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FedUni academics to conduct injury survey for AFL

Thursday 8 October 2015

Two academics from Federation University Australia have received a grant from the AFL to conduct an innovative survey into injury prevention. Dr Alex Donaldson and Dr Scott Talpey have received $23,148 from the AFL Research Board to conduct a survey of the lower limb injury prevention knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of community Australian football coaches in the 2016 season.

FedUni charity event puts depression in the spotlight

Thursday 8 October 2015

Federation University Australia will host its fourth annual Blue Tie Ball on Saturday, 24 October, to raise funds for beyondblue, the national depression and anxiety initiative. The announcement coincides with the recent release of a new report by FedUni lecturer Liz Temple, showing rural Australians are more likely to suffer from depression than their city counterparts. ...

Sir Albert Coates Oration to be hosted by FedUni

Thursday 8 October 2015

Dr Lachlan Grant, Historian at the Australian War Memorial, has been announced as Guest Speaker at this year’s Sir Albert Coates Oration at Federation University Australia. The Oration will held at the University’s SMB Campus on Thursday, 22 October. Dr Grant joined the Australian War Memorial in 2011 as a Historian in the Military History Section. He previo...

FedUni welcomes Keep It Clever policy blueprint

Thursday 8 October 2015

Federation University Australia has supported calls by Universities Australia for urgent increases in investment in research and skills development. Universities Australia’s new policy blueprint, Keep It Clever, states increased investment is needed to address the serious economic and education challenges of the next two decades. “There is a pressing need no...

FedUni to establish new centre in Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Federation University Australia to establish new teaching centre in the heart of Kuala Lumpur Major step forward for well-known Australian education provider in Malaysia  Federation University Australia unveiled plans today to establish a major education and teaching centre in Kuala Lumpur to integrate and coordinate its South A...

Children's Centres team up with Gowrie Victoria

Monday 5 October 2015

FedUni Children’s Centres have announced plans to partner Gowrie Victoria to establish the Gowrie Ballarat Educational Leaders Networking Group. The networking group provides unique opportunities for educators and early childhood professionals to come together, share and learn from one another. The network will offer participants a community committed to ongoing learn...

FedUni launches KickStart bursary program

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Federation University Australia has launched its major KickStart bursary and grants program for current students. “The University is very excited and delighted to launch our new KickStart program for students in need,” Professor Marcia Devlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning), said. “FedUni prides itself on being a welcoming and inclusive university. ...

Wimmera plumbers to train locally at FedUni

Tuesday 29 September 2015

The announcement that Federation University Australia will deliver plumbing training for regional apprentices in the Wimmera has been greeted with enthusiasm by regional businesses. Following industry discussions, FedUni will deliver training for regional plumbing apprenticeships in Horsham in 2016. Apprentices may access their training at the Wimmera Campus next year, instead of ...

New anxiety and depression e-mental health program unveiled by FedUni

Thursday 17 September 2015

A major new e-mental health platform has been launched this week by Professor Britt Klein, Director of the Centre for Bio-psychosocial and eHealth Research & Innovation at Federation University Australia.

University success in Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards

Monday 14 September 2015

The outstanding achievements and leadership of Federation University Australia’s Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) have been recognised at the recent Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards.

FedUni to assist Rotary Club in membership drive

Monday 14 September 2015

Federation University Australia has teamed up with the Rotary Club of Ballarat in a campaign to boost the number of club members and increase services to the community. “The Rotary Club of Ballarat does important work in the local community and is keen to grow its membership base to maintain its services,” Associate Professor Elisa Backer, the resear...

Professor David Battersby announces retirement in 2016

Friday 11 September 2015

The Vice-Chancellor of Federation University Australia, Professor David Battersby, has announced to staff this week that he will retire as Vice-Chancellor in the second half of 2016. “My decade as Vice-Chancellor has been the highlight of my academic career which has spanned nearly 40 years,” Professor Battersby said.  Professor Battersby was ap...

Young web developers recognised in Gippsland

Tuesday 8 September 2015

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

University pair presented with Student Learning awards

Monday 7 September 2015

Two Federation University Australia students have been awarded the prestigious Outstanding Peer Educator Team Award for their commitment and excellence in the University’s Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) chemistry group. Isabella Fry-McBean and Cameron Butcher were nominated as a team for the 2015 Achievement Awards in Recognition of Excellence and Contribution to Student ...

Gippsland students put their hands up for a teaching career

Friday 4 September 2015

An increase in first-year Primary Education students at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus has revealed positive growth in the number of local students choosing to study in the region.

