Student life

The Mater student experience

At Mater Research, we a have a diverse student community and a positive, friendly, supportive, team-oriented culture that will help you reach your full potential.

The Student Research Committee assists with providing academic and professional development support for students and runs a series of professional development training events and workshops, which allow students to continue to develop their skills in areas such as delivering formal presentations, preparing grant applications and thesis writing.

Our Student Research Committee also organises a number of social gatherings, activities, and networking events so you will have many opportunities to get involved, meet your peers and make new friends.

Living in Brisbane

A thriving multi-cultural city with a laidback lifestyle, Brisbane’s subtropical climate, access to leading universities and close proximity to popular beaches, landmarks and attractions makes it a desirable location for university students.

The Mater Hospital Campus in South Brisbane is conveniently located in Brisbane’s inner city and is close to high frequency public transport options that connect Mater with the Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Woolloongabba, the CBD, local universities and key suburbs across Brisbane.

There are a number of dedicated student accommodation located nearby in South Brisbane, the CBD or other inner city suburbs that feature modern furnishings & facilities as well as having a myriad of cafes, bars, restaurants, gyms, parks and retailers on their doorstep.

To find out more about Brisbane, including the city’s dining hotspots, events and festivals, nightlife as well as the best things to see and do, we suggest you check out the following websites for more information.

Visit Brisbane 
The Urban List Brisbane 
Must Do Brisbane 
Brisbane City Council 
Visit South Bank 
The Weekend Edition 
Weekend Notes