KOM Consultants – Bond University Webinar – Bond Law and Physiotherapy School – July 6, 2016

well good evening everyone hopefully you can all hear me my name is Stuart Floyd and I’m the International Admissions manager from bond university I’m located here in Canada full time and I work for the University and also with our official representatives like kom consultants in working with students on the enrollment process and also going through the process of studying at bond a bit of background on myself i’m actually a law graduate of bond myself i completed both my law degree and also my international relations degree at bond about five or six years ago now i’ve been working in the admissions office for around about 10 years in total so quite a lot of experience in helping students make that transition from either their undergraduate degree to their graduate programs but then also discovering post-secondary education for the first time as well I’ve been here in Canada now about three years I understand Canadians I reckon fairly well I play hockey myself curse winter but also look forward to all the great winter sports and then also love summer as brief as it is here I know today’s been an absolutely beautiful day here in in Toronto and the GTA and looks like it’s going to be a great summer coming up for tonight’s seminar basically we’re going to probably break it down into a couple of different sections to begin with I’ll go through and give a general rundown on the university covering major topics and hopefully answering some of the big questions that a lot of students have about the university in general I’ll then open it up to the floor and for those students who are logged on tonight or anyone who’s logged on it would be great to get some questions from you and find out what it is you’re really wanting to know about bond the program that we have the programs that we have in all of our faculties as well as any other general questions about Australia admissions enrollments anything like that as well kon consultants are also logged on tonight so they can probably help with some of the questions as well they provide a fantastic service in helping students make that transition obviously it’s a big jump to move to the other side of the world and undertake tertiary education post-secondary studies and kom consultants do an excellent job in helping you with all aspects of the application admissions process but then also the pre-departure enrollment making sure your housing sorted orientation and those sorts of things so they are an official partner of the University and we’re very happy to be working with them they’ve been working with us now for a number of years and have sent as many very happy students so let’s start off by doing a general overview of the University and I think it’s also important that we go through and just talk about sort of bond in general and also Australia for many of you this is the first time that you sort of started looking at or maybe spoken to even an Australian there are quite a few of us here in Canada there’s a great friendship between the two countries and a lot of similarities as well between our culture our heritage obviously being both X British colonies but also just the general way of life love of the outdoors a very relaxed laid-back nature and also our approach to sort of internationalization an education between the two countries is also very similar Australia itself I don’t know the sort of the levels of sort of knowledge that most people have but I’ll take a pretty basic sort of knowledge basically the country is a large island sitting in the South Pacific is a long way from anywhere but also still very connected in terms of business and communications and those sorts of things when I say a large island I mean it’s the same size as mainland USA so a lot of people think that Island sort of being quite small but no it’s basically traveling from the west coast to the east coast in Australia is the same as traveling from Los Angeles to New York in the u.s. it’s that sort of similar size the major difference though is that our population is only about 22 or 23 million people the majority of those people live in the southeast corner around the coast most of Australia is actually uninhabitable desert so it’s a great country to explore as much as it’s uninhabitable it’s also great to be a tourist there go and see things like Ayers Rock go out to kakadu national park and just see all the different places that there are it’s a very unique country I’m sure many of you know about our great flora and fauna things like a deadly spiders and snakes and sharks and all those fun things but

there’s also some really cool animals and plant life there as well and that’s one of the things that sort of has struck me is that one of the big differences between the two countries it’s just the colors and the landscape and those sorts of things are very different indeed the climate is also very different coming into summer here now we’re obviously starting to see some really nice weather but I know back in Australia it’s very nice all year round in terms of climate which you can typically expect on the Gold Coast where the bond university is located essentially you’re looking at sort of winter temperatures very similar today actually here in Toronto so 22 23 degrees sunny dry warm and that’s winter and then during the summer it gets a little bit warmer probably up to the 30 maybe 35 degrees on some really hot days and typically what you’ll find is it’ll be much more humid so you’ll get afternoon rain storms and typically you’ll also get a few more cloudy days as well but still great beach going whether the rest of Australia is very mild as well none of the city is none of the major populated areas get any snow even in the coldest sort of most southern most points of of Australia even during winter still around five to ten