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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...

University Campuses to hold Info Day

Thursday 11 December 2014

The Mt Helen and Gippsland campuses of Federation University Australia will hold an Info Day for prospective students on Wednesday, 17 December. To be held from 11 am to 2 pm at both campuses, the day will assist students with any questions they may have after receiving their ATAR scores. Information about the following will be available on Info Day: ...

New Post Office exhibition crosses borders

Monday 8 December 2014

PAPERmade, a Federation University Australia and Wake Forest University USA student exchange exhibition, is set to be stimulating viewing for the next Post Office Gallery exhibition in Ballarat. Developed as a result of staff members' international residencies, the exhibition will showcase the work of undergraduate degree students from Federation University Australia’s A...

University to offer courses in Melton and Caroline Springs

Monday 8 December 2014

Tertiary students in western Melbourne will have greater choice in their field of study next year following the announcement by Federation University Australia that it will offer a new range of courses in Melton and Caroline Springs.  

New Psychology degrees available in Gippsland

Friday 5 December 2014

Students applying to Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus for 2015 will have the option of two new Psychology degrees, with the introduction of the Bachelor of Psychological Science and the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

Graduation ceremonies to be held at Mt Helen Campus

Friday 5 December 2014

Up to 500 students will graduate from Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus in four ceremonies from Wednesday, 10 December.  “Graduations at FedUni are always a happy occasion and we look forward to these ceremonies,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “The University congratulates all graduating students and we ho...

University health students embrace China Mobility trip

Friday 28 November 2014

Faculty of Health students from Federation University Australia are in the middle of their inaugural visit to Hebei University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Shijiazhuang, the Hebei Province in China, where they are taking part in a series of health leadership sessions and Chinese culture programs.   

Major student initiatives announced for Wimmera Campus

Friday 28 November 2014

A range of exciting initiatives for students at Federation University Australia’s Wimmera Campus has been announced for 2015. This week, all of FedUni’s senior staff met and discussed future developments at FedUni’s Wimmera Campus. “FedUni’s Wimmera Campus, our TAFE and university degree programs and our research activity, highlight just ho...

Major student initiatives announced for Ballarat Campuses

Wednesday 26 November 2014

A range of exciting initiatives for students at Federation University Australia’s Ballarat campuses has been announced for 2015. On Tuesday, all of FedUni’s senior staff met and discussed future developments at FedUni’s Ballarat campuses. “FedUni’s Ballarat campuses, our TAFE, university degree programs and our research activity, highlight ...

Major student initiatives announced for Gippsland Campus

Monday 24 November 2014

A range of exciting initiatives for students at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus has been announced for 2015. Meeting today at Churchill, FedUni’s senior executive staff discussed future developments at the Campus and plans for further expansion into the region. “FedUni’s Gippsland Campus, its university degree programs and its ...

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...