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Meet your 2023 Virtual Open Day hosts

Bond’s Virtual Open Day is right on the horizon – we’re going live from campus on 29 April, 2023 to show you everything that the University has to offer. Throughout the 2-hour livestream, which commences at 2pm AEST, we’ll be chatting to current students, staff, and alumni about their Bond experiences to help uncover what makes studying here so special. 

Of course, we couldn’t make Virtual Open Day happen each and every year without the support of some incredible hosts. This year, our talented collection of hosts consists of a two-time Bond alumnus now working in the fast-paced radio industry, and two current students who spend their days helping prospectives students along their Bond journey. Let’s meet the hosts! 

Nic O’Hara Boyd

A Bond University Bachelor of Film and Television (CRICOS 063066E) and Juris Doctor (CRICOS 093923J) alumnus, Nic has worked as a presenter, MC, voice-over artist and radio announcer for the better chunk of the last decade. He currently works for 2DayFM's Hughesy, Ed and Erin. He is based in Sydney.

What are you most looking forward to about Virtual Open Day? 

Getting to explore the faculties you may know very little about, and learning what new and impressive things have been happening within them.

You grew up on the beautiful Gold Coast. What's something everyone should know about living here? 

It’s the perfect blend of surf, rainforest, and city. And don’t miss the sunset, with a cold beverage in hand from Burleigh Pavilion!

Tell us something unexpected about yourself. 

I once tried to make it as a rapper and spent three months in the studio only to go on and sell 16 copies of the record. Mum bought three of them.

 

Ma-Janneh (MJ) Miller

Ma-Janneh Miller, a Black woman with short dark hair, stands towards and smiles broadly

Ma-Janneh (MJ) Miller is a current Bond student in her second year of the Bachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Laws (CRICOS 093916G). She is originally from Toowoomba. 

What’s your favourite thing about being a Bondy? 

The lifelong friendships that are formed here. It sounds very cliché, but Bond is like a home, and Bondies are my family. At Bond, you will make friends who will be there for you when you need them most. These friends will likely hail from all over the world, so you know that wherever you travel, there is a Bondy – there is ‘home’. 

Where’s your go-to spot to study on campus? 

Well, we have an endless array of options! I try to get a bit creative with where I study, so sometimes I take advantage of the picnic deck under the clock tower, but my favourite spot this semester is definitely the Atrium in the Health Sciences & Medicine building. It’s spacious, has lots of plants, and is nice and quiet. 

What was the best part about being involved in Virtual Open Day? 

Talking to all the students, and going behind the scenes! 

Give us one piece of advice for future Bondies. 

Enjoy it, and as I like to say, get amongst it! Getting an education at a place that values you as an individual and is designed to help you excel is an extraordinary privilege, so don’t take it for granted, and use this opportunity daily as a way to challenge yourself. 

 

Sam Clark

Sam Clark, a white man with short brown hair, looks away from the camera in profile, smiling

Sam Clark is a current Bond student in his second year of the Bachelor of Sport Management (CRICOS 096558A). Sam hails from Tamworth, New South Wales. 

What’s your favourite thing about being a Bondy?

My favourite thing about being a Bondy is the connections I get to make with people from all over the country and the world. Being a Bondy has given me opportunities to meet new people with different experiences, careers, and connections as well. Being able to explore different career opportunities and learn something new every day is something I will never take for granted. Bondies are limitless! 

What’s something everyone should know about living on the Gold Coast?

Coming from a small country town myself, I was not aware of the number of opportunities, activities, and career paths available on the Gold Coast. I believe everyone should know that once you live on the Gold Coast you will never find yourself with nothing to do. Whether it is a trip to the beach or a business leaders' forum, you will never get bored or be alone. 

What was the best part about being involved in Virtual Open Day?

For me, the best part about being involved Virtual Open Day has been creating opportunities for potential Bond students to experience the University for themselves. 

Where’s the best place on campus to grab a coffee?

Although the coffee is fantastic all over our campus, my favourite spot to grab a coffee is at Pulse Café in the Health Sciences & Medicine building. The outdoor seating area in the building is one of the most beautiful spots on campus, and is a great spot to study or catch up with friends and assignment partners. 

Tune into Virtual Open Day on 29 April

Ready to learn all about life and study at Bond University on the beautiful Gold Coast? Register for Virtual Open Day now, and tune in on 29 April from 2pm AEST.

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