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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...

University broadens courses with RUN collaboration

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Federation University Australia will soon be able to offer more languages and creative and performing arts units of study following the announcement of increased collaboration between members of the Regional Universities Network (RUN).

First female cricketers injury study launched by FedUni researchers

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Researchers from Federation University Australia have announced the first comprehensive study into understanding nature and type of injuries sustained by female cricketers. As the number one summer sport in terms of participants, spectators and media coverage, cricket is integral to Australian culture. “Cricket is becoming a popular sporting activity among females in Australia ...

University major contributor to energy efficiency program

Friday 12 June 2015

“The aim of this project is to enable carers and their clients to increase energy efficiency in their own homes, reduce energy bills and also improve home comfort,” David Lynch, Chief Investigator, Federation University Australia, said. 

Students awarded Graduate Women Victoria Scholarships

Thursday 11 June 2015

Three students from Federation University Australia have been successful in the 2015 Graduate Women Victoria Scholarship Program. Lyndel Ward has won the Marilyn Godley Scholarship ($5000) for an Indigenous undergraduate student. Rainbow Silvertree won the Bursary ($3000) for Fourth Year Honours/Graduate Diploma students. Ariana Hostnjak won the Kathleen Mu...

Professor Westbrooke awarded national honour

Monday 8 June 2015

Emeritus Professor Martin Westbrooke said today he was honoured and delighted to be awarded an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Professor Battersby awarded national honour

Monday 8 June 2015

Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor of Federation University Australia, said today he was honoured but humbled to be awarded an AM (Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Professor Marcia Devlin to speak at major UK event

Thursday 4 June 2015

The University’s Professor Marcia Devlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality) and Professor of Learning Enhancement, has been invited to speak at a prestigious higher education event in London this month. Professor Devlin is one of only six internationally renowned speakers to be invited to speak at the fiftieth anniversary event of the London-based Society for Researc...

First book on largest travel segment edited by FedUni researcher

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Visiting friends and relatives (VFR) travel is the largest form of travel, representing 48 per cent of Australia’s tourism market by visitor numbers.  Leading international publisher of tourism education books, Channel View (UK) has just published the first book on the subject, lead edited by Associate Professor Elisa Backer of Federation University Australia. &ld...

University welcomes national Science and Research Priorities

Thursday 28 May 2015

Research undertaken at Federation University Australia is well placed to meet the new national Science and Research Priorities and contribute to the national benefit, according to Professor Frank Stagnitti, the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation).

Nature education expert to advise FedUni academics

Thursday 28 May 2015

Renowned international expert Claire Warden will assist Federation University Australia over the next few months on nature pedadogy and how children can learn to embrace the natural world.  Claire Warden’s presentations coincide with the continuation of the Nature Pedagogy program in Education and Arts. “The University is delighted that Claire has agreed to take up a...

University introduces education support program

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Federation University Australia has introduced a new program at Gippsland that enables some disadvantaged students to pursue higher education programs in the Arts Education and Humanities fields.