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Two exhibitions announced for NAIDOC Week

Monday 26 June 2017

Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy has announced two exhibitions to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2017.   The Post Office Gallery will host two exhibitions by Indigenous Artists Deanne Gilson’s solo exhibition In Between The Object and the Gaze and a group exhibition Inside Out Dreaming featuring works by Indigenous artists from Federation Colle...

FedUni Arts Alumni recognised in prestigious arts awards

Monday 26 June 2017

Federation University Australia is celebrating its Arts Academy alumni nominated in the prestigious 2017 Helpmann Awards. The nominees are: The maverick satirical comedy sensations Aunty Donna, Arts Academy alumni Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly and Zachary Ruane, for their critically acclaimed Melbourne International Comedy Festival season.   Musi...

FedUni students off to Indigenous Games

Wednesday 21 June 2017

For the first time Federation University Australia will send students to the forthcoming Indigenous National Tertiary Education Student Games. The multi-sport event will be hosted at Deakin University in Geelong between 25 and 29 June. Students from FedUni’s Gippsland Campus Jessica Hunter, Samuel Crane and Ronald Edwards will take part in mixed round-robin tournaments...

FedUni joins Asylum Seekers Forum

Wednesday 21 June 2017

As part of Refugee Week 2017, Federation University Australia’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Marcia Devlin, Learning & Quality, will join a panel discussion at the forthcoming University Asylum Seekers Forum on Thursday 22 June at 5.30 at Victoria University’s Flinders Street Campus.

New cabaret acts unveiled at Arts Academy

Thursday 15 June 2017

A season of new and devised cabaret works, created by the Graduating Music Theatre Company of the Arts Academy at Federation University Australia, will open in Ballarat and Melbourne later this month.

Ballarat students receive taste of FedUni TAFE programs

Wednesday 14 June 2017

More than 100 unemployed young people have enjoyed a series of ‘A Day In The Life’ information sessions by qualified trades people and employers at Federation University Australia’s SMB Campus in Ballarat. 

Student Kellie Young excels in Women Victoria Scholarship Program

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Education student Kellie Young from Federation University Australia has been awarded a prestigious ATSE-WISENet Bursary for a Masters student of Education preparing to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. 

Biodiversity Conference held at Mt Helen Campus

Friday 9 June 2017

The Seventh Biodiversity Across The Borders Conference has been held at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus. Held at the University every two years, the conference is one of the leading biodiversity and ecology events in the nation. Organised by FedUni academic Singarayer Florentine, the conference was officially opened by the University’s Vice-Chan...

FedUni participates in Archie Roach Leadership Academy

Monday 5 June 2017

Students and staff from Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus were proud to participate in Reconciliation Week festivities in Melbourne as part of the Archie Roach Leadership Academy.

FedUni and CAFS host PhD student presentations

Thursday 1 June 2017

Federation University Australia and industry partners have held a Confirmation of Candidature event for PhD students at the CAFS Legacy and Research Centre this week. The event is part of the Central Highlands Children and Youth Area Partnership (CHCYAP) Research Collaboration. Industry partners CAFS, (Berry Street, the Victorian Government, Central Highlands Family Violence...

Asylum Seeker Pathway concert announced for Arts Academy

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy choir, Word of Mouth, will join Melbourne-based female vocal quartet, Pulse, in a wonderful afternoon of a Capella and contemporary harmony at the Arts Academy, Ballarat, on Sunday, 4 June.

Team captains announced at FedUni Berwick Campus

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Four outstanding student-athletes have been chosen to lead Federation University Australia local sporting teams at the Berwick Campus in 2017. Team captain for Soccer is Joseph Connell (Bachelor of Business) Team captain for Basketball is Lawrence Pierre (Bachelor of Business) Team vice-captain for Basketball is Avishka Randeni who is also captain for the...

FedUni research assists Horsham youth engagement

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Federation University Australia’s Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) is working with Horsham Rural City Council in an attempt to shift cultural norms in the consumption of alcohol by young people.

Construction work commences on Ballarat Tech School

Friday 26 May 2017

Work on the new Ballarat Tech School has commenced following the announcement of a builder for the project. Ballarat-based firm Nicholson Construction will be the builders for the Tech School, which is due to open in early 2018. To celebrate the announcement local Victorian Members of Parliament Geoff Howard and Sharon Knight have launched the demolition of a section of the old Build...

FedUni TAFE student nominated for major baking award

Thursday 25 May 2017

Federation University Australia graduate Alex Slinger has been nominated to be the Victorian candidate for the LA Judge Award, the most prestigious award for apprentice bakers in Australia and New Zealand.

FedUni celebrates Refresh Art Prize in Gippsland

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Centre for Art and Design will again celebrate the region’s emerging visual artists through the Refresh Art Prize. Refresh showcases and celebrates the creative work of Gippsland VCE art students and their schools. This prestigious award, with a total prize pool of $5,000, aims to amplify and champion the significa...

