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Multi-modal learning

Whether you're studying on campus in Australia, or beginning your studies from overseas, as a Bond University student you will enjoy the exceptional educational experience that we are known for.

You will have the flexibility to start your study on campus or remotely, depending on your circumstances and program. This means you will be joining a multi-modal classroom where students who can attend campus will participate in tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions face-to-face, learning alongside students joining classes remotely.

While the future may seem uncertain, one thing is for sure. You will access Bond's personal attention, individual support and be part of our close community of like-minded students - no matter where you are located. 

What does multi-modal mean?

Multi-modal class delivery means you can begin your studies and join the Bond community, regardless of your location. If you are learning from outside Australia, or even interstate, you can join us in classes virtually, learning alongside students who are attending classes on campus. Some subjects and programs may have aspects of the course being delivered entirely remotely, with every student participating online.

TIP: Search for your chosen program and visit its dedicated webpage to confirm it is being delivered in a multi-modal format.

Support for every Bondy

Every student has easy and equal access to the personalised student experience Bond is known for. As a Bondy, you will have the direct contact details of your academics, personal access to our support services, as well as the ability to book appointments with the Academic Skills Centre and Career Development Centre online.

Be an adaptable graduate

To stand out and be successful in your career, you will need to be able to thrive in a virtual environment, collaborate with teams across the globe and adapt to ever-present change. Learning in a multi-modal classroom, you will be practising these skills and developing all the qualities that will help you succeed in your future career. 

Student stories

Joshua Derko

Juris Doctor, Canada

Like many other international students, I was eager to begin my studies abroad on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia. When it was announced the COVID-19 restrictions would not be lifted in time for my first semester, I was skeptical if I would be able to handle the workload and difficulty of my degree. Thankfully, with the help of the professors, staff and other students at Bond, I have found the transition to studying remotely manageable.

Being part of a remote/multi-modal class felt strange at first. It took time to adjust to a new schedule and to understand how everything would operate. Not only was I starting a postgraduate degree, which is challenging enough, I was having to adjust to a whole new way of study. Fortunately, as classes started and I became more comfortable with the remote learning platforms, I felt a true sense of community and like I was in this together with my classmates. The professors at Bond have shown they are more than willing to make themselves available for additional help. Consultation times are made to accommodate multiple time zones and additional resources for support are frequently shared in lectures. There is an emphasis on maintaining healthy and successful habits throughout the semester and resources for mental health support have been distributed if someone should need. I have found everything I need to be successful is available to me, you simply just have to ask.

While I cannot wait to join everyone on campus at Bond, I have been surprised at how much I have enjoyed my experience so far given the circumstances. My advice for those considering remote study is to approach everything with a positive outlook and to maintain a regular schedule that emphasises self-care. Virtual studies can be difficult at times, and it is easy to get discouraged, but I have felt a great sense of pride in overcoming these unique challenges and making the most of these unprecedented times.

Joshua Derko

Juris Doctor, Canada

Like many other international students, I was eager to begin my studies abroad on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia. When it was announced the COVID-19 restrictions would not be lifted in time for my first semester, I was skeptical if I would be able to handle the workload and difficulty of my degree. Thankfully, with the help of the professors, staff and other students at Bond, I have found the transition to studying remotely manageable.

Being part of a remote/multi-modal class felt strange at first. It took time to adjust to a new schedule and to understand how everything would operate. Not only was I starting a postgraduate degree, which is challenging enough, I was having to adjust to a whole new way of study. Fortunately, as classes started and I became more comfortable with the remote learning platforms, I felt a true sense of community and like I was in this together with my classmates. The professors at Bond have shown they are more than willing to make themselves available for additional help. Consultation times are made to accommodate multiple time zones and additional resources for support are frequently shared in lectures. There is an emphasis on maintaining healthy and successful habits throughout the semester and resources for mental health support have been distributed if someone should need. I have found everything I need to be successful is available to me, you simply just have to ask.

While I cannot wait to join everyone on campus at Bond, I have been surprised at how much I have enjoyed my experience so far given the circumstances. My advice for those considering remote study is to approach everything with a positive outlook and to maintain a regular schedule that emphasises self-care. Virtual studies can be difficult at times, and it is easy to get discouraged, but I have felt a great sense of pride in overcoming these unique challenges and making the most of these unprecedented times.

Chamudi Samaratunga

Bachelor of Laws, Gold Coast

My experience with Bond’s multi-modal learning has been excellent so far! Multi-modal classes really work for me since I live far from campus and the teachers are extremely supportive even though we are online. I have gotten the same learning experience, if not better as a result of multi-modal classes. All our lectures are recorded and when choosing classes for the following semester, Bond has provided us with a lot of options to suit our schedule. I truly believe that everything that can be done on campus is available for online students since there are online copies of textbooks, online consultation hours with professors, reliable IT support and much more. I have also been able to participate in webinars hosted by different university associations and this has been highly beneficial when it comes to networking. 

Chamudi Samaratunga

Bachelor of Laws, Gold Coast

My experience with Bond’s multi-modal learning has been excellent so far! Multi-modal classes really work for me since I live far from campus and the teachers are extremely supportive even though we are online. I have gotten the same learning experience, if not better as a result of multi-modal classes. All our lectures are recorded and when choosing classes for the following semester, Bond has provided us with a lot of options to suit our schedule. I truly believe that everything that can be done on campus is available for online students since there are online copies of textbooks, online consultation hours with professors, reliable IT support and much more. I have also been able to participate in webinars hosted by different university associations and this has been highly beneficial when it comes to networking. 

Utsav Patel

Master of Sport Management (Professional), India

To the students who are considering remote study, my advice would be to go for it and don't be scared or feel apprehensive. The educators are well-equipped with the pays equally attention to both online and offline students. They respond to every question asked, whether its asked by remote or on-campus students. The teachers also make sure that the sessions are recorded properly so students who are not able to attend classes because of different time zones or need to revised again can watch it at a time that suits them. 

Beyond classes, I have received lots of support from the University. Different types of workshops are conducted to improve skills on different platforms and with software. My lecturers and tutors are always available whenever i want to ask any questions, they are just an email away. 

Utsav Patel

Master of Sport Management (Professional), India

To the students who are considering remote study, my advice would be to go for it and don't be scared or feel apprehensive. The educators are well-equipped with the pays equally attention to both online and offline students. They respond to every question asked, whether its asked by remote or on-campus students. The teachers also make sure that the sessions are recorded properly so students who are not able to attend classes because of different time zones or need to revised again can watch it at a time that suits them. 

Beyond classes, I have received lots of support from the University. Different types of workshops are conducted to improve skills on different platforms and with software. My lecturers and tutors are always available whenever i want to ask any questions, they are just an email away. 

4 ways to make the most of Bond's student experience while studying remotely

President of Bond’s International Student Society and Secretary of the Asian Law Students’ Association, Chamudi Samaratunga, has been learning remotely in Bond’s multi-modal classrooms for over 12 months. In this blog, she shares her best advice for new Bondies starting their studies from overseas.

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