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Bringing Orientation to you

Welcome to Bond

You may not have commenced your studies just yet, but you are now officially part of the Bond community. We can’t wait to bring Orientation to you – wherever you are in the world. Orientation Week for our September (223) semester will commence on Tuesday, 6 September.

Orientation is a series of events and activities to introduce you to Bond, your academics, classmates and key support staff. On this page, you will find lots of resources to help you settle in and start the semester strong. Keep an eye on this page for the full schedule of events, which will be released closer to Orientation Week. 

You are also invited to join the 223 Bondies Facebook group, so you can start to connect with your fellow classmates before the semester begins.

Connect on Facebook

Whether you are studying on campus or remotely, you must upload your photo to the CaptureME portal. Your photo will be used for identification purposes on Bond's student learning management system (iLearn), and for your student ID card. If you are studying remotely, you can collect your ID card when you are able to arrive on campus. You will not need it beforehand.

If you are living on campus, attending on-campus classes and/or require access to on-campus facilities (e.g. Library, Multimedia Learning Centre, Sports Centre), you will require a student ID card. Once your photo has been approved through CaptureME, you can collect your Student ID card from Student Assist in the main library (BLD01_2_53) on Monday - Friday between 8.30am and 5pm AEST during Orientation Week.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bond in Orientation Week.

What to expect

Welcome to Bond
 

Welcome to Bond

Tune into the Official Welcome to meet the Vice Chancellor, and to find out all the important information about starting at Bond.


 
Interactive introductions
 

Interactive introductions

Get to know Bond, your faculty and key support staff, resources and classmates in a number of Orientation activities.


 
Chat with an expert
 

Help on demand

Help is at your fingertips. Chat with Bond staff online, or book an appointment with one of our many support services.


 
Get social
 

Get social

Connect with new friends and experiences through our social events. This is a great opportunity to get to know people both in and outside of your study area.


 
 

Attending Orientation on campus or remotely

Wherever you're starting the semester from, you will be part of the Bond Orientation experience. While most sessions will take place on campus, if you're not based on the Gold Coast, you will join Orientation sessions through one of our remote learning platforms, Collaborate or Zoom. You will need to activate your IT account to access these sessions. Please refer to the schedule below to see which platform each session will be hosted on.

All sessions will be held in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). For our international Bondies, most sessions will be recorded and able to view at a later time.

To access Collaborate sessions from overseas or interstate: 

1. Log into iLearn (you must activate your IT account first)
2. Click on ‘Communities’ on the left-hand side
3. Select ‘223 Orientation’ (or 'FSD Orientation' for Faculty of Society & Design students)
4. Select ‘Join Session’ under ‘Blackboard Collaborate’
(Note - sessions will only be visible at the scheduled time/date - not before)

To access Collaborate session recordings: 

1. Follow steps 1 to 3 above 
2. Click on the 3 black dots next to 'Blackboard Collaborate'
3. Click on 'View all recordings' 
(Note - session recordings appear approximately 20 minutes after the session has concluded)

To access Zoom sessions from overseas or interstate:

1. Download Zoom using these instructions.
2. Log into iLearn (you must activate your IT account first)
3. Click on 'Communities' on the left-hand side
4. Select ‘223 Orientation’ (or 'FSD Orientation' for Faculty of Society & Design students)
5. Under 'Community Content' click on 'Zoom Links, Passwords & Recordings' 

To access Zoom session recordings: 

1. Follow steps 1 to 5 above
2. Click on 'View Recording' 

Experiencing technical problems?

Don’t panic. Call the IT Service Desk on +61 7 5595 4444 Monday - Friday between 8am and 5pm AEST, or send them an email at any time on [email protected]

If you are able to join us on campus, we encourage you to do so, and we look forward to welcoming you in May!

Don't forget that you will need your student ID to access some buildings on campus, borrow library books and more (required for on-campus students only). Once you have completed enrolment you can upload a photo for your student ID card via the CaptureME portal and then collect your ID during Orientation.

If you need any help finding your way around, see our tips below or visit the friendly staff and Student Ambassadors at our Orientation Information Hub, located near the Main Library. 

If you aren't able to travel to campus, don't worry! You will be able to join most sessions remotely and many will be recorded for playback via iLearn at a time that suits you. 

 

Schedule - Coming soon

Couch campus tours

If you can't make it to campus, we'll bring our world-class facilities to you!

Explore campus in your own time through our 360 Virtual Reality App.

Take a tour

Take a library tour

 

Essential information

Welcome to Bond! Starting at a new university presents lots of unique challenges, from how to get from A to B, to getting in the swing of study and campus life. We want to help - here's everything you need to know. 

Learn more about...

At Bond, we refer to each semester with a three-digit number. This semester is 223. To work out the semester number, take the last two digits of the year (e.g. 2022 - '22') and the number of the semester (we're in semester 3, so use '3'). The following semester will be 231. Your first lesson as a Bondy, sorted! 

Ready for your brand-new email address? If you haven't done so already, make sure you activate your Student IT account! Simply accept the terms and conditions and create a new password - then you will be all set to access your email and our network.

