Queensland university students to compete in the Commonwealth Games

Students from the University of Queensland and Griffith University will make up 30 members of the Australian team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

17 students and recent alumni from the University of Queensland will be competing, alongside 13 students from Griffith University.

Both universities welcome elite athletes and have excellent facilities available for athletes to continue training and improve their performance alongside their studies.

UQ Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joanne Wright said "It is a great milestone to qualify for the Commonwealth Games, so it’s an honour to have many members from the UQ community competing on the world stage."

While Duncan Free, Manager of Griffith Sports College and former Olympic medallist said "We wish them all the best of luck and look forward to cheering them on."

You will be able to see how the Australian team get on during the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow on the 23rd July. In the meantime if you would like to find out more about studying at university in Queensland, check out the university profiles below, or speak to one of our student advisors.

The athletes competing in the Games are studying a huge range of subjects, but if your particular interest is in studying Sports and Exercise Science, have a look at this page or contact us for a course list.

Find out more about: