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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...

Open Day set for 30 August

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Federation University Australia will be on display for prospective students on Sunday, 30 August, as part of our 2015 Open Day. To be held at the Ballarat and Gippsland campuses from 10 am to 3 pm, the Open Day always is a major highlight for prospective students and their families. The Mt Helen, SMB and Camp St campuses in Ballarat, and the Gippsland Campus at Church...

Professor Caroline Finch awarded major international honour

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Federation University Australia’s Professor Caroline Finch has been awarded the 2015 International Distinguished Career Award by the American Public Health Association's (APHA) Injury Control and Emergency Health Services (ICEHS) Section.

Christmas in July and August charity fundraising events return to FedUni

Friday 24 July 2015

Federation University Australia once again will hold a series of Christmas in July and August fundraising events at both the Mt Helen and Gippsland campuses over the next fortnight. A lunch supporting a range of charities and community groups also will be held at the Mt Helen Campus from noon on Tuesday, 4 August. A dinner will follow at the Gippsland Campus from 6.30 p...

National Student Volunteer Week comes to University

Thursday 23 July 2015

Federation University Australia has unveiled a range of new events and activities, including the first FedUni SleepOut, to celebrate National Student Volunteer Week from 3 – 7 August. The week, which will promote volunteering and celebrate students who give their time to their communities, will be held in Ballarat, Gippsland and online. This is the third y...

University releases farm efficiency guide

Wednesday 22 July 2015

The booklet – Your Resource Efficient Farm: Energy and Materials Assessment Workbook – has been developed by the University and Cultivate Agribusiness, as part of its delivery of the Smarter Resources, Smarter Agribusiness project.

University welcomes new students at Mid-Year Orientation Day

Friday 17 July 2015

More than 400 new students will be welcomed at Federation University Australia as part of the Mid-Year Orientation Day on Monday, 20 July.   The Mayor of the City of Ballarat, Cr John Phillips, will welcome the students at a presentation at the Mt Helen Campus from 9.00 am. Throughout the day new students will be given information sessions from their s...

University researcher part of AusHeritage delegation to Taiwan

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Professor Keir Reeves, Director of the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) at Federation University Australia, recently visited Kinmen, Taiwan, as part of an invited AusHeritage heritage mission.

ACRISP staff to get on their bikes for charity

Friday 10 July 2015

The University’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) will host an exciting team building conference with a difference from Wednesday, 15 July. As part of the conference ACRISP staff will assemble a series of bicycles for charity. These bikes will be donated to families who are clients of Child and Family Services. Orga...

University shares in injury prevention funding

Thursday 9 July 2015

Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast and Federation University Australia have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Australian Research Council for their project designed to reduce outdoor accidents.

FedUni road show rolls into town

Thursday 2 July 2015

A series of Discover FedUni Info Sessions hosted by Federation University Australia kicks off next week as part of an exciting state-wide campaign to encourage a mid-year start to studies. Discover FedUni will take place in seven major regional centres, allowing prospective students to learn about the wide range of courses commencing at FedUni in late July. “The U...

Bachelor of Applied Management available at Wimmera Campus

Wednesday 1 July 2015

In a major boost to local students, Federation University Australia’s Bachelor of Applied Management program will now be available at the Wimmera Campus. “This innovative program is intended to provide students with the skills and knowledge to equip them to manage the complexities of the contemporary workplace,” Associate Professor Bob O’Shea, Executive Dea...

University receives increased TAFE funding

Tuesday 30 June 2015

Federation University Australia has been successful in gaining $2.885 million in funding from the Victorian Government’s TAFE Back to Work Fund.  “Our TAFE division was granted the funding to support its development of e-learning for VET programs,” Professor Andy Smith, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), said. “The funding will enable us to ...

Science Experience comes to FedUni

Monday 29 June 2015

Staff and students at Federation University Australia’s Faculty of Science and Technology will welcome 22 Year 9 and 10 students from more than a dozen schools in Ballarat and Western Victoria for a three-day Science Experience this week.

Health Justice Partnership for Youth to be launched

Monday 29 June 2015

Federation University Australia will join other community organisations to deliver an integrated health justice service for young people in the Central Highlands region. The university will team up with Ballarat Community Health and Central Highlands Community Legal Centre to launch the Health Justice Partnership for Youth program in Ballarat on Friday, 3 July. &ldquo...