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Applications are now open for January May and September 2009 intakes, as Bond has a rolling admissions system, and there is no application fee.
BOND ranks #1 for 2009
The 2009 Good Universities Guide has been released today, and the results are very pleasing once again.
Bond has received the highest rating of all Queensland Universities, after earning the maximum five-star ratings across an impressive ten key performance indicators. We were also the only university in Australia to achieve five stars across all of the educational experience and graduate outcomes categories and were rated second highest nationally (just behind the University of New South Wales which scored highly in other categories including research).
I would like to congratulate all staff for the important part they have played in helping Bond receive such a wonderful result. Our five-star performance in this independent guide is testament to the outstanding success of our graduates, our consistent focus on quality, and the commitment and dedication of our staff.
Our five-star assessment in areas such as graduate satisfaction, staff-to-student ratio, graduate starting salaries, teaching quality, getting a job and positive graduate outcomes is indicative that our unique, personalised approach to education is helping us deliver a superior quality education.
In summary, in the 2009 Good Universities Guide, Bond rates FIVE STARS for :
I am enormously proud of our performance, and take great delight in sharing this news with you. Thank you all for your continued efforts in making Bond University the upstanding educational community that we are.
Professor Robert Stable
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Vice-Chancellor of Bond University Professor Robert Stable said the receipt of five citations was testament to the University’s commitment to innovation and excellence in teaching practice and research supervision. “These citations mark another outstanding achievement for the university and our world-class academic staff, who are among the most highly qualified in the country,” he said. “To be recognised with five Citations is disproportionate to our small size, and we have again proved ourselves to be at the forefront of providing a quality educational experience for Australian and international students. “At Bond, we pride ourselves on providing a superior quality education, and to have our contribution recognised several times in a highly competitive field is a fantastic result. “The applications from our staff this year were truly of exceptional quality and indicative of the very exciting work being done in both teaching and research here at Bond University. “I congratulate our award winners and thank them for their ongoing commitment to the University and our students,” Professor Stable said. The Citation recipients for Bond University in 2008 are:
*BioSmart Team: Dr Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, Professor Russ Chess Williams, Dr Kevin Ashton, Dr Peter Johnson, Mr Greg Dux and Mr John Leggett
ANIMATION GOOROO - CAMERON EDSER
In his first year out of university, Film and Television graduate and now co-Director of GooRoo Animation, Cameron Edser has certainly made his presence felt on the international film circuit. His graduation film, Animal Instincts, has notched up awards in a number of significant industry events, including:
Skidmore International Student Film Festival, Saratoga NY – Voted by audience as second overall; Short Sited Film Festival, Wollongong Australia – National Winner, Open All Ages category; National Film Festival for Talented Youth, Seattle Washington – Awarded Jury Prize for Best Animation, as well as the Thomson Young Innovator of the Year Award.
That same year, his second film, Cows with Guns, was named Most Outstanding Film at the South Australian Young Film-Makers Awards in Adelaide and went on to win Best Non-Fiction Film at the 2003 Trinity Grammar International Student Film Festival and Best Secondary Animation Film at the 2003 Australian Teachers of Media Awards in Melbourne.
This quirky claymation short, based on Waltzing Matilda’s jolly swagman, continued to win awards through 2005 and 2006 at international film festivals here in Australia and in Germany, Austria, Canada and across the USA. Meanwhile, Cameron moved to the Gold Coast to start his studies at Bond where he dedicated a full year to creating his next claymation award-winner, Animal Instincts. "One of the stand-out moments at Bond would have to be Centrescreen 2007," says Cameron. "The Cerum Theatre was packed and I sat there with 500 people watching my graduation film being shown on the big screen in high definition, listening to the audience erupt in laughter and applause." During his first year at Bond, Cameron also found time to develop a proposal to open an animation studio in partnership with fellow animator, Michael Richards. The pair submitted their innovative concept to the Nescafe Big Break Competition and walked away with a major prize of $15,000 to help them turn their dream into a reality. Cameron and Michael are now co-directors of GooRoo Animation which is forging an international reputation in the wake of Animal Instincts’ success on the film festival circuit.
BOND TEAMS UP WITH IBM TO LAUNCH NEW MASTER OF SERVICE MANAGEMENT
Bond University has teamed up with IBM to launch a new Master of Service Management, designed to address the critical shortage of service management professionals.
Bond University was represented by student Nuku Hifo, who was selected as Lock for the Australian Team after a solid performance for Queensland against NSW earlier in the Year. Nuku played an important role in Australia’s solid finals performance with a try in the 63rd minute to beat England 26-16.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOLADES
The School of Sustainable Development will be officially opened by Deputy Prime Minister The Honourable Julia Gillard MP on Monday 11 August. To ensure the commitment to sustainability is upheld throughout the entire university, a Sustainability Committee is currently being formed.
On Friday 4 July, the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholars Dinner was held. Over 50 current and recently appointed Vice-Chancellor scholarship recipients attended.
The Bond Business Leaders Forum was held on Wednesday 16 July with guest speaker Mr Greg Paramor, Managing Director of Mirvac Group. Mr Paramor presented on 'The Development Industry - trends towards a sustainable way of life'. Approximately 130 guests attended the presentation.
Bond University was allocated $1.4 million in the Federal Budget this month with funds to be used for IT infrastructure, teaching facilities, library facilities and student amenities.
VISITORS TO CAMPUS
Justice Kirby, our favourite High Court Justice spoke about his Thirteen Years on the High Court. Justice Kirby has also been heavily involved in Human Rights words and International Law and his oration was relevant to all students.
Professor Michel Tison, Faculty of Law, Ghent University, Belgium presented a talk on "Financial Market Integration in the European Union”
The Faculty of Humanties & Social Sciences hosted a special presentation with Dr. Sue Trevaskes discussing “Kill Fewer, Kill Cautiously: The Death Penalty In China Today”
Arthur H. Goldsmith, Department of Economics, Washington and Lee University presented “Shedding ‘Light’ on Marriage: The Influence of Skin Shade on Marriage for Black Females”
Special guest lecturer Dr Bruce Budowle, Senior Scientist from the FBI in the United States of America visited Bond from 23 June – 14 July. Dr Budowle gave a number of lectures during his time at Bond
Consulate General of the United States of America, Judith Fergin visited the campus and met with the Chancellor, Senior Management staff and two students from the United States