Students from schools all over SE Queensland gathered this morning (August 5) to showcase their work at the Go Health Go Griffith Health and Exercise Science Conference.

Held at the Gold Coast campus, the event was a chance for over 130 Year 12 students to discuss their health projects and exchange ideas regarding higher education at Griffith.

Louise Ryan, a student from St Ursula’s College in Toowoomba, said she had recently visited Griffith and was impressed with what it has to offer.

“We came along on a school trip to visit the Griffith Health facilities and were really blown away with the Anatomy and Pathology learning centre, the lecture theatres and the great laboratories,” she said.

“I am now really keen to get onto a program such as Public Health or Nursing at Griffith.”

The event was also a chance to hear from Griffith researchers such as Dr Chris Irwin from Menzies Health Institute Queensland who profiled his recent work on the hazards of eating while driving.

“This is a great event that really gives students an insight into the broad range of research that is undertaken at Griffith. It also fuels further interest and opportunities for inquiring minds.”

The Go Health Go Griffith program, a partnership with Queensland Health and Education Queensland, promotes health-related studies to Gold Coast schools.

Led by Associate Professor Suzzanne Owen, it creates a pathway for senior high school students to do Griffith Health undergraduate programs.

To find out more visit

For further information on Health Careers at Griffith, visit Nathan Campus Open Day onAugust 9. Parking will be a breeze with free parking on campus and free shuttle buses running to and from the Mt Gravatt Busway station to Nathan.

Just by attending the Open Day you will go in the draw to win an Apple iWatch or $500 travel voucher. Register on the day or early birds can registerhere.