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FedUni committed to increased student completions

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Federation University Australia’s completions relating to 2015 were under-reported to the Department of Education and Training due to a change in internal reporting systems. The University has now reviewed and changed its method of gathering student completion data. The Department was notified of this under-reporting. “The success of our completing students is su...

FedUni ambassadors add support to White Ribbon campaign

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Phil Cleary, a long-time campaigner to stop violence against women, was guest speaker at a recent White Ribbon Day breakfast in Ballarat attended by Federation University Australia representatives. “It was a great occasion to listen to Phil’s very powerful message about stopping violence against women,” Colin Marshall, Director of Campus Life, said.  &...

FedUni hosting Schools Outreach program at Ballarat campuses

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Up to 200 secondary school students from 13 schools across Western Victoria are enjoying university life in Ballarat as part of the popular annual FedUni Schools Outreach program. “Our Schools Outreach camps are an ideal introduction for Year Eight secondary school students to experience university life,” Christine Holmes, FedUni Schools Outreach Coordinator, said. ...

Grant to strengthen health collaborations throughout western Victoria

Monday 27 November 2017

Academics from Federation University Australia have been awarded a research grant to lead a project that will work to improve the lives of children and families across western Victoria. In collaboration with clinical and academic partners from Ballarat Health Services, Barwon Health, Colac Area Health, East Grampians Health and Deakin University, the project will investigate the ...

Realise your ambition at Federation University Australia

Monday 27 November 2017

Federation University Australia’s Info Day on Monday 18 December is an opportunity to realise your ambition and to discuss course options at a University rated five stars for student support. Students eager to change their preference to FedUni can expect a range of information sessions, advice on entry requirements on courses, accommodation options, support services, scholarship...

FedUni graduates awarded mining commendations

Friday 24 November 2017

Mining, mineral processing and geology graduates from Federation University Australia have been highly honoured at the AusIMM GB O’Malley student preliminary selection event in Ballarat. The GB O’Malley Medal Award is considered the highest student commendation. It is awarded annually to a Student Member of the AusIMM for the best preparation and presentation of a technica...

Country Women's Association announces scholarship for Gippsland students

Thursday 23 November 2017

Students from Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus will be eligible to apply for a new scholarship program announced by the Country Women's Association (CWA). The CWA Latrobe Central Group Scholarship will be made available to female students living and studying, or committed to studying, at the University’s Gippsland Campus.   The $3,...

Steve Bracks returns to FedUni to launch cycling route

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Steve Bracks, former Victorian Premier and distinguished alumnus of Federation University Australia, returned to the Mt Helen Campus this week to help launch the route of Cycling Australia’s Road National Championships in January 2018.

Casey students show their smarts at FedUni

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Federation University Australia together with the City of Casey provided high school students with a taste of university life. The 2017 FedUni Casey Project saw almost 100 Year 9 students from five schools across the shire take part in a two-month project at FedUni’s Berwick Campus. The project, a partnership between FedUni and the City of Casey, saw high school studen...

FedUni centre stage in Cycling Australia Road National Championships route

Monday 20 November 2017

Federation University Australia is delighted that the route for the Cycling Australia Road National Championships will travel through its Mt Helen Campus. The event, to be held from 3 to 7 January, promises to be one of the major national cycling fixtures of the summer. “As naming rights partner for this premier cycling event we are delighted that FedUni will feature s...

First primary teaching group graduates from Gippsland Campus

Friday 17 November 2017

The first group of Bachelor of Education students to enrol at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus have completed their four years of study and will graduate in May next year.  

FedUni receives further Australian Research Council grants

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Senior academics from Federation University Australia have been featured in three leading Australian Research Council grants. Awarded through the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme, the grants have been allocated to many academics throughout Australian universities. Dr Jess Reeves is a chief investigator in the successful LIEF grant for a national...

Exhibition to showcase hopes for the future of Morwell

Monday 13 November 2017

THE community’s hopes and dreams for Morwell will be showcased at a photography exhibition at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus from 14-24 November. The Switchback Gallery exhibition, titled ‘Our hopes for the future of Morwell’, is a project developed by the Hazelwood Health Study, in collaboration with Morwell Neighbourhood House and FedUni&r...

Major ARC grant awarded to FedUni academic

Friday 10 November 2017

Federation University Australia’s Dr Julien Ugon has received a prestigious Australian Research Council grant to further his mathematical research into optimisation techniques. “The University is delighted to congratulate Dr Ugon on achieving this well-deserved research grant,” Professor Leigh Sullivan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), said.

New digital health program released for the LGBQ community

Friday 10 November 2017

A new digital health program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people, who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety and depression, has just been released through My Digital Health, operated through Federation University Australia.

Arts Academy students to unveil End of Year Exhibition

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Three years of study and practice will be on show this month at the annual EYE – End of Year Exhibition at Federation University Australia's Arts Academy. Showcasing the extraordinary breadth and talent of the graduating visual arts and communication design students, the EYE is a feast of contemporary art that will excite and ignite Ballarat’s Mining Exchange.

