Social events

Welcome to Federation University’s social program for mid-year 2020! Whilst life on campus may be on standby for now, you’re now officially a Fed student on your university journey. We look forward to e-meeting you and bringing you social and engaging opportunities to experience from the comfort of your home!

On this page you’ll find the full social program for all students, no matter what campus you’re from.  
Don’t forget to like our FedUni Current Students Facebook page to join your fellow student community and stay up to date with all things Fed!

Tech troubles? Try the StudyHub for advice and support.

Tuesday 21 July

Lunchtime Live Music Lounge | 11:30am to 12:30pm | Microsoft Teams

Get ready for a tune-a-sandwich served fresh to you over lunchtime of Orientation! Coming to you virtually from across our Ballarat, Berwick and Gippsland campuses, meet our talented Fed students that will truly be music to your ears:

  • Reveena Prasad
  • Gemma Foord
  • Olivia Lay

Join here on Teams at the event time

Art Lounge | 3:30pm to 4:30pm | Microsoft Teams

B.Y.O beverage of choice, a pen or pencil, paper and channel your inner Da Vinci and join our ‘Sip and Draw’ event hosted by the Ballarat Art Society. In this FREE event, add to your isolation skill bank and learn the basics of drawing 3D shapes and shading in a relaxed, fun and social environment. Get involved for your chance to win great prizes including hand printed art pieces and gift vouchers!

Join here on Teams at the event time

E-Games Lounge | 3:30pm to 4:30pm | Microsoft Teams

Brought to you by our Berwick E-Games Club, come along for some friendly (and maybe slightly competitive!) gaming to wind down your first day.

We will be exploring The Jackbox Party Pack, five fun games in one great pack – giving you the perfect excuse for clicking your way into the E Games Lounge for an hour of gaming delight, no experience necessary!

Never gamed before? Not to worry, club members will be there to guide you through set up and the basics of how to play. Just by participating you’ll have the chance to win some of the great prizes and giveaways up for grabs!

To participate, you can just use one device. But, if you have access to a computer and a phone that would be helpful.

Any two devices with web browsers access will do: computer, phone, tablet, PS4, even two computer screens.

  • One device for meeting in Microsoft teams
  • Another device to jump on the following website

Join here on Teams at event time

Sports Lounge | 3:30pm to 4:30pm | Microsoft Teams

A fan of keeping active and enjoy some friendly competition? Join our sports co-ordinator in an introduction to FedMoves – our easy to navigate health and fitness app, where you can find out more about its activity tracking, workouts, ability to book spaces on Mt Helen Campus (including newly refurbished gym, pool and basketball court), challenges and more. 
You’ll also have the chance to join not one, but two challenges being launched, each exploring different elements of the app and Fed apparel up for grabs!

Join here on Teams at event time

Trivia Lounge |  3:30pm to 4:30pm | Microsoft Teams

If you know pieces of information that have shown little value to you thus far in life, here’s your chance to finally put them to use! With four different trivia challenges available to participate in, you’ll have a great shot at taking out the $50 gift card and Federation University hoodie prizes.

To participate, there are two things you will need to do:

  • Have the Kahoot! app installed on your phone to play along.
    It's available at the Apple App Store or on Google Play. If all else fails you can run it in your browser.
  • Then, head to the Teams Trivia Lounge at the set time to follow along the live streaming game and win!

Puzzled? Our friendly team will be available in the Lounge to assist you in setting up.

Wednesday 22 July

Live HIIT Fitness Class and FedMoves Information Session | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | FedMoves app and Zoom

Take time out from sitting down, swap the slippers for sneakers and put that activewear to use! 
Join our UniSport staff for a taste of what fitness classes are available at Fed. To access the class, download the FedMoves app, sign up and click the class on the day and get MOVEing! Class running from 12:00 to 12:30pm.

At 12:30pm, cool down from your HIIT session all the whilst hearing what other health and fitness opportunities are available on FedMoves.

Enter the Zoom FedMoves Information Session

Time and Priority Management Workshop by Josh Farr | 2:30pm to 3:45pm | Zoom

Are you wanting to be more efficient? Did you know that between news, social media, on-demand streaming, gaming and checking email, the average person loses more than 21 hours per week? (Inc, 2018). 

In this workshop, you will: 
- Learn how to reduce the stress and anxiety from procrastination 
- Analyse your weekly effectiveness/efficiency using our online TIME168 Tool 
- Start mornings off strongly with our 60&YOU formula 
- Achieve your study/career goals with our 60&ONE formula 
- End the week strongly with our 60&RAP formula.  

If you need to take back control of your calendar, this workshop is for you!

Register here

Thursday 23 July

Support Services Information Sessions | Thurs 1:00pm to 3:00pm | Microsoft Teams

Federation University is rated number one amongst all Australian Universities for Student Support, and we invite you to explore this firsthand! There will be a brief overview of each of the areas and time for Q&A, listen and learn more about the amazing opportunities available at your fingertips on your University journey.

Register here

Session 1 | 1:00pm to 1:25pm

  • Careers and Employability
  • Federation Advantage
  • Volunteering
  • Industry Placement Program (IPP)

Session 2 | 1:25pm to 1:50pm

  • Chaplaincy
  • Counselling
  • Disability and Learning Access Unit

Session 3 | 1:50pm to 2:15pm

  • Clubs and Societies
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Elite Athlete Program

Session 4 | 2:15pm to 2:40pm

  • Student Senate
  • Equity & Diversity
  • Health Services
  • International Student Support

Session 5 | 2:40pm to 3:00pm

  • Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants
  • Financial Information and Support
  • Student Advisory

Clubs Zone | Thurs 1:00pm to 3:00pm | Microsoft Teams

Chat to some of our clubs by instant message on Teams and ask them about what they get up to.

In the Clubs Zone each participating club will be listed and you can simply click on the name to visit and text clubs you are interested in.

All our current clubs can also be reached by Email and Facebook