Why did you choose to study on the GC?
To run away from my parents in Sydney. Jokes - it was initially for the beaches, theme parks, and the relaxing vibes here.
Families from China are sending their high school-aged children to the Gold Coast to study, as the city’s education industry peaks internationally. The Zhong family is a prime example, with 18-year-old daughter Clark completing Year 12 at Southport State High Independent Public School.
Chinese tourists are heading to Gold Coast beaches in their efforts to capture a quintessential Aussie selfie. So much so, that a selfie on a surfboard is now more highly prized than one with a koala.
For three hectic weeks – around 40 Griffith University students had an opportunity that many reporters would envy – having access to and reporting on the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
In what’s thought to be an Australian first, a new school on the Gold Coast has been built exclusively for children with autism, with attention to every minor detail - including the architecture, furniture, positioning of the land, colours and even the movement of fans.
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Creativity, problem solving, and thinking outside the box has landed a third year Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design student a once in a lifetime project in the See Change Sand Tracks project, which is part of Festival 2018 and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
Unlike most of her fellow nursing students Kareena Barraclough knows exactly what she was doing on November 11 in 2011; she was jumping for joy at the Broadwater Parklands because the Gold Coast had just been awarded the 2018 Commonwealth Games.