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FedUni TAFE student nominated for major baking award

Thursday 25 May 2017

Federation University Australia graduate Alex Slinger has been nominated to be the Victorian candidate for the LA Judge Award, the most prestigious award for apprentice bakers in Australia and New Zealand.

FedUni celebrates Refresh Art Prize in Gippsland

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Centre for Art and Design will again celebrate the region’s emerging visual artists through the Refresh Art Prize. Refresh showcases and celebrates the creative work of Gippsland VCE art students and their schools. This prestigious award, with a total prize pool of $5,000, aims to amplify and champion the significa...

Oldest Aboriginal Elder to graduate from FedUni Gippsland

Wednesday 24 May 2017

One of the oldest indigenous Australian Elders will graduate with a Masters of Visual Arts from Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus this week. At the age of 86, Uncle Edward (affectionately known as Dennis), is the oldest indigenous Australian to graduate from FedUni’s Gippsland Campus and is proof that you are never too old to learn. But it is not...

New musicals on the agenda at FedUni Arts Academy

Thursday 18 May 2017

The Arts Academy at Federation University Australia will present an invigorating season of new musical theatre works. The Second Year Music Theatre Company present Magpie and The Spirit Level or The Strange Case of Agatha Banks, both original musical theatre works in development. Recent Arts Academy alumni also will present a new musical for children, The Mystery of Captain ...

Hundreds to graduate at FedUni ceremonies

Tuesday 9 May 2017

More than 1100 students will graduate from Federation University Australia’s Campuses over 10 ceremonies throughout May. The ceremonies from 10 to 25 May are a highlight of the year for graduating students and their families. “On behalf of the university I would like to congratulate all of our new graduates and wish them well in their future careers. The Universi...

University awards record number of Foundation Scholarships

Monday 8 May 2017

Federation University Australia has presented a record number of 54 Foundation Scholarships at a major ceremony at the Mt Helen Campus. The Scholarships, which are available to domestic Higher Education and TAFE students, are funded by donations to the University’s Foundation. Valued from $1000 to $7000 each, the Scholarships were assessed on financial circumstances an...

University leading the field in metallurgy science

Monday 8 May 2017

Secondary school students now have the opportunity to experience hands-on, real industry metallurgy science through a ground-breaking new program run by Earth Ed and Federation University Australia. Recent co-operation led to the development of a four-hour program for Year 10 students about mining, geology and metallurgy. The first offering of the program to students and tea...

New Vice-Chancellor commences at Federation University Australia

Friday 5 May 2017

Federation University Australia has welcomed its new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Bartlett, who commenced on 1 May. Professor Bartlett recently served as Chief Executive and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Monash University Malaysia from 2013. The University’s Chancellor, Dr Paul Hemming, said the University was delighted to appoint Professor Bartlett to the role.

Australian history centre to feature strongly at Booktown

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Federation University Australia’s Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) is set to play a major role in this year’s Clunes Booktown.   To be held on the weekend of 6 – 7 May, Booktown will feature significant contributions from the university. “The Clunes Booktown festival attracts approximately 17,000 people over the weekend...

FedUni to shine during Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2017

Tuesday 2 May 2017

The Arts Academy at Federation University Australia is set to play a major role as part of this year’s Ballarat Heritage Weekend in partnership with the City of Ballarat. The Arts Academy is responsible for a variety of free public performances, events and talks, involving 180 students from the Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Communication Design program. Federation U...

Education students present Enterprising Communities Exhibition

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Fourth year Education students from Federation University Australia will present a special exhibition about the enterprising contributions made by students to regional school and community groups. To be held at the Mining Exchange, Lydiard St, Ballarat, on Tuesday, 16 May, the exhibition will be staffed by 60 final year Bachelor of Education students. “The exhibition w...

Arts Academy Lecturer to exhibit at Queenscliff

Friday 21 April 2017

Jimmy Pasakos of Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy has been invited to partake in the ‘Streeton Prints - Artist in Residence’ program. The residency will take place at the Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop from 26 to 30 April. Mr Pasakos, an Arts Academy Lecturer, has been invited by managers Soula and Theo Mantalvanos to participate in this uni...

Arts Academy alumni present new theatre production

Thursday 20 April 2017

A group of Arts Academy alumni at Federation University Australia are presenting a new theatre work in Bendigo, written by 2015 graduate Laura Telford. ‘Peaked Caps and Khaki’ tells the unique, true story of Isobel O'Connor and James O'Sullivan. “After a chance encounter the two fell in love and marry. The events of the play follow these two individ...

FedUni continues to excel in learning and teaching rankings

Thursday 13 April 2017

Federation University Australia has maintained its reputation as one of the nation’s leading universities with a series of excellent results in the latest Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching rankings.

