Brendan Elliot

Online Officer

As a professional athlete for the past ten years, I first enrolled to Griffith University as a mature aged online student midway through my sporting career. Throughout this time, I have completed a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and am currently in my final year of the Master of Cyber Security. I initially began the undergraduate degree as a part-time student as I was unsure how I would manage the workload. However, after my first year I was hooked on thrill of learning and have been enrolled as a full-time student ever since. I have had many challenges throughout my sporting career, including domestic and international moves, injuries, and setbacks though it has been my academic pursuits that have kept me focused and well-balanced.

I am very proud of my sporting achievements, although it is my academic achievements that I am most proud of. The skills of prioritisation, planning, and time-management have been essential to my success as an online student – having received two Griffith Awards for Academic Excellence, a Master of Cyber Security Scholarship, and named in the 2022 NRL Academic Team of the Year. I have been lucky enough to be a member of the Griffith Sports College since my enrolment, although as a full-time online student with full-time work commitments, I completely understand the complexities and challenges online students face during their academic pursuits.

I understand how difficult online learning can be at times and how much self-discipline it requires. Therefore, I am truly honoured to be elected for the Online Officer position on the GUPSA Board and am excited to represent online postgraduate students at Griffith University.

Our Team

Minh Anh Huynh
Sustainability Officer
Jushal Saini
International Officer
Sanika Pujari
Women's Officer
Kanchana Wijesekera
Carers Officer
Brendan Elliot
Online Officer
Iqira Saeed
Research Officer
Jessica Gundolf
Coursework Officer
Charlie Tran
Communications Officer
Cassidy Winter
LGBTQI+ Officer
Kate Kingston
Disability Officer
Michael Carden
Support and Events Coordinator
Chantelle Hollenbach
Student Associations Officer
Maureen Butler
Editor in Residence
Evie Franzidis
Editor in Residence
Leanne McKnoulty
Editor in Residence