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Canadian student talks about Living on the Gold Coast at Griffith University

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Griffith University Journalism student from Canada explains that there is so much to do at the Gold Coast.  Watch her video….

 Canadian Student:  Living on the Gold Coast at Griffith University

Journalism student, Lisa Banks from Canada, explains that there is so much to do on the Gold Coast that you could never get bored.  She describes the class sizes at Griffith University as small and is impressed that the professors know her name and take the time to chat with her. She feels confident about her future having come away with not just a qualification but a body of work that she is proud to show any employer.

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“I really like the atmosphere of Griffith. It seems very easy going and really social and the location just seemed a little bit better too.

It’s really close to Surfers Paradise and you’ve got Southport which has a lot of great shopping and everything. The thing is that there is so much to do on the Gold Coast. I don’t think that you would ever be bored. There’s cute little cafes, and bars and pubs and everything. A million different restaurants. Any type cuisine you could ever want, they have. So yeah, it’s a great place to be. I like it.

All of the professors have been so great and the classes I actually found are quite small. So I found that the professor would actually know my name and and be able to have a chat with me. So I’ve always felt like I’ve had that sort of support system. I felt more comfortable and I felt like I’ve also come away having things to show future employers.

So I can say ‘This is what I know but also look at what I can do.”

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations and has over 70 kilometres of some of the world’s most pristine beaches. As one of Australia’s fastest growing cities, the Gold Coast has much more to offer than its coastline, including shopping, dining, natural attractions and an array of vibrant live entertainment and nightlife hotspots.

Top 5 things to do on the Gold Coast

  1. Jump on a rollercoaster, slide down a waterslide and meet your favourite cartoon characters at Australia’s theme parks: Dreamworld, Movie World, Wet’n’Wild, White Water World and SeaWorld.
  2. Soak up the sun, go for a swim or even learn to surf at your local beach.
  3. Meet the local wildlife at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or take a walk through the native rainforest at Burleigh Head National Park.
  4. For a great view of the city, visit the Gold Coast’s tallest building, Q1.
  5. Experience the nightlife of Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach


For more information about applying to Griffith University in Australia, contact KOM Consultants, Griffith’s Canadian Application Centre. 

Griffith University offers many programs at the Gold Coast campus, such as:

Griffith University is currently touring  Canada.   Check out the Canadian Events tab for when representatives from Griffith University will be visiting  your campus.