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Wimmera plumbers to train locally at FedUni

Tuesday 29 September 2015

The announcement that Federation University Australia will deliver plumbing training for regional apprentices in the Wimmera has been greeted with enthusiasm by regional businesses. Following industry discussions, FedUni will deliver training for regional plumbing apprenticeships in Horsham in 2016. Apprentices may access their training at the Wimmera Campus next year, instead of trav...

New anxiety and depression e-mental health program unveiled by FedUni

Thursday 17 September 2015

A major new e-mental health platform has been launched this week by Professor Britt Klein, Director of the Centre for Bio-psychosocial and eHealth Research & Innovation at Federation University Australia.

University success in Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards

Monday 14 September 2015

The outstanding achievements and leadership of Federation University Australia’s Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) have been recognised at the recent Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards.

FedUni to assist Rotary Club in membership drive

Monday 14 September 2015

Federation University Australia has teamed up with the Rotary Club of Ballarat in a campaign to boost the number of club members and increase services to the community. “The Rotary Club of Ballarat does important work in the local community and is keen to grow its membership base to maintain its services,” Associate Professor Elisa Backer, the resear...

Professor David Battersby announces retirement in 2016

Friday 11 September 2015

The Vice-Chancellor of Federation University Australia, Professor David Battersby, has announced to staff this week that he will retire as Vice-Chancellor in the second half of 2016. “My decade as Vice-Chancellor has been the highlight of my academic career which has spanned nearly 40 years,” Professor Battersby said.  Professor Battersby was ap...

Young web developers recognised in Gippsland

Tuesday 8 September 2015

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

University pair presented with Student Learning awards

Monday 7 September 2015

Two Federation University Australia students have been awarded the prestigious Outstanding Peer Educator Team Award for their commitment and excellence in the University’s Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) chemistry group. Isabella Fry-McBean and Cameron Butcher were nominated as a team for the 2015 Achievement Awards in Recognition of Excellence and Contribution to Student ...

Gippsland students put their hands up for a teaching career

Friday 4 September 2015

An increase in first-year Primary Education students at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus has revealed positive growth in the number of local students choosing to study in the region.

Campus Life Director recognised for Excellence in Innovation

Thursday 3 September 2015

Federation University Australia’s Colin Marshall and the FedUni Living Team have been Highly Commended for Excellence in Innovation at the ATEM / Campus Review Awards for Best Practice in Tertiary Education Management this week.

Science Experience returns to Gippsland Campus

Thursday 3 September 2015

Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus will hold its 2015 Science Experience from Tuesday, 22 September, to Thursday, 24 September. Year 9 and 10 students participating in the Experience will be in their element as they undertake fascinating and challenging Science and Mathematics activities.  “Not only will they enjoy meeting likeminded stu...

Student Art Prize awarded at Gippsland Open Day

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Orbost Secondary College student Ruby Anderssen has won the $2,000 first prize at the ReFresh Art Award, announced at Federation University Australia’s recent Open Day. In addition to Ruby receiving the award, Orbost Secondary College also received a $1,000 cash prize for their Visual Arts department. The Gippsland Centre for Art and Design at FedUni awarded a tota...

Gippsland numbers up at successful Open Day

Monday 31 August 2015

Prospective students voted with their feet yesterday by recording a 10 per cent increase in Open Day attendances at FedUni’s Gippsland Campus.  “We are delighted to have hosted so many eager Open Day visitors at Churchill,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “There was a noticeable increase in visitors from last year and our s...

Numbers up at successful 2015 Open Day

Monday 31 August 2015

Prospective students voted with their feet yesterday by recording a 10 per cent increase in Open Day attendances at FedUni’s Ballarat and Gippsland Campuses.  “We are delighted to have hosted so many eager Open Day visitors at our three Ballarat Campuses and at Churchill,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “There was a noti...

Student seeks Ballarat residents for tourism project

Friday 28 August 2015

Federation University Australia student Mohammad Yousuf is inviting local residents to participate in his PhD study by sharing their experiences as hosts to their friends and relatives who visit them in Ballarat.

University receives funding for mobility projects

Friday 28 August 2015

Federation University Australia has been approved for $135,200 for students to participate in five mobility projects in China, Nepal and South Korea. The University’s Education & Arts and Science & Technology faculties have been successful in gaining funding. The projects approved for funding are for: 20 pre-service education teachers t...

