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November 2008

Newsworthy & Interesting

Applications are now open for May, September 2009 and January 2010 intakes, as Bond has a rolling admissions system, and there is no application fee.

The Bond University Mirvac School of Sustainable Development was awarded its 6 Star, or ‘World Leadership’, status by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) for the design of its recently completed building. The building has been designed to minimise energy consumption through an innovative design that makes maximum use of natural light and mixed mode ventilation. Water tanks, solar heating and a grey water recycling system means it won’t rely on the South East Queensland water supply, and the building will generate around 40 per cent of its peak power through solar cells and wind turbines. The design also made extensive use of recycled materials, including recycled-certified steel and timber, low-emission paints and carpets made from recycled fibres.


Bond University is very pleased to announce that two of its Psychology programs have received full accreditation status by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Bond's Psychology programs accredited by APAC are:
• Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) with Honours
• Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
The APAC works with universities to ensure that the courses provide a suitable curriculum to prepare students for their profession. The accreditation process ensures that standards of university training are maintained and remain rigorous. The APAC accredits programs on behalf of the State and Territory Registration Boards for the purpose of registration as a psychologist and for membership of APS.

The Bachelor of Exercise Science at Bond University will produce its first graduates in December 2008. Not only do we deliver high quality learning and teaching experiences to our students in Bachelor of Exercise Science, but we also want high quality and committed students entering the Bachelor of Exercise Science who plan to go on to Physiotherapy at Bond University.
Quality In : Quality Out – fairly simple really, great for the Physiotherapy Profession.
The Bachelor of Exercise Science as “a pre physio degree” at Bond University is a demanding undergraduate degree; demanding in content and in time. To enter the Bachelor of Exercise Science in January 2009 you need to have Year 12 English, Chemistry and Maths B, or Year 12 English, Physics and Maths B/C.

If you are considering Physiotherapy as a career, we encourage you to review all of the options available to you. Bond University offers the Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT), with problem based curriculum where 52% of the learning is clinical learning and includes a 12 week Clinical Internship in the final semester.

The car parks around Bond University were a little emptier on Wednesday, October 15, when more than 60 staff and students swapped their mode of transportation to the two-wheeled variety as part of National Ride to Work Day.

Associate Professor Daniel O’Hare, from the Bond University Mirvac School of Sustainable Development, co-ordinated Bond’s involvement in what was dubbed "Australia's largest active transport event", and he says the day was all about playing a part in creating a healthy and sustainable future.
"Not only was this a chance for commuters to do something positive for their own health and wellbeing, but it was also a chance to do something positive for the environment," he said. "By choosing to ride to work instead of taking the car, we reduce our environmental footprint, with around 300 grams of greenhouse gas emissions saved, per kilometre, for every vehicle that is taken off our roads." Associate Professor O’Hare said the event attracted both regular bike commuters and first-time riders. "Thousands of new riders around Australia joined in last year and five months later 29% of those new riders were still riding to work - so for some, National Ride to Work Day may have been the first step in creating a healthy habit for life," he said.

Check out two of the courses Bond has to offer from the new School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Managment: Sustainable Tourism and Tourism and Indigenous Cultures.
Sustainable Tourism (091) Introduction to contemporary theories surrounding the concepts of sustainable tourism with particular emphasis on ecotourism. Students will critique the environmental, social, and economic impacts of ecotourism in relation to sustainable tourism development. Topics include the key concepts and philosophies of sustainable tourism and the evaluation of Australian and international sustainable tourism operations. Students will have the opportunity to visit sustainable tourism operations in order to learn first hand about the challenges and rewards of operating and managing sustainable tourism businesses.

Tourism and Indigenous Cultures (093) The role indigenous cultures play in tourism development from a range of perspectives. Issues regarding cultural identity, globalisation, development theory, and the politics of place are covered. This subject gives students an understanding of indigenous cultures within Australia and globally. Special emphasis will be placed on the culture of Aboriginal communities in Australia. Students will have the opportunity to visit indigenous communities with the aim of gaining knowledge about the role that tourism plays in the promotion of indigenous art, culture and history.


The immigration requirements for fulltime study loads have changed.
Undergraduate Students: 40 credit points semester - (4 subjects per semester)
Postgraduate Students: 30 credit points per semester - (3 subjects per semester).
(JD students require a full-time study load of 40 credit points)
Please note is an immigration requirement for international students to study at a fulltime load*.
*Some exceptions may be allowed for students with extenuating circumstances (i.e. Faculty recommendation to decrease study load).



Final dates for the Doctor of Physiotherapy and  Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery application rounds for the 092 intakes have been released.
Entry into these prestigious programs is competitive and students should be encouraged to put their application in early. For both programs, students should complete the standard Bond Application form. Key dates are provided below for your information. Doctor of Physiotherapy (May 2009 intake) This landmark program represents the highest level physiotherapy training ever offered in Australia and incorporates a total of ten months on-the-job clinical training to ensure that students graduate with a solid combination of academic knowledge and patient contact skills.

