Tomorrow Is Mine

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'Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today' - Malcolm X. 

This podcast series profiles the lives of our city’s exceptional students. With over 35,000 international students from more than 130 countries, Tomorrow Is Mine celebrates the Gold Coast’s diverse student community through their achievements and contribution to the city’s rich cultural fabric. Many of these students have come to the Gold Coast after undertaking incredible personal journeys to pursue their education and their dreams for the future.

Tomorrow Is Mine is hosted by Trevor Jackson and provides tertiary students and recent graduates the chance to share their life experiences and their hopes for the opportunities that lie ahead. The future belongs to them.


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Listen to Tomorow is Mine episodes

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Lydia Kek

Griffith University

29 Sep 2023

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Leticia Alvarez

Griffith University

8 Sep 2023

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Alessandra Santos

Bond University

31 Aug 2023

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Rahil Gadhiya

Griffith University

18 Aug 2023

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Iris Pham

Bond University

11 Aug 2023

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Braelynn Yee

Human Resources
Griffith University

28 Jul 2023

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Arianna Menzies

Griffith University

6 Jul 2023

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Mariam Hassan

Film Making
New York Film Academy

30 Jun 2023

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Mercy Atukunda

Griffith University

9 Jun 2023

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Chris Wainwright

Griffith University

9 Jun 2023

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Carl Anacin

Griffith University

12 May 2023

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Jinyang Yang

Merrimac State High School

5 May 2023

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Anita Kissi

Bond University

28 Apr 2023

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Aqeedat Chishti

Film Making,

20 Apr 2023

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Kateryna Dmytriieva

Leadership and Management,

13 Apr 2023

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Osama Chaudry

Film Making,

24 Mar 2023

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Wayan Sastrayana


17 Mar 2023

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Quynh Tram Tranova

Czech Republic
Griffith University

16 Dec 2022

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Jenny Gunnarsson

Speech Pathology,
Griffith University

8 Dec 2022

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Mrisha Upadhyay

Information Technology,
Southern Cross University

2 Dec 2022

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Made Handijaya Dewantara

Griffith University

25 Nov 2022

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David Quintero Rodriguez

Marketing and Communications,
Australian Pacific College

18 Nov 2022

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Episode 100!

To celebrate 100 episodes we spoke to more than a dozen students about the big issues that matter to them most. Some of their answers may surprise you.