Activate your account

Connect to on-campus WiFi

Once you've activated your IT account, find the BondStudents network on your device and use your Student ID and password to connect. 

Need a hand?

Having trouble connecting to the IT Network? Visit Student Assist located in the Main Library (BLD01_2_53) for assistance Monday - Friday between 9am and 4pm AEST. 

Experiencing technical problems? Don’t panic. You can watch the IT support tutorials below or call the IT Service Desk on +61 7 5595 4444 Monday - Friday between 8am and 5pm AEST.

Watch Tutorials

Online safety 

We take our students' online safety very seriously, and are committed to build awareness around online safety risks. Learn more about staying safe online by visiting the eSafety website and accessing helpful student resources. 

VISIT WEBSITE

It won’t take long for Bond to feel like home. But, so you can settle in sooner, we’ve got some handy tips and tricks to help you navigate your first week.

Reading room numbers

Bond’s rooms are labelled in the order of building number, then level, then room number. For example, 06_02_01 indicates Building 6, Level 2, Room 1.

Once you know the formula, you’ll never get lost again. Check out the online campus map to see all the building numbers and their locations. Download a printable map here

MazeMap – your virtual guide

Need directions? There’s an app for that! MazeMap is Bond’s virtual map, where you can find your way around Bond’s main campus and Institute of Health and Sport by simply searching for a location, then selecting ‘directions’. The app will use your current location to guide you to where you need to go.

Use MazeMap

Download a printable map here

Feeling lost?

The Orientation Information Hub located near the Main Library will be open during O-Week, so please visit the friendly staff and Student Ambassadors if you need assistance. Use this link to find the Info Hub.

Bond University has an online system to register your vehicle for a parking permit. Fines will be issued if you have not registered your vehicle.

Car parking for enrolled students is free where users park in accordance with the terms and conditions of use as displayed on entries to the University and on the Parking webpage.

To register for a student car parking permit, please visit the link below and click on the ‘Parking’ link in the list on the left-hand side of the screen.

Register now

If you are living on campus, attending on-campus classes and/or require access to on-campus facilities (e.g. library, Multimedia Learning Centre, Sports Centre), you will require a student ID card. Begin by uploading your photo to the CaptureME portal. You will be notified by email once your photo has been approved and your Student ID card is ready for collection at Student Assist, located in the Main Library (BLD01_2_53). You can collect your ID Monday - Friday between 8.30am and 5pm AEST during Orientation week. 

If studying remotely and not attending campus, you must also upload your photo to the CaptureME portal. Your photo will be used for identification purposes on Bond's Student Learning Management System (iLearn). You can then collect your ID card when you are able to arrive on campus, you will not need it beforehand.

Upload your photo

You can enrol in your subjects and finalise your timetable online. If you're having issues, visit the friendly team at Student Assist, located in the Main Library (BLD01_2_53) for assistance Monday - Friday between 8.30am and 5pm AEST, or click below for tips on how to enrol. 

Learn more

The 223 semester will be delivered multi-modally through our online platforms including iLearn, the Student Portal and Collaborate. See the O-Week schedule for webinars on how to use these platforms or view the Multi-Modal Learning Guide below.

View guide

Need help with planning your assignment, some tips for time management, a refresher on your Maths skills or ways to strengthen your study strategies?

The Academic Skills Centre is made up of a team of experts ready to provide support, advice and a helping hand with your studies. 

Tune into one of their workshops or book a personal consultation online.

Watch video

Book now

Textbooks will be listed in your subject outline, which can be found on your subject's iLearn site, or by searching for your subject. The Library has many, but not all, of the prescribed textbooks available as ebooks. Others are available as print books in the Reserve collections if you are able to get to campus. Check with your lecturer to determine whether it's necessary to have your own copy of the textbook.

To purchase a textbook, you can search for it in Library Search, then 'Check purchase options' to see availability and prices from a variety of retailers. See the Textbooks page on the Library orientation guide for more information, including an instructional video.

Bond University Library provides customer-focused, quality innovative services, information resources and programs to support the teaching, learning and research needs of the University community.

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Safety and Security is here to support students, staff and the Bond community 24/7. If you ever find yourself in an uncertain situation, feel unsafe or are a victim of sexual assault or harassment, Security can be reached by phone at any time.

Contact

Tel: +61 7 5595 1234 (24 hours)
Email: [email protected]

University Public Safety & Security
Level 1, Building 10
Bond University
Gold Coast Queensland 4229

There is no day-to-day uniform necessary for university - you're welcome to dress in what makes you feel comfortable, confident and ready to take on your studies! We find most of our students wear neat, comfortable attire, noting that for some programs, there may be instructions to wear more specific items of clothing. For example, students might be asked to wear enclosed shoes and lab coats when learning in laboratories or formal wear including a suit jacket when practising in the moot courts for law. 

We also have many students who love to wear the Bond University brand out and about. Drop into the Merchandise Store on campus to see our range of t-shirts, hoodies, gym bags, watches, cufflinks and other branded items. 

