Students rank Gold Coast’s Bond University the best in Australia

BOND University on the Gold Coast has been ranked the best in Australia, according to its students.

Students at the independent university rated their educational experience the best in the country in the latest undergraduate Student Experience Survey.

More than 178,000 students from across the country took part in the survey, the results of which were released by the Department of Education today.


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More than 90 per cent of students at the Gold Coast university rated their educational experience at Bond University as positive, well above the national average of 80 per cent.

Bond University also came out on top on all six educational measures assessed in the survey, including teaching quality, learner engagement, learning resources, student support and skills development.

Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Tim Brailsford, said providing a quality educational experience for his students was the top priority of the university.

Bond University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Tim Brailsford PHOTO: Supplied

“We are extremely pleased and also humbled that our students have again rated their experience at Bond the best in the nation,” Mr Brailsford said.

“This achievement reflects our absolute focus on the student, their learning environment, quality of teaching, personal development and graduate outcomes.

“We talk at Bond about transforming our students’ lives and it is pleasing that our students recognise what we do and the impact it has on them and their career journey.”

The recognition is the latest accolade for the university, which just last week was named among the best in the world in the influential Times Higher Education Top 50 ‘Gen Y’ Universities and Top 101-150 Young University Rankings.

The Gold Coast university was also the only Australian university to make the grade in the Times Higher Education ‘Top 20 Small Universities in the World’ rankings, which were released in March.