28 Oct 2022

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Huxley Peckham

Business and Engineering,
Griffith University

14 Oct 2022

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Sujin Kim

South Korea
Marine Craft Construction,

14 Oct 2022

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Ben Fein

Mental Health,

29 Sep 2022

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Kelly Lizarazo Pimiento

Community Service,
Charlton Brown

15 Sep 2022

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Mekhala Egodawele

Sri Lanka
Business Information Systems,
Southern Cross University

9 Sep 2022

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Carmen Ng

Dietetics and Nutrition,
Bond University

2 Sep 2022

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Vicky Suzuki

Information technology,
Southern Cross University

26 Aug 2022

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Ayodhya Wathuge

Sri Lanka
Information Systems PhD,
Southern Cross University

19 Aug 2022

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Nico Hein

Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technology,

4 Aug 2022

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Enoch Onamusi

Information Technology,
Griffith University

28 Jul 2022

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Bruna De Oliveira Dolenc

The Language Academy

21 Jul 2022

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Eleni-Pinelopi Tsolakidou

Master of Dentistry,
Griffith University

30 Jun 2022

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Masooma Damarda

Bachelor of Criminology,
Griffith University

23 Jun 2022

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Wynnr De Castro

Bachelor of Medicine,
Bond University

16 Jun 2022

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Cecilia Picaut

Diploma of Leadership and Management,
Australian Pacific College

9 Jun 2022

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Twisha Bokhoree

Master of Marketing & International Business, Griffith University

2 Jun 2022

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Luigin Teofilo

Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), Griffith University

26 May 2022

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Geng Tsuen Chuk

Bachelor of Hospitality, Griffith University

19 May 2022

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Craig Senior

Bachelor of Business, Griffith University

12 May 2022

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Dhruv Padmakumar

Master of Business, Bond University

5 May 2022

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Andrea Paredes

Painting and Decoration, Academique

21 Apr 2022

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Sushant Karki

Computer Science, Griffith University

7 Apr 2022

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Deborah Ahumada Paredes

Hospitality, Australian Pacific College

31 Mar 2022

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Dean Cobler

Education, Griffith University

24 Mar 2022

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Tom Forbes

Journalism, Bond University

17 Mar 2022

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Susanna Eapen

Nursing, Griffith University

10 Mar 2022

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Dan Gordon

Carpentry, TAFE Queensland

3 Mar 2022

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Kaiza Bertha Namuli

Social Work, Griffith University

24 Feb 2022

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Eudes Zavarce

Wellness Leadership, Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy

17 Feb 2022

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Majed Abuseif

Architecture, Griffith University

16 Dec 2021

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Jongwoo Lee Part 2

South Korea
Carpentry, TAFE Queensland

9 Dec 2021

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Jongwoo Lee Part 1

South Korea
Carpentry, TAFE Queensland

2 Dec 2021

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Annie Yang

Tourism, Griffith University

18 Nov 2021

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Michaela Maag

Commercial Cookery, Barrington College

11 Nov 2021

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Jackson Miller

Exercise and Sports Science, Bond University

28 Oct 2021

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Daria Andrievskaya

Wellness and Leadership, Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy

21 Oct 2021

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Devasehnan Archunan

Aged Care, Educare College

14 Oct 2021

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Gregory Suzan

New Caledonia
Graphic Design, Australian Pacific College

7 Oct 2021

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Bambi Diana Bonifacio

Commercial Cookery, Barrington College

30 Sep 2021

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Ingo Janowski

PhD in Tourism, Griffith University

23 Sep 2021

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Kate Morgan and Kirk Reynoldson

Dietetics (PhD) and Bachelor of Commerce, Bond University

16 Sep 2021

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Mohit Trivedi Part 2

International Tourism and Hotel Management, Southern Cross University

9 Sep 2021

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Mohit Trivedi Part 1

International Tourism and Hotel Management, Southern Cross University

2 Sep 2021

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Amanda Wedemeyer

Bachelor of Public Health, Griffith University

26 Aug 2021

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Cameron Del Moro

Environmental Science, Griffith University

19 Aug 2021

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Mona Izzeldin

Biomedical Science, Bond University

12 Aug 2021

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Alex Cujko

Multimedia, Marketing and Digital Design, Griffith University

5 Aug 2021

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Dan Clougherty

The Barber Academy

29 Jul 2021

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Jade Mellor

Carpentry, TAFE

22 Jul 2021

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Martin Ebata

Sports Development, TAFE

15 Jul 2021

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Gabriela Damaceno

Masters in Philosophy, Bond University

1 Jul 2021

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Mannu Kala Part 2

Communications and Public Relations, Griffith University

24 Jun 2021

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Mannu Kala Part 1

Communications and Public Relations, Griffith University

17 Jun 2021

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Luiz Perez

Software Development, TAFE & Southern Cross University

10 Jun 2021

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Thilinika Wijesinghe

Sri Lanka
PhD in Education, Southern Cross University

3 Jun 2021

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Vinaya Wate

Masters in Information Technology, Griffith University

27 May 2021

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Alvin Yap

Commerce and International Business, Griffith University

20 May 2021

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Eileen Chan

Social Work, Griffith University

13 May 2021

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Joshua Ho

Aviation, Airways Aviation & Southern Cross University

29 Apr 2021

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Gaby Dixon

South Africa 
Actuarial Science, Bond University

22 Apr 2021

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Natalia Monsalve

English, The Language Academy

15 Apr 2021

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Naveen Makker

Hospitality, Griffith University

8 Apr 2021

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Dania Iskandari

Psychology, Griffith University

1 Apr 2021

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Nikol Slynkova

Czech Republic
Marine Biology, Griffith University

18 Mar 2021

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Cathryn Hackett

Nursing, Griffith University

11 Mar 2021

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Simon Murphy

Physiotherapy, Bond University

4 Mar 2021

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Enitan Ibisanmi

Dentistry, Griffith University

25 Feb 2021

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Rika Uezono

Graphic Design, Griffith University

18 Feb 2021

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Mikhail Eremeev

Hospitality and Management, Griffith University

11 Feb 2021

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Ida Lorenz

Masters of Business Administration, Griffith University

4 Feb 2021

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Alex Pereira Part 2

Sports Management, Bond University

17 Dec 2020

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Alex Pereira Part 1

Sports Management, Bond University

10 Dec 2020

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Rose Olesen

Marketing, Griffith University

3 Dec 2020

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Ismail Shiyar

International Tourism and Hotel Management, Southern Cross University

26 Nov 2020

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Gauthier Fouques

Carpentry, TAFE Queensland

19 Nov 2020

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Nayma Tarik

Biomedical Science, Griffith University

12 Nov 2020

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Dren Xerxa

MBA, Southern Cross University

4 Nov 2020

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Rose Lopez

Law and International Relations, Bond University

29 Oct 2020

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Rohan Raphael Das

Biomedical Science, Bond University & Southern Cross University

22 Oct 2020

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Viviane Menna

English, Browns English Language School

15 Oct 2020

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Nicholas Hofman

South Africa
Accounting, Southern Cross University

8 Oct 2020

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Celia Innerarity

Nutrition and Dietetics, Bond University

1 Oct 2020

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Vipin Dhunnoo

Sustainable Environments, Planning and Project Management, Bond University

24 Sep 2020

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Rachna Chandarana

Information Technology, Griffith University

17 Sep 2020

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Maros Hrnciarik

Marketing and Leadership, Australian Pacific College

10 Sep 2020

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Beatrice Ronoh

Global Public Health, Griffith University

3 Sep 2020

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Neil Josen

Biomedical Science, Bond University

27 Aug 2020

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Carolina Hoyos

Languages and Linguistics, Griffith University

12 Aug 2020

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Jazmina Tarmidi

Medicine, Griffith University

5 Aug 2020

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Ojay Moka

Papua and New Guinea
Business, Southern Cross University

29 Jul 2020

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Soham Pandit and Tanya Bhandari