degrees during the day it’s colder so very similar to sort of Vancouver temperatures and climate very mild very Mediterranean what most people call it so for you guys going to the Gold Coast it’s obviously a fantastic place to live and to study for for two or more years amazing natural beauty in the area you have the beaches there which you can make use of all year round as well as the inter land area wineries great bush hiking rainforest all those sorts of things all in 15-20 minutes of the University so it is a great location to study and the climate obviously helps that a lot bond university itself we were set up about 25 years ago back at the end of the 1980s and we’re Australia’s first and still only fully private not-for-profit institution there are 39 universities in Australia the other 38 are fully government-funded and run with the only private institution saying that though we are still fully accredited as a legal university degree granting institution and all of our degrees are fully recognized throughout the world we’ll talk a bit more about that recognition in a moment with regards to Canada especially especially some of the programs that you may be interested in something like physiotherapy law and some of those other professional programs bond itself is we would say a small to medium sized institution the moment was somewhere between three and a half to four thousand students in total we only have the one campus on the Gold Coast in Australia and we have a trying to aim for about a 50-50 ratio between our international and domestic students out of those three and a half to four thousand we have somewhere between 1500 to 2000 international students we also teach both undergraduate and graduate programs and so that total student number includes all of our students on campus and we really do heavily recruit students from all over Australia and from all over the world so the international population is very diverse we have almost 80 countries represented this semester on campus and no one country can represent more than about five to eight percent of the International stupid e so that means that it’s not just all Canadians or Chinese or Indians etc who are who are at bond you’ll find that there’ll be a really great mix depending on what program you do however there may be more students from one particular country than others and again we’ll talk a bit about that more as we get into the law side of things and some of the other programs bond has a number of different faculties and programs within that we have our faculty of law faculty of humanities and Social Sciences encompassing three schools of communication and media humanities so languages philosophy International Studies and also counseling behavior management and the social sciences we have our faculty of business our Institute of sustainable development and architecture and our faculty of health sciences and medicine what we do have a faculty of health sciences and medicine I must point out that our medicine degree is only for Australian citizens or permanent residents unfortunately we don’t have any international places for our medicine program in terms of the University as well we have quite a vibrant student life because students move to the campus from all over the world we don’t have any online studies so everyone who studies at bowlin studies in classes and in person we have a really strong clubs and societies and sort of community mentality and so students get very involved in all of the different opportunities they have available to them we have clubs and societies that range from things like

drama society debating through the fundraising so things like Amnesty International or rotary and then we also have other sports clubs and societies as well so everything from cricket netball soccer rugby basketball we did have an ice hockey team at one stage of course all Canadians but that sort of waxes and wanes depending on the type of students we have it bond there’s lots of opportunities for you to start new clubs and societies and to really get involved and we encourage that of all of our students there on campus our facilities we also take a lot of pride in as well being a private not-for-profit institution all of the fees that come into the university stay within the university and I used to basically pay for some of the best facilities around pretty much anywhere in the world so that you guys as the students have those to learn from and to use as part of your education for example our Institute of sustainable development the building that we constructed for that school is the only six green star-rated education facility in Australia and that basically means it’s completely energy self-sufficient and very efficient it’s completely off grid and that buildings actually won numerous international awards for design sustainability in those sorts of things for those of you studying a law program we actually have our own legal skill center where we’ve essentially built a number of law courts that are mirroring the australian federal courts and actually get used as real core when there’s no classes in there then we also have another sort of other areas of negotiation rooms client interviewing and those sorts of things so we really try and focus on the practical sort of in in person education at bond making sure that students have access to all of the top facilities that they would be using as if they were out in the workforce in terms of accommodation and places that students can live the Gold Coast is the cheapest major urban centres in Australia so in terms of cost of living index in Australia it’s about the sixth largest urban center or city in Australia the other major cities obviously being Melbourne Sydney Brisbane which is very close by Brisbane it’s about an hour up the road by train or by car Adelaide Perth and then the Gold Coast comes sixths the Gold Coast has