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New Bond student takes flight with remote learning

Kimberley Morrison had travelled to 46 countries and planned to move to London before COVID-19 grounded her career at Flight Centre.

But amid the international and personal disruption, the 26-year-old product manager saw an opportunity.

She moved from Brisbane to her parents' home in Benowa to study a post-graduate degree at Bond University.

“In the start of April I was stood down from my role at Flight Centre, for obvious reasons,” Ms Morrison said.

“There were no planes flying and people weren’t allowed to travel anywhere.

“I chose Bond purely because I’ve heard really good things about it and I love the concept of smaller, more intimate class sizes.

“I didn’t want to be just a number and I’ve felt really connected already coming to Bond.”

Like other Bond students, Ms Morrison is studying remotely this trimester.

“Studying from home is definitely better than what I thought it would be,” she said. 

“The lecturers have been really supportive and available.

“The programs have been re-written to make it suitable for the current situation.

"They’ve haven’t just tried to fit a template and make it work, they’ve restructured the program, which has made a massive difference.

“I plan to do my MBA and I’m trying to make myself as attractive as I can to the workforce.”

While most universities start their second semester in a couple of months, Bond University students began their second trimester on May 25.

The University has mapped a staged campus reactivation plan that is consistent with Government and Health advice.

Libraries and student study areas will be open with social distancing protocols in operation. A limited number of sports facilities will be opened on a staged booking basis.

For more information about the staged opening of facilities on the Bond University campus, please visit https://bond.edu.au/novel-coronavirus

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