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FedUni growing stronger throughout 2016

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Federation University Australia is committed to meeting the tertiary education needs of regional Victorians. “As a leading regional university we have a wide range of programs and maintain the number one ranking in Victoria for the employability of our graduates,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “At the moment we are focused on our ex...

University researcher releases major book about history, film and television

Thursday 10 March 2016

A new book tracing what historians have written about film and television will be launched this Saturday, 12 March, by Dr Mia Treacey of Federation University Australia. The book, Reframing the Past, will be launched at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), at Federation Square, Melbourne. It will be launched by Associate Professor Peter Howard of Monash Un...

FedUni and Latrobe City Energy Basketball announce sport partnership

Wednesday 2 March 2016

“We are proud to be able to support Latrobe City Energy Basketball, who are highly regarded leaders in sport and who strive for success in all that they do,” Colin Marshall, Director of Campus Life, said.

International concussion expert to speak at University

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Associate Professor Johna Register-Mihalik, an international expert on concussion, will be hosted by the University’s Australian Collaboration for Research in Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) later this month.

Major research seminar to be presented at FedUni

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Professor John Dwyer, the nationally renowned health care expert, will give a major presentation at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus on Wednesday, 2 March. Professor Dwyer is a member of the NSW Health Care Advisory Council and also Chairman of the Medical Staff Executive Council of NSW. He also founded the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance.

Gippsland Campus records strong student numbers

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus is delighted to welcome more than 800 new students this year. The number of new students is about 200 more than for the same time last year.   Strong areas of growth include Nursing, where there has been an increase of about 100 students compared to last year. Other programs with high interest include ...

Orientation Week kicks off at FedUni

Monday 22 February 2016

Federation University Australia’s new students will get their first taste of university life over the next four days as Orientation Week kicks off on Monday, 22 February. To be held at the University’s Ballarat, Gippsland and Wimmera campuses, O Week activities will include market stalls, barbecues, campus tours and sports events. Student Experience Officers also will...

Bachelor of Arts unveiled in Wimmera and Grampians

Wednesday 17 February 2016

A new and exciting Bachelor of Arts program has been unveiled in both the Wimmera and Grampians by Federation University Australia. “Our new BA programs are set to deliver more higher education options to communities where remoteness can affect a young person’s study opportunities,” Geoff Lord, Head of the Wimmera Campus, said. “A Bachelor of Art...

FedUni welcomes new Federal Ministers

Monday 15 February 2016

Federation University Australia has welcomed the appointment of Darren Chester, Federal Member for Gippsland, as the new Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. “The University congratulates Minister Chester on his appointment and we look forward to working with him where appropriate,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “He ha...

Gippsland Campus donates nursing equipment to Rotary

Friday 12 February 2016

Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus was pleased to donate a large collection of nursing equipment items to the Rotary Club of Traralgon this week. The items, which included hospital beds, diagnostic equipment and patient and resuscitation mannequins, will eventually be sent overseas to be used in developing countries. “The Rotary Club of Trara...

Changes to Nursing programs at Wimmera Campus announced

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Federation University Australia has announced a $20,000 upgrade to its nursing facilities at Horsham as it prepares to introduce a new Diploma of Nursing training package in 2017. The University has postponed a planned intake of 2016 Diploma of Nursing students until next year to ensure new students are not disadvantaged by the transition to the new course. Geoff Lord, Head...

University records increased second round offers

Thursday 4 February 2016

Federation University Australia has continued to record strong student interest this year with the announcement that it will make nearly 200 second round offers, an increase of nearly 70 per cent from last year.

FedUni awarded three major research grants

Thursday 4 February 2016

Federation University Australia has succeeded in obtaining three prestigious research grants from the Federal Government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program National Priorities Pool.

Sport injury expert to speak at FedUni

Friday 29 January 2016

Kristen Kucera, a major expert in sport injury, will give a presentation at the SMB Campus on Thursday, 4 February.   Organised by ACRISP at Federation University Australia, Dr Kucera’s presentation will give an overview of when, why and to whom catastrophic sports injury occurs. The session will be of interest to a wide audience including general practice...

FedUni announces new Deputy Chancellor

Friday 29 January 2016

Federation University Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of George Fong as its new Deputy Chancellor. George Fong will serve as the University’s Deputy Chancellor for a two-year term commencing 2 February 2016 and concluding on 31 December 2017. He succeeds Karen Douglas, who stood down at the end of last year, and will work closely with the University Chancel...

