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Researchers investigate health of the elderly

Monday 28 April 2014

Researchers at Federation University Australia are investigating how mentally and physically well Australians aged over 65 are and what are the factors that prompt them to seek help. The researchers are also examining what health services are being utilised and what preferences for services older Australians have to support their mental wellbeing.  “In order ...

Refurbished FedUni Childrens Centre to be opened

Thursday 24 April 2014

The refurbished FedUni Children's Centre at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus will be opened today, Thursday, 24 April. The extensive renovation has added two extra rooms and seen the centre expand from a 52-place to an 80-place facility. Constructed by Quipsmart with McIldowie Partners as architects, the extensions feature silvertop ash c...

Steve Bracks to launch book at Post Office Gallery

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Former Victorian Premier Steve Bracks will launch a major book on men’s learning at the Post Office Gallery, Camp St Campus, at 5.00 pm today, Wednesday, 23 April. The book, Men Learning Through Life, is edited by Professor Barry Golding, and Dr Annette Foley, both of Federation University Australia, and Dr Rob Mark of the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. &q...

Campus Life staff receive major awards

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Federation University Australia staff members Colin Marshall and Melanie Coffey have received prestigious awards at the Australasian Association of College University Housing Officers Awards for Excellence held last week in Melbourne as part of the association’s annual conference.

Changes announced to Vocational Education and Training in Gippsland

Wednesday 16 April 2014

The Victorian Minister for Higher Education and Skills, Nick Wakeling, announced today the formation of Federation Training Institute, which will be a new TAFE Institute in Gippsland. This new Institute will see the coming together of Advance TAFE and GippsTAFE, which are the two current TAFE Institutes in Gippsland.   This new Institute will have its own Bo...

Review notes creation of Federation University Australia

Monday 14 April 2014

Federation University Australia welcomes the release of the review of the demand driven funding system for universities conducted by Dr David Kemp and Mr Andrew Norton. “The creation of Federation University Australia probably would not have been possible without the demand driven system,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “The Review ...

Golden Key to host reception for new members

Friday 11 April 2014

Federation University Australia’s 2014 Golden Key New Members Reception will be held today, Friday, 11 April, at the University’s Mt Helen Campus. Commencing at the Caro Centre at 6.00 pm, the reception will include the induction of more than 160 new members. The Federation University Australia Chapter was formed in March 2001 and since then has grown to abo...

FedUni to present scholarships at Mt Helen Campus

Friday 11 April 2014

Federation University Australia will present its 2014 Scholarships at a ceremony at the Mt Helen Campus today, Friday, 11 April. The FedUni Scholarships and School of Science, Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) Scholarships will be presented in the Albert Coates Complex, Mt Helen Campus, from 11.30 am. To foster the University’s relationships in our k...

FedUni student unveils transport container research

Wednesday 9 April 2014

A mathematics PhD student from Federation University Australia has completed exciting research to optimise the economical movement of transport containers Yi Chen undertook the research with VISA Global Logistics, based in the business in their Sydney branch. “More than 100 containers are used to transport goods from the wharf to customers,” Mr Chen said.

Professor Todd Walker appointed to Engagement Australia

Monday 7 April 2014

Professor Todd Walker, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Engagement Australia. Engagement Australia is an organisation committed to developing and promoting a culture of engagement in high education. It is focused on leading the growth of university-community engagement knowledge and understanding in Australia. “...

FedUni to present Alumni Awards

Thursday 3 April 2014

Federation University Australia will present its inaugural Alumni Awards today, Thursday, 3 April. To be held at the Mt Helen Campus from noon, the awards will acknowledge two of the University’s outstanding former students. “The University is delighted to announce the launch of our Alumni Awards,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said.

FedUni gets behind new Keep It Clever campaign

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Federation University Australia has leant its support to a new national campaign to build public awareness of university education and research to ensure Australia is not left behind in an increasingly competitive global environment.

Program to assist students and businesses to continue

Wednesday 2 April 2014

GippsWebs for Business, an information technology program for students and business, will continue with Federation University Australia. The program provides school students from Year’s 9 to 12 with relevant IT experience and gives small businesses up-to-date web designs for marketing their products or services. GippsWebs for Business is a joint initiative between...

Chinese wetland conference a great success

Tuesday 1 April 2014

A major joint symposium between Federation University Australia and Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGLAS) has successfully concluded in Nanjing, China. The Symposium received funding from an Australia China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) grant to Dr Giri Kattel. It also was supported by Federation University Australia’s Collabor...

University to host sustainability forum

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Federation University Australia’s Churchill Campus will host a major forum on Creating A Sustainable Gippsland on Thursday, 10 April.  Organised by the RCE Gippsland (Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development), the forum will explore issues and opportunities to improve environmental and social sustainability in the Gippsland region.