Campus Life Director recognised for Excellence in Innovation

Thursday 3 September 2015

Federation University Australia’s Colin Marshall and the FedUni Living Team have been Highly Commended for Excellence in Innovation at the ATEM / Campus Review Awards for Best Practice in Tertiary Education Management this week.

Science Experience returns to Gippsland Campus

Thursday 3 September 2015

Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus will hold its 2015 Science Experience from Tuesday, 22 September, to Thursday, 24 September. Year 9 and 10 students participating in the Experience will be in their element as they undertake fascinating and challenging Science and Mathematics activities.  “Not only will they enjoy meeting likeminded stu...

Student Art Prize awarded at Gippsland Open Day

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Orbost Secondary College student Ruby Anderssen has won the $2,000 first prize at the ReFresh Art Award, announced at Federation University Australia’s recent Open Day. In addition to Ruby receiving the award, Orbost Secondary College also received a $1,000 cash prize for their Visual Arts department. The Gippsland Centre for Art and Design at FedUni awarded a tota...

Gippsland numbers up at successful Open Day

Monday 31 August 2015

Prospective students voted with their feet yesterday by recording a 10 per cent increase in Open Day attendances at FedUni’s Gippsland Campus.  “We are delighted to have hosted so many eager Open Day visitors at Churchill,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “There was a noticeable increase in visitors from last year and our s...

Numbers up at successful 2015 Open Day

Monday 31 August 2015

Prospective students voted with their feet yesterday by recording a 10 per cent increase in Open Day attendances at FedUni’s Ballarat and Gippsland Campuses.  “We are delighted to have hosted so many eager Open Day visitors at our three Ballarat Campuses and at Churchill,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “There was a noti...

Student seeks Ballarat residents for tourism project

Friday 28 August 2015

Federation University Australia student Mohammad Yousuf is inviting local residents to participate in his PhD study by sharing their experiences as hosts to their friends and relatives who visit them in Ballarat.

University receives funding for mobility projects

Friday 28 August 2015

Federation University Australia has been approved for $135,200 for students to participate in five mobility projects in China, Nepal and South Korea. The University’s Education & Arts and Science & Technology faculties have been successful in gaining funding. The projects approved for funding are for: 20 pre-service education teachers t...

University to host leading international conference on apprenticeships

Thursday 27 August 2015

A major international conference on apprenticeships will be held at Federation University Australia on 1 – 2 September. This is the sixth conference of the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP), which is based in Germany.  The Ballarat conference includes speakers from 11 countries, as well as a panel session of WorldSkills participants and Au...

World premiere film event comes to Ballarat

Monday 24 August 2015

A film written and directed by a PhD student from Federation University Australia will be premiered in Ballarat on 29 October. “We are fortunate to be one of the cities where the world premiere release of the new Australian motion picture, Stakes, will be released. The film by Richard Owen will be released in over 50 regions around the nation,” Associate Professor Elis...

The One Small Thing Conference open for registrations

Friday 21 August 2015

Following the success of last year, Federation University Australia’s second annual Student Leadership Conference, to be held on 17 and 18 September at the Mt Helen Campus, has now opened for student registrations.

Christmas in July appeal raises more than $30,000 for charity

Friday 21 August 2015

Federation University Australia has raised a record amount of $30,432 for charity through this year’s Christmas in July fundraising efforts. Held at both the Mt Helen and Gippsland campuses, the events enabled hundreds of staff, students and the community to donate generously to a range of charitable causes, locally, nationally and internationally. The initiatives...

FedUni still number one in Good Universities Guide

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Federation University Australia is celebrating its number one rating for teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide. In another accolade for the university, FedUni students have voted their lecturers the best in the state for an impressive seven years running. “As a University, we believe in delivering the highest quality education to our students. We...

University to host Accounting History International Conference

Tuesday 18 August 2015

The eighth Accounting History International Conference (8AHIC) will be hosted by Federation Business School from Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 August at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre.

Chief Scientist to give presentation at Gippsland Campus

Friday 14 August 2015

Professor Ian Chubb, the Chief Scientist of Australia, will visit Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus on Monday, 17 August, to launch National Science Week activities. Organised by the FedUni Gippsland Access and Participation (GAP) Project, Professor Chubb will lead a discussion focussing on the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathe...

Leading international publisher to be honored

Thursday 13 August 2015

Global publishing executive Shane Armstrong, one of Federation University Australia’s most distinguished graduates, will be presented with the University’s International Alumnus Award at the Mt Helen Campus on Thursday, 13 August.