grown quite rapidly over the last ten years or so the population now at about six hundred thousand people also there’s not so much a city or a downtown area but it’s more an elongated sort of region stretching along the beach just south of Brisbane in terms of accommodation we do have limited on campus accommodation but we do maintain that for our undergraduate students only and those under the age of 25 we want to try and foster a lot of pastoral care and typically graduate students have already had that undergraduate on-campus dorm experience and so we encourage you then to live off campus but the great thing about bolland is that there’s a number of off-campus options that are literally within 30 seconds walking distance of the campus and right next door to campus you have the whole market square and varsity lakes development which has been finished in the last 5 to 10 years so you have a whole range of restaurants banks convenience stores shops pretty much everything you need to live very close by to campus without having to buy a car or do those sorts of things so that’s a general rundown of the University and also of the programs that we teach at bond perhaps I’d like to now throw it over to the the students that we have all the people that we have joined in to this webinar maybe let me know what programs you’re interested in study that way then I can perhaps give you some more information about that so I think there’s a bit of a delay on here so please jump in and I’ll go quiet for a few moments and then we’ll talk a bit more about the programs that you’re interested in okay so I’ve had one student writing now

interested in doing the ground ball program and obviously bringing that program back to Canada this is a big program for us for Canadian students and we’ve had a long history of having a large number of canadians come down study their law degree at bond and then return back to canada i also see that you’ve asked a question as to whether there are any scholarships for the law program I’ll address that in a moment but let’s maybe have a chat now about our law faculty the more faculty of bond is very highly regarded both in Australia and internationally our program was set up in the early 1990s and immediately became the highest rated and the best regarded law school in Australia when we started we had a number of top professors and practicing legal professionals from all over Australia in the world who came to establish the law school and really it was established in or to be able to provide students with the education that the law profession was looking for very practical very hands-on education to prepare them for legal practice throughout the last 20 to 25 years we’ve really developed our legal education and become well known throughout the world we participate in numerous legal competitions so mooting so mock trial on those sorts of things and we’re actually the most successful international law school in the world in those competitions we’ve won the international criminal court competition in The Hague as well as a number of other ones beating universities like Harvard London School of Economics Yale and other law schools the program itself we teach we teach both a Bachelor of laws which is the undergraduate program for students who haven’t completed a bachelor’s degree and then we also offer a juris doctor which is the graduate entry law program typically in Australia students will study law out of high school is very similar to the British model typically though for Canadians you’ve already got an undergraduate degree and so you’ll come across and do our juris doctor program the compulsory subjects are essentially the same in both programs however the juris doctor program has five masters level electives so they are a graduate level a negative programs students study three semesters per year at bond so we actually have a trimester as opposed to semester system and essentially that means that our academic calendar mirrors the North American or the Canadian schedule so essentially we have semesters commencing in September run through to December January through April and May through to August students get three to four weeks off between each of the semesters the other great thing is that you can commence your program at any time so there’s no advantage or disadvantage to starting your degree in any semester it’s really up to what works for you we offer every subject every semester so you can still complete your program in the required time within within sort of that program the law degree itself is twenty four subjects or twenty four courses you can plead for courses per semester so therefore it’s a six semester program typically that’s two calendar years on so already you’re at an advantage to be able to actually complete your program at least 12 months quicker than what you would be doing here in Canada as I mentioned the program is made up of compulsory subject so 19 and then 5 law electives now we offer about 150 different electives for you to choose from and you don’t do those until your 4th 5th and 6th semesters so you’ve got a bit of time to choose and to talk to other students and find out what you want to do as part of those electives we also offer a number of courses in Canadian law taught by Canadian law professors and approved or the syllabus has been approved by the Canadian law society and that’s very important for those of you who are looking to return to Canada and practices lawyers here in Canada I’m not sure if if any of you have done any sort of research on the process of returning to Canada with a foreigner law degree but I’ll give a bit of background on that now typically if students graduate a law degree from a Canadian institution that institution has had its degree recognized by the Law Society in its province and so therefore graduates of that institution are then able to apply to the law society to enter the articling process and then obviously right there bar exams and gain to the bar in that province however being a foreign law school we haven’t had our program accredited by the law society is entirety however for all foreign law students when they return to Canada they need to complete the equivalency process through the National Committee of accreditation they’re essentially the gatekeepers for the legal profession that represent all of the law societies in Canada and assure the foreign educated law students meet the requirements of the law society but also have a similar sort of level of education to those coming out of

