Griffith University and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Partnership
At Griffith, we’re creating remarkable opportunities for our community through our partnership with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
As an Official Partner, our students, staff and graduates have the chance to be part the biggest event in Australia this decade.
At a glance
GC2018 is more than a celebration of sport—it’s a showcase of health, technology, infrastructure, media, culture and planning. We’re proud to be part of this important milestone for the Gold Coast.
First ever university
Griffith is the first ever university to partner with a Commonwealth or Olympic Games.
7 Griffith University and GC2018 Scholarships will be awarded to new/incoming students for academic or sporting excellence.
70 internships completed
70 Griffith students have completed a GC2018 internship (correct as of 31 July 2017).
150 Griffith student interns
Approximately 150 Griffith students will be an intern during the Games in 2018.
How Griffith celebrated one year to go until GC2018
Griffith University celebrated one year to go until the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with a busy week. We joined the community celebrations with GOLDOC and then officially opened our new Aquatic Centre on the Gold Coast with Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion Libby Trickett OAM.
Staff and Student Involvement
To date, Griffith interns have been placed across more than 50% of the Functional Areas at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) including in Press Operations, Human Resource Operations, Volunteer Selection, Sport, Engineering and IT
45 Griffith Business School interns
23 arts, education and law interns
7 business and arts double degree students
4 business and health double degree students
20 Griffith staff will lend their expertise through secondments with GOLDOC
We’re proud to be an Official Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The lead-up to GC2018 will be a period of amazing energy and excitement, and we’ll be celebrating the event across our campuses.
Scholarships are available for students from Commonwealth nations and territories including Australia who wish to study sport or a sport-related field. Sporting Excellence Scholarships are also available for elite athletes.
Our students have and continue to enjoy unique learning experiences, with approximately 250 internships available with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Organising Corporation (GOLDOC) and additional placements with the Games Delivery Partners in the lead-up and during GC2018 across a variety of study areas.
Queen’s Baton Relay
Griffith University will play a special part in the Queen’s Baton Relay which has been a tradition of the Commonwealth Games since 1958. The Baton, containing a message from the Queen, will be carried through the 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, making its way through Queensland, Australia and arriving on the Gold Coast for the Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.
Marathon Presenting Partner
Griffith University is the Presenting Partner of the GC2018 Men’s and Women’s Marathons.
Creative Arts Partner
Griffith University is the official Creative Arts Partner of GC2018. Griffith’s extensive expertise and resources in creative arts will be utilised across the official Creative Arts program of GC2018.
We are committed to staff and student research projects for all aspects of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Areas of research include; legacy, sustainability, health, science and tourism.
December 06, 2017
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gives journalism students entrée into broadcast world
Griffith University students will hone their journalism skills when they work with NEP Host Broadcast during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
November 29, 2017
Why Gold Coast is the ideal host city
Griffith experts to explore at public forum.
November 29, 2017
Once-in-a-lifetime scholarship maps a path to Hong Kong
Griffith students awarded six New Colombo Plan scholarships
November 29, 2017
Griffith grad Katie Noonan appointed musical director for GC2018
Queensland Conservatorium alumnus Katie Noonan has been appointed director of music for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games’ opening and closing ceremonies – an epic production destined to be viewed by a global television audience of up to 1.5 billion. Noonan, a five-time ARIA Award-winner and a former Arts, Education and Law Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, was […]