Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice and support for the Bond community. Read more

Coronavirus information for students

Frequently asked questions

 

May semester (212)

The University plans to deliver on-campus and remote teaching in May Semester (212). The University understands that, for a variety of personal and practical reasons, some students who are located overseas or interstate are unable to return to Queensland. For this reason the University will continue to ensure that a remote learning option is available for all students who need it. Therefore, the teaching instruction for 212 will be delivered in a Multi-Modal format (allowing on-campus and off-campus students to learn together) that supports all students in progressing their studies regardless of their physical location.

Further information about Bond University’s multi-modal format

Or you can watch the video which explains multi-modal Student Resource: Q&A on MMD

Yes, the University plans to accommodate all students whether they are learning on-campus or remotely. However, there are a few programs that have a heavy practical skills base where the most effective learning in specific subjects is achieved through in-person instruction. For those programs, it is difficult for continuing students to fully advance their studies at the requisite level solely through remote learning, and therefore they may need to complete catch-up practical classes and other activities on campus at a later date.

Enrolment through eStudent is open for both commencing and continuing students. 

Commencing students should finalise their enrolment prior to commencement.

The January semester will start on Monday 17 May 2021.

A normal 12-week teaching semester will follow.

All assessment will be completed by Saturday, 21 August 2021. You can view the full academic calendar here.

Most assessments and exams will be completed online and have been designed to ensure both on campus and remote students can appropriately demonstrate their learning. Some limited exceptions may require students to complete assessment on campus or in a clinical setting. Please refer to individual subject assessment plans published in subject outlines.

Subjects that utilise specialised equipment and facilities will either be delivered later in the program or, in some instances, provided in an alternative format. You should contact your subject coordinator and review the subject outline if you have any further questions.

Tuition fees are payable by Friday, 14 May 2021.

The Student Amenities Fee will be charged in the May Semester (212). Read more...

The University is very aware that the remote delivery of your subjects using technology must meet your expectations of Bond’s high standards of teaching, learning, resources, support and student welfare. This alternative format for the delivery of our classes will be accompanied by a range of services consistent with the high standards we expect of ourselves in relation to your experience.

The University will provide:

  • Study assistance and support sessions;
  • Private online academic consultations;
  • Additional online academic resources;
  • Careers advice;
  • Enhanced Information Technology Services help line services;
  • Greater access to online library services;
  • Virtual social events;
  • Advice and support for administrative, enrolment and other services; and
  • Online medical consultations and counselling support.

Read more about contact details for various services.

 

Learning and teaching

The Main Library, Law Library and the MLC are open. A valid Student ID Card is required for access.

The Printshop is open. Please check opening hours or email [email protected] with any enquiries or click here for further details. https://library.bond.edu.au/using-library/technology-library/printing-copying

Please monitor the Library website and Library news https://library.bond.edu.au/ for future changes.

Need to use a Study Room? Book in advance

The Library staff can assist Bond students and staff via:

Phone: +61 7 5595 1510
Email: [email protected]
Online Chat: via the Library website (when a Librarian is available)
Online Consultations with a Faculty Librarian can be booked via https://library.bond.edu.au/help-support/ask-librarian

If the Bond Library does not hold an item, books and journal articles can be requested through Document Delivery services.

Still have a question? Try our Library Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You can participate in a Collaborate class remotely, over the internet, by using your desktop, laptop, Android or iOS smartphones and tablets. For what to expect and how to participate in a class through Collaborate, see here: https://bond.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0009423

Most software for learning is already available for students to access both on and off campus (e.g. iLearneStudentStudent PortalLibrary websiteOffice365 applications). For classes through Collaborate, you can join a session remotely directly from a web link provided by the lecturer or from your subject page in iLearn. You can also participate in Collaborate sessions in your on campus classroom. Some useful information on how to get started and call into a session can be found here: https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant

Further information about Bond University’s multi-modal format

However, if you will be studying remotely you can read the eGuide: Remote Learning for Students as it provides some valuable information and practical tips to help you successfully learn in coming semesters.

Copy your files to OneDrive: If you have critical files on your personal H:\ drive that you want to access remotely you should copy them over to Bond’s OneDrive file system, available at https://onedrive.bond.edu.au/.

Please follow the instructions found here: https://bond.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0009409 and ensure you copy only the files that you will need to OneDrive.

