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FedUni advertising campaign wins major award

Thursday 20 November 2014

An advertising campaign about the launch of Federation University Australia has won a major international award. The Melbourne-based communications agency Publicis Cubed won the Henry Hoke Award, one of the top two prizes by the Direct Marketing Association in the United States, in tandem with FedUni. The campaign by the agency and FedUni used television, print, cinema ...

Business networking session announced

Wednesday 19 November 2014

A new Networking Series by Federation University Australia will provide current and potential students, alumni and business professionals the opportunity to network and connect throughout the business community.

Emerging Gippsland artists on show at Switchback Gallery

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Opening soon at Switchback Gallery at Federation University Australia is Object Matter, an exhibition by third year and honours students in Visual Arts. On show from 18 November to 30 January, the works examine the potential of objects and the spaces they inhabit. Honours student Rachel Jones creates a series of objects and then instructs viewers to interact with them.

University to host prestigious international conference

Monday 10 November 2014

Federation University Australia has been announced as the host of the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics. To be held at the Gippsland Campus in February 2017, the conference will be a great boost to the profile of FedUni nationally and internationally.   “The conference also will help the marketability of our new mechatronics program and draw atten...

Awards for student learning announced

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Federation University Australia’s Vice-Chancellor Awards for contributions to student learning were announced this week.  The awards program is an important part of the University’s mission to promote and advance learning and teaching through recognition. “These awards are an important way for the institution to recognise and reward those staff wh...

University to host Annual Research Conference

Friday 31 October 2014

Federation University Australia’s Annual Research Conference will be held at the Mt Helen Campus on Thursday, 6 November. With the theme of 'Sharing the passion for discovery', the conference will feature a wide range of research presentations by the University’s higher degree students. “Our Annual Research Conference is a major part of FedUni&...

FedUni researchers reach national finals

Thursday 30 October 2014

Four Federation University Australia researchers will represent the institution at the national finals of a research competition involving the presentation of a five-minute research pitch (5RP). 

FedUni student discovers new springtail species

Friday 24 October 2014

A new species of springtail has been discovered in Western Australia by Penelope Greenslade, a PhD graduate from Federation University Australia. Dr Greenslade, 76, was only recently awarded her PhD and was likely the oldest higher degree graduating student in Victoria at the time – but 93 year-old Elizabeth Kirkby has just been awarded this degree in New South Wales. 

Inaugural Unity Shield to kick off

Friday 24 October 2014

Federation University Australia will host the inaugural 2014 Unity Shield at the Mt Helen Campus Oval on Wednesday, 29 October.   The Unity Shield has evolved from the former University of Ballarat United versus Copperoos Soccer Friendly played between Victoria Police and our students since 2009. This competition has become an extremely popular event on the ca...

Gippsland Campus to host Sustainable Schools Expo

Monday 20 October 2014

More than 250 primary school children across the Gippsland region will converge on Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus on Wednesday, 3 December, for the inaugural Sustainable Schools Expo.

Student success celebrated at FedUni

Monday 20 October 2014

More than 100 Federation University Australia students will be recognised for outstanding effort in Student Sports, Leadership and Volunteering on Monday, 27 October. In 2014, FedUni students have contributed more than 3000 hours of service to the community across a range of organisations and projects, as well as taking part in more than 1000 hours of Leadership Development acti...

FedUni to present End of Year Exhibition

Monday 20 October 2014

Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy will present ‘EYE - End of Year Exhibition 2014’ in the Mining Exchange, Lydiard Street, Ballarat. The official opening is on Friday, 14 November, from 6 – 8pm with the exhibition running until Sunday, 23 November. The exhibition will be open daily from 10 am – 3pm. This exhibition sho...

Disappearing Act exhibition on display at Gippsland Campus

Friday 17 October 2014

A new exhibition, The Disappearing Act by leading Australian artist Bridie Lunney, will be on show at Switchback Gallery at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus from 22 October to 13 November.

FedUni set to host AusIMM Technical Seminar

Monday 13 October 2014

Federation University Australia will host a special mining event, the AusIMM Technical Seminar, on Friday, 24 October, in the Science and Engineering Building at the Mt Helen Campus. The Annual Seminar of the Central Victorian Branch of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) will see industry professionals from across the country coming to Ballarat to hear 12 t...

University to host the 2014 Sir Albert Coates Oration

Monday 13 October 2014

The 2014 Sir Albert Coates Oration will be delivered at Federation University Australia's SMB Campus by Lieutenant General Kenneth James Gillespie AC DSC CSM (Retd) on Thursday, 23 October. His topic will be ‘Serving Australia: the ANZAC Legacy of Albert Coates’. The Chair of the NSW Centenary of ANZAC Advisory Council, Lieutenant General Gillespie enjoy...

