A diverse peer-support network for all students
Griffith Mates is a vibrant team of current Australian and international students from across the world who speak around thirty different languages. The team welcomes thousands of international students each year, helping them adjust to university life in Australia through a range of community events and activities. Connecting with Griffith Mates is a great way to practice your English, make new friends, find your way around campus and become acquainted with the Australian environment.
Activities and events
Griffith Mates regularly host on-campus activities, networking events and day trips throughout Queensland for Griffith University's diverse student population.
It was a big year for Griffith Mates! Here’s a snapshot of some of our best bits of 2016.
International Fashion Parade
We celebrated the diverse culture of Griffith University with an International Fashion Parade at our Gold Coast and Nathan campuses.
We celebrated Sustainability Week with our Go Green event - a fun night with environmentally themed activities and native Australian animals.
Griffith Buddy Program
In this program we match current students (Senior Buddies) with a small group of first-year international students (Junior Buddies) for a weekly coffee and a chat.