FedUni to sponsor Casey Cardinia Business Awards 2017

Thursday 13 April 2017

Federation University Australia is the new major sponsor of the Casey Cardinia Business Awards 2017. In its inaugural year, FedUni's Berwick Campus signed up to the Casey Cardinia Business Awards, replacing Monash University as a major sponsor. Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andy Smith, said the sponsorship reflected FedUni’s desire to make a difference to the c...

Design of new Ballarat Tech School unveiled at FedUni

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Federation University Australia has unveiled the design of the new Ballarat Tech School at its SMB Campus. The new Tech School will be created through the redevelopment of the University’s Building K on Albert Street, Ballarat. Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, James Merlino, announced the new design, which has been completed by Patrick Architects. &...

International injury prevention conference coming to FedUni

Monday 10 April 2017

The Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), based at Federation University Australia, and the Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), will jointly host the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference later this year.

New teacher education book co-edited by leading FedUni academic

Friday 7 April 2017

Federation University Australia’s Associate Professor Robyn Brandenburg is one of four editors of the newly released education book, Reflective Theory and Practice in Teacher Education.

Ballarat Councillor to speak to FedUni students

Friday 31 March 2017

Federation University Australia students enrolled in ‘Managing People at Work’ will have the opportunity to attend a guest lecture by Cr Daniel Moloney of the City of Ballarat on Monday, 3 April.

FedUni study reveals outcomes at regional universities

Friday 31 March 2017

New research released by Federation University Australia may be helpful in shedding light on what helps students from low socioeconomic backgrounds to stay in their studies and complete their qualification. 

University announces Guirguis New Art Prize winner

Thursday 30 March 2017

GNAP17 judge Simon Maidment awarded the $20,000 prize to Yhonnie Scarce for her work The More Bones the Better, 2016 - an installation comprising six medical beakers, tubing and hand blown glass.  

University builds nursing links with Saudi Arabia

Friday 24 March 2017

Federation University Australia and a major Saudi Arabian rehabilitation centre will collaborate more in nursing best practice following the visit by a senior FedUni delegation this week. The University’s Dr Blake Peck and Professor Fergal Grace have greatly enjoyed working with Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian city rehabilitation hospital and medical centre, in Riyadh, Saudi A...

Richard Brome play to be performed at Arts Academy

Wednesday 22 March 2017

A popular 17th Century English playwright is experiencing an unexpected revival at Federation University Australia. Garden City Weeded is the fourth Richard Brome play and will be presented at the University's Arts Academy in Ballarat. It will be directed by Kim Durban, the program leader of FedUni’s renowned Acting Program. “If you will excuse the...

Chinese automotive students training at SMB Campus

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Eleven automotive students from China have arrived to undertake a year-long automotive course at Federation University Australia. In a first for the University, the Chinese students will complete an accredited automotive qualification at the SMB Campus in Ballarat. “The University is delighted to welcome our new students and we are confident they will enjoy their time ...

FedUni students hike to higher education

Monday 20 March 2017

Students and staff from Federation University Australia’s Ballarat and Gippsland campuses have completed an inspirational hike across Maria Island, Tasmania, with local secondary school students. 

University hosts TAFE awards at Mt Helen Campus

Monday 20 March 2017

“The University’s TAFE students are amongst the best in Victoria and we are delighted to present more than 40 of them with their awards this week,” Barry Wright, Executive Director of FedUni TAFE, said.

Education growth continues at Gippsland

Monday 20 March 2017

More than 120 commencing students have enrolled in their first year of teacher education in 2017 at the Gippsland Campus. Programs on offer include the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Year 6), the Bachelor of Education (Prep to Year 6), the Bachelor of Education Studies, the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education, and the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences/Bachelor of Education, all of...

Landmark study on employer training published

Thursday 16 March 2017

The report of a major national research project on training by employers, led by a Federation University Australia researcher, was released this week. FedUni researchers Erica Smith, Jacqueline Tuck and Andy Smith, were joined by Professor Victor Callan of the University of Queensland in the research. “How employers train their workers is rarely researched,” Professor Eri...

FedUni expert finds women just as likely as men to troll

Tuesday 14 March 2017

An Australian first study comprising of four national universities and led by a psychology researcher at Federation University Australia has revealed women are just as likely as men to perpetrate trolling behaviours on mobile dating applications.

Professor Peter Gell co-edits new environmental research book

Thursday 9 March 2017

Federation University Australia’s Professor Peter Gell is one of four editors of the newly released volume ‘Applications of Paleoenvironmental Techniques in Estuarine Studies’, which is part of the prestigious Springer series Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research.