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Arts Academy Graduating Students get Serious Courage

Thursday 10 August 2017

Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy is pleased to present a season of graduating theatre works from the Music Theatre and Acting programs. The season, under the title Serious Courage, will showcase political performance. Contemporary, passionate, radical, and epic: Ballarat audiences can experience the work of Caryl Churchill, Stephen Sondheim and Bertolt Brecht.

Christmas in July and August charity functions continue at FedUni

Tuesday 8 August 2017

Federation University Australia is delighted to host another series of Christmas in July and August fundraising events at the Mt Helen and Gippsland campuses over the next fortnight. “Our mid-year charity fundraising functions are always a highlight of the year for the university community,” Colin Marshall, Director of Campus Life, said. “The events at Ball...

Federation University Australia announces new Brisbane Campus

Thursday 3 August 2017

Federation University Australia has opened the doors to its new Brisbane Campus.  Located at 333 Ann Street, Brisbane, the $6 million operation will initially offer four programs to international students: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting); Master of Business Administration (Health Services Management); Master of Technology (Software Engineering); Master of Technology (Enterprise...

FedUni to learn and improve following release of national survey

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Federation University Australia will implement all recommendations of a Human Rights Commission Report released today into sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian Universities. The University has also pledged to extend its training programs across its entire institution to assist the prevention of sexual and violence-related acts. “This University is committ...

Historical SMB Gardens to be re-planted in campus upgrade

Friday 28 July 2017

Ballarat’s historic SMB Botanical Gardens will re-bloom as part of a major re-development of Federation University Australia buildings on Albert Street, in the city’s central business district.

High school students take on the FedUni Casey Project

Friday 28 July 2017

High school students have embarked on a two-month project with Federation University Australia and the City of Casey designed to give young minds a taste of what life is like at university. The 2017 FedUni Casey Project kicked-off on Thursday 27 July, with almost 100-year nine students from five local schools across the shire taking part at FedUni’s Berwick Campus. Ove...

Sports science graduate presented with prestigious award

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Federation University Australia graduate Dr James O’Brien has been awarded a major sports science award by the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The Editor’s Choice Award in the Inaugural 2017 BJSM PhD Academy Award was presented to Dr O’Brien out of a highly competitive international field of recent PhD graduates. His PhD, ‘Enhancing the implementa...

FedUni welcomes new international students

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Up to 200 international students from 18 countries will arrive at Federation University Australia this week. The mid-year intake will see the students enrolling in many programs including business, informational technology, engineering and nursing. “Our new international students will be studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as research degrees at th...

Trade Taster program introduced at FedUni for secondary school students

Monday 24 July 2017

Federation University Australia and WestVic Staffing Solutions have joined forces to provide a Trade Taster program to secondary school students throughout the Ballarat region. “The Trade Taster program is an excellent way for participants to experience different occupations to help students choose a career path,” Barry Wright, Executive Director of FedUni TAFE, said. ...

University welcomes visitors to 2017 Open Day

Monday 24 July 2017

Federation University Australia is delighted to welcome prospective students and their families to its Ballarat, Gippsland and Berwick Campuses for the 2017 Open Day on Sunday, 27 August.  The campuses will be open from 10 am to 3 pm on the day. Visitors will be able to explore our wide range of programs at Discovery Points at each campus. Prospective students can meet ...

First student mentors appointed at FedUni Berwick

Friday 21 July 2017

The transition to university life will be made easier for students at Federation University Australia’s Berwick Campus this semester thanks to the appointment of student mentors. The six student mentors will provide first-hand experience to mid-year undergraduates in the first five weeks of student – a time when peer support is needed the most. Each mentor is ass...

University excels with top hundred international ranking

Friday 21 July 2017

Federation University Australia’s highly renowned hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism disciplines have been placed in the top hundred globally by the prestigious Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for Universities in 2017.

Chinese students commence at Federation Business School 

Thursday 20 July 2017

Twenty students from Guangdong Baiyun University in China have arrived at the Mt Helen Campus to commence their studies at Federation Business School this week. “We are delighted to welcome students from Guangdong Baiyun University. These students remind us that we are part of a global community,” Associate Professor Bob O’Shea, Executive Dean of Federation Business ...