You will be offered a number of different formats and ways of being assessed that will be appropriate for both on-campus and off-campus students. Online assessments can be submitted through the University iLearn platform and may include quizzes, assignments, exams, e-portfolios, group projects, simulations, live or pre-recorded presentations, video submissions or case studies.

If you are unable to contact your lecturer, you should instead contact the Faculty Student Affairs and Service Quality teams at the following links:

Students that are currently enrolled in one of the subjects at Bond that requires access to any of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications will be provided access.

Please see here https://bond.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0009429

All clinical placements continue as scheduled unless the placement provider decides to suspend student access. In such cases, students that are impacted will be contacted individually and alternative arrangements made.

The University has been working closely with our clinical partners to minimise any health risk during placements. Students are not be required to attend placements if they are uncomfortable with the risks they face in that environment.  In these circumstances please contact your program coordinator to discuss your concerns. While we will seek to provide alternative learning and assessment activities this may not always be possible and there could be an impact on your progression in your program.

Please ensure you do not attend placements if you are unwell, particularly if you are experiencing fever or respiratory symptoms. If you are not able to attend, follow usual sick leave processes to notify the relevant people.

If your placement is in a healthcare service, follow the advice of health authorities and your placement provider in terms of personal hygiene, including hand washing and coughing/sneezing etiquette, and follow the service’s protocols and procedures regarding the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

All students have access to use the study spaces open on campus, including the Main and Law Libraries, MLC, Business Commons and Building 5, HSM. Please swipe in using your student card.

Please bring your own headset if you are studying on campus and using Collaborate to join a class, in order to reduce noise levels in common study areas. Public health rules apply in study spaces on campus. Please see Health and Wellness.

Booking study rooms in the Library

If you need a quiet individual room to undertake a class, a timed exam or presentation, these spaces are limited and need to be booked in advance at https://library.bond.edu.au/using-library/study-areas-bookings

Booking rooms across the campus

Rooms bookings will open for the 212 Semester https://bond.edu.au/about-bond/facilities-services/study-facilities/web-room-booking

In addition to the standard guidelines for the use of the rooms, COVID health and safety adjustments will be applicable to the use of all rooms across the campus.

View the guidelines

 

Student services

Appointments with Academic Skills Centre staff can be made online, including free one-on-one help with organising your assignments, academic style, referencing, English, and maths.

Assistance is available across:

  • All faculties
  • International and domestic students
  • Diploma to PhD level students

Online appointments are available using Collaborate Virtual Office. You can book appointments via the Academic Skills Centre iLearn site.

If you have any enquiries, please email [email protected]

The University is committed to doing everything it can to minimise any disruption to your studies caused by the pandemic by providing individualised support plans for impacted students.

If your studies have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) you should:

  • Contact your lecturer or the Associate Dean (Student Affairs & Service Quality) in your Faculty about ways to minimise the disruption to your studies.
  • Make yourself known to the Coronavirus Response Team by emailing [email protected] and explaining your specific circumstances.

The Career Development Centre is providing ongoing support to all students and alumni in person if you are on campus or virtually via phone, Teams/Zoom or email.

We continue to offer students and alumni personalised support for your career progression from graduate to employment. These consultations can focus on assisting you with identifying your career goals, and developing strategies and opportunities in the current market.

The Business Development team is in regular contact with our industry partners and, when needed, have adapted placements to suit students and employers based on workplaces and opportunities. The Industry Experience Program opens each semester and you can check your eligibility in Scout: bond.edu.au/scout.

Please go to Scout: bond.edu.au/scout to review the most up to date employment and internship opportunities. If you need help with an application review, interview preparation or mock interview then please book an appointment by contacting us on: [email protected] or +61 7 5595 3388.

You can also follow us on www.facebook.com/bondcdc or @bond_uni_cdc on Instagram for all the updates!

Medical and counselling services will continue to be available on a bulk-billing basis for eligible students and where possible has been expanded to allow remote (tele health) consultations.

 

Graduation

For the 212 semester a number of face to face experiences are being offered. Including the Professional Development workshop series, The Unfair Advantage Public Speaking and Presentation Workshop series or the Intercultural Communication Skills Workshop series. Register for a face to face workshop via the SCOUT portal. On completion you will earn 10pts. Look out for these and other opportunities through your Beyond Bond iLearn site.

