challenges.
The first workshop focused on the principles of science and engineering and an introduction to the world of electronics, requiring hands-on lab work to build their own bike light.
The second provided an innovative, visual and physical session that combines technology with human anatomy and physiology in a clinical exercise test.
The Titans 4 Tomorrow programs focus on supporting and engaging students to reach their full potential in all aspects of life.
Director of the GUMURRII Student Support Unit Ms Bronwyn Dillon, said the aim of the visit to the Gold Coast campus was to build the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary school students.
“The campus visit gives the students a first-hand look at a university campus and how accessible the learning environment is.” Ms Dillon said.
“We want to show them that they can consider higher education by providing them with a greater understanding of the pathways, services and support available to them at Griffith University.”
“They have a lot of fun with their class mates in this new environment. But they also learn how to manage the practical demands and academic expectations of a university learning environment in order help them to be successful in their studies.”
More news and information on Titans 4 Tomorrow can be found at the Titans website: www.titans.com.au/news-