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Study highlights Federation University's major economic role in regional Australia

Thursday 24 September 2020

Federation University contributed $269 million to regional Australia’s real GDP in 2018, a new economic impact study has found. The study for the Regional Universities Network (RUN) found its seven regionally headquartered universities are a driving force in regional communities. The Economic Impact of the Regional Universities Network study by Nous and the Ce...

Arts students showcase impact of COVID and bushfires

Monday 21 September 2020

The Arts Academy, Federation University Australia will tonight launch two innovative productions that will shine a light on events that have shaped Victoria in recent years. The free online productions of Embers and Songs from the Other Side will showcase the work of graduating Performing Arts students. They would usually be staged, but the production teams have adap...

New survey puts Federation University second in Australia for postgrad employment

Thursday 17 September 2020

Federation University Australia has been named the second highest performing university in the country for postgraduate employment. The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ratings also placed Federation University at number nine in Australia for undergraduate employment. The 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal looked at full-time graduate employment ...

Open thank you letter to health and education providers and local communities

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Federation University Vice-Chancellor and President Duncan Bentley has written an open letter of gratitude to those who have welcomed healthcare and education students for placements in 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at hospitals, medical centres, aged care facilities, kindergartens, schools and childcare providers across Victoria have gone to significant lengths to ensure ...

Federation University expert urges us to ask the question R U OK?

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Federation University Australia psychology lecturer Ashley Humphrey has called on residents of regional Victoria to get in touch with friends and family even if they can’t be bothered on R U OK? Day tomorrow.

Record number of students enrol in Gippsland MBA

Monday 7 September 2020

More than 70 Gippslanders have seized the opportunity to up-skill or re-skill through a Federation University scholarship designed to support the recovery of the Gippsland business community. The new subsidised, Gippsland-based Master of Business Administration (MBA) commences this month with the largest student cohort of an MBA across the University in corporate memory. Fed...

New Federation University learning space welcomes back Brisbane students

Thursday 3 September 2020

A modern new floor is greeting Queensland students as they begin their calculated and cautious transition to on-site learning at Federation University Australia.  With the new inclusion of the eighth floor, the Brisbane Campus now spans six floors of the Ann Street building.  It provides an extension to existing teaching and learning spaces, with purpose-built stud...

Federation University study aims to conserve Qld's dwindling koala population

Friday 28 August 2020

Federation University Australia researchers will study koala DNA in a project that aims to significantly bolster koala conservation in Brisbane and across southeast Queensland. The research team led by Federation University Conservation Biology Senior Lecturer, Dr Fiona Hogan, has been awarded more than $292,000 funding by Brisbane City Council to study koala genetics and movement.

New Vice-Chancellor to shine spotlight on regional post-Covid economic growth

Monday 24 August 2020

Federation University’s new Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Duncan Bentley says regional Victoria has the knowledge and resources to build a bright future on the other side of the coronavirus pandemic.   

Fed Uni secures research funding to test hydrogen viability in Latrobe Valley

Thursday 20 August 2020

Federation University Australia researchers have been awarded $1.5 million in funding to support a hydrogen pilot project that is expected to change the way energy is produced in Australia and internationally.

Fed Uni launches new physiotherapy degree

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Federation University Australia today launched a new degree in physiotherapy to be delivered at its Gippsland campus to help address the region’s workforce needs. The four-year bachelor degree will commence in 2021 and include more than 1,000 hours of clinical placements. Physiotherapists are allied health professionals who are skilled in the assessment, diagnosis, tre...

Fed Uni graduates most successful in Vic Job Market for 2nd year running

Friday 14 August 2020

For the second year in a row Federation University graduates are more likely to get a full-time job and earn a higher starting salary than graduates from any other Victorian university, according to the new Good Universities Guide 2021* ratings.

Fed Uni's first Virtual Open Day

Thursday 13 August 2020

Federation University Australia’s first Virtual Open Day will give all students an equal opportunity to virtually visit campuses and explore the range of educational pathways available to them. While students will not physically attend the Virtual Open Day due to coronavirus restrictions, Federation University has planned a range of activities to inform and inspire prospective s...

Federation University student draws on earthquake experience to help peers

Monday 27 July 2020

An international student at Federation University Australia is drawing on his own experience of a natural disaster to help other students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Master of Social Work student Pranaya Lohani has been working to provide support and advice to fellow international students at Federation University’s Berwick Campus. Mr Lohani believes his experience o...

