Get the right advice on study options and support for mature age and postgraduate students.
No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, our Mature Student Open Evenings can help navigate the right study path for you.
Speak to our specialist advisers and find out what to expect from your chosen degree, opportunities for credit for prior learning and professional work experience, the application process, and financing your degree.
2018 Event details
South Bank campus
Tuesday 4 September, 5 – 7 pm
Wednesday 5 September, 5 – 7 pm
Gold Coast campus
Thursday 6 September, 5 – 7 pm
Mature Student Open Evenings will no longer be offered in November 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
At Griffith, we recognise that not everyone comes to university straight from high school. More than half of our new students are non-school leavers, which means we're experienced at providing the support you need to achieve your goals, whatever your circumstances.
Wendy Zernike, MBA
After more than 25 years in healthcare in roles ranging from frontline nursing through to various educational roles, Wendy Zernike still has a voracious appetite for learning. The Wesley Hospital Director of Clinical Education completed a Griffith Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management four years ago and was ready to take on the challenge of studying again. She enrolled in the Griffith MBA, but as a mother working full-time, she wasn’t entirely sure how she was going to afford it. She applied for, and won, a Griffith MBA Scholarship for Women, making her return to study much easier.
Chris McMahon, Bachelor of Journalism
Chris was 24 when he started a Bachelor of Journalism (Public Relations, Film and Screen) at Griffith University. 'Once I was finished travelling, I thought why not become a sports journalist because I spent my life surrounded by sport,' he says. 'It was during my study that I developed an interest in crime and human interest news.' Graduating in 2013, Chris was awarded a cadetship at The Courier-Mail in Brisbane before becoming a crime reporter for the Townsville Bulletin. He is now chief of staff there, overseeing a newsroom of 12 journalists and five photographers.
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