University programs proving popular with new students

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Up to 12 Federation University Australia programs have recorded healthy increases in the number of students being offered places for this year. New VTAC figures reveal FedUni is well placed to expand student numbers following the confirmation of 1308 first round offers this week. Business has recorded 111 offers compared to 91 last year, while health science has recorde...

FedUni assisting Scotsburn bushfire victims

Monday 21 December 2015

Federation University Australia has several support programs in place for students and staff members who have been affected by the weekend’s bushfires in Scotsburn and surrounding areas. The devastating fires, about 10 km from our Mt Helen Campus, resulted in the destruction of several homes and properties, as well as much livestock. “The University offers i...

Visiting friends or relatives could be good for their health - and yours

Friday 18 December 2015

“Holidays are not just pleasurable, they are good for our health. Research has shown that holidays will improve the quality of life of most people,” Associate Professor Elisa Backer from Federation University Australia said.

University welcomes funding for Flecknoe Building and Jobs Centre

Thursday 17 December 2015

Federation University Australia will be able to modernise its Flecknoe Building at the SMB Campus and also establish a Jobs and Skills Centre following funding announced by the Victorian Government.

FedUni to assist Rotary Club membership drive

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Federation University Australia has been working with the Rotary Club of Ballarat on a research project to assist with the Club’s interests to better understand how the club is perceived, and how it can build profile in an effort to increase services to the community.

FedUni and ACU lead landmark MOU with Clemente Australia

Monday 14 December 2015

Federation University Australia (FedUni) and Australian Catholic University (ACU) will join five notable Ballarat community organisations in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Clemente Australia to launch their life-changing program in Ballarat.

International Alumnus Shane Armstrong donates to University

Friday 11 December 2015

Children at the FedUni Children’s Centre will now have hundreds more books to enjoy thanks to a generous donation by Shane Armstrong, our International Alumnus for 2015, and Scholastic International publishers.

Antarctic expedition unites Ballarat women of science

Friday 11 December 2015

Two of western Victoria’s leading female climate action advocates will be sailing for Antarctica this time next year. Federation University Australia’s Dr Jessica Reeves and EarthEd’s Colleen Filippa will join 76 other leaders in science from around the world on the three-week expedition. A documentary film crew will accompany the expedition while th...

FedUni academic leads drive to improve VET teaching quality

Friday 11 December 2015

Federation University Australia’s Professor Erica Smith is playing a leading role in national attempts to improve the quality of teaching in VET and advocating for higher-level qualifications for VET teachers.

FedUni supports University Council reforms

Thursday 10 December 2015

Federation University Australia has voiced its support for the Victorian Government’s reforms to University Councils this week.  Changes to the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 mean there now will be at least one student and one member of staff on the University Council. “The University looks forward to working with the Victorian Government in dev...

FedUni website leading the way in Australia

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Federation University Australia has the fastest performing website of any Australian university following a major upgrade of its information technology systems. “FedUni is revitalising a significant position of its technology over the next few months to align with the institution’s new strategic aspirations and our new IT vision,” Andrew Tully, Executive Director of ...

FedUni researcher presents to Senate Select Committee

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Peter Gell, a Professorial Research Fellow at Federation University Australia, presented to the Senate Select Committee on the Murray Darling Basin Plan in Goolwa, South Australia, on Tuesday. He provided a brief summary on the research he has conducted for 20 years on long term change in the aquatic systems of the Basin, including the significant Coorong lagoon. The Se...

Technology Park continues to collaborate with industry

Monday 7 December 2015

Federation University Australia’s Ballarat Technology Park is poised to strengthen and expand its university-industry collaboration and innovation in response to the release of the Federal Government’s Innovation Statement. 

FedUni students set to graduate from Mt Helen Campus

Monday 7 December 2015

More than 600 students will graduate from Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus in four ceremonies from Wednesday, 9 December.  “We are all looking forward to these ceremonies as graduation week always is an exciting time at the university,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “On behalf of the University I congra...

David Wynen a FedUni star on Broadway

Friday 4 December 2015

Federation University Australia’s David Wynen, a Senior Lecturer at our Arts Academy, has been invited back to Broadway to choreograph a major tribute to Luigi, one of the leading creators of jazz dance internationally.