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Academic releases book on caravan park residents

Wednesday 17 September 2014

A major new book on caravan park residents has been released by Janice Newton, an Adjunct Senior Researcher at Federation University Australia. Entitled Parkland: When Caravan Is Home, the book explores the pathways to caravan park living and  social lives constructed in the caravan park environment. Janice Newton studied permanent residents of outer subur...

Art and Culture Pathway to be opened in Gippsland

Tuesday 16 September 2014

The Churchill Art and Culture Walking Pathway will have its official public opening on Saturday 18 October with a walk finishing at Federation University Australia’s Switchback Gallery at the Gippsland Campus.

Young web developers recognised

Monday 15 September 2014

The GippsWebs for Business Presentation Evening was recently held at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus, recognising the achievements of secondary school students in web development.

New exhibition unveiled at Switchback Gallery

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Black Paintings, an exhibition of works by leading Australian installation artist Dr Sanné Mestrom, is on show during September at Switchback Gallery at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus.

First sustainability course in Victoria to be launched

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Federation University Australia has unveiled Victoria’s first Bachelor of Sustainability program. To be launched in 2015, the course will only be the third of its type in Australia. Students also can choose a Diploma of Sustainability or pursue short courses in the field. Pathways between the courses are available too.   “Through these courses, stu...

Training restaurant handed over to Horsham Council

Thursday 4 September 2014

Federation University Australia's Wimmera Campus has officially handed over Rosebrook Training Restaurant to Horsham Rural City Council. Geoff Lord, Head of the Wimmera Campus, handed over the keys and floor plans to Tony Bowden, Horsham Rural City Council's Director of Planning and Economic Development, at Horsham Golf Club this week. The restaurant was built b...

University program reaches out to regional students

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Federation University Australia’s Regional Schools Outreach Program has delivered education programs in 49 schools throughout western Victoria, according to a new report. The evaluation of the University program by consultants Effective Change reveals that the program has been beneficial in improving access to higher education among students from low SES, regional and remote...

FedUni highlighted in Ministers reform speech

Friday 29 August 2014

Christopher Pyne, Federal Minister for Education, has highlighted the evolution of Federation University Australia as an important beacon for regional higher education in his Second Reading speech yesterday for the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014.

Students to present Sovereign Hill production

Friday 29 August 2014

Performing arts students from Federation University Australia have been chosen to present a special live production at Sovereign Hill.  The students are members of the Rebellion Theatre Company and will present a production entitled Spring Into Sovereign Hill. “The twelve winning students who will provide live music for the event have eight weeks to rehearse ...

Rise in youth unemployment 'a result of traineeship cuts'

Thursday 28 August 2014

Recent rises in youth unemployment in Victoria and elsewhere in Australia are a result of cuts to traineeships, according to Federation University Australia researcher Professor Erica Smith. “Thirty years ago, traineeships were introduced by the government as a response to youth unemployment, following a report produced by Peter Kirby,” Professor Smith said. ...

Academic releases new book on events and festivals

Monday 25 August 2014

A book entitled The Future of Events and Festivals, co-edited by one of FedUni’s leading researchers, Dr Elisa Backer, has just been published by leading international publisher, Routledge. “The growth of events management has been significant over the last decade. This book takes a futures perspective, to comprehend what is likely to happen, what may change, and ...

FedUni and industry growing skills in mining sectors

Monday 25 August 2014

Federation University Australia has announced the formation of a leading industry advisory group into mining, resources, and mining services. “This prestigious advisory group will provide expert advice on new opportunities in these sectors, and on the development of tertiary programs and applied research,” Professor John Yearwood, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Scien...

Ambassador program to lift conference opportunities

Thursday 21 August 2014

Yousef Ibrahim, Professor of Engineering at Federation University Australia, was officially inducted as a Club Melbourne Ambassador this week. Led by the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Ambassador program allows members to support and participate in major conferences in Australia and around the world.   “As a new Ambassador I am currently...

University leads project to boost science and mathematics teachers

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Researchers from Federation University Australia are leading a national project to help boost the number of science and mathematics teachers within regional Australia.   The two-year project will concentrate on identifying frameworks for building teacher capacity and student achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) within school-university p...

Burke and Wills book nominated for prestigious literary award

Monday 18 August 2014

A major book on Burke and Wills by two leading academics from Federation University Australia has been shortlisted for the 2014 NSW Premier’s History Awards. The book, The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills: Forgotten Narratives, is edited by Ian Clark and Fred Cahir (CSIRO Publishing). It has been shortlisted for the 2014 NSW Premier’s History Awa...