If you are seeking remote or online experiences to help earn your Beyond Bond requirements, go into the Beyond Bond iLearn site and view the Elective Units tab on the menu bar and explore the range of activities to earn Beyond Bond points. There are a number of eligible experiences for students to explore for points. These include online experiences such as;
•    Online and Virtual industry based projects or work experiences
•    Online Mock Interviews through SCOUT or
•    Completion of the online Microcredential Digital Literacy Program (11 ½ Things) 
•    Completion of the Bond University Library online programs such as the Core Information Skills activity offered through the Bond Library and accessed via the Beyond Bond Menu Bar (Bond Library Online Programs).
•    Disrupted Futures (See Career Development template for details)

Some subjects may be pre-approved for Beyond Bond points. These have the Beyond Bond logo against eligible subjects, and students can reflect on these for points. Please refer to the Elective Units in the Beyond Bond iLearn site > Curriculum Based > Beyond Bond in my subject for a full list of eligible subjects.

If you are still having trouble identifying any further activities, it is best to contact the Beyond Bond team. They can assist to map out eligible options, provide feedback, and/or clarification should you need it. Feel free to contact us - [email protected] or in person at Student Assist each Wednesday from 11.30am-1pm. 

The Beyond Bond team can assist you via email, phone, and consults (either virtual through Microsoft Teams or face to face) Book via the link Book a Consult

The University is acutely aware of the importance of Graduation Day. They are liminal moments that represent the culmination of years of hard work and application.

Bond University will hold in-person on campus ceremonies this year. We believe it important for as many students as possible to experience their own graduation in front of friends and family  However, any changes to COVID-19 related health and travel restrictions may necessitate a changes to the venue or program.  We will notify you if the situation changes.

For offshore students who are unable to attend a ceremony in 2021, the Vice Chancellor has extended an invitation to attend a later in-person ceremony when international border restrictions relax.

For further information, please refer to the Graduations webpage.

 

Assessment

Firstly – for the 211 semester a number of face to face experiences are being offered. Including the Professional Development workshop series, The Unfair Advantage Public Speaking and Presentation Workshop series or the Intercultural Communication Skills Workshop series. Register for a face to face workshop via the SCOUT portal. On completion you will earn 10pts. Look out for these and other opportunities through your Beyond Bond iLearn site.

Secondly – if you are seeking remote or online experiences to help earn your Beyond Bond requirements, go into the Beyond Bond iLearn site and view the Elective Units tab on the menu bar and explore the range of activities to earn Beyond Bond points. There are a number of eligible experiences for students to explore for points. These include online experiences such as;

  • Online and Virtual industry based projects or work experiences
  • Online Mock Interviews through SCOUT or
  • Completion of the online Digital Literacy Program and Core Information Skills activities offered through the Bond Library and accessed via the Beyond Bond Menu Bar (Bond Library Online Programs).
  • Disrupted Futures (See Career Development template for details)

Don’t forget too that some of subjects might be pre-approved for Beyond Bond points. These have the Beyond Bond logo against eligible subjects, and students can reflect on these for points. Check out the Elective Units in the Beyond Bond iLearn site > Curriculum Based > Beyond Bond in my subject for a full list of eligible subjects.

Thirdly - If you are still having trouble identifying any further activities, it is best to contact the Beyond Bond team. They can assist to map out eligible options, provide feedback, and/or clarification should you need it. Feel free to contact us - [email protected] 

Remember - the Beyond Bond team can assist you via email, phone, and consults (either virtual through Microsoft Teams or face to face) Book via the link Book a Consult

 

Housing (on-campus student residences)

If you have any specific enquiries in relation to student housing (on-campus student residences) please contact


+61 7 5595 5000
 

Due to the Queensland Government state border controls some students may not be able to travel to campus. Furthermore, movement and gathering restrictions see website may place some limitations around the campus and in student residences.

A limited number of rooms for on campus accommodation will be available for the May Semester (212). To comply with current health restrictions, single occupancy room with ensuite will be available.  Single room shared bathroom facilities located within buildings 11 and 12 will also be available. These will be maintained under an increased cleaning regime to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.

If you have any queries or require further information in relation to student housing please contact 

[email protected]
+61 7 5595 5000

 

All food and Beverage outlets will continue to operate albeit in line with Government restrictions.  Hours of operation will be posted online and at the venue.

[email protected]

 

Travel

All international travel for study has been suspended.  

Any request for international travel approval will not be considered until after this directive is lifted.  After that date, applications will be reviewed centrally and assessed according to the nature and risk-profile of the travel itinerary.  Applications for international travel can be registered at: bond.edu.au/covid19travelapplication.