 

A helping hand

At Bond, one thing drives everything we do: you - our students! We’re here to lend a hand with anything you need, from Indigenous, international, disability and LGBTIQ support through to academic services and career development assistance. 

Download the Student Support Services brochure.

Watch a tour of the services available in Student Court.

Get help with...

 

Nyombil Indigenous Support Centre

The Nyombil Centre is a place of learning and change with a dedicated team who will help you transition into university life and into the workforce. Our team deliver inclusive and culturally safe support programs and practices with a focus on empowering students to reach their full potential. 

Learn more

LGBTIQ support 

Bond University ensures an equal opportunity for the success of all students. We are committed to a culture of inclusion and welcome. This commitment extends to students and community who are sexually diverse and have diverse gender identities. Our membership in Pride in Diversity is one means of supporting our students as well as our Bond University Ally Network. We are here to act as a point of contact for staff and students to discuss LGBTIQ+ issues and concerns.

Learn more

International student support

Here at Bond, we have students from over 80 countries studying both on campus and remotely. Our dynamic and multicultural community makes us who we are, and gives our students the opportunity to connect with people from a huge range of cultures and worldviews. 

The International Support Team within the Student Business Centre (SBC) is a great resource for international students. 

Learn more

Accessibility and Inclusion

At Bond, our goal is to ensure all students can participate fully in all spheres of study without barriers.  We value the richness of diversity among our students and are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible learning environment. Students can apply for support via BondAbility in week 2 each semester. 

Learn more

BondCare

BondCare is our student safety and wellbeing reporting/referral system.  Students can seek support for themselves or report concerns relating to another student in areas such as health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, sexual assault and sexual harassment.  Visit our website to learn more about how BondCare can help you.

Learn more

Building a Better Bondy 

Building a Better Bondy is available to all students on iLearn and will connect you to a wide range of wellbeing and study support initiatives. Here is where you’ll find online modules that assist your understanding of consent, inclusion and general wellbeing, including the compulsory Safe and Respectful Communities module.

LEARN MORE

Medical clinic

The Bond Medical Clinic offers a comprehensive medical service for students.  The Clinic has a male and a female GP and a Registered Nurse.  Our doctors and our Nurse are available for face to face and telehealth consultation as required.  The Clinic direct bills to Medicare and most Overseas Health Insurances are also direct billed.  Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

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Student counselling

Bond University Psychological Services is a free and confidential service open to all students. The therapy rooms provide an open, safe and confidential space that enables psychologists to assist with clinical and non-clinical issues, which students may have found difficult to deal with alone. Our counsellors are also available for appointments via Microsoft Teams, Skype and Phone consultations if required. The Psychological Services can assist with referrals to external providers if needed. Psychological Services are located in the Medical Clinic and are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm.

Learn more

Student Wellbeing Advisors 

Our Student Wellbeing Advisors are available to support all areas of wellbeing for our student population.  This team is specially trained to manage individual student wellbeing plans. We are strategically placed within faculties to ensure close connection to your studies as well as the larger Student Success and Wellbeing team. 

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Sports Centre

The Sports Centre is a facility for currently enrolled students and staff members at Bond. Students have free access to the Sports Centre and other on-campus exercise and sporting facilities, including the pool. Be sure to activate your Student ID Card at the Sports Centre for access to the gym and facilities.

Learn more

Limitless Learning - Tutoring and Mentoring

Limitless Learning is a tutoring and social connectivity platform. Download the Vygo app on your mobile device or access on any computer to connect with a fellow student and find the support you need. There are three types of support available: Bondies Connect (new friendships), Student Tutoring and Indigenous Tutoring.

Learn more

Academic Skills Centre

The Academic Skills Centre (ASC) offers a suite of workshops on academic skills, study skills and English and provides personal consultations for help with your assignments and studies. This service is designed to assist you to become self-sufficient academically and reach your full potential.

Book now

Career Development Centre

The Career Development Centre (CDC) tailors a series of services based around short-term and long-term career goals for students. The CDC staff are available to assist you with a range of services from resume and application review to providing you with help in seeking casual part-time work while studying.

Learn more

Library Services

Students have access to the latest online and print information resources to support their assignment topics and research needs 24/7. Library Services also provide tailored one-on-one appointments for students with your Faculty Librarians. Learn more about Library services and opening hours at library.bond.edu.au or simply ‘Ask us’ through the chat and email service.

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Meet BUSA

BUSA 2022

The Bond University Student Association - also known as BUSA - is your team of student representatives. The association facilitates a number of services and activities dedicated to ensuring your experience at Bond is everything you want it to be. BUSA also coordinates more than 100 student clubs and societies, and puts on lots of social events during the semester. Stay in the loop with all the fun stuff on Facebook and Instagram.

Contact BUSA for: 

Contact BUSA

Safety | Respect | Care | Consent

Bond University and the Bond University Student Association (BUSA) are jointly committed to a healthy culture of respect and responsibility that provides for a safe and supportive environment for everyone.

Learn more

Read the Student Support Strategy