Oldest Aboriginal Elder to graduate from FedUni Gippsland

Wednesday 24 May 2017

One of the oldest indigenous Australian Elders will graduate with a Masters of Visual Arts from Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus this week. At the age of 86, Uncle Edward (affectionately known as Dennis), is the oldest indigenous Australian to graduate from FedUni’s Gippsland Campus and is proof that you are never too old to learn. But it is not...

New musicals on the agenda at FedUni Arts Academy

Thursday 18 May 2017

The Arts Academy at Federation University Australia will present an invigorating season of new musical theatre works. The Second Year Music Theatre Company present Magpie and The Spirit Level or The Strange Case of Agatha Banks, both original musical theatre works in development. Recent Arts Academy alumni also will present a new musical for children, The Mystery of Captain ...

Hundreds to graduate at FedUni ceremonies

Tuesday 9 May 2017

More than 1100 students will graduate from Federation University Australia’s Campuses over 10 ceremonies throughout May. The ceremonies from 10 to 25 May are a highlight of the year for graduating students and their families. “On behalf of the university I would like to congratulate all of our new graduates and wish them well in their future careers. The Universi...

University awards record number of Foundation Scholarships

Monday 8 May 2017

Federation University Australia has presented a record number of 54 Foundation Scholarships at a major ceremony at the Mt Helen Campus. The Scholarships, which are available to domestic Higher Education and TAFE students, are funded by donations to the University’s Foundation. Valued from $1000 to $7000 each, the Scholarships were assessed on financial circumstances an...

University leading the field in metallurgy science

Monday 8 May 2017

Secondary school students now have the opportunity to experience hands-on, real industry metallurgy science through a ground-breaking new program run by Earth Ed and Federation University Australia. Recent co-operation led to the development of a four-hour program for Year 10 students about mining, geology and metallurgy. The first offering of the program to students and tea...

New Vice-Chancellor commences at Federation University Australia

Friday 5 May 2017

Federation University Australia has welcomed its new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Bartlett, who commenced on 1 May. Professor Bartlett recently served as Chief Executive and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Monash University Malaysia from 2013. The University’s Chancellor, Dr Paul Hemming, said the University was delighted to appoint Professor Bartlett to the role.

Australian history centre to feature strongly at Booktown

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Federation University Australia’s Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) is set to play a major role in this year’s Clunes Booktown.   To be held on the weekend of 6 – 7 May, Booktown will feature significant contributions from the university. “The Clunes Booktown festival attracts approximately 17,000 people over the weekend...

FedUni to shine during Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2017

Tuesday 2 May 2017

The Arts Academy at Federation University Australia is set to play a major role as part of this year’s Ballarat Heritage Weekend in partnership with the City of Ballarat. The Arts Academy is responsible for a variety of free public performances, events and talks, involving 180 students from the Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Communication Design program. Federation U...

Education students present Enterprising Communities Exhibition

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Fourth year Education students from Federation University Australia will present a special exhibition about the enterprising contributions made by students to regional school and community groups. To be held at the Mining Exchange, Lydiard St, Ballarat, on Tuesday, 16 May, the exhibition will be staffed by 60 final year Bachelor of Education students. “The exhibition w...

Arts Academy Lecturer to exhibit at Queenscliff

Friday 21 April 2017

Jimmy Pasakos of Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy has been invited to partake in the ‘Streeton Prints - Artist in Residence’ program. The residency will take place at the Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop from 26 to 30 April. Mr Pasakos, an Arts Academy Lecturer, has been invited by managers Soula and Theo Mantalvanos to participate in this uni...

Arts Academy alumni present new theatre production

Thursday 20 April 2017

A group of Arts Academy alumni at Federation University Australia are presenting a new theatre work in Bendigo, written by 2015 graduate Laura Telford. ‘Peaked Caps and Khaki’ tells the unique, true story of Isobel O'Connor and James O'Sullivan. “After a chance encounter the two fell in love and marry. The events of the play follow these two individ...

FedUni continues to excel in learning and teaching rankings

Thursday 13 April 2017

Federation University Australia has maintained its reputation as one of the nation’s leading universities with a series of excellent results in the latest Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching rankings.

FedUni to sponsor Casey Cardinia Business Awards 2017

Thursday 13 April 2017

Federation University Australia is the new major sponsor of the Casey Cardinia Business Awards 2017. In its inaugural year, FedUni's Berwick Campus signed up to the Casey Cardinia Business Awards, replacing Monash University as a major sponsor. Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andy Smith, said the sponsorship reflected FedUni’s desire to make a difference to the c...

Design of new Ballarat Tech School unveiled at FedUni

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Federation University Australia has unveiled the design of the new Ballarat Tech School at its SMB Campus. The new Tech School will be created through the redevelopment of the University’s Building K on Albert Street, Ballarat. Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, James Merlino, announced the new design, which has been completed by Patrick Architects. &...