International Tourism, Griffith University

22 Jul 2020

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Emmanuelle Bryant

Screen and Media, TAFE Queensland

16 Jul 2020

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Frankie Barcellos

Communications, Bond University

8 Jul 2020

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Weiwei Zhang

Construction, Bond University

1 Jul 2020

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Shreya Kulkarni


Marketing, Griffith University

24 Jun 2020

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Ken Dinh

Hospitality, Southern Cross University

17 Jun 2020

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Kathleen Di Paolo

Law, Bond University

10 Jun 2020

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Joseph Prospere

Business, Griffith University

3 Jun 2020

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Bren Domingo

Industrial Design, Griffith University

25 May 2020

Podcast Reviews

5 out of 5

Gauthier Fouques

"Thanks for the podcast Trevor – you’re such a great storyteller! I really appreciate your words. Thank you for that experience."

Annie Yang.

Such a huge honour to be invited to a podcast, “Tomorrow Is Mine”, to share my story of why I chose Gold Coast & Griffith university as my study destination. You are such a great host! I feel so comfortable, feel like I had chitchat with my friends. Thanks again for having me, and for you an excellent editing job!! 

Wei Luo

"I came across your podcast and immediately became a huge fan of your channel and content! Really digging the amazing stories delivered and collaborated with students and host, presenting a wide range of mixed perspectives."

Naymah Tarik

I could not be happier than sharing my experiences and thoughts about Gold Coast as a Griffith university student class of 2020. Thank you so much, Trevor Jackson, for having me as a guest on your amazing podcast series 'Tomorrow is Mine'

Luutu Henry

"I just listened to the episode featuring Rohan Das and it reinvigorated my drive to reach out to people back home. East Africa is so proud of you Rohan!"


 "Great storytelling! Really interesting insights and expertly interviewed. Extend your “circle of care” and give it a listen"


"Fascinating! I loved hearing about how these students ended up on the Gold Coast and how their experiences have shaped them."

Kyron Armour

"This series is amazing.  I know both the people featured so far and yet I had no idea of their stories.  Both were captivating for different reasons, and both resonated with our family on a personal level.  It is interesting to have your perceptions of a situation challenged by others lived experiences.  I cannot wait for the next podcast!"

Rohan Rafael Das

“Joseph Prospere you are truly an inspiration to so many people. If you can spare the time make sure you listen to this amazing podcast. So Good!"

Michael Adams

“This. Is. Awesome.”

Sue Moses

"Trevor Jackson is a master storyteller."

Jeff Norman

“Joseph Prospere is a remarkable young man with a great story. Looking forward to the next episode.”

Simon Howell

“Bren Domingo is a legend.”

Craig Senior, Careers Coach

Having a podcast series that is local to the Gold Coast and showcasing the stories of its people and their achievements is incredible. Thank you for making this happen. I wish to be the podcast guest I needed to listen to 10 years ago.

Vinaya Wate

I had heard about the podcast ‘Tomorrow is Mine’ where students from the Gold Coast share their stories and I eagerly wanted to be a part of it. Initially I didn’t think my story would make a difference, but a mother of 8 Reshma Pade proved me wrong, as her daughter was extremely keen and excited about my journey. I was touched when the mother said, “I wish to see my daughter Maithili at your place” I was blown away by those words, realising that I have at least contributed towards Maithili’s life to set her goals high. And this makes me proud of my journey and experiences. Thank you Study Gold Coast and Trevor Jackson for giving me such a mesmerising and contributing opportunity.

Martin Ebata

It’s really motivating to hear these stories. I think you’re going to inspire a lot of students through this podcast, particularly now during the pandemic when there’s so much uncertainty in the world.

Kate Morgan, Eggy

Our startup isn’t a billion dollar company (yet), but what we can give is our experience and our story so far. Even if it helps one other nufty out there trying to cut through the noise to find out what it takes to bring together the right people to build a product that solves a problem we’d be stoked with that. It’s a story with laughs and low points beautifully steered by Trevor Jackson.

Michael Lobb

Mannu Kala is an inspiration! Really great to listen to this podcast.


Fascinating! I loved hearing about how these students ended up on the Gold Coast and how their experiences have shaped them.