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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...

FedUni presented with prestigious Higher Education Award

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Federation University Australia won the 2017 Australian Financial Review (AFR) award for Higher Education Equity and Opportunity at a ceremony held in Sydney on 29 August. Associate Professor Jacqui Wilson and Pearl Goodwin-Burns from the Faculty of Education and Arts, in conjunction with La Trobe University, were the recipients of the award. Their innovative program assists people wh...

Refresh Art Prize winners announced

Monday 4 September 2017

One of the highlights of Open Day at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus was the announcement of the winners of the Refresh Art Prize for 2017. This award with a total prize pool of $5,000 is sponsored by the university’s Gippsland Centre for Art and Design (GCAD). This year’s $2,000 first prize winner is Sally Jensen from Kooweerup Secondary...

FedUni presents Alumni Awards to distinguished graduates

Monday 4 September 2017

Six distinguished graduates from Federation University Australia have been presented with Alumni Awards at the Mt Helen Campus. The awards recognise a series of outstanding local and international alumni members. The award recipients are: Associate Professor Ann Gervasoni, Alumna of the Year: As part of her PhD Ann developed an early mathematics interventio...

Nanya Research Station awarded environmental grants

Thursday 31 August 2017

Federation University Australia’s Nanya Research Station has received two major grants to help protect the flora and fauna on the site. The station, a 40,000 hectare property in south-west New South Wales, is a unique environmental site that has been under the University’s custody since 2004. One grant, $100,000 from the NSW Environmental Trust, will support ongo...

FedUni Returns top Good Universities Guide Rankings

Monday 28 August 2017

Federation University Australia has maintained its reputation as a leading national university by achieving three outstanding five-star ratings in the 2018 Good Universities Guide. With a maximum five-star rating for Student Support, Social Equity and Skills Development, the university continues to excel across many important fields.  The University was rated high in th...

FedUni students take part in New Colombo Plan projects

Monday 28 August 2017

A total of 113 students from Federation University Australia will participate in 13 new mobility projects across the Indo-Pacific in 2018 as part of the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan. “As part of the program 10 education students will complete professional experience practicums in China by engaging with Taishan No 1. High School and Anshan University,” Dr Jes...

FedUni delighted to host Blue Tie Ball again

Monday 21 August 2017

Federation University Australia is pleased once again to host the Blue Tie Ball at the Mt Helen Campus on Saturday, 28 October. The ball, now in its sixth year, will be a night of fun and entertainment to raise funds and awareness for beyondblue, the national organisation that works to raise awareness about anxiety and depression. “Guest speakers on the n...

FedUni announces Citizen Science Grant Success

Thursday 17 August 2017

Federation University Australia’s Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) and partners Waterwatch, Corangamite CMA, Envirocom Connections and The Waterbug Company, have been awarded funding from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, as part of the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Program.

University and Precision Agriculture in project to advance agribusiness

Thursday 17 August 2017

Precision Agriculture, one of Australia’s most experienced agriculture technology providers, has initiated a three-year research collaboration with Federation University Australia to accelerate the adoption of precision farming techniques in Australia.

FedUni Brisbane announces accommodation supplier

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Federation University Australia is pleased to announce Student One as an accommodation supplier for its Brisbane Campus.  “FedUni Brisbane is delighted that Student One will be our preferred supplier,” Alexandra Elibank Murray, Director of the Campus, said. “The residences will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by multi-lingual staff. Free b...

Ballarat International Foto Biennale features several FedUni entries

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Photographic exhibitions by Federation University Australia staff and students will be a major feature of this year’s Ballarat International Foto Biennale. To be held from 19 August to 17 September, the Foto Biennale will highlight the latest work from many leading photographers.  “We are thrilled to support the extraordinary program of the Ballarat Internat...

FedUni to host major National Science Week events

Monday 14 August 2017

Federation University Australia has announced the Ballarat STEM Network will be launched at the Mt Helen Campus on Wednesday, 16 August, as part of National Science Week. STEM covers the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is the focus of the learning programs being developed by Ballarat Tech School, situated on FedUni's SMB Campus, for commencement...

First Open Day at FedUni Berwick

Friday 11 August 2017

Federation University Australia is delighted to host its first official Berwick Campus Open Day on Sunday, 27 August. The Berwick Open Day also will coincide with the launch of six new degree programs, bringing the total number on offer at the campus to 21. The six new undergraduate degrees include: BioMed, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Criminal Justice, Psychological Sci...

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 ...