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Learning and Teaching Conference to unveil research

Friday 27 June 2014

The latest research into the future of education will be unveiled at Federation University Australia’s 2014 Learning and Teaching Conference at Ballarat Lodge on 3 - 4 July. With a theme of Collaborations, the conference’s keynote speaker will be Professor Susan Stoney, Head of the Centre for Learning and Development at Edith Cowan University. Professor Ston...

University announces Head of Ballarat Campuses

Thursday 26 June 2014

Sam Henson has been announced as Federation University Australia’s Head of Ballarat Campuses. Formerly Associate Dean for International and Partnerships, Dr Henson will take up the new position on 1 July. “I look forward to my role as Head of Ballarat Campuses and working with the local community,” Dr Henson said. “My position will ent...

University announces study information sessions

Monday 23 June 2014

It is not too late to start a postgraduate program at Federation University Australia this year. Two information evenings for prospective students will be held in Ballarat and Gippsland on Wednesday, 2 July, for students wishing to pursue a postgraduate program. Gippsland students also will be able to explore the many undergraduate programs available at the Churchill Ca...

University academic appointed as conference ambassador

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Yousef Ibrahim, Professor of Engineering at Federation University Australia, has been appointed to the Club Melbourne Ambassador Program. Led by the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the program allows members to support and participate in major conferences around the world and in Australia.   “I am delighted to be invited on behalf of the Univ...

Education professor continues publishing success

Monday 16 June 2014

Professor John Smyth, Professor of Education at Federation University Australia, has pulled off the rare distinction of having three bestselling books in the space of one year. An author or editor of 30 books, over 200 articles and chapters, and recipient of 18 Australian Research Councils grants over his career, along with two award for outstanding research from the American Educ...

University joins program to assist agribusinesses

Friday 13 June 2014

Federation University Australia will play a major role in a new program designed to assist agribusinesses in the Central Highlands region. As part of the program businesses will be able to participate in a series of workshops and mentoring sessions to assist them to use energy and resources more efficiently. The Smarter Resources, Smarter Central Highlands Agribusiness ...

Information technology academic claims major award

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Federation University Australia’s Dr Charlynn Miller has been recognised for her teaching excellence by being awarded the iAwards Victorian ICT Educator of the Year. Dr Miller, Associate Dean for International and Partnerships, said she was delighted to be presented with the award, which also recognised her industry involvement, mentoring and research. “The ...

University students awarded scholarships

Friday 6 June 2014

Two Federation University Australia students have been awarded scholarships from the Graduate Women Victoria organisation. The successful recipients were Alison McRae, who won the Marilyn Godley Scholarship ($5000) for an Indigenous undergraduate student; and Jennifer O’Sullivan, who won the Southern Women’s Action Network Bursary ($2500). Graduate Women Vic...

Indigenous students excel at FedUni

Friday 30 May 2014

Indigenous secondary school students from the Ballarat area have performed extremely well at education sessions held at Federation University Australia, according to a report from the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME).

See the body in a new light at FedUni exhibition

Thursday 29 May 2014

On show during June and July at Switchback Gallery, Federation University Australia, Gippsland Campus, is CORPOREAL, an exhibition of prints exploring the theme of the body by 23 contemporary Australian artists.

FedUni maintains focus on research

Thursday 29 May 2014

Federation University Australia will continue to be a research and teaching provider, despite calls by the Federal Government that some universities should only focus on teaching. Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said Federation University Australia was committed to having research at the heart of its operations. “Our research efforts play a major role ...

Science and Engineering Awards to be presented

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Federation University Australia’s Science, Information Technology and Engineering Awards will be held at the Mt Helen Campus on Friday, 30 May.  Many major awards, including the RW Richards Medal, the Pitman Benjamin Prize for Engineering Sustainability, the AE Stohr Award and the Dean’s Award, will be presented. Memorial student awards for the late A...

FedUni to hold programs to assist potential students

Monday 26 May 2014

Federation University Australia’s Wimmera Campus will introduce a short program in July to assist students wishing to return to study. The program, FAST (Foundation Access Studies), will start in Horsham on 28 July and runs for 15 weeks. “The course will prepare students academically to study for a degree, and upon successful completion guarantees them a pla...

FedUni to celebrate IDAHOT

Monday 19 May 2014

Federation University Australia will celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on Tuesday, 20 May, with the creation of a large tile mosaic at the Mt Helen Campus. Students and staff at the University will show their support for IDAHOT by helping to place tiles in the mosaic. “This event will give visibility to FedUni being a safe, su...