Fed Uni and Gippsland community support students in need

Thursday 23 July 2020

Federation University Australia has joined forces with local churches, welfare agencies and neighbourhood and multicultural groups to support students in need with the Community Pantry initiative.  A Community Pantry has been established at Federation University’s Gippsland Campus in Churchill and Mid Valley Shopping Centre in Morwell to provide food and toiletries to stu...

Choir unites Gippsland community in song

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Gippsland residents are invited to join Federation University Australia students and staff in a new choir that aims to bring the community together.  Federation University and AGL Loy Yang have partnered to establish the Word of Mouth Chorus in Gippsland.   Rehearsals for the choir will be held online via Zoom, with physical rehea...

Fed Uni gears up for online 'O Week'

Monday 20 July 2020

Mid-year orientation activities will virtually look a little different in 2020, with students logging on for a range of interactive programs and entertainment.  All new Federation University Australia and Federation TAFE students are invited to take part in online O Week activities between Monday 20 and Friday 24&nb...

Federation University supporting Gippsland businesses in recovery

Tuesday 14 July 2020

A new Federation University scholarship will support the Gippsland business community in its recovery from the impact of bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.  A new subsidised, Gippsland-based Master of Business Administration (MBA) will commence in September 2020 and offer a dynamic blend of theory and practice.  I...

Federation University and Latrobe City sign collaborative agreement

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Federation University and Latrobe City Council have strengthened their commitment to a successful economic transition of the Latrobe region by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU builds on their history of collaboration and aims to further establish Latrobe City as a regional city with a strong university offering. Through the formalised agreed partnership, ...

Ballarat universities unite for students in need

Monday 29 June 2020

Federation University Australia and Australian Catholic University (ACU) have joined forces to provide food for Ballarat students in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Staff from both universities have been distributing food, toiletries and blankets to domestic and international students as part of Ballarat City Council’s Community Pantry initiative.  ...

New project aims to boost on-country Indigenous employment

Thursday 25 June 2020

A new project aims to shine the spotlight on country employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Federation University Australia Professor Keir Reeves will be a chief investigator in the Australian Research Council-funded project, set to begin by the end of 2020. Professor Reeves will work with a team of researchers and organisation...

Regional students and communities to benefit from new reform package

Friday 19 June 2020

Federation University welcomes the new reform package to address the gap in higher education participation and attainment between metro and regional, rural and remote communities, with a focus on job creation and meeting regional skills needs.

Exhibition showcases the teaching skills of the future

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Federation University Australia students will conduct a virtual exhibition this week to showcase projects they have developed in collaboration with community groups in Ballarat, Berwick and Gippsland. 

Federation University Australia appoints new Vice-Chancellor

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Following a national search, the Council of Federation University Australia today announced the appointment of Professor Duncan Bentley as its next Vice-Chancellor, commencing in August 2020. Currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Swinburne University, Professor Bentley leads the Academic, International, Online and Indigenous portfolios at Swinburne and is on the Board of Swin...

Fed TAFE Horticulture students planting the seeds of recovery

Thursday 28 May 2020

Students studying the Certificate III in Horticulture at Federation TAFE’s Wimmera Campus in Horsham have received innovative, hands-on, home study packs to ensure they can continue to progress with their studies.

Spotlight on online learning in new FedTalks webinar

Friday 22 May 2020

The basics and benefits of online and flexible learning for VCE and university students will be discussed in Federation University Australia’s first ever FedTalks webinar. Current VCE students, their families and university students are invited to participate in the webinar, titled ‘Online Learning: The Essentials’. Federation University Learning S...

New website connects region's health workers and employers

Thursday 21 May 2020

Federation TAFE has launched a new online one-stop-shop for healthcare jobs in the Grampians region to help tackle local skills shortages. In National Careers Week (18-24 May), the Connecting Health Careers website offers an example of graduates, educators and industry working together to address skills shortages in the community. The website is supported by the Skills and J...

Science award calls for students to think creatively

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Ballarat secondary school students are being encouraged to use their creativity to solve an everyday science problem in the 2020 Peter Doherty Science Award. Organised by the Ballarat Tech School, the award is open to all Ballarat students from Year 7 to Year 10 and aims to promote scientific thought and activity among secondary school-aged students. Remote and flexible lear...

Federation welcomes priority funding for universities

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Federation University Australia has welcomed the $350-million Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund announced today, to help the state’s university sector recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Providing new opportunities for people impacted by the pandemic

Monday 11 May 2020

Regional Victorians will have the opportunity to upskill and re-train during the COVID-19 pandemic through a variety of short courses in priority areas identified by the Federal Government as part of its higher education relief package.