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FedUni nominated for major environmental award

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Federation University Australia is among 17 institutes across Australia and New Zealand that have been shortlisted for a prestigious 2016 Green Gown Award. The annual Green Gown Awards, now in their seventh year, recognise best practice in sustainability within the tertiary education sector across Australia and New Zealand. “FedUni has been shortlisted in the carbo...

University to explore communication in justice system

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Researchers from Federation University Australia have received funding to explore the requirements of people with complex communication needs when interacting with the criminal and civil justice system.

University to host national aquatic science meeting

Thursday 15 September 2016

Federation University Australia will host 160 delegates at the national aquatic science meeting  at the Mercure Convention Centre, Ballarat, from 26-30 September. The meeting will be part of the 55th congress of the Australian Society for Limnology, which is being held in Ballarat for the first time. The Congress will host eight keynote speakers and sessions ...

FedUni forms international partnership to build nursing expertise

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Federation University Australia has formed an exciting partnership with a Saudi Arabian hospital to further nursing and allied health expertise in both organisations. “We are delighted to partner Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City in Riyadh in this joint campaign,” Professor Penny Paliadelis, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health, said. “Our Faculty h...

University honoured for outstanding marketing campaign

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Federation University Australia has been presented with a major award at the Tertiary Education Management Conference in New Zealand this week. The University was delighted to be awarded The Knowledge Partnership Award for Excellence in Marketing, Communication and Public Relations. “The presentation of this award is a great honour for the University and for our market...

Major awards for FedUni's Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation

Tuesday 13 September 2016

CeRDI and its partners won the Award for Environment and Sustainability for the Corangamite Natural Resources Management (NRM) Planning Portal and also won the Award for Spatial Enablement for Online Farm Trials.

International performance coach to speak at FedUni Study Skills Days

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Internationally renowned US speaker Mark Dobson will give a series of presentations on study techniques at Federation University Australia’s Study Skills Days for VCE students later this month. An expert in helping people reach their full potential, Mark Dobson will be a great help to students wishing to study at FedUni next year.   To be held at the Mt Helen, Gip...

Researchers publish report about proxy internet use

Monday 12 September 2016

Researchers from Federation University Australia and Monash University have published a report resulting from funding awarded from The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) to investigate proxy internet users.

University joins Wyndham Community and Education Centre in winning major award

Monday 12 September 2016

The BA@Wyndham program, a partnership between Federation University Australia and Wyndham Community and Education Centre, has been presented with the 'Excellence in Creating Community Solutions' at the 2016 Victorian Learn Local Awards.

FedUni on track to reduce student attrition

Thursday 8 September 2016

Federation University Australia is on track to reduce its student attrition figures over the next three years. Latest government figures reveal that the University’s adjusted domestic student attrition figure in 2014 for commencing bachelor students was 23.31 per cent. “The University’s international student attrition figure was 19.48 per cent. This figure ...

University raises more than $25,500 in annual fundraising appeal

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Federation University Australia has raised more than $25,500 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 a luncheon attended by more than 250 p...

East Gippsland scoops top prizes for young artists

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Talented young artists from around Gippsland have gathered at Federation University Australia for the ‘ReFresh‘ Visual Arts Prize. The event was part of this year’s Open Day and for the students it was the first time to experience their work displayed in a public gallery. The prize recognises the region’s most promising VCE talent and is sponsored by ...

FedUni succeeds again in Good Universities Guide

Saturday 27 August 2016

Federation University Australia has proven itself as a leading national university by recording a spectacular series of top rankings in the 2017 Good Universities Guide. The University continues its number one ranking in teaching quality by maintaining its maximum five-star rating for the eighth consecutive year.  Consolidating its reputation as a proven performer in ma...

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 are l...

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...