Canadian universities the NCAA process is relatively straightforward they look for four key things when they’re doing their assessment of an application so foreign more graduate was applied to the NCAA for what’s called a certificate of qualification and they’ll be assessed essentially against four criteria first is that they need to have undergraduate study in a discipline other than law of at least two years in duration if not preferred a completed degree if you’re looking at doing graduate law study is a bond obviously you’ll have that degree second you need a qualifying law degree and that is a common law law degree either a Bachelor of laws or a juris doctor from a recognized jurisdiction Australia and Canada have probably the two most similar common law legal jurisdictions in the world and so Australian degrees are very highly regarded and meet this requirement the third requirement is that you need to have a minimum of fifty five percent grade in all of your law subjects so they don’t just want to c passes they want to see that you’ve done well in all of your courses if you have failed a subject or if you haven’t achieved the necessary grades they may make you take that subject again at a Canadian school or they may issue with what’s called a challenge exam and that’s where they’ll send you the syllabus yourself study you come along you write the exam and it’s a pass/fail basis the fourth criteria when they’re assessing your NCAA application for your certificate of qualification is if your completed study in at least 10 or 11 key Canadian coursework areas now the great thing about studying in australia is that six out of as 10 or 11 are actually already covered in the Australian syllabus and in the Australian education the NCA accepts the Australian sort of law in that area as being equivalent to Canadian so automatically give you credit for those the other four or five courses however are very important that they must be taken as Canadian courses and these include Canadian Criminal Law foundations of Canadian law Canadian administrative law and Canadian constitutional law typically student studying a program overseas won’t have completed those courses and so therefore will either be required to take them at a Canadian school or be required to sit the challenge exams as I mentioned previously now going back to what I mentioned before about bond and offering the Canadian courses we actually offer all of those required courses at bond that you can take as electives as part of your two-year program we are actually the only law school outside of Canada that actually has approval to teach those courses that match the syllabus of the Canadian required courses so what this means is that you can then as long as you’ve got your undergraduate degree completed your law degree have achieved the right grades and taken those courses as electives you then have met all the requirements of the Canadian NCA you should be issued your certificate of qualification without any further study or exams and then be allowed to go and apply for the articling process and the bar exams as if you’d walked out of a Canadian institution so this is obviously fantastic for bond students we’ve been offering those Canadians subjects now for a number of years we’ve been offering all of the Canadian required subjects now for about coming up on almost two years now we’ve had several graduates of those who we’ve been in touch with since they’ve returned to Canada we’ve had a hundred percent success rate with those students applying to the NCAA and receiving their certificate of qualification without any further study exams or anything like that and they move straight into the articling process so as you can see this is a fantastic thing for you guys as Canadians wanting to come back to bond not only are you completing your law degree in only two years but it’s a qualification that allow you to both practice in Australia it is an Australian law degree but it will also allow you to come back to Canada and apply for admission to the bar here as well I must point out huge asterisk and and caveat here that every application to the NCAA is assessed individually and upon its merits we have no control over sort of what they decide in terms of students coming through and how they assess them that is very much done on an individual basis and they control whether or not they you should a certificate of qualification we however as an institution will always work very hard to ensure that our programs are courses our staff meet their requirements and so that you have the best opportunity to get through that process as smoothly as quickly as possible the entire NCA process takes about two to four months to get the assessment completed once you’ve returned to Canada from there if you get your stivia to qualification you’re then able to apply for the article in process if you have to take exams let’s say you choose not to take the Canadian courses

