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University contributing to regional students project

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Federation University Australia will play a leading role in a new project exploring the experience of students in Australian regional universities. The project, Shaping the 21st Century Experience at Regional Universities, has just been awarded a grant of $284,000 from the Federal Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching. Associate Profess...

FedUni academic a partner in Universiti Brunei Darussalam research team

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Working with a team of researchers from the Institute for Biodiversity & Environmental Research (IBER) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), the University of Aberdeen and Cambridge University, Associate Professor Singarayer Florentine of Federation University Australia is a member of the international team that has received a $3 million collaborative research grant from the Brunei Researc...

Sculptor connects quantum physics and art

Monday 2 March 2015

Lorraine’s sculptural and installation work explores connections between quantum physics and visual arts practice, drawing on quantum physics’ idea that all solid things are composed of wave particles and are in reality as insubstantial as light.

FedUni Store now available online

Friday 27 February 2015

FedUni Store, the University’s main shop for merchandise, clothing, memorabilia and stationery products, is now available on-line for products delivered right to your door or for pick-up during business hours.

Business students receive New Colombo Plan subsidies

Friday 27 February 2015

Five students from the University’s Federation Business School have been awarded mobility subsidies from the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan (NCP). As part of the subsidies, the students have recently returned from Singapore, where they had the opportunity to learn more about that nation’s history, culture and economic development. The mobility s...

Researchers hold job skills forum

Thursday 26 February 2015

Federation University Australia researchers have held a national job skills stakeholder meeting in Melbourne as the culmination of a major three-year project funded by the Australian Research Council.

Major boost to Art and Design courses in Gippsland

Wednesday 25 February 2015

* New graphic design course commences * Renowned glass artist Dr Tony Hanning appointed lecturer * FedUni focus on art and design at Gippsland Campus Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus has signaled a renewed focus on the study of art and design in the region. The ...

New students jump into O-Week

Monday 23 February 2015

Federation University Australia’s Orientation Week is now underway with more than 2500 new students enjoying their first experience of tertiary life. With activities at the Mt Helen, Gippsland, Wimmera, SMB and Camp St Campuses, O-Week is a great opportunity for new students to make new friends and meet the staff and students of the university. “Orientation ...

Gippsland Campus in strong position for new students

Friday 20 February 2015

More than 550 new students will be welcomed at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus next week in preparation for the start of the academic year. “Our new and returning students have made a great choice in studying at FedUni,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “The University is nationally renowned for its teachin...

FedUni promoting regional growth at Melbourne Business Breakfast

Friday 20 February 2015

Federation University Australia, a major partner of regional industries, is delighted to sponsor UniGateway’s Melbourne Business Breakfast on Thursday, 26 February. With the theme of ‘Expanding your company’s growth strategy through regional partnerships’, this breakfast will explore how regional research and innovation partnerships are reaping rewards....

FedReady program up and running this week

Tuesday 17 February 2015

An exciting program providing new students with the skills to study is proving very popular at Federation University Australia this week. The program, FedReady, enables students to understand what is expected of them to succeed at university. It provides a range of learning opportunities and regular feedback on practical tasks, and is available face-to-face and online.

Secondary students enjoy stay at Mt Helen Campus

Monday 16 February 2015

More than 800 secondary students throughout Melbourne and Western Victoria visited Federation University Australia over the past fortnight to get a taste of life at a tertiary campus.  Students from Years 11 and 12 enjoyed their stay at the Mt Helen Campus as they took part in a wide range of activities. The visiting secondary schools used the camps as an introduct...

FedUni welcomes Action Now teaching report

Friday 13 February 2015

Federation University Australia welcomes the release today of the Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers report by the Federal Government. FedUni is highly regarded nationally for the quality of its teaching, having achieved the maximum five stars for teaching quality over the past six years in the Good Universities Guide. “Teacher education at Federation U...

FedReady student program to include support network

Friday 13 February 2015

Federation University Australia is expanding its FedReady student program this year to include resources for people in a student’s support network. The FedReady program, which is available to all students, provides the tools to succeed at university level study. It covers vital information including academic writing, referencing, accessing library resources and ...

Research seminar with Dhaka University announced

Thursday 12 February 2015

Federation University Australia will host delegates from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, next week as part of a major research seminar at the Gippsland and Mt Helen Campuses. Federation Business School will host the seminar, which will include a visiting delegation of 22 academics from the University of Dhaka’s Faculty of Business Studies, from 16 – 18 February.

