Making the most of your holidays
2021 has been a massive year for all Bond students and we know you are looking forward to a well-deserved break!
If you are looking for things to do over the holidays, we have a few suggestions for you.
Bond University services and support
Whether you are new to Bond, you've just arrived from overseas (or interstate) or you are looking to make some new mates, by downloading the Vygo app you can instantly connect with a fellow student.
Finding your way around a new place can be really daunting so your fellow Bondies have answered the call and are standing by to connect with you.
Limitless Learning is Bond University's tutoring and social connectivity platform which is powered by the Vgyo app. Within Limitless Learning, is Bondies Connect a social connectivity program that will help you to generate conversations and friendship.nbsp;To get started, click the button below.
What does it take to be a Bondy? Hear from Bond student, Jackson Miller, as he talks about the Building a Better Bondy iLearn community which features a range of wellbeing resources - including Being Well, Living Well.
Click here to watch Building a Better Bondy video.
Developed in collaboration with mental health experts, higher education professionals, and university students and staff, Being Well, Living Well takes a positive, preventative approach to help students maintain their mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing.
Click the button below to visit iLearn and view the Being Well, Living Well modules.
The Multimedia Learning Centre (MLC) will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including public holidays) over the semester break.
For more information on the MLC and its facilities, please click the button below:
The Main Library and the Law library will be closed from 4pm, Wednesday 22 December and will reopen at 8am on Wednesday 5 January.
The online chat service, Ask a Librarian, will also be closed during this period but will be back online from 9am Wednesday 5 January.
For more information, please click the button below:
Ensure you keep up-to-date with the latest news relating to COVID-19 and the return of international students to campus.
Click the button below for the latest updates.
We have created a hub of resources focused on thinking, moving, eating, sleeping and staying well. Within this hub you will find recommendations for mindfulness apps, healthy recipes and exercise resources.
Click the button below to view these resources.
The semester break is the perfect time to sit back and relax with a great magazine. BUSA have developed The Conversation for Bond students.
The Conversation magazine covers a whole range of issues through various perspectives and tones, both serious and lighthearted. The driving concept for the magazine is that it's written by students, for students, about student life– with a particular focus on wellbeing and mental health.Download The Conversation by clicking the button below.
Your summer holiday can be a perfect time to catch up on some recreational reading. Here are some recommended books to bring along to the beach or enjoy as part of a lazy lie-in!
- Each year Readings releases a summer reading guide that brings you the best of Australian and international literature.
- The Guardian’s Summer Reading list promises you the 50 hottest new books everyone should read
- For the Ultimate Reading list, Literary Hub has compiled all the big books from all the big lists in one super listing!
With all of this sunshine, who doesn’t want to be outdoors. Those amazing beaches are calling but to properly enjoy a day at the beach, we have some basic safety recommendations to share.
- 6 Summer Safety Tips will provide you with a great overview of how to look after yourself and stay safe.
- Look after your skin!! Follow the famous adage of slip, slop, slap, seek and slide to protect yourself from the sun
- Healthdirect also shares a full list of advice on hot weather risks and staying cool
- The semester break is the perfect time to relax at the beach. Please ensure you read these beach safety tips and understand the rules before you head into the water.
Events & social activities
You are not alone this Christmas! Spend Christmas morning at the Gold Coast Student Hub.
Saturday 25 Dec - 9:00am - 11:00am
Come and join the Gold Coast Student Hub for a festive morning with fellow Gold Coast university students.
Complimentary morning tea with breakfast items and coffee provided! Click the button below to register.
Wednesday 5 Jan 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm (this event occurs every two weeks)
Learn tips and techniques to improve your English conversational skills. English Language Conversations at the Gold Coast Student Hub gives you a chance to practise and improve your English conversational skills in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
Thursday 6 Jan 2022 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm (this event occurs every two weeks)
Join fellow Gold Coast students for a competitive but friendly, fun-filled afternoon of games, pizzas and soft drinks. They have a wide range of games available to play, including: Nintendo Switch Games (Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, FIFA, and Fortnite) and board games (Chess, Taboo, Monopoly, Jumanji, Werewolf, Scrabble, etc).
There are a range of community markets across the Gold Coast throughout the holidays.
For a full list of markets, click the button below.
For a comprehensive list of Christmas events across the Gold Coast, click the button below.