There is currently a ban on overseas travel from Australia. You are unable to leave Australia unless you get an exemption form the Department of Home Affairs.

The Australian Government has announced that all borders are closed to non-citizens and non-residents from Friday, 20 March 2020.

Self-quarantine for international travellers returning from overseas

Australian citizens and permanent residents and those exempt from the new entry restrictions are still subject to a compulsory 14-day self-quarantine period, regardless of where they are travelling from.

 

Events

Events are proceeding on campus, however each event needs approval before proceedings.  All events must comply with the Queensland Government COVID Safe Events Checklist requirements.  As circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic develop quickly, we continually monitor all event details and will respond accordingly should circumstances change at any time in order to protect the health of our event attendees and community. Unfortunately, this may require us to change some events plans at short notice. In those circumstances, we will do our very best to keep everybody who is impacted fully informed.

The University continually review all of its major events and we will host events where possible and in compliance with the Government guidelines.  

Please contact the event organiser if you have questions.

 

Health and wellness

The University has set up a  Coronavirus Response Team  to monitor all aspects of the situation and ensure the health and safety of our community. The team is taking regular advice from the relevant Federal and State government agencies. Up-to-date information is published on this webpage.

Strict protocols have been put in place to ensure that individuals who are at-risk of carrying the COVID-19 coronavirus are separated from the University community.

Bond University has implemented additional protocols and procedures including:

  • Elevation of hygiene procedures around food & beverage outlets
  • Continuation of the review of large gatherings and particularly those that involve external visitors
  • Further protective protocols in our Medical Centre.
  • Promoting healthy personal hygiene habits as advised by health experts and introducing other practical measures, including the installation of hand sanitiser units throughout the campus and antiseptic wipes in busy shared facilities. All students and staff are asked to take additional care at this time.

Yes. We have had precautionary policies and procedures in place since January 2020 to minimise the risk of exposure to our community and we continue to monitor the situation carefully.

We ask all members of our community to remain vigilant, behave responsibly and support their fellow students and colleagues.

We also recommend monitoring the Bond University COVID-19 website regularly as the COVID situation can change rapidly.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough.

Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea.

These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing.

Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

More information: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

Physical distancing is important because coronavirus (COVID-19) is most likely to spread from person-to-person through:

  • Direct close contact with a person while they are infectious or in the 24 hours before their symptoms appeared
  • Contact with droplets from a confirmed person's cough or sneeze, or
  • Touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face.

So, the more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread.

Here are some ways to stop or slow the spread of infection:

  • If you are sick, stay away from others
  • Where practical, stay more than 1.5 metres from others
  • Sanitise your hands when entering and leaving buildings
  • Regularly clean and disinfect high touch surfaces
  • Use tap and pay rather than handling money
  • Try and travel at quiet times and try to avoid crowds and open vehicle windows where possible.

Why physical distancing is important.

Students can help by: 

  • Observing simple personal hygiene to reduce exposure to illness - as per the World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus advice for the public
  • Staying at home when you are unwell
  • Avoiding large public gatherings
  • Keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other people where possible
  • Minimising physical contact, especially with people at higher risk such as older people and people with existing health conditions
  • Ensuring your personal contact details (including mobile number and emergency contacts) are up-to-date in eStudent.

Please ensure your personal contact details (including mobile number and emergency contacts) are up-to-date in eStudent.

The Queensland Government has implemented home confinement, movement and gathering restrictions which can be found at the Qld Government website

If your specific query about the coronavirus isn’t answered on this webpage you can contact [email protected]

 

International students in Queensland

The Gold Coast Student Hub provides free support and information on visas, accommodation, wellbeing, crisis assistance and other essential information and assistance. International students can book in for a support consultation at https://www.goldcoaststudenthub.com/. Students can also call 1800 QSTUDY (1800 778 839) a 24/7 dedicated hotline for international students.

Tenants Queensland offer a free advice service for tenants. The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) also has information for students renting accommodation. Should you need assistance or advice with regard to rentals or evictions, please also visit The Hub.

If you are looking for a part-time job, or need to better understand what support may be available during this challenging time, the CDC continues to promote job opportunities across various platforms and are available to discuss your options. Book a consultation.

The Medical Centre and confidential counselling support is available for all Bond students. Please call +61 7 5595 4043 for the Medical Centre. Appointments for counselling are available remotely. Book now.

 

Other

All Bond Students conducting tutoring activities will need to do this off campus until visitors are allowed on Campus and the Main Library is open to the public again.