Nepal National Trust welcomed at FedUni

Monday 6 November 2017

Representatives from Nepal’s National Trust for Nature Conservation have met with Federation University Australia’s wildlife conservation researchers at the Gippsland and Mt Helen Campus. Mrs Sarita Jnawali, Director of Conservation Programs, and Dr Chiran Pokheral, Project Manager at Chitwan National Park, Nepal, met with Associate Professor Wendy Wright and other sta...

FedUni academics undertake important international apprenticeship research

Monday 6 November 2017

Federation University Australia’s Professor Erica Smith, assisted by Dr Jackie Tuck, has been selected to undertake an important project analysing apprenticeship initiatives for the ‘G20’ countries.

FedUni presents annual Student Engagement Awards

Friday 3 November 2017

Up to 100 Federation University Australia students have been presented with Student Engagement Awards in Ballarat. Encompassing Volunteer and Leadership; Multicultural Student Committee; Student Senate; Sports Awards and Special Awards, the night was an annual celebration of some of the University’s leading students. Recipients of the Special Awards were: Sha...

Stay organised and focused during VCE exams: FedUni academic

Thursday 2 November 2017

Year Twelve students currently completing VCE exams should keep a sense of perspective during this stressful period, according to a senior Federation University Australia academic. “Being organised during study time between exams is vital. Organise yourself really well and whatever space you find most comfortable to study in, be in it.  But don’t forget to have some f...

FedUni collaboration to understand country

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Federation University Australia is leading a collaborative project with the North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and  Barapa Barapa Traditional Owners to understand  the ecological and cultural history of Gunbower Forest.

New teacher education book co-edited by leading academics launched

Tuesday 31 October 2017

  A major new education book, Reflective Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, has been launched at Federation University Australia.   The new volume is part of the highly regarded International Springer series, Teaching and Teacher Education Practices. Edited by Robyn Brandenburg, Kathryn Glasswell, Mellita Jones and Josephine R...

Researcher compares industrial heritage in three Australian regions

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Professor Erik Eklund, Federation University Australia Researcher and Director of the Centre for Gippsland Studies, has published new research suggesting that three major industrial regions in Australia are not making the most of their cultural and economic heritage.

FedUni Gippsland a key site to monitor thunderstorm asthma

Monday 30 October 2017

Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus is one of eight sites in Victoria that form part of a sophisticated thunderstorm asthma monitoring system launched earlier this month. A new pollen trap, now installed at FedUni Gippsland Campus, will help to provide Victorians with early warning of possible thunderstorm asthma events this spring. Thunderstorm asthma o...

University researchers claim major sport and recreation award

Friday 27 October 2017

The Sport and Recreation Spatial team at Federation University Australia has been presented with the prestigious Parks and Leisure Australia national research award. The research team won the state-based (Vic/Tas) award earlier in the year and Associate Professor Rochelle Eime went to the Gold Coast this week for the national conference and award ceremony. “The Sport a...

FedUni students guests at Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet Address

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Fifteen science students from Federation University Australia's Gippsland Campus attended the Annual Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet Address in Traralgon on Wednesday, 18 October. The Address is a celebration of Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, (3 September 1899 – 31 August 1985). Born in Traralgon, he became a virologist highly regarded for his contributions to immunology. He ...

FedUni bricklaying student third best in the world

Sunday 22 October 2017

Federation University Australia TAFE students are amongst the world’s best following the presentation of a bronze medal to Trystan Sammut at the 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi. Trystan, a member of the 18-strong Australian Skillaroos team, came third internationally in the bricklaying category. “The University congratulates Trystan on this absolutely m...

University to conduct major microbiota research

Thursday 19 October 2017

Federation University Australia has signed an agreement with Vedanta Biosciences to conduct research investigating the role of the gut microbiota in infant health in Papua New Guinea. The US$100,000 project will be led by Dr Andrew Greenhill from the Faculty of Science and Technology at the Gippsland Campus. Dr Greenhill will lead a collaboration between FedUni, the Papua Ne...

FedUni students feature in Victorian Training Awards

Monday 16 October 2017

Two students from Federation University Australia’s TAFE programs have been celebrated as finalists in this year’s Victorian Training Awards.  Leigh Colledge from Ballarat was a worthy finalist in the School-Based Apprentice of the Year Category. His dream of becoming a farmer is becoming a reality due to his apprenticeship. The second FedUni finalist in the...

FedUni staff honoured in Wurreker Awards

Friday 13 October 2017

Two Federation University Australia staff members have been recognised in the 2017 Wurreker Awards. These Awards provide an opportunity each year to celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations in the field of Koorie further education.  FedUni staff members Martin Perkins and Ashlee Rodgers (pictured) have been honoured this year. Martin Perkins...