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Making the Most of Bond's Open Day

For the first time in five years, Bond is throwing open its doors to prospective students, their families, friends, and the wider Gold Coast community to come and experience all that Bond has to offer.

On Sunday 20 August, from 10am – 3pm, over 2,000 people are expected to head to the Bond campus and enjoy live entertainment, dancing, short films, campus tours, celebrity races and free massages and popcorn. There’s even a scavenger hunt for the kids and a live broadcast and sausage sizzle by local radio station Sea FM.

On a more serious note, Bond’s Open Day is also the perfect opportunity to find out about the university’s undergraduate and postgraduate course offerings and gain an insight into the vibrant student life on offer by speaking to the students themselves. Career Advisors will also be on hand to offer one-on-one advice, and seminars throughout the day will cover specific interest areas and options to fund tertiary education.

Bond University Student Council President Jess Leach said that while it will be easy to be distracted by all the fun, students serious about exploring their university options should take care to remember why they came in the first place.

“There will be so much to look at and do, it will be easy to lose track of your main goal. While the fun and games will be a tempting diversion, it’s important to be prepared and stay focussed – at least until you have all the information you came for,” she said.

“My advice is to get the serious side of the day over and done with first, and then kick-back and enjoy the festivities.

“Come with a plan about what areas of study you might be interested in and with a list of questions you would like answered. Remember, no question is too small. The more you know, the better informed you can be about making a tertiary decision.

“Choosing a university is also a lifestyle decision, so make sure you speak to current and past students about the social life on campus, different activities they are or were involved in, and their overall experience here at Bond.

Jess had these final words of advice for anyone considering coming along on Sunday; “Enjoy it, and make the most of the free popcorn and sausages, but make sure you go away with all the information you need.”

For further information, about the Bond University Open Day visit bond.edu.au/openday or call Lana Gibson at Bond University on 07 5595 1113.

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