about events

Every year we put our expertise to good use to deliver a program of events that ensures every student on campus can live their best student life. From sports and arts, through to social events and volunteering abroad, life at university is all about creating fun and lasting memories. 

Scroll down learn about the events you can expect to see in 2020!

The Guild’s events and activities comply to, and operate in compliance with the Public Health Directions outlined within the approved COVID Safe Industry Plans.

COVID health related conditions for attending Student Guild activities, events and services:

  • All users must maintain social distancing at all times – 1.5m from others;
  • All users must maintain good hygiene at all times – wash your hands, use sanitiser, cough into your elbow or a tissue, throw tissues away immediately and wash your hands;
  • Anyone who is feeling sick with symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath will not be permitted in the venue. Please ensure that you stay home until you are feeling better;
  • If you identify as someone in a high-risk vulnerability category for COVID-19, we advise that you consider the advice from government health authorities before coming to the Centre;
  • Events, activities and services will be “Arrive, engage, enjoy and leave”.
  • Maximum capacity limits apply per venue at any one time;
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at all Student Guild buildings, events and activities
  • All students are to bring their own filled drink bottle, there is no access to water fountains at the venue;
  • Please respect all staff at our venues, these guidelines have been put in place so you can engage and enjoy safely. Failure to implement such guidelines successfully may mean a reduction of activities, services or having our facilities remain open.

Most popular events:

All study and no play is not good for productivity. Gather your friends, let your hair down and attend one of our parties to take your mind of assignments and exams for an evening. Some of the major events you can expect to see this year include:

  • O-Week Beach Party
  • Toga Party
  • Guild Ball
  • Back to School Party
  • Race Day
  • Doctors + Nurses Party
  • Halloween Party

Catch up with old friends or make some new ones at one of our many fun social events on campus. There is something to suit everyone, whether you want to sit back and be entertained at a show, get competitive at bingo and trivia, or bust out your favourite karaoke ballad. 

  • Uni Nights
  • Comedy Nights
  • Movie Nights
  • Hypnotist Shows
  • State of Origin 
  • Bingo Nights
  • Trivia Nights
  • + more

Student Guild trips are designed to get you off campus and exploring all the Gold Coast has to offer. Our trips are student-budget friendly and they are a fantastic way to make friends if you are new to campus.

  • Beaches, Boards + BBQ
  • Griffith Takes Over… Topgolf
  • Whale Watching
  • + more

Fitness, friendship and some friendly competition are all on offer at the Guild’s sport and fitness events. The physical, social and mental benefits of getting active are undisputed so whether you are a recreational athlete looking to have-a-go, or a keen competitor looking for a bigger challenge there is something on the program for you.

  • Twilight Cricket
  • Social Sport
  • Weekly Yoga
  • Fitness on the Field
  • + more

Gain skills, confidence, update your knowledge or even broaden your career opportunities with our range of life-skill courses.

  • First Aid courses
  • Barista courses
  • Learn to Surf
  • Self Defence courses
  • + more

Our creative workshops are the chance to take a break from study, to unleash your inner artist and to explore your creative side. These hands-on workshops are low in cost (or free), high in fun and the chance to learn something new.

  • Paint & Sip
  • Block Painting Workshop
  • Earing Making Workshop
  • Bathbomb Workshop
  • Essential Oils + Meditation Workshop
  • + more

Wellness events are here to help you de-stress and improve your health and wellbeing. Living your best student life includes having the tools, knowledge and support to enhance your physical and psychological wellbeing.

  • Stress Less Week
  • R U OK? Day
  • Keep in Touch
  • It’s On All Of Us Week
  • + more

Experience great food and support local business at our various events held on the Library Lawn during trimester. There’s nothing quite like sampling tasty treats, indulging in some retail therapy or learning something new in between classes.

  • Market Days
  • Sustainability Fair
  • Harmony Day
  • + more


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