Griffith University’s Official Partnership with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) was on show at both the Gold Coast and Nathan Campuses when Griffith opened its doors to the public on Open Day, Sunday 23 July.
Current and former interns were on hand to share their experiences of working with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC), the Organising Corporation of GC2018.
The interns were able to provide insight into what their internships involved and how they thought this experience would benefit their future career path.
There are approximately 250 internship opportunities available to Griffith students from now until the end of GC2018 across all study areas, an unprecedented opportunity for students to contribute to the largest sporting event to be held in Australia this decade.
Griffith staff, students, alumni and the wider community had the opportunity to learn more and get involved in the 1 million stars project, by making their own woven star.
As part of Griffith’s Creative Arts Partnership, Griffith University has pledged a contribution of 10,000 stars to be included in an installation that will be on display at venues throughout GC2018.
The 1 million stars project is a community art project aimed at raising awareness of violence in our community.
The recently announced Griffith University Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Scholarships were also an area of great interest to current and prospective students.
There are two categories of scholarships available to eligible commencing students from Commonwealth countries — the Griffith University and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Scholarship and the Griffith University and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Sporting Excellence Scholarship.
Throughout the day the GC2018 partnership team hosted a very special guest, Borobi, the official mascot of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Borobi visited both the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses and was a huge hit with all who met the cute and cuddly koala.
You can find out more about Griffith University’s Official Partnership with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games by visiting www.griffith.edu.au/gc2018