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 most 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

7 health and arts double degree students

20 Griffith staff will lend their expertise through secondments with GOLDOC

Our partnership

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.

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Scholarships

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.

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Student involvement

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.

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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 70 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.

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Marathon Presenting Partner

Griffith University is the Presenting Partner of the GC2018 Men’s and Women’s Marathons.

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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.

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Research projects

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.

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Take part

Griffith will have three major attractions during the Games, located in the Broadbeach Festival Zone, the Optus Aquatic Centre, and the start and finish zone of the Marathon event.

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Transport information

The Games is the largest event ever to be held on the Gold Coast. As a result, there will be changes to the transport and roads system throughout the Gold Coast, which may also impact upon traffic and transport in Brisbane.

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On-campus activity

Griffith's campuses will host a wide range of Commonwealth Games-related activity on our campuses, particularly at the Gold Coast during the pre-Games and Games time periods.

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FAQs

See the answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding Griffith's partnership with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and Griffith's operations at Games time.

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Information for Staff

Explore additional information around Griffith's partnership with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, specifically for Griffith staff.

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On campus activities

Griffith's campuses will host a wide range of Commonwealth Games-related activity on our campuses, particularly at the Gold Coast during the pre-Games and Games time periods. This will include:

  • The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and Athletics Track will be training venues for athletes. These venues will be closed to public use during this time.
  • A Public Transit Mall operated by the Department of Transport and Main Roads will be located on University Drive, taking people to and from the Hockey.
  • The Red Zone and part of the Griffith Health Centre (G40) will host the Coaches House conference from 9 - 13 April.
  • TeamAUS Australia will have access to the  Gold Coast campus fitness centre, as well as a training room and sauna set up in The Link (G07).
  • Commonwealth Games Australia will be operating out of the Griffith Business School (G42). Channel 7 will also be broadcasting from this building.
  • Griffith Way (outside G55 car park) will act as a drop-off zone for the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village workforce.
  • The South Bank campus is within the GC2018 festival zone.
  • and more activity as the Games approach.

Griffith University is also proud to be hosting the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay at both our Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. To celebrate, we will be holding special festivities for our students, staff and the local community to commemorate the occasion in style. There’ll be plenty on offer for the entire family, and we invite everyone to join us for these fun, free events.

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The Uni Bar, food outlets and shops on the Gold Coast campus will be open as normal. Visit the Griffith shops website for details and opening hours.

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