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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.

First sustainability course in Victoria to be launched

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Federation University Australia has unveiled Victoria’s first Bachelor of Sustainability program. To be launched in 2015, the course will only be the third of its type in Australia. Students also can choose a Diploma of Sustainability or pursue short courses in the field. Pathways between the courses are available too.   “Through these courses, stu...

Training restaurant handed over to Horsham Council

Thursday 4 September 2014

Federation University Australia's Wimmera Campus has officially handed over Rosebrook Training Restaurant to Horsham Rural City Council. Geoff Lord, Head of the Wimmera Campus, handed over the keys and floor plans to Tony Bowden, Horsham Rural City Council's Director of Planning and Economic Development, at Horsham Golf Club this week. The restaurant was built b...

University program reaches out to regional students

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Federation University Australia’s Regional Schools Outreach Program has delivered education programs in 49 schools throughout western Victoria, according to a new report. The evaluation of the University program by consultants Effective Change reveals that the program has been beneficial in improving access to higher education among students from low SES, regional and remote...

FedUni highlighted in Ministerís reform speech

Friday 29 August 2014

Christopher Pyne, Federal Minister for Education, has highlighted the evolution of Federation University Australia as an important beacon for regional higher education in his Second Reading speech yesterday for the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014.

Students to present Sovereign Hill production

Friday 29 August 2014

Performing arts students from Federation University Australia have been chosen to present a special live production at Sovereign Hill.  The students are members of the Rebellion Theatre Company and will present a production entitled Spring Into Sovereign Hill. “The twelve winning students who will provide live music for the event have eight weeks to rehearse ...

Rise in youth unemployment 'a result of traineeship cuts'

Thursday 28 August 2014

Recent rises in youth unemployment in Victoria and elsewhere in Australia are a result of cuts to traineeships, according to Federation University Australia researcher Professor Erica Smith. “Thirty years ago, traineeships were introduced by the government as a response to youth unemployment, following a report produced by Peter Kirby,” Professor Smith said. ...

Academic releases new book on events and festivals

Monday 25 August 2014

A book entitled The Future of Events and Festivals, co-edited by one of FedUni’s leading researchers, Dr Elisa Backer, has just been published by leading international publisher, Routledge. “The growth of events management has been significant over the last decade. This book takes a futures perspective, to comprehend what is likely to happen, what may change, and ...

FedUni and industry growing skills in mining sectors

Monday 25 August 2014

Federation University Australia has announced the formation of a leading industry advisory group into mining, resources, and mining services. “This prestigious advisory group will provide expert advice on new opportunities in these sectors, and on the development of tertiary programs and applied research,” Professor John Yearwood, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Scien...

Ambassador program to lift conference opportunities

Thursday 21 August 2014

Yousef Ibrahim, Professor of Engineering at Federation University Australia, was officially inducted as a Club Melbourne Ambassador this week. Led by the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Ambassador program allows members to support and participate in major conferences in Australia and around the world.   “As a new Ambassador I am currently...

University leads project to boost science and mathematics teachers

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Researchers from Federation University Australia are leading a national project to help boost the number of science and mathematics teachers within regional Australia.   The two-year project will concentrate on identifying frameworks for building teacher capacity and student achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) within school-university p...

Burke and Wills book nominated for prestigious literary award

Monday 18 August 2014

A major book on Burke and Wills by two leading academics from Federation University Australia has been shortlisted for the 2014 NSW Premier’s History Awards. The book, The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills: Forgotten Narratives, is edited by Ian Clark and Fred Cahir (CSIRO Publishing). It has been shortlisted for the 2014 NSW Premier’s History Awa...

FedUni keeps on excelling in Good Universities Guide

Friday 15 August 2014

The excellent teaching quality at Federation University Australia has been confirmed once again by the 2015 Good Universities Guide. For an impressive sixth year in a row, the University has scored the maximum rating of five stars for Teaching Quality. The University also recorded five stars for Non-Government Earnings, as well as a solid four stars each for students&rs...

University raises record amount for charity

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Federation University Australia has raised a record amount of more than $26,400 for charity through this year’s Christmas in July and August fundraising efforts. Held at both the Mt Helen and Gippsland Campuses, the events enabled hundreds of staff, students and the community to donate generously to a range of charitable causes. The initiatives included four stude...

Wimmera student to receive Nursing Achievement Award

Monday 11 August 2014

The Horsham Rural City Council’s Nursing Achievement Award will be presented to Michelle Pipkorn from Federation University Australia at the Wimmera Campus on Tuesday, 12 August. “Michelle is a mature aged student who moved to Horsham to change career and pursue nursing studies,” Geoff Lord, Head of the Wimmera Campus, said. “She has had to deal ...

University hosting 'Christmas in July and August' charity events

Friday 1 August 2014

Federation University Australia is in the midst of hosting six Christmas in July and August fundraising events at both the Mt Helen and Gippsland campuses. Two Student Residential Community dinners have already taken place this week with two more scheduled for Monday, 4 and Tuesday, 5 August. A lunch supporting a range of charities and community groups also will be held...

Free Budgeting Master Class held at Gippsland Campus

Thursday 31 July 2014

Members of the Gippsland community attended a Free Master Class on Budgeting at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus recently. Participants travelled as far as Bairnsdale, Rosedale and Mirboo North to participate in this interactive session on Budgeting, which was led by Finance academic Peter Lambourn and Accounting academic Adrian White. “Our...

University to collaborate with Trades and Labour Council on research project

Wednesday 30 July 2014

The history of the Ballarat Trades and Labour Council will be researched following the signing of a partnership between the Council and Federation University Australia. “Both parties will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday, 1 August, to formalise the agreement,” Professor John McDonald, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education and Arts, said. &ld...

University academic awarded major grant for employer training research

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Professor Erica Smith from Federation University Australia has won a major research grant from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. “This funding program is always highly competitive and this year only seven proposals were funded from 76 applications,” Professor Smith said. “My project is called ' Employer training in a changed en...

FedUni monitoring proposed education changes

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Federation University Australia is continuing to monitor the Federal Government’s proposed changes to higher education. “There is no guarantee that the Budget proposals will pass in their entirety but there is a likelihood that funding to FedUni will be impacted,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor said. “Our modelling suggests our Federa...

Criminal justice program opens at Mt Helen Campus

Monday 28 July 2014

The first Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) program at the Mt Helen Campus of Federation University Australia will start this Thursday, 31 July. For all budding crime scene investigators, the Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) course addresses the complex issue of crime and the way in which it affects the lives of us all. This course will teach the theory on which po...

Governor of Argentinian Province visits Gippsland

Monday 28 July 2014

Claudio Poggi, Governor of the Province of San Luis, Argentina, has concluded a successful visit to Gippsland. On Wednesday, 23 July, the Governor and his party travelled to Gippsland to visit the Baw Baw Skills Centre; Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus in Churchill; the Morwell Campus of Federation Training to observe the Technology Enabled Learning Centre ...

University researchers in major grains project

Monday 21 July 2014

The Online Farm Trials research project with the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is enabling researchers and programmers at Federation University Australia to develop new technologies to provide first-time access to the vast library of past and present grains industry research data.

University academic widens immunology research

Thursday 17 July 2014

Federation University Australia researcher Associate Professor Stuart Berzins is the lead author of an article accepted for publication in the high profile scientific journal, ‘Nature Reviews Immunology’.

Artists Book exhibition opens at Post Office Gallery

Thursday 17 July 2014

A major exhibition which explores the development, range and ambition of the Artists Book, PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 years of Artists Books, will be held at Federation University Australia’s Post Office Gallery until 9 August.