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Want to study in AUSTRALIA? Bond University offering virtual mini-lectures for prospective study abroad students!

Contributed by Rachel Gould on 10/12/20 

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Have you always wanted to study in Australia?  One of our most popular partners, Bond University, will be offering a series of interactive mini-lectures taken from some of their courses that are most sought-after by study abroad students.  Get a taste of an Aussie education, and start thinking about whether Bond University might be a good study abroad destination for you!

The mini-lecture series begins on Tuesday, October 13th, and they will offer one mini-lecture per week from now through December 9th. The schedule is below, with brief descriptions of each mini-lecture.

You can register for one session, or register for them all!  Once registered, guest links to access the sessions will be provided via email and the lectures will be hosted on the "Blackboard Collaborate" Platform.

If these sessions peak your interest in becoming an international student at Bond for a semester, reach out to schedule an appointment with a study abroad adviser - we'll help you determine if Bond University is the right program for you.  

BOND UNIVERSITY MINI-LECTURES

The Secret Life of Sharks - Tues. Oct. 13, 7pm (EST)
In this presentation you will learn about the three species of sharks most responsible for human fatalities – white, tiger and bull sharks. You will learn about trends in unprovoked shark bite and gain an understanding of why we fear sharks well above the actual risk they pose

Will you accept this rose…? - Mon. Oct. 19, 7pm
With content drawn from Bond’s popular ‘Love, Sex and Relationships’ subject, we will discuss theories of love and relationship building from a psychological context.

Making Memories: How the brain forms memories - Mon. Oct. 26 7pm (EST)
In this interactive Masterclass, different types of memories and areas of the brain involved will be explored. We will also briefly outline some of the common memory disorders you hear of everyday, and how they relate to the structure and functions of the brain.

Managing Strategic Change - Tues. Nov. 3, 7pm (EST)
A ubiquitous challenge in organisational life is how to effectively initiate, implement and sustain desired change. Although organisations continue to expend staggering amounts of time and resources on change initiatives, the majority of such efforts do not achieve their intended outcomes. In this subject, students will explore the underlying reasons for these failures and the challenges that change agents at different organisational levels face as they plan and execute change.

Steve Irwin = Australia?: The Natural Environment and Identity in Australia - Tues. Nov. 10, 7pm (EST)
The lecture will look at the influence of the bush on an early understandings of Australian identity, and the persistence of that idea in Australian culture to the present. It will also outline some common variations on the theme of the bushman, and show how those variations reflect intersections with other identities. Finally, it will outline the problems with the Australian Legend and the images of Australia that link nation to the natural environment, native flora and fauna and the bushman.

The Business of eSports - Tues. Nov. 17, 7pm (EST)
This lecture is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the emergence of the eSports industry, its structure and future opportunities. The lecture will discuss the value of eSports against traditional sport and determine the complexity of managing eSports, from various perspectives.

Sun, Sand, Surf and Cities - Tues. Nov. 24, 7pm (EST)
Coastal tourism cities around the world share a common image of high-rise buildings lining beaches in stunning natural environments. Meanwhile, smaller resort areas describe themselves as ‘not another Waikiki’. Drawing on detailed local examination of Australia’s Gold Coast, this subject examines these places through various ‘cultural landscape lenses’ and explores how they manage their transformation into dynamic and sustainable cities.

Australian Age of Dinosaurs - Tues. Dec. 1, 7pm (EST)
Did you know dinosaurs lived in Australia during the Triassic? Dinosaur footprints have been found in Triassic rocks from southeast Queensland. In Australia there have been some scattered discoveries of dinosaur footprints, but most occur in a handful of locations – some footprints appear to be unique to Australia. Tune in to hear more about this and the oldest continuous culture in the world – Australia’s Indigenous culture.

Mobile Photography / Videography Tips and Tricks - Tues. Dec. 8, 7pm (EST)
You may not be a Hollywood director (yet) but chances are you’re using the same camera Oscar-winner Steven Soderburgh used on his last two feature films. Smartphone cameras are being adopted by professional storytellers around the world and this session will introduce you to the apps and techniques you need to turn your happy snaps into industry-standard photography and videography.

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