Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Support & Resources
If you’re looking for support, Griffith provides an extensive array of services to students, and there are many local and national organisations you can connect with. We’ve compiled Griffith based, Gold Coast based and national support services all in one place for you to refer to whenever you need.
- Griffith International – Support and resources for all areas of Griffith International
- Transition and Tertiary Preparedness – The TTP Program is designed to aid your transition as a commencing student into the university learning environment and to enable you to become a resourceful, capable and engaged learner. The sessions are also beneficial if you are a continuing student and would like to refresh your knowledge and further enhance your academic and study skill development.
- Maori and Pasifika Outreach Program – Griffith University offers the Griffith Maori and Pāsifika LEAD Program. Standing for Legacy, Education, Achievement and Dream, the LEAD program is developed on the concept of āko, where the teacher and student share learning experiences to support students through their education journey. They do this by implementing culturally responsive initiatives that raise confidence and demystify misconceptions of higher education.
- Griffith Mates – Griffith Mates is a vibrant team of current Australian and international students from across the world. The team welcomes thousands of international students each year, helping them adjust to university life in Australia and regularly host on-campus and online activities. Connecting with Griffith Mates is a great way to practise English, make new friends, find your way around campus and become acquainted with the Australian environment.
- English Help – Whether you are studying on campus or online, you can access EnglishHELP individual consultations with an academic language specialist. There are also English workshops in speaking, listening and academic writing, as well as free self-help resources.
- International Student Advisory – The team of International Student Advisors offer personal support, advice and information on issues that can affect your life in Australia and your studies at Griffith. If you have any problems or concerns and you are not sure who you should speak with, contact one of the friendly advisors and they’ll be able to help you or direct you to the right person.
Gold Coast based
- Study Gold Coast – Study Gold Coast provides meaningful student experiences and facilitate pathways between students and industry to deliver better career outcomes for graduates.
- Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast – MCCG have been working in the Gold Coast region for over 35 years to ensure people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have equal access to appropriate and inclusive services, a high quality of life and independence.
- We Are Gold Coast – This page provides resources on moving to the Gold Coast
We’ve compiled some tools that may assist you directly, or may be suitable for those looking to learn more about diversity and inclusion. It’s important to educate ourselves on the lived experience of all the diverse members in our communities. Browse these educational resources for more information, they’re also great links to share with others!
- SBS Inclusion Training – From both an education and employment perspective inclusion at work is important as it creates safe, happy and productive environments where everyone can achieve their full potential. The SBS Inclusion Program has a range of online modules and resources designed to train people in the areas of cultural competence, diversity and inclusion. There are animations and films, including real people telling real stories. The training is free for all Griffith students and staff.
Instagram pages to follow
- @amnestyaustralia – Amnesty works closely with Indigenous communities and people seeking asylum to fight discrimination, unfair detention and to demand safety and a fair justice system for all. They also have a very active women’s and LGBTQIA+ activist network campaigning on important gender and sexuality issues.
- Sistas, Let’s Talk – Sistas, Let’s Talk is a show for women across the Pacific region. Each week, host Hilda Wayne talks to inspirational women about the issues affecting them, and discusses how to navigate modern life as a Pacific Island woman.
Throughout the year we host a wide range of events to cater to everyone. Our aim is to foster social connections, build awareness and educate on important topics.
Currently, we run a New To The Gold Coast event during O-Week for newcomers to make friends and learn about life on the Gold Coast. To learn more check out our events calendar HERE
Clubs & Societies
- AFRO GRIFFITH CLUB
- Among Filipinos Club
- Griffith Association of Korean International Students
- Griffith Go Global Club – Gold Coast
- Griffith Pasifika Association Gold Coast
- Griffith University Bangladesh Association Gold Coast
- Griffith University Gold Coast Japan Club
- Griffith University Sri Lankan Association
- Griffith University Taiwanese Student Association
- Hong Kong Association of Griffith University Gold Coast