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In the spirit of reconciliation, Bond University acknowledges the Kombumerri people, the traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which the University now stands. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

​Nyombil Indigenous Support Centre

Bond University is committed to providing a culturally safe and supportive learning environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students where they can progress and complete higher education programs at the same rate as, or at a better rate than, non-Indigenous students.

The Bond University Indigenous Education and Workforce Strategy has been drafted by the Bond University Indigenous Consultative Committee which is a Standing Committee of Academic Senate providing oversight and strategic direction of all Indigenous programs and initiatives within Bond University.

View the Bond University 2020 ISSP Performance Report and Financial Acquittal.

Reflect reconciliation action plan

As a member of the RAP community, Bond University joins over 1,000 dedicated corporate, government, and not for-profit organisations that have formally committed to reconciliation through the RAP program since its inception in 2006.

View the Bond University Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan.

Facts and figures

97Indigenous scholarships awarded (since 2012)
90.94%Bond University’s Indigenous student success rate in 2019 compared to a sector average of 71%
35%Indigenous students on scholarships in 2020
$5 millionTotal value of scholarships (2012-2020)
$86,000In textbook and living expenses bursaries awarded since 2014

Note: Above data current as at December, 2020

Additional information

Find out more about the Corrigan Walk, and how to join a guided tour by a Bond University staff member or student. Tours run for approximately one hour.

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The Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) commenced on 1 January 2017 providing supplementary funding to universities to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students access higher education and succeed.

Through ISSP funding Bond University provides one on one tutoring and bursaries to assist with educational costs, living expenses and professional development for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

To apply, please complete the relevant form below and send it to Jason Murray

The Student Society for Indigenous Awareness is a student run group which aims to promote awareness surrounding Indigenous issues and culture. We run a variety of events each semester, including a semesterly Jingerri BBQ, painting classes, movie nights and NAIDOC Week events. Further to this, we run an annual trip to St. Teresa’s, an Indigenous, all boys school North-West of Townsville, which provides students of all disciplines a chance to meet, work with and inspire young Indigenous students. We love seeing new faces at our events, and are always looking for fresh event ideas so if you see one of our friendly faces around campus, come and have a yarn with us!

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The Academic Skills Centre understands the challenges faced by Indigenous students and our aim is to make the transition to studying at Bond University as smooth as possible.  

We assist Indigenous students to reach their academic goals by helping in areas, such as academic writing, time management, effective study techniques, critical analysis, research, referencing and maths.

Indigenous students can meet one-on-one with a Learning Advisor or in small groups. Academic skills workshops are also run on a range of topics throughout the semester.

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Underpinning  all the unique advantages that Bond offers its students is our goal to help you find, not just a job, but a meaningful, rewarding and challenging career.

Whether you want to change the world, change your community or change your life, the journey to your future starts here on campus at the Career Development Centre.

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Bond University Library provides one-on-one research support to Indigenous students, helping them access the library’s academic print and online resources, to support their learning and assessment needs.

All students are encouraged to set up a search strategy appointment with their librarian Tiffany Mitchell or request assistance in accessing particular resources for their subjects. 

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Bond University offers a range of full and part scholarships, bursaries and grants to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. In 2018, 9 scholarships were awarded to Indigenous students due to the generous support of corporate partners, through funds raised at the Indigenous Gala and through a significant contribution by the University.

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Indigenous Community at Bond timeline

Since our founding year, Bond University has worked to build the strength and confidence of our Indigenous students and community. View the Indigenous Community at Bond historical timeline.