FedUni calls for Open Dialogue about Learning and Teaching

Monday 19 May 2014

Learning and teaching will come alive at Federation University Australia’s inaugural Faculty of Education and Arts Learning and Teaching Conference in Ballarat on 6 and 7 June. The Open Dialogue conference aims to inspire, challenge and transform understandings of learning and teaching in a regional community. Kim Halbert-Pere, Youth Partnerships Project Officer...

Education students to host Ballarat exhibition

Friday 16 May 2014

Education students from Federation University Australia will host their Enterprising Communities Exhibition at the Mining Exchange, Ballarat, on Thursday, 29 May.  More than 120 students will be present from 4.30 to 7.00 pm to display the enterprising resources that students have created for schools and community groups. “The exhibition will be a great opport...

Researchers launch female football injury study

Thursday 15 May 2014

Researchers from Federation University have announced the first comprehensive study into injury levels among female Australian Rules football players. “The popularity of Australian football with females is growing each year,” Dr Lauren Fortington, project leader and research fellow at the University’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Pr...

University to present Foundation Scholarships

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Federation University Australia will present Foundation Scholarships to four students at the Mt Helen Campus today, Wednesday, 14 May. The Scholarships, open to domestic Higher Education and TAFE students, are funded by donations to the University’s Foundation. Valued at $7000 each, the Scholarships are assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Science and Engineering Challenge to be held at Mt Helen Campus

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Regional students will put their minds to the test when they compete in this year’s Ballarat Science and Engineering Challenge on Tuesday, 20 May, at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus. 

FedUni tourism research sought in Queensland

Thursday 8 May 2014

Dr Elisa Backer, Senior Lecturer in Tourism at Federation University Australia, will give the keynote address at a tourism industry conference in Queensland this month. Dr Backer was invited to give the keynote on the topic of ‘Visiting Friends and Relatives Travel’, a field in which she is a recognised leading national and international expert. Visiting Fri...

First FedUni graduation ceremonies this week

Thursday 8 May 2014

More than 1000 students will graduate from Federation University Australia’s inaugural graduation ceremonies from this Friday, 9 May.  “Our first graduation ceremonies as FedUni promises to be a very special occasion,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “We invite all graduating students and their families to join us for the...

FedUni Ballarat Pride to play at new Sports and Recreation Centre

Friday 2 May 2014

Federation University Australia’s Campus Life is looking forward to welcoming the FedUni Ballarat Pride on Monday, 5 May, to play the FedUni Living All-Stars in an exhibition match. The match will be played at the new Sports and Recreation Centre and feature Ballarat Pride club members from Championship, Division 1 and 19/Under.

University to launch Australian history centre

Thursday 1 May 2014

Federation University Australia’s Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) will be launched at Ballarat Lodge on Friday, 9 May. The Centre brings together partner organisations with academic researchers and postgraduate students to discover and interpret Australia's cultural heritage in a strategic, long-term research program. “T...

New art displays unveiled at Horsham

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Federation University Australia has opened its Horsham Arts facility for Wimmera artists with an interest in painting, printing and pottery. “Popular local artists Ron Penrose, Joan Johns, Peta Adamson, Sue Devlin and Joan Goad have helped to reinvigorate the FedUni Arts Space recently,” Geoff Lord, Head of Wimmera Campus, said. “Examples of their wo...

University to host Learning and Teaching Conference

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Federation University Australia’s inaugural Faculty of Education and Arts Learning and Teaching Conference will be held on 6 and 7 June. The conference aims to inspire, challenge and transform understandings of learning and teaching in a regional community. “The conference will provide an opportunity for individuals and community organisations to participa...

Artists show their work at the Salon

Wednesday 30 April 2014

The 2014 Autumn Salon, showcasing works by staff of Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus, will be on show during May at the Switchback Gallery, Gippsland Centre for Art and Design.

University off to a flying start

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Federation University Australia has received a very strong positive endorsement from new, commencing students in its first semester of operation in 2014. With student enrolment census information now complete, the university confirmed that it was very pleased with the number of commencing undergraduate students who took up a Commonwealth supported place at the new University.

FedUni professor gives keynote speech on apprenticeships

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Federation University Australia’s Professor Erica Smith gave a keynote presentation last week at the annual conference of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association, in Queensland.

University to host beer judges in Ballarat

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Nine of the 40 national and international beer judges from the 2014 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) will be in Ballarat for a special Meet the Judges Dinner at the Mitchell Harris Wine Bar, today, Tuesday, 29 April.

Students to compete in Ballarat Science and Engineering Challenge

Monday 28 April 2014

Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus will be a hub of activity on Tuesday, 20 May, as teams of secondary school students build hovercraft, construct bridges and wire electrical power grids at the fifth Ballarat Science and Engineering Challenge.