University to hold National Apology Day events

Thursday 12 February 2015

Federation University Australia will host several events on Friday, 13 February, to commemorate National Apology Day. To pay respect to the stolen generations of Australia, FedUni will hold events in Ballarat, Horsham and Churchill. A special morning tea will be held for FedUni staff at both the Mt Helen and Gippsland Campuses at 10.30 am. Staff at the Wimmer...

Chancellor Drive roadworks under way

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Students, staff and visitors at the Mt Helen Campus will have noticed major roadworks occurring at the end of Chancellor Drive near Building D. These works will lead to the creation of an exciting new pedestrian forecourt that promises to be a major showpiece for the Campus. An artist’s impression of the finished project is on the home page.

FedUni on track with energy reduction

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Federation University Australia has maintained its strong environmental reputation with records showing energy consumption by the University fell by 2.5 per cent last year.   In addition, greenhouse gas emissions fell by 4.7 per cent (1020 tonnes) and recycled waste increased by seven per cent (16 tonnes). “The University has always taken sustainability very seri...

Revitalising historic cities symposium to be hosted in Ballarat

Monday 9 February 2015

Federation University Australia, the City of Ballarat and Deakin University will host Ballarat’s second Symposium on UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape on 20-21 February.

Federation Business School to hold taster session

Friday 6 February 2015

Federation University Australia will hold a project management workshop taster session on Wednesday, 18 February, for community members interested in developing their project management skills. Project management is an essential management function that also forms part of Federation Business School’s Bachelor of Applied Management. To be held from 5.30 pm at the U...

Widespread degradation in Murray Basin Wetlands revealed

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Records of the long term history of wetlands in the southern Murray Basin have revealed widespread degradation, according to research co-written by a Federation University Australia professor. In a paper released in the new journal The Anthropocene, authors Professor Peter Gell from Federation University Australia and Dr Michael Reid from the University of New England demonstrate ...

Finalists announced for Guirguis New Art Prize

Tuesday 3 February 2015

Fifteen finalists have been selected for the second national $20,000 Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP), which will be showcased at FedUni’s Post Office Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ballarat from 11 April to 31 May.

Information sessions announced for Melton and Caroline Springs

Saturday 31 January 2015

Potential new tertiary students will be able to learn more about Federation University Australia’s exciting range of new programs during informal chats in Melton and Caroline Springs in early February.

University gains leading OHS accreditation

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Federation University Australia is pleased to announce it has gained accreditation from the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board for our Graduate Diploma in Occupational Hazard Management (GDOHM).

Chancellor re-appointed for three-year term

Wednesday 28 January 2015

The Council of Federation University Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Paul Hemming as the University’s Chancellor for another three-year term. “The University is delighted that Dr Hemming will serve as University Chancellor for another three years,” Professor Todd Walker, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), said. “A...

Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine awarded full accreditation

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Federation University Australia's Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine (GDOP) program has maintained its strong reputation following the awarding of Full Accreditation by the Council of Ambulance Authorities.

Strong demand for many FedUni programs

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Five major programs at Federation University Australia have recorded substantial increases in the number of new students being offered places for this year. The release of the VTAC figures reveals FedUni is in a strong position to capitalise on emerging markets in 2015, particularly as direct applications have skyrocketed. Criminal justice programs have recorded a 95 pe...

FedUni launches online student support

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Federation University Australia has opened enrolments for FedReady Online — a free, two-week online course designed to prepare students for success in their undergraduate studies. Commencing on 10 February, the course prepares students with the all-round skills needed to succeed at university. “The launch of FedReady Online represents a key step in enabling ...

Tourism student receives leading award

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Federation University Australia is demonstrating again its research strength in tourism with PhD student Mohammad Yousuf being awarded a Council for Australasian Universities Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) PhD award.

University welcomes first Mongolian graduate

Friday 12 December 2014

Otgonchuluun Dondog, Federation University Australia’s first graduate from Mongolia, was a proud bearer of the University mace during Thursday morning’s graduation ceremonies. Ms Dondog, who graduated with a Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting), said she greatly enjoyed her time at IIBIT, one of FedUni’s partner providers in Sydney. “I ch...