Connect with new friends, build global networks and most importantly—have fun!
Each year the Griffith Mates host activities, networking events and day trips throughout Queensland for Griffith University's diverse student population. Our activities and events are hosted online and across Brisbane and Gold Coast campuses for both domestic and international students. We celebrate the rich, diverse culture at Griffith University through interactive games, activities and experiences that allow students to make new friendships and create lasting memories.
Trimester 2, 2021
The Griffith Mates are delighted to invite all currently enrolled Griffith University, Griffith College and GELI students to explore and register for our range of exciting online and in person events and activities on offer in Trimester 2.
International Student Buddy
The Buddy Program is designed to help ease the transition to uni life and provide a safe and comfortable environment for new international students to ask questions about Griffith, life in Australia, as well as practise English. It’s also a great way to make friends!
Weeks 1 - 6
Mates Mixer Online Networking Evening
Are you looking to connect with other students studying at Griffith? Join in on this networking session hosted by the Griffith Mates to meet your fellow classmates.
Thursday 22 July, 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEST
Lunch & Learn
Learn about diverse cultures, make new friends and try different cuisines during your lunch break. Free lunch is provided at this event.
Gold Coast & Nathan campus
Weeks 1 - 4 (Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30pm)
Enjoy time outdoors with friends as you care for our Gold Coast beaches. Free lunch is provided for all participants.
Give back to nature in Toohey Forest with Griffith Mates. Free transport is provided from Nathan campus.
Saturday 17 July, 7:30am - 11am
Sunday 1 August, 7:30am - 11am
Join the Griffith Mates for this free event to celebrate cultural, linguistic and national diversity at Griffith University. The Multicultural Night will bring together a diverse range of students, a delicious meal, music and fun networking games.
Thursday 29 July, 6:00pm
Mates Morning Tea
Grab a free cupcake and have a friendly conversation with the Griffith Mates team.
Nathan - Thursday 5 August, 11am
Gold Coast - Friday 6 August, 11am
Online Skills Session
Join the Griffith Mates for an Online Skills Session, to learn new skills and meet your fellow peers.
Thursday 5 August, 3pm AEST
Registrations opening soon
Mt Tamborine Day trip
Visit the beautiful Mt Tamborine region for the day and join in on hikes, sample great food and enjoy the Gold Coast hinterland scenery.
Saturday 21 August
Ticket purchase link coming soon
Virtual Games Night
Join in the fun with with your peers for a night of interactive challenges, problem solving activities and laughs with the Griffith Mates.
Wednesday 25 August, 3pm - 4pm AEST
Exam Stress Buster Day
The Griffith Mates will be giving away tasty treats to get rid of those pre - exam butterflies.
The Mates look forward to seeing you at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses over exam block.
Developing your Employability Workshop
The Careers and Employment experts at Griffith University will host this session to help you gain important skills to increase your employability throughout your program.
Gold Coast - Monday 23 August, 12pm - 1pm
Nathan - Thursday 26 August, 12pm - 1pm