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FedUni tops six Victorian quality rankings

Monday 19 October 2015

Federation University Australia has been ranked the best university in Victoria in six important areas, according to recent Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching data.  The data, based on the responses of current undergraduate students, sees FedUni achieving the top results in six out of 12 indices. No other Victorian university achieved as many firsts in th...

Bachelor of Arts announced for Wimmera Campus

Friday 16 October 2015

Federation University Australia is pleased to announce it will offer a Bachelor of Arts program at its Wimmera Campus in 2016. The new program will be a partnership between FedUni and the Wimmera community to extend educational options for young people in the region. “The program aims to bring another higher education option closer to communities where remotenes...

FedUni excels in Quality in Learning and Teaching ranking

Friday 16 October 2015

Federation University Australia has achieved a series of stunning results in the Federal Government’s latest Quality in Learning and Teaching data. The rankings of programs within Australian universities reveal FedUni’s strong performances, particularly in engineering and information technology. “It is testimony to our teaching staff and students that ...

Students to be recognised for sports, leadership and volunteering

Thursday 15 October 2015

More than 100 Federation University Australia students will be recognised for outstanding effort in Student Sports, Leadership and Volunteering on Monday, 19 October. This year FedUni students already have contributed over 2000 hours of service to the community across a range of organisations and projects, and taken part in more than 1000 hours of Leadership Development activities...

New e-Mental Health platform offers free mental health resources

Thursday 15 October 2015

A new e-mental health platform created by the Centre of Biopsychosocial and eHealth Research and Innovation (CBeRI) at Federation University Australia offers an extensive range of free resources to assist the Australian community in enhancing their mental health and wellbeing.

Rural Matters Symposium coming to Gippsland Campus

Wednesday 14 October 2015

A major symposium on medical care within regional Victoria will be held at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus on Friday, 27 November. The symposium is being run in conjunction with the Latrobe Regional Hospital Critical Care Unit. Rural Matters: Gippsland Acute Care Symposium will hear from several leading experts on a wide range of medical and hea...

Student Futures Program shortlisted for AFR Higher Education Award

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Federation University Australia is delighted to be one of four national universities to be shortlisted for an AFR Higher Education Award for its Student Futures Program.   The Equity and Opportunity award, to be presented by the Australian Financial Review, will be announced on 27 October. “The University is extremely pleased and honoured that our Stud...

Hebei University and FedUni announce joint program

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Hebei University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Federation University Australia have launched a major joint program in Environmental Science in Shijiazhuang, China. “This marks a significant step forward in the University’s teaching delivery China, and builds upon the recent opening of the FedUni Beijing office in China,” Professor Todd Walker, Deputy Vic...

FedUni artist comes in from the cold

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Jennifer Murray's new art exhibition, Hyperborean Tales, is on show now at the Switchback Gallery at Federation University Australia's Gippsland Campus. Jennifer is a Masters candidate at the University's Gippsland Centre for Art and Design and a painter of miniature images. Her Masters project explores the imagery of cold climates, focusing on places in the Arct...

FedUni academics to conduct injury survey for AFL

Thursday 8 October 2015

Two academics from Federation University Australia have received a grant from the AFL to conduct an innovative survey into injury prevention. Dr Alex Donaldson and Dr Scott Talpey have received $23,148 from the AFL Research Board to conduct a survey of the lower limb injury prevention knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of community Australian football coaches in the 2016 season.

FedUni charity event puts depression in the spotlight

Thursday 8 October 2015

Federation University Australia will host its fourth annual Blue Tie Ball on Saturday, 24 October, to raise funds for beyondblue, the national depression and anxiety initiative. The announcement coincides with the recent release of a new report by FedUni lecturer Liz Temple, showing rural Australians are more likely to suffer from depression than their city counterparts. ...

Sir Albert Coates Oration to be hosted by FedUni

Thursday 8 October 2015

Dr Lachlan Grant, Historian at the Australian War Memorial, has been announced as Guest Speaker at this year’s Sir Albert Coates Oration at Federation University Australia. The Oration will held at the University’s SMB Campus on Thursday, 22 October. Dr Grant joined the Australian War Memorial in 2011 as a Historian in the Military History Section. He previo...

FedUni welcomes Keep It Clever policy blueprint

Thursday 8 October 2015

Federation University Australia has supported calls by Universities Australia for urgent increases in investment in research and skills development. Universities Australia’s new policy blueprint, Keep It Clever, states increased investment is needed to address the serious economic and education challenges of the next two decades. “There is a pressing need no...

FedUni to establish new centre in Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Federation University Australia to establish new teaching centre in the heart of Kuala Lumpur Major step forward for well-known Australian education provider in Malaysia  Federation University Australia unveiled plans today to establish a major education and teaching centre in Kuala Lumpur to integrate and coordinate its South A...

Children's Centres team up with Gowrie Victoria

Monday 5 October 2015

FedUni Children’s Centres have announced plans to partner Gowrie Victoria to establish the Gowrie Ballarat Educational Leaders Networking Group. The networking group provides unique opportunities for educators and early childhood professionals to come together, share and learn from one another. The network will offer participants a community committed to ongoing learn...

FedUni launches KickStart bursary program

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Federation University Australia has launched its major KickStart bursary and grants program for current students. “The University is very excited and delighted to launch our new KickStart program for students in need,” Professor Marcia Devlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning), said. “FedUni prides itself on being a welcoming and inclusive university. ...

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.