Hike to Higher Education Charity Night coming to FedUni

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Federation University Australia’s Faculty of Education and Arts is proud to host the 2017 Hike to Higher Education Charity Night. To be held at the SMB Campus on Wednesday, 30 August, the event aims to raise funds to support current secondary school students from Regional Victoria who have suffered disadvantage or are disengaged from schooling.  “The Hike to...

University hosts higher degree research conference

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Federation University Australia will hold its annual research conference for higher degree by research students at the Mt Helen Campus on Thursday, 27 July.    With the theme of Making Your Vision a Reality, the conference at the Mt Helen Campus will enable our students to present their research to an audience of their peers and the public.  “I&rsqu...

Wimmera Campus to host World Skills competition

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Federation University Australia will hold the World Skills Electro Technology Competition at the Wimmera Campus on Thursday, 3 August. To be held in the Mallee Building, the competition will run from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. Three judges from FedUni TAFE will adjudicate. “Up to ten local apprentices will take part in this leading competition,” Geoff Lord, Head of the ...

FedUni's Exercise Rehab Clinic gets injured runner through marathon

Thursday 13 July 2017

The expertise of Federation University Australia’s Exercise Rehabilitation Clinic has succeeded in treating a debilitating foot injury to enable a university academic to complete her first marathon.  

University to host education breakfast

Monday 10 July 2017

Federation University Australia’s Faculty of Education and Arts will host a free ConnectEd breakfast for prospective teachers at Prospects Restaurant, SMB Campus, on Thursday, 3 August.  Commencing at 7.00 am and concluding at 8.00 am, the breakfast is the first event in an innovative networking forum for local education professionals. Presenters will include Asso...

Professor Rae Mackay appointed Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner

Saturday 8 July 2017

Federation University Australia Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Bartlett, has congratulated Professor Rae Mackay on his appointment as the first Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner. The appointment by the Victorian Government will see Professor Mackay provide independent advice to the Government on mine rehabilitation and the development of the Latrobe Valley Regional Reh...

FedUni signs collaboration agreement with AGL to boost opportunities in Latrobe Valley 

Friday 7 July 2017

A landmark agreement between Federation University Australia and AGL will greatly assist the Latrobe Valley by providing opportunities in education and training, research, innovation and commercial services.

FedUni researcher part of major international ecology study

Friday 7 July 2017

Federation University Australia’s Dr Grant Palmer is part of an international group of researchers exploring the disproportionate ecological importance of small natural features. The researchers’ work is included in the July issue of the leading international journal in the discipline of conservation biology, Biological Conservation, where there are three synthetic reviews...

Child abuse Royal Commission inspires FedUni theatrical production

Tuesday 4 July 2017

A new theatre work devised and created by recent alumni of Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy will explore what it means to be a survivor of abuse. No More Silence uses words and interviews taken from the lives of 13 survivors in Ballarat to convey a journey, travelling from a place of suffering and confusion to recovery and acceptance. &ldquo...

FedUni Business School and Buninyong Bank form alliance

Friday 30 June 2017

Federation University Australia’s Business School and Buninyong & District Community Bank have formed a Strategic Alliance to foster collaboration and co-operation in education and training, research and consulting services between both parties.

University hosts Science and Technology Student Awards

Thursday 29 June 2017

Federation University Australia’s Faculty of Science and Technology is hosting its annual Student Awards Ceremonies in Gippsland and Ballarat this week. The Gippsland Ceremony was held on Tuesday, 27 June and the Mt Helen Ceremony will be held on Friday, 30 June. Students from the School of Engineering and Information Technology, and the School of Applied and Biom...

FedUni professor provides vocational education advice at leading international forum

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Federation University Australia’s Professor Erica Smith has addressed a two-day forum in the United States as one of a small number of international experts. The forum, Re-thinking TVET for the Challenges of the Future in Latin America and the Caribbean, was organised by the Inter-American Development Bank and held in Washington DC. Professor Smith was invited...

FedUni Live > Learn> Lead program goes to Hawaii

Wednesday 28 June 2017

FedUni Living Residential Support team members are heading to the University of Hawaii Manoa (UHM) this week to meet their counterparts and learn about Residential Life on university campuses in the United States.

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.