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South East Melbourne embraces new FedUni Berwick Campus

Friday 19 August 2016

The community in the south east corridor of Melbourne have embraced Federation University Australia’s plan to deliver courses from Berwick next year, judging by the overwhelming response to an open evening at the campus this week.

FedUni and Kurnai College sign teaching agreements

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Federation University Australia’s School of Education and Kurnai College, Churchill, have signed significant agreements surrounding pre-service teacher placements and ongoing partnerships at a recent meeting.

FedUni to host open evening at Berwick Campus

Monday 8 August 2016

Federation University Australia will host an open evening for students, parents and teachers at our new Berwick Campus on Wednesday, 17 August. To be held from 4.00 to 8.00 pm, the evening will provide detailed information about the courses FedUni will provide at Berwick from next year. The University will provide information from our student support areas as we...

University to host 2016 Blue Tie Ball this October

Friday 5 August 2016

Federation University Australia will hold its fifth annual Blue Tie Ball on Saturday 8 October at its Mt Helen Campus. Proudly supporting beyondblue: the national depression and anxiety initiative, the Ball will raise much-needed funds and awareness to combat mental illness. “This year we are excited to welcome as our master of ceremonies Joel Creasey, one of Aust...

University all set for 2016 Open Day

Monday 1 August 2016

Federation University Australia is excited to welcome prospective students and their families to its Ballarat and Gippsland Campuses for the 2016 Open Day on Sunday, 28 August.  At FedUni you will be able to learn practical, hands-on skills as part of a community, not just a university. Our Ballarat and Gippsland campuses will be open from 10 am to 3 pm on the Sund...

University prepares for Christmas in July and August charity functions

Thursday 28 July 2016

A lunch supporting a range of charities and community groups will be held at the Mt Helen Campus from noon on Tuesday, 2 August. All monies raised will be donated to the 3BA Christmas in July Appeal.

FedUni launches campaign to protect Nepalese tigers

Tuesday 26 July 2016

Academics at Federation University Australia have launched a new research project and crowdfunding campaign to preserve the tiger population in Nepal. “As part of its international conservation obligations, Nepal has committed to double the number of tigers in its national parks by 2022,” Associate Professor Wendy Wright said. “Increased tiger numbers ...

New programs can assist disadvantaged students

Monday 25 July 2016

Programs that prepare students for university study – called enabling programs – should be promoted and encouraged as a way to assist disadvantaged students to prepare for higher education study, according to Professor Marcia Devlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality), at Federation University Australia.

Nursing Clinical Simulation Precinct opened

Monday 25 July 2016

Federation University Australia’s Nursing Clinical Simulation Precinct has been opened at the Mt Helen Campus. The Precinct is a new high-technology facility that will change the way nursing education is delivered at the university. “The establishment of this new Clinical Simulation Precinct enables high quality teaching in a contemporary interactive learn...

FedUni hosts student research conference

Friday 22 July 2016

Federation University Australia held its annual research conference for higher degree students at the Mt Helen Campus this week.   With the theme of Sharing Research Achievement, the conference enabled our students to present their research to an audience of their peers and the public.  The keynote speaker at the conference was Associate Professor Wendy...

Wimmera Campus records strong student numbers

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Federation University Australia’s Wimmera Campus is overseeing strong enrolment numbers throughout many of its programs this year. With its range of Higher Education and TAFE degrees, the Campus is attracting many students throughout Western Victoria. “The University is seeing strong interest in our Education, Faculty of Health and Business School programs,&...

World Heritage Listing for the Victorian Goldfields takes shape

Monday 18 July 2016

Over 400 participants of the national Australian Historical Association (AHA) gathered at Federation University Australia in Ballarat recently for its 2016 annual conference. The history of the Victorian Goldfields took centre stage at the conference with a number of presentations relating to the significance of the Gold Rush in international history. The Confer...

Berwick Campus of Monash University to become part of Federation University Australia

Friday 15 July 2016

Federation University Australia has confirmed it will take responsibility for Monash University’s Berwick Campus from next year pending government approvals. The University will offer up to 15 degree programs at Berwick in 2017 in the fields of business, education, nursing, IT and science, with the intention to be the sole University at the campus in 2018. “...

Ballarat expedition to head to Antarctica

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Federation University Australia’s Jessica Reeves and fellow Ballarat resident and educator at Earth Ed, Colleen Filippa, have been chosen for a women-only expedition to Antarctica, beating hundreds of other applicants.