Monday 1 September 2008 First round applications open
Friday 31 October 2008 First round applications close
November 2008 First round interviews
Monday 1 December 2008 Second round applications open
Friday 27 February 2009 Second round applications close
March 2009 Second round interviews

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (May 2009 intake)
The Bond Medical Program is an accredited, integrated case-based course, built around four themes: Scientific Basis of Medicine; Clinical Skills; Health and Society; and Personal and Professional Development. A variety of teaching and learning methods are employed, including case-based small group tutorials, practical classes, clinical skills training, self-directed learning, web-based/e-learning, interactive seminars and lectures. A strong emphasis is placed on clinical skills training and due to small class sizes, students learn in a highly personalised environment, on state-of-the-art equipment.

Wednesday 1 October 2008        Applications open (Graduates & International Undergraduates)
Tuesday 10 February 2009 Applications close
February 2009 Bond Medical Program interviews coordinated and conducted by the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
March 2009 Round 1 offers for Graduates and all International Applicants released by Bond University
March 2009 Deadline to accept Round 1 offers
Wednesday 25 March 2009 Round 2 offers if required, subject to quotas (QTAC, Domestic graduates & Internationals)
April 2009 Deadline to accept Round 2 offers



Congratulations to Bond Alumnus Mick Battaglia, who was awarded "Owner Manager of the Year 2008" at the recent Australian Institute of Management’s Management Excellence Awards for the Gold Coast Region. Mick was nominated for the honour by the Australian Centre for Family Business (ACFB) under the encouragement of Professor of Leadership Ken Parry. In accepting the award, Mick acknowledged his association with Bond and the ACFB as being pivotal to his success.

Bond College teacher and rowing coach Jenny Pemberton had a successful weekend at the School State Rowing Championships in Rockhampton on September 19-21, with her teams of grade 8-12 students performing admirably, achieving three gold, six silver and two bronze medals.

Finally, congratulations to Bond Alumni Bex Gold, of Cinderella Products, and Peta Fielding, of the Burleigh Brewing Company, on being named finalists in the inaugural Gold Coast Business News young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship Justin Craig was one of the panellists, and said all the finalists had one key attribute that set them apart from the rest – spirit.

Mr Rhys Christy is in his first year as a PhD Student at Bond University. Rhys is working on the National Health and Medical Research Council funded project investigating the exercise dose-response relationships in women aged 65-74 years. Rhys completed his Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree with First Class honours at Bond University in 2007 and enrolled in our PhD program in 2008. Of particular note, Mr Christy was awarded in 2008 one of the highly competitive 3 year Postgraduate Biomedical Research Scholarships. These PhD Scholarships from the National Heart Foundation, Australia are rare, and that Rhys Christy was awarded such a prestigious scholarship speaks volumes for his Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree from Bond University and his PhD project.


Bond Business Leaders Forum "Indigenous Employment in Tourism - An Untapped Resource" presented by keynote speaker Mr David Baffsky AO, Honorary Chairman, Accor Asia-Pacific.

Indigenous Australians have made a great name for themselves in sports and the arts, but in so many sectors of industry their numbers are under-represented. The way ahead for indigenous Australians is to develop role models who inspire younger indigenous people to take a full and productive involvement in the industry – particularly in tourism, which David Baffsky, believes is a ‘natural’ for the indigenous community.
Mr David Baffsky AO - chairs the Tourism Advisory Committee of the Indigenous Land Council (of which he has been a Director since 1999) and has had extensive experience and involvement in the local, national and international tourism industry through his position as the Chairman (and now Honorary Chairman) of Accor Asia Pacific - the largest hotel and tourism company in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.

The Bond University Faculty of Law, in conjunction with the Alliance Française de Brisbane, was proud to recently welcome the Hon Justice Patrick Keane and the Hon Justice James Douglas to campus for a French-Australian Legal Comparisons conference. Acting Dean of Law, Professor Laurence Boulle AM, was the MC for the night and said the event was very successful with over 120 attendees.

John Wickham visited with the Marketing department in the Business school sharing his extensive experience as Marketing Director and his strategic input into Neurofen, Mastercard, General Motors, Tiffany, Levis Jeans, Bacardi, Condoms, Coke campaigns. He also met with the new Bond Marketing student association - students with an interest in marketing.

Col Dutton - Stockland/Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)
This week’s guest speaker was Col Dutton, Regional Manager of Stockland for the Gold Coast and the President of the Gold Coast branch of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA). Stockland is one of Australia largest property groups and has so far managed to weather spiralling property valuations resulting from the changing credit cycle. UDIA is an industry representative group that seeks to address issues critical to property developers. With his finger on the pulse of the property market, Col is sure to provide Bond University students with a view on the direction of the market, as well as the short-term future of the Real Estate Investment Trust sector.

Ms Anna Booth, presented "Roles and Balances in Corporate Environment" Anna is the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors at Slater & Gordon Lawyers, one of Australia’s first incorporated and listed law firms. Anna has had substantial corporate and policy development experience in both the private and public sectors. Anna’s significant experience in and around industrial relations, manufacturing, hospitality, retail and financial services with a strong focus on negotiation and mediation offers you the opportunity to gain insight into her fascinating career and her diverse knowledge and experience in an array of legal and non-legal fields.

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