Blue Tie Ball is back at FedUni

Friday 10 October 2014

Federation University Australia will host its third annual Blue Tie Ball on Saturday, 18 October, to raise funds for beyondblue, the national depression and anxiety initiative. This year we are delighted to welcome master of ceremonies Dr Feelgood (Dr Sally Cockburn) and beyondblue ambassador Tony McManus. The ball will be held at the Albert Coates Complex at the ...

University promotes environmental science in China

Thursday 9 October 2014

Federation University Australia has embarked on a series of environmental science programs in China. Led by Dr Giri Kattel and Professor Peter Gell, the campaign utilises FedUni expertise to help address ecological problems and environmental issues in China. Dr Kattel is preparing a report for China’s Kunming University on its Dianchi Lake Water Pollution Preventi...

Students step into a ‘real science’ experience

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Year Nine and Ten students taking part in ConocoPhillips Science Experience 2014 at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus were introduced to university level science recently. The intensive program’s activities were designed by FedUni staff to connect students with future career opportunities requiring science.  The students considered the ...

Teaching staff receive Citations for Student Learning

Monday 6 October 2014

Three teaching staff members from Federation University Australia have been awarded prestigious OLT Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning this week. The recipients of the awards are Barbie Panther and Margaret Plunkett from the Gippsland Campus and Jacqueline Wilson from the Mt Helen Campus. Dr Barbie Panther was awarded her citation ‘for the...

FedUni professor to lead global lakes research group

Friday 3 October 2014

Federation University Australia’s Professor Peter Gell will lead a global research group that will investigate the impact of humans on the state of the world’s lakes. The working group proposal, recently accepted by the executive of the International Geosphere Biosphere Program project ‘Past Global Changes’, is devised by Professor Gell and will use long te...

New Outdoor Environmental Education course announced

Thursday 2 October 2014

Federation University Australia is set to launch its new Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Education program from next year. The three-year degree, which will be offered for the first time from the Mt Helen and Churchill campuses, will combine a mixture of seminars, tutorials, online activities and field trips.  “The course will be a niche degree that has...

University to host Student Leadership Conference

Wednesday 1 October 2014

A conference to highlight and develop the leadership abilities of Federation University Australia students will be held at the Mt Helen Campus on 9-10 October. The FedUni Student Leadership Conference will bring together existing and aspiring student leaders from across all of our campuses, including partner-providers and online students, to provoke thought, discussion and action ...

When All the Rivers Run exhibition at Switchback Gallery

Wednesday 24 September 2014

A new exhibition at Federation University Australia’s Switchback Gallery entitled When All the Rivers Run will be on display at the Gippsland Campus in October. The exhibition showcases works by Indigenous artists from the Gippsland and Albury regions, as well non-indigenous artists who have connections with them. It also honours the relationships and networks which exist be...

Artist pictures Gippsland’s violent beginnings

Monday 22 September 2014

A major art exhibition on Gippsland’s brutal history will be unveiled in Melbourne this week by Federation University Australia’s Rodney Forbes.   Rodney Forbes lived in Gippsland for eight years before he became fully aware of the region’s bloody settlement history. “I had thought aboriginal deaths were isolated frontier incidents carr...

FedUni active at International Mining and Resources Conference

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Mining and geology academics from Federation University Australia will feature prominently at the International Mining and Resources Conference in late September. Leading experts will present a series of workshops at FedUni’s stand at the conference, including on mine safety, new geotechnical models, and advances in optimisation. Associate Professor Michael Tuck o...

FedUni academics receive Citations for Student Learning

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Three teaching staff members from Federation University Australia have won prestigious Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. The recipients of the Federal Office for Learning and Teaching awards are Barbie Panther and Margaret Plunkett from the Gippsland Campus and Jacqueline Wilson from the Mt Helen Campus. Dr Barbie Panther was awarded her citat...

Academic releases book on caravan park residents

Wednesday 17 September 2014

A major new book on caravan park residents has been released by Janice Newton, an Adjunct Senior Researcher at Federation University Australia. Entitled Parkland: When Caravan Is Home, the book explores the pathways to caravan park living and  social lives constructed in the caravan park environment. Janice Newton studied permanent residents of outer subur...

Art and Culture Pathway to be opened in Gippsland

Tuesday 16 September 2014

The Churchill Art and Culture Walking Pathway will have its official public opening on Saturday 18 October with a walk finishing at Federation University Australia’s Switchback Gallery at the Gippsland Campus.

Young web developers recognised in Gippsland

Monday 15 September 2014

The GippsWebs for Business Presentation Evening was recently held at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus, recognising the achievements of secondary school students in web development.

New exhibition unveiled at Switchback Gallery

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Black Paintings, an exhibition of works by leading Australian installation artist Dr Sanné Mestrom, is on show during September at Switchback Gallery at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus.