Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games official partner logo
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games official partner logo

4-15 April 2018

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 of the biggest event in Australia this decade.

GC2018 countdown

119 days 2 hours 21 minutes

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.

8 Scholarships

7 Griffith University and GC2018 Scholarships will be awarded to new/incoming students for academic or sporting excellence.

110 internships completed

110 Griffith students have completed a GC2018 internship (correct as of 31 July 2017).

Up to 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

45 Griffith Business School interns

45 Griffith Business School interns

45 Griffith Business School interns

20 Griffith staff will lend their expertise through secondments with GOLDOC

First ever university

Griffith is the first ever university to partner with a Commonwealth or Olympic Games.

8 Scholarships

7 Griffith University and GC2018 Scholarships will be awarded to new/incoming students for academic or sporting excellence.

110 internships completed

110 Griffith students have completed a GC2018 internship (correct as of 31 July 2017).

Up to 150 Griffith student interns

Approximately 150 Griffith students will be an intern during the Games in 2018.

Sport at griffith

Griffith is one of Australia's leading sports universities.