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Bringing Orientation to you

Welcome to Bond

You might not be on campus 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. 

We’ve organised a number of activities to introduce you to Bond, your academics, classmates and key support staff. You can check out the full schedule below. On this page, you will also find lots of resources to help you settle in and start the semester strong. 

Make sure you join our dedicated 202 Bondies Facebook group to share your experiences and start to build your network.  

Having technical troubles? Call the IT Service Desk on +61 7 5595 4444 between 8am and 5pm (AEST).

What to expect

Welcome to Bond
 

Welcome to Bond

Tune into the Official Welcome on Wednesday, 20 May (AEST), 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 virtual 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

Your social life doesn’t have to suffer with social distancing. Connect with new friends and experiences through our social events.


 
 

Schedule

Almost all Orientation sessions will be delivered remotely via Bond’s remote learning platform, Collaborate. You will need to activate your IT account to access Collaborate. 

If you have not yet enrolled, or you enrolled in the last 24 hours, please check your email for a direct link to the Official Welcome session.

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

To access sessions: 

1. Log into iLearn (you must activate your IT account first)
2. Click on ‘Communities’ on the left hand side
3. Select ‘202 Orientation’
(or 'HSM Orientation' for Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine students)
4. Select ‘Join Session’ under ‘Subject Room’
(or FSD Sessions links under 'Organisation Content' for Faculty of Society & Design students)
(Note - session will be visible at the scheduled time/date)

Experiencing technical problems? Don’t panic. Call the IT Service Desk on +61 7 5595 4444 Monday-Friday between 8am and 5pm AEST. 

  • 10am - 11.30am: HDR Orientation (invitation only)

To view the full calendar of events for the 202 Semester, please login to the Student Portal.

  • 12pm – 1pm: Compulsory Official Welcome including Virtual Faculty Library Tours
  • 2pm – 3pm: Exploring your learning environment - iLearn and Collaborate. Earn Beyond Bond points for participating!
  • 7pm – 8.30pm: Online Trivia hosted by the Bond University Student Association (BUSA) and sponsored by Study Gold Coast - see instructions below to join the fun. 

International Student Sessions

  • 5pm – 6pm: Connect with Bondies near you (Europe, Africa and the Middle East) - join using this Zoom link, with the password 736935
  • 5pm - 6pm: Connect with Bondies near you (Asia and the Pacific) - join using this Zoom link, with the password 759678
    NOTE: Sessions are in Australian Eastern Standard Time.

To view the full calendar of events for the 202 Semester, please login to the Student Portal.

How to play Online Trivia

Test your general knowledge with a trivia night from home. You will need two devices to play - one will be your buzzer (we recommend you use your phone) and the second device will be used to watch the live stream on YouTube. 

There are $1,000 worth of prizes to be won! 

1. Download the QuizXpress Smart Buzzer app from Google Play or the App Store.
2. At 6.50pm, follow the link to the Live Stream.
3. Open the Smart Buzzer app and enter your full name as the team name, so we know who to send the prize to if you win! Then, select to join the game 'via pin'. 
4. A pincode will appear on the live stream video. Enter the code and hit 'login with pin'. Your keypad in the Smart Buzzer app will connect and will be your buzzer.
5. Enjoy the game! 

International Student Session

  • 7am - 8am: Connect with Bondies near you (North and South America) - join using this Zoom link, with the password 565865

Faculty Welcomes

  • 9am - 10am: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine (HSM) Official Welcome
  • 12.30pm – 1pm: Bond Business School (BBS) Official Welcome
  • 1pm - 1.30pm: Bond University College (BUC) Official Welcome - Academic Programs (non-English Language programs)
  • 1.15pm – 2pm: Faculty of Society & Design (FSD) Official Welcome
  • The Faculty of Law (LAW) Official Welcome can be accessed at any time. View the Official Welcome Recordings from the 202 Orientation page on iLearn (see instructions above).

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Program Sessions

  • 10.15am - 10.45am: Biomedical Science and Health Sciences introductory session
  • 10.15am - 10.45am: Nutrition and Dietetic Practice introductory session
  • 10.15am - 10.45am: Occupational Therapy introductory session
  • 11am - 12pm: Medical Program presentation 
  • 1pm - 2pm: Medical Program semester one overview
  • 2.30pm - 3.30pm: Medical Program introduction to iLearn and ePortfolio

Note: All HSM sessions can be accessed through the HSM Orientation Community in iLearn (and not the 202 Orientation Community).

Faculty of Society & Design Program Sessions

  • 10.30am - 11.30am: Bachelor of Psychological Sciences introductory session
  • 2pm - 3.30pm: Architecture introductory session
  • 2pm - 3pm: Humanities and Global Studies introductory session
  • 2pm - 3pm: Built Environment introductory session
  • 2pm - 3pm: Communication introductory session
  • 2pm - 3pm: Film, Screen and Creative Media introductory session
  • 2pm - 2.45pm: Social Sciences introductory session

Note: All FSD sessions can be accessed through the 202 Orientation Community. Click on the link under ‘Organisation Content’.

Student Life

  • 2.30pm – 4pm: Live Q&A with the Bond University Student Association (BUSA)
  • 4pm - 5pm: 7 tips for studying remotely, hosted by the Academic Skills Centre 
  • 7pm - 9pm: Live stream DJ event, hosted by BUSA and Don's Tavern

Postgraduate Networking Session 

  • 5pm – 6pm: Postgraduate Networking Session with Guest Speaker Kristin Viccars, 2016 Bond Graduate

To view the full calendar of events for the 202 Semester, please login to the Student Portal.

Student Life

  • 11am - 2pm: Esports competition hosted by the Bond University Student Association (BUSA) - you must register by 9pm (AEST) on Thursday, 21 May. See the BUSA Facebook page for more details.
  • 12pm – 1pm: Becoming a Bondy - how to build connections and relationships virtually
  • 1pm – 2pm: Exploring your learning environment - iLearn and Collaborate. Earn Beyond Bond points for participating!
  • 3pm - 5pm: Art on the Grass, hosted by the Bond University Student Association (BUSA) - see the BUSA Facebook page to join.

Faculty of Society & Design Program Sessions

  • 9.30am - 3pm: Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Professional Psychology introductory session
  • 10am - 12pm: Fourth Year Psychology introductory session

Note: All FSD sessions can be accessed through the 202 Orientation Community. Click on the link under ‘Organization Content’.

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Program Sessions

  • 9am - 9.45am: Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice and Master of Occupational Therapy session on the Academic Skills Centre, Health and Well-being, Compliance and SASQ
  • 10am - 11am: Medical Student Society (MSSBU) e-mentoring session (hosted by MSSBU)
  • 10am - 12.30pm: Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice professional practice compulsory session
  • 10am - 12.30pm: Master of Occupational Therapy professional practice compulsory session

Note: All HSM sessions can be accessed through the HSM Orientation Community in iLearn (and not the 202 Orientation Community)

Bond University College Session

  • 1pm – 2pm: English for Academic Purposes (EAP) compulsory welcome session

To view the full calendar of events for the 202 Semester, please login to the Student Portal.

  • 9am – 10am: Exploring your learning environment - iLearn and Collaborate. Earn Beyond Bond points for participating!

To view the full calendar of events for the 202 Semester, please login to the Student Portal.

Get to know your Faculty

Your Faculty is like your extended family at Bond, and includes students from a number of programs and disciplines. Learn which Faculty you're part of and make sure you tune into the Faculty welcome sessions during Orientation. If you’re studying a combined degree, you could be part of two Faculties! 

  • Actuarial Science
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Sport Management
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  • Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Healthcare Innovations
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
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  • Business Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law
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  • Architecture
  • Built Environment
  • Communication
  • Criminology
  • Film, Screen & Creative Media
  • Humanities & Global Studies
  • International Relations
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
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  • English Language Programs
  • Foundation Program
  • Higher Education Diplomas
  • University Preparation Program
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  • Digital Transformation
  • Entrepreneurial Transformation
  • Health Transformation
  • Legal Transformation
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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 enrolling through to IT, counselling and even your assignments. 

Download the Student Support Services brochure.

Get help with...

Ready for your brand-new email address? If you haven't 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.

Experiencing technical problems? Don’t panic. Call the IT Service Desk on +61 7 5595 4444 Monday-Friday between 8am and 5pm AEST.

Activate your account

The Student Business Centre is your go-to for all things enrolment. You can enrol in your subjects and finalise your timetable online, and if you're having any issues, just reach out to the friendly team at the SBC for a hand.  

Learn more

The 202 semester will be delivered remotely 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 Remote Learning Guide below.

View guide

Need help with organising your assignment, could use some tips for time management, a refresher on your Maths skills or want to strengthen your study strategies?

The Academic Skills Centre features a team of experts ready to provide support, advice and a helping hand with your study.

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

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If you are close to campus, you will be able to upload a photo to CaptureME for your Student ID Card to be printed, and pick it up from campus. But don't worry! You will not require an ID card for your first semester - you can pick it up from the Student Business Centre when you arrive on campus. 

Upload your photo

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.

Learn more

The Medical Clinic is a facility for currently enrolled students and staff members of Bond. Our Psychologists provide free, confidential counselling service to help you with anything from academic, study pressures through to personal problems.

Learn more

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.

Meet the Nyombil Indigenous Support Centre team

Learn more

The Career Development Centre is your one-stop-shop for career services and support. They're also responsible for delivering Beyond Bond: Professional Development & Community Engagement - so reach out to them if you have any questions.

Learn more

The Transformer program is an entrepreneurship and innovation hub. The program is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from all faculties.

Learn more

As a Bondy, you're officially part of a network of 30,000 alumni in more than 120 countries. You're part of the Class of 2020. When you come to campus, you can pick up your welcome booklet and commemorative pin from the merchandise store.

Learn more

Couch campus tours

You don't need to leave your couch to take a tour of campus. Sit back, relax and we'll bring our world-class facilities to you!

Explore campus in your own time through our 360 Virtual Reality App, or watch a campus tour video on demand.

Take a tour

 

Wellness hub

In challenging times, it's more important than ever to take care of your mental, emotional and physical health. In addition to Bond's support services, you have access to a number of online resources to draw on when you need them. 

I want to...

Take a virtual fitness class with Bond Sport Personal Trainer Scott Fraser.

Work up a sweat

Read about ways to stay active inside with Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, Dr Justin Keogh.

Get active

De-stress in five minutes with Dr Peta Stapleton's guided EFT 'tapping' exercise.

Try tapping

See how mindfulness can infuse every day with a sense of calm.

Learn more

Download the free app, Smiling Mind, for guided mindfulness exercises.

Download app

Put on our Spotify playlists for study, exercise, and celebration in isolation.

Tune in

Meet BUSA

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 put 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.

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The countdown is on!