University to host leading international conference on apprenticeships

Thursday 27 August 2015

A major international conference on apprenticeships will be held at Federation University Australia on 1 – 2 September. This is the sixth conference of the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP), which is based in Germany.  The Ballarat conference includes speakers from 11 countries, as well as a panel session of WorldSkills participants and Au...

World premiere film event comes to Ballarat

Monday 24 August 2015

A film written and directed by a PhD student from Federation University Australia will be premiered in Ballarat on 29 October. “We are fortunate to be one of the cities where the world premiere release of the new Australian motion picture, Stakes, will be released. The film by Richard Owen will be released in over 50 regions around the nation,” Associate Professor Elis...

The One Small Thing Conference open for registrations

Friday 21 August 2015

Following the success of last year, Federation University Australia’s second annual Student Leadership Conference, to be held on 17 and 18 September at the Mt Helen Campus, has now opened for student registrations.

Christmas in July appeal raises more than $30,000 for charity

Friday 21 August 2015

Federation University Australia has raised a record amount of $30,432 for charity through this year’s Christmas in July 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, locally, nationally and internationally. The initiatives...

FedUni still number one in Good Universities Guide

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Federation University Australia is celebrating its number one rating for teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide. In another accolade for the university, FedUni students have voted their lecturers the best in the state for an impressive seven years running. “As a University, we believe in delivering the highest quality education to our students. We...

University to host Accounting History International Conference

Tuesday 18 August 2015

The eighth Accounting History International Conference (8AHIC) will be hosted by Federation Business School from Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 August at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre.

Chief Scientist to give presentation at Gippsland Campus

Friday 14 August 2015

Professor Ian Chubb, the Chief Scientist of Australia, will visit Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus on Monday, 17 August, to launch National Science Week activities. Organised by the FedUni Gippsland Access and Participation (GAP) Project, Professor Chubb will lead a discussion focussing on the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathe...

Leading international publisher to be honoured

Thursday 13 August 2015

Global publishing executive Shane Armstrong, one of Federation University Australia’s most distinguished graduates, will be presented with the University’s International Alumnus Award at the Mt Helen Campus on Thursday, 13 August. 

University welcomes increased skills funding

Wednesday 12 August 2015

Federation University Australia has welcomed today’s announcement by the Victorian Government that it will add another $1 million to the Ballarat Skills Initiative. “This much-needed funding will be invaluable in the University’s commitment to providing high quality TAFE training to our Ballarat and Western Victoria students,” Professor David Battersby, Vic...

FedUni sponsors photography exhibition at Gold Museum

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Art, history and technology will join forces in a new photographic exhibition by Andrew Thomas sponsored by Federation University Australia’s Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) from late August.

University launches China office in Beijing

Friday 7 August 2015

Federation University Australia has become the first Australian regional university to open an office in China. During a recent visit, Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, officially launched the FedUni China Office in Beijing.   FedUni agents in Beijing and alumni were invited to join the Vice-Chancellor and FedUni staff from Australia and China to celebr...

FedUni shares major grant to improve disadvantaged youth education

Friday 7 August 2015

Federation University Australia’s Dr Jacqueline Z Wilson will join two other researchers in receiving a major grant from the Sidney Myer Fund to improve educational opportunities for young people living in out-of-home care.

FedUni slashes waste and increases recycling

Thursday 6 August 2015

Federation University Australia has announced significant cuts in waste and increased recycling over the past year. “Our staff and students are to be commended for their fantastic efforts to reduce the University’s environmental impact,” Dale Boucher, Sustainability Officer, said.  “Through a major increase in conservation and recycling, we ...

University welcomes new P-Tech college

Thursday 6 August 2015

Federation University Australia has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government today that a P-Tech learning program will be launched at the University next year. To be situated within the University’s Federation College in central Ballarat, the P-Tech model is an innovative approach to education-industry collaboration. “The model supports students i...

New book on Australian comedy films released

Thursday 30 July 2015

A major book on the development of Australian comedy films will be released in late August by Lesley Speed, Lecturer in Humanities at Federation University Australia.   The book, Australian Comedy Films of the 1930s: Modernity, the Urban and the International, will be published by Australian Teachers of Media. “This work takes a fresh approach to early A...