etc then it may take longer to then write the challenge exams I point that out as a note just because with students at bond you only have five electives and even though there’s only four Canadian courses one of those courses is a double subject so that means therefore that you actually have to take two of your electives to cover that one Canadian course if you do choose to do all of that what that means is that you have all of your electives taking up so if you want to do an exchange or say family law or one of those other ones you don’t have any space in your degree so some students will choose perhaps only two or three of the Canadian courses to allow them some other flexibility essentially controlling their own NC a process but that’s up for you to have a look at unfortunately at present we don’t have any scholarships for international students coming into our law school you will see on our website there are some international student scholarships available however these are not offered by the law faculty so applications won’t be accepted for those I am working on a proposal at the moment to the law faculty to try and change this how ever nothing’s been finalized so at this stage there are no scholarships available now I see there’s been a number of comments that have popped up and I do apologize for ranting and rambling on a little bit here but that’s important information to get across so let’s have a look at some of the questions that have now come through okay so we have a student who’s interested in physiotherapy we’ll talk a bit about that in a moment we also have a question regards to lure in the USA definitely the law program is acknowledged in the USA we do have not registration but accreditation for both the California and the New York Bar Association’s and so there is a streamlined process there for the other states it’s very much done on an individual case-by-case basis so you would really need to check with the law profession in your state as to what they regard what they require as meeting the requirements of their legal practitioner usually however there’s usually not much you have to do extra it may mean taking a few exams or doing a little bit of further study but in our experience for us students there hasn’t been too much that they’ve needed to do to get accredited or be able to practice in the US in their state okay we’ve had a question about how many Canadian law classes are taught I think I’ve just mentioned that so we teach the four specifically required Canadian courses as well as a few other electives in general areas ok has been a question here about the reputation of bonds law degree within Canadian law firms that’s a very good question and it’s good that you guys thinking about that bond has an excellent reputation amongst law firms in Canada as an international firm as far as an international university it’s obviously been harder for us to establish a brand and a name within the the firm’s especially when there’s such good law schools here in Canada however we’ve had probably now close to 600 graduates from our law school Canadian graduate so Canadian students who have gone to bond and then return to Canada over the last 10 years so that’s a huge number of law grads Canadians who are now working in Canadian firms canadian government proper as well as businesses as in-house lawyers and clark’s and those sorts of things so that means that we have established a very strong branding amongst number of firms we also have a very strong alumni network and those alumni are now really getting into positions where they’re now hiring fellow bond graduates and new graduates coming through the other great thing is we do a lot of work with students and with law firms through our Career Development Center so we provide opportunities for students to work in Australia as well as to help them establish their resume make connections with Canadian firms and our Career Development Center ation travels to Canada twice a year along with the Dean of our law faculty to meet with law firms recruiting staff senior partners to talk about bond our graduates our success so that we are very much a known entity when it comes around time to apply for you guys to do articling positions and those sorts of things we’re also looking over the next couple of years at getting involved in the summer articling programs and this year I know we have a number of students who are coming back in in august and sep tember who are graduating who have got interviews and are setting up programs through the through the canadian firm so there’s a large connection there and I’d be happy to connect anyone who’s interested through KO and consultants with some of our alumni who are working back here in canada so you can talk to them about their experience with finding

work and those sides of things obviously the market is quite difficult at the moment to find a job even for Canadian graduates but what we’re finding is our students have the right mix of international experience of usually the ambition and the drive and also the connections they work very hard on building connections with lawyers before they leave and while they’re in study so that when they come back they have those opportunities to exploit those connections and that’s very much how the hiring is done these days excellent so I just answered also the questions at difficult for Canadian bods grads to secure articling back in Canada hopefully that’s answered that question and then another question I hear law firms in Canada give Canadian law school grads preference regarding articling look that is true to an extent what we find is that some especially the larger law firms so the big Canadian firms will obviously have their own preferences in terms of hiring so U of T London u wo places like that west and those sorts of things however our bond graduates again are well known and you’re going to find that anywhere and if you come out of Queens and you’re going to a law firm that predominantly U of T grads that even Queen students are going to find it difficult to get a job there what we’re finding the majority of our students are finding success in finding articling positions it’s smaller to mid-tier firms