Bond University acknowledges the people of the Yugambeh language, upon whose ancestral lands our University now stands.

​Nyombil Indigenous Support Centre

Bond University is committed to providing a culturally safe and supportive learning environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students where they can progress and complete higher education programs at the same rate as, or at a better rate than, non-Indigenous students.

The Bond University Indigenous Education and Workforce Strategy has been drafted by the Bond University Indigenous Consultative Committee which is a Standing Committee of Academic Senate providing oversight and strategic direction of all Indigenous programs and initiatives within Bond University. 

View the Bond University 2017 ISSP Performance Report and Financial Acquittal.

Facts and figures

67Indigenous scholarships awarded (since 2012)
81.7%Bond University’s Indigenous student success rate in 2016 compared to a sector average of 73.7%
42%Indigenous students on scholarships
$3.9 millionTotal value of scholarships (2012-2017)
$50,000In textbook and living expenses bursaries awarded since 2014

Note: Above data current as at December, 2017

Additional information

Find out more about the Corrigan Walk, and how to join a guided tour by a Bond University staff member or student. Tours run for approximately one hour.

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Bond University supports Indigenous students through many ways including providing mentoring through their studies.

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The Bond Indigenous Tutoring Scheme is an academic support initiative funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet which aims to improve educational outcomes for Indigenous students. The Nyombil Indigenous Support Centre administers the tutoring program at Bond.

All enrolled Indigenous students at Bond University are encouraged to access the one on one quality tutoring. For more information please contact Jason Murray.

The Student Society for Indigenous Awareness is a student run group which aims to promote awareness surrounding Indigenous issues and culture. We run a variety of events each semester, including a semesterly Jingerri BBQ, painting classes, movie nights and NAIDOC Week events. Further to this, we run an annual trip to St. Teresa’s, an Indigenous, all boys school North-West of Townsville, which provides students of all disciplines a chance to meet, work with and inspire young Indigenous students. We love seeing new faces at our events, and are always looking for fresh event ideas so if you see one of our friendly faces around campus, come and have a yarn with us!

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Student Learning Support understands the challenges faced by Indigenous students and our aim is to make the transition to studying at Bond University as smooth as possible.  

We assist Indigenous students to reach their academic goals by helping in areas, such as academic writing, time management, effective study techniques, critical analysis, research, referencing and maths.

Indigenous students can meet one-on-one with a Learning Advisor or in small groups. Academic skills workshops are also run on a range of topics throughout the semester.

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Underpinning  all the unique advantages that Bond offers its students is our goal to help you find, not just a job, but a meaningful, rewarding and challenging career.

Whether you want to change the world, change your community or change your life, the journey to your future starts here on campus at the Career Development Centre.

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Bond University Library provides one-on-one research support to Indigenous students, helping them access the library’s academic print and online resources, to support their learning and assessment needs.

All students are encouraged to set up a search strategy appointment with their librarian Tiffany Mitchell or request assistance in accessing particular resources for their subjects. 

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Bond University offers a range of full and part scholarships, bursaries and grants to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. In 2018, 9 scholarships were awarded to Indigenous students due to the generous support of corporate partners, through funds raised at the Indigenous Gala and through a significant contribution by the University.

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