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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...

FedUni partners HTAV to present 2017 History Enrichment Program

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Staff from Federation University Australia recently joined the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV) to present the 2017 History Enrichment Program at the FedUni Wimmera Campus. 

Federation University Australia wears White Ribbon with pride

Friday 6 October 2017

Federation University Australia is proud to announce it is now an accredited White Ribbon Workplace and stands firmly against violence against women. The White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation recognises FedUni’s effective leadership, resource allocation, communication, HR policy development and training to create a safer and more respectful workplace. Professor Todd Wal...

Education scholarships available to rural students

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Fifteen scholarships for rural students have been announced for students enrolled in Education programs at Federation University Australia. The Victorian Government scholarships will support FedUni students undertaking a pathway course that leads to an initial teacher education (ITE) qualification. The scholarships will be available in the following programs: Bachelor of Edu...

FedUni new naming rights partner of road national championships

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Victoria’s foremost University for Sport Sciences has partnered with Cycling Australia for the delivery of the Road National Championships in Ballarat for the next three years. Federation University Australia was appointed naming rights partner of the prestigious cycling event, which in 2018 will mark 12 consecutive years of being held in Ballarat. The partnership agre...

Brisbane Campus leaders visit Korea and China

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Representatives from Federation University Australia visited South Korea and China recently to promote the University’s new Brisbane Campus and its internships and industry links. Dr Jessie Harman, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International & Partnerships); Alexandra Elibank Murray, Director of the Brisbane Campus; and Rachael Houtsma, International Marketing Officer, promoted FedUn...

Academic receives funding to advance climate extremes research

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Federation University Australia’s Dr Savin Chand has received a major grant from the Department of Environment and Energy to advance tropical cyclone research. The $183,211 grant is part of the CSIRO’s and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s National Environment Science Program Project 2.8 Extreme Weather Projection. Dr Chand, from the Faculty of Science...

FedUni to host Living with Bushfire Community Conference

Monday 25 September 2017

For the first time in its four-year history, the Living with Bushfire Community Conference will be hosted in Western Victoria. Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus will host the event on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October. The conference will provide an interactive opportunity for residents and communities, land and fire managers, emergency agencies, research...

Tim Fischer to deliver Sir Albert Coates Oration

Thursday 21 September 2017

Former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer AC will deliver the 2017 Sir Albert Coates Oration at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus on Tuesday, 10 October. Mr Fischer, military historian, former leader of the Federal National Party and former Ambassador, will speak on ‘One Hundred Years Ago, Who Won World War One’. The Sir Albert Coates Oration...

FedUni academic among top national uni teachers

Thursday 21 September 2017

Federation University Australia’s Associate Professor Singarayer Florentine has been recognised as one of the nation’s top teachers by being awarded the prestigious Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning by the Australian Award for University Teaching.

FedUni sports science leaps ahead in global rankings

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Federation University Australia’s sports science is among the world’s best according to new information from the Academic Ranking of World Universities. With a global ranking in the 101 to 150 bracket for 2017, the University has risen substantially since 2016 when it was ranked in the 201-300 bracket. The new Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking reflects the ...

Arts Academy Graduating Students present two major productions

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Federation University Australia is thrilled to present the future stars of Australian theatre. In our Serious Courage season, two works by Caryl Churchill and Bertolt Brecht showcase the great spirit of independence and commitment for which Arts Academy acting students are renowned. “Serious Money is important for Ballarat audiences to see,” Director Tom Gutterid...

First FedUni New Colombo Plan Alumni Ambassador announced

Monday 18 September 2017

Federation University Australia student Catherine Elliott has been appointed the University’s first New Colombo Plan Alumni Ambassador. “As the NCP Alumni Ambassador it is my role to promote the program at the university and within the community, to help other NCP alumni and hopeful NCP participants with their queries about the program and to connect people with the resour...

FedUni and IBM announce 21 scholarships supporting regional students

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Federation University Australia and IBM have announced the recipients of IBM’s annual IT scholarship program. Twenty-one selected students commencing their second year of study for a Bachelor of Information Technology degree at the university will receive a $35,000 individual scholarship. The scholarship supports students who are studying in-demand skills needed for Au...

FedUni Brisbane announces Concentrix partnership

Monday 11 September 2017

Federation University Australia is pleased to build upon its long-standing relationship with Concentrix, the leading global business services provider, on its Brisbane Campus.  “Concentrix is a valued partner of the University and we are thrilled to be able to work together in Brisbane,” Alexandra Elibank Murray, Director of the Campus, said. “The coll...

FedUni honours Antarctic explorer Dick Richards

Thursday 7 September 2017

Federation University Australia was delighted to honour famed Antarctic explorer Dick Richards at its recent Alumni Awards ceremony at Ballarat. R W (Dick) Richards was awarded the Posthumous Distinguished Alumnus Award for his services to our University.  “The University was delighted that his daughter Patricia Lathlean was able to attend our ceremony to accept h...

FedUni to host second State Library storage site

Thursday 7 September 2017

Federation University Australia is delighted to host the second state-of-the-art storage facility for State Library Victoria. The State Library’s existing storage facility at our Mt Helen Campus already holds more than half of the library’s extensive collection. This includes items of national significance such as the waistcoat worn by Captain James Cook, as well...

Children's Centre selected for national kindergarten pilot program

Wednesday 6 September 2017

The FedUni Children’s Centre at the SMB Campus has been selected to participate in a new national pilot STEM program for kindergarten children. “As one of just 100 sites chosen across the nation this is a great achievement for FedUni,” Colin Marshall, Director of Campus Life, said. The program, Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA), is a play-based digital l...

Federation College wins Innovative Schools award

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Federation University Australia’s Federation College Youth Programs has been presented with a prestigious Innovative Schools 2017 award by The Educator magazine. The College’s Youth Programs have been named as one of 40 schools throughout Australia that is leading the way to prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow’s world. “The University is d...