where they’re still able to get a lot of experience a lot of great exposure to great opportunities typically though our students are actually enjoying those opportunities more than the big scale firms where realistically there are very very few positions to begin with anyway once they then got a year or two experience at the smaller to mid-tier firms that then applying for larger positions and larger firms and our graduates have actually been very successful with that a big international firm cowlings last year had two years ago now had seven positions available to graduate students and two of those positions were filled by bond graduates I have other stories of other students who did 12 to 18 months were in a small provincial law firm and then was able to obtain one of only two national positions available with Ogilvy renault again a huge international firm so there’s a lot of success there and we have a lot of students who have done very very well and it really depends on where you want a head in the type of law that you want to study excellent okay so we’ve covered a lot of information on law there if there’s any other questions I might just leave it a minute just in case students have just some last questions about the law program if not I’ll then move on to the physiotherapy degree to have a chat about that as well so please if anyone has any questions about the law program that I haven’t covered so far please ask them now okay so I’ve just had a question about the law program start with the trimester system that students get any holidays as I mentioned before you usually have three to four weeks vacation between each semester so September usually the second week of sep tember to the third week of December you get four weeks off over Christmas start again about the second or third week of January and go through till the middle of April you then have three weeks off over april may and then you start again the second week of May and go through the third week of August so our may semester is actually commencing next week so that means that you have 3 14 weeks semesters per year and 10 weeks of vacation again you can commence the law program and most of our degrees except for physiotherapy in every semester so the law program has an intake in September january and may the great thing is also we don’t have any application deadlines so you can apply at any time for any upcoming semester and this is again for the law program i encourage you to work with kom consultants on that because they will help you through the entire application process i hope you get your documents together usually we suggest that you have your application submitted at least two months before the commencement of a semester to allow us time to be able to assess your application provide you with an offer and then help you get your student visa accommodation and those sorts of things however that’s not a hard deadline and if you do decide to start in an upcoming semester we can work with that as well great so I think we might now move on to

the physiotherapy program and have a bit of a chat about that so we do a bond offer a doctor of physiotherapy degree the degree is a two-year degree in duration so six semesters same as the JD law program importantly there is only one intake per year which is our maze semester so it’s a bit of a different start time to other institutions we only have one intake in the May semester and that’s for the doctor of physiotherapy program only the application period is also quite set so applications I believe have just opened or will be opening soon for the 2014 intake the 2013 students who are just about to start next week in the first semester in terms of the application process again kom consultants have all the information and can assist you with that so I encourage you to get in touch with them and they will help you through the application process the program itself the doctor of physiotherapy is a very again like most of our other programs intense sort of practical program so throughout the six semesters you are actually involved in a range of practical clinical work in all areas of the clinical work so not only will you be working in sort of small private one-on-one i’ll also be hospital work and other clinics as well so you really do get a lot of clinical experience throughout your entire degree the program was actually based on the McMaster University model and curriculum we essentially established the McMaster was one of the top physiotherapy universities in the world and so we did actually work with their curriculum developers to help develop our program so that it can also be one of the best programs available the great offset for that is that the students coming out of our bond program have automatic recognition back here in Canada especially in Ontario so students graduating the bond doctor physio therapy program are treated just like they’ve come out of McMaster or somewhere else offering physio and essentially then you just have to write the basically the bar exam or the admission exam to the College of physiotherapists and you’re able to practice here in Canada in Australia is also fully recognised qualification so you are able to then also stay and work in Australia as well as a physiotherapist and there’s recognition in a number of other countries and areas around the world it is a doctor of physiotherapy so it is considered a higher level than just a master’s qualification there is no research component to it but the teaching and the clinical hours are what separated from master’s program to being a full doctorate so there’s a doctor of VO therapy those of you interested in physiotherapy do you have any specific questions about the program okay so just looking through for the student interested in physiotherapy there was a question there about admissions so I’ve talked about the starting date and also the the time for