Higher Education in Warrnambool

Tuesday 12 July 2016

The Council of Federation University Australia has decided not to have a campus presence in Warrnambool at this time. “There is already a significant number of students from Warrnambool and the South West region attending Federation University Australia. The University took this into account when making its decision,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said....

Science Experience a great success

Saturday 2 July 2016

Staff and students at Federation University Australia’s Faculty of Science and Technology welcomed 22 Year 10 students from more than a dozen schools in Ballarat and western Victoria for a three-day Science Experience last week.

Jeff Pulford announced as new head of Ballarat Technology Park

Monday 27 June 2016

Federation University Australia has announced Jeff Pulford as the new Executive Director of the Ballarat Technology Park. A former senior executive at the City of Ballarat, Mr Pulford will commence his position at the Technology Park in August.  “I am delighted to take up this new role at FedUni and take the Ballarat Technology Park into its next stage of d...

University joins science gender equity program

Friday 24 June 2016

Federation University Australia has been chosen to participate in a major international program to improve gender equity and diversity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

FedUni wins bid to host major IEEE International Conference

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Federation University Australia is proud to announce it will host the prestigious IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT) in February 2019. “The University’s bid was won against another strong international bid from Shanghai, China, which was supported by an academic and industrial consortium,” Yousef Ibrahim from FedUni said. &ld...

Aboriginal artist group to exhibit at Post Office Gallery

Friday 10 June 2016

A new exhibition by nationally renowned Ballarat Aboriginal artist group, the Pitcha Makin Fellas, blackface (realface): Indigenous faces of Ballarat, will open to the public at Federation University Australia’s Post Office Gallery, Ballarat, on Wednesday 29 June.

Australian Historical Association Conference to be held at FedUni

Wednesday 8 June 2016

The Australian Historical Association’s 2016 Conference, From Boom to Bust, will be hosted by Federation University Australia’s Collaborative Research Centre for Australian History (CRCAH) in Ballarat from 4 – 8 July.

Federation Business School celebrates student success

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Close to one hundred guests attended the recent Federation Business School Awards night held at the Century Inn in Traralgon.  Award recipients and their guests travelled from across Gippsland to be present at this prestigious event. Associate Professor Bob O’Shea, Executive Dean of Federation Business School, said: “At Federation Business School we bel...

Change Making Leadership Conference launched at FedUni

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Federation University Australia’s Leadership and Volunteering team is seeking inspirational speakers and facilitators to contribute to a two-day student leadership conference on 2 and 3 September.

FedUni to host Australian Teacher Education Association Conference

Friday 27 May 2016

Federation University Australia’s Faculty of Education and Arts will host the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) annual conference at the Mt Helen Campus from 3 – 6 July. Hosting this prestigious event is a coup for the university as it is the first time in ATEA history that the conference has been held in regional Victoria.  The theme of t...

FedUni prepares to celebrate National Reconciliation Week

Thursday 26 May 2016

Federation University Australia understands the importance of National Reconciliation Week and will hold a series of events at its Ballarat, Gippsland and Wimmera Campuses to promote reconciliation discussions and to further the reconciliation journey at FedUni.

University launches International Excellence Scholarships

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Federation University Australia has announced the launch of an exciting new scholarship initiative for high achieving international students. “The Federation University Australia International Excellence scholarships recognise the important contribution that international students make to University life, both in the classroom and on campus,” Professor Todd Walker, Dep...

Scholarships offered by local research partnership

Monday 23 May 2016

Federation University Australia’s Faculty of Education and Arts, in collaboration with the Central Highlands Children and Youth Area Partnerships (CHCYAP) Research Collaboration, have announced seven PhD scholarships for students wishing to undertake PhDs. The CHCYAP is committed to improving outcomes for vulnerable children and young people from birth to eighteen years ...

World Heritage Listing for Victorian Goldfields gathers momentum

Friday 20 May 2016

Seventy regional and municipal leaders, heritage experts, tourism executives and Goldfields academics gathered at the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History at Federation University Australia recently for a symposium to work towards World Heritage Listing for the Victorian Goldfields.

FedUni leads the way in new learning and teaching rankings

Monday 16 May 2016

Federation University Australia has confirmed its status as one of the nation’s leading universities with a series of number one rankings in the latest Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching.

FedUni professor leads special publication on International Wetlands

Friday 13 May 2016

Federation University Australia’s Professor Peter Gell is the editor of a special issue of a water science journal dedicated to understanding of the impact of climate and people on the world’s wetlands of international significance.