application it’s important also that there’s a number of prerequisite courses that must be completed in order to gain admissions to the physiotherapy program these are typically a number of semesters of human anatomy biology physiology etc there’s also one subject that is usually a difficult one for Canadian students especially in most kinesiology programs etc and that is exercise prescription in Australia that’s actually a mandatory course for students studying a kinesiology undergraduate however here in Canada it’s usually taken as an elective so it’s important that if you’re still in your program that you try and make room to take that exercise prescription subject it is a prerequisite for our bond doctor physio therapy program admissions our first based on your GPA from your undergraduate studies typically we’re looking for students to be somewhere in the 3 to 3.5 on a four-point-oh scale obviously that fluctuates depending on your institutions overall scale however once the student then has been assessed as being academically sort of in the right area though I ballpark will then organise interviews which are done either over phone or Skype and then from there during that interview they’ll be questions asked and essentially it’s an opportunity for us to find out whether you’re the right fit for our program once the interviews are completed they’ll then look at all of your grades your work experience and everything else you’ve submitted in your application with your interview and then from there they’ll make their offers usually do two

rounds of offers the first round usually comes out end of december early january and students will be asked to commit to starting in the program in the May pretty much straight away from there any places that are not accepted or if there’s any other applications that are stand out will then make offers in the second round okay I’ve just had a question here about admissions from Carly if you can please just be a bit more specific about which program the admissions for each program are slightly different so if you just indicate which program that would be great good luck with the hockey playoffs thanks very much we look forward to receiving your application through kom fantastic thanks for that Carly if you do have any other questions again kom consultants will have all the information and they have a number of students actually starting this this semester in the physiotherapy program so they’re definitely experts at helping students through the application process great are there are any other questions out there is any information that students would like to know about the programs that the university in general even Australia you’re talking to a real live Ozzie here so more than happy to answer any of your questions or curiosities about the country it is a great experience as i mentioned i moved here from from australia three years ago and for me it’s been a very easy transition and i think that’s do a lot to the similarities between canada and australia what i really noticed those I’ve still had a fantastic international experience and I know all the students I talked to pretty much have the opinion that they still get to have this awesome international study and living experience in an environment that’s very comfortable very similar to home in all the right ways so that they don’t feel too out of place or don’t have that culture shock that you might experience going somewhere where the language is different and those sorts of things so to those of you considering study overseas I really encourage you to do it it’s very much an excellent choice both your career and also for your personal growth and the more and more employers I’m talking to at the moment are noting that they’re hiring students because of their international experience because of what they’ve been able to do outside of the norm and above and over what most students would typically do in the typical sort of cookie cutter sort of degree obtaining process so I really encourage you to look at all of your options but definitely studying somewhere like Australia and doing your study there is going to give you a great opportunity to go somewhere that most people don’t get the opportunity to go during their lifetime great so we’ll leave the floor open for questions for a few more minutes but if no one’s got any more questions then we might end the seminar there again as has been mentioned there will be this webinar has been recorded and will be online for you to come back and view at any time and again I cannot speak highly enough of kom s involvement with bond and all the information they can provide as you’ve just seen they’re definitely i’d recommend joining their facebook and being able to connect with them on a regular basis so any last questions please send those through now okay we’ve just had a question here in regards to medicine you actually just joined the program unfortunately I mentioned it actually the top of the program that we actually while we do have a medicine faculty at bond our degree is only for Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents we actually don’t have the medicine program available to international students so i do apologize about that if you have a chat to kom though there’s a number of other australian universities who do have medicine programs that accept international students and they’ll be able to help you with admissions for those

excellent so I think that’s everyone and all questions answered there if anyone has any further questions again please contact kom but otherwise I’d like to thank you for your attendance tonight and hope that information has been helpful for you and I wish you all the very best in your endeavors through international education and future studies and look forward to seeing you down at the bond campus in the very near future thanks very much and have a great night