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University to host education breakfast

Monday 10 July 2017

Federation University Australia’s Faculty of Education and Arts will host a free ConnectEd breakfast for prospective teachers at Prospects Restaurant, SMB Campus, on Thursday, 3 August.  Commencing at 7.00 am and concluding at 8.00 am, the breakfast is the first event in an innovative networking forum for local education professionals. Presenters will include Asso...

Professor Rae Mackay appointed Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner

Saturday 8 July 2017

Federation University Australia Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Bartlett, has congratulated Professor Rae Mackay on his appointment as the first Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner. The appointment by the Victorian Government will see Professor Mackay provide independent advice to the Government on mine rehabilitation and the development of the Latrobe Valley Regional Reh...

FedUni signs collaboration agreement with AGL to boost opportunities in Latrobe Valley 

Friday 7 July 2017

A landmark agreement between Federation University Australia and AGL will greatly assist the Latrobe Valley by providing opportunities in education and training, research, innovation and commercial services.

FedUni researcher part of major international ecology study

Friday 7 July 2017

Federation University Australia’s Dr Grant Palmer is part of an international group of researchers exploring the disproportionate ecological importance of small natural features. The researchers’ work is included in the July issue of the leading international journal in the discipline of conservation biology, Biological Conservation, where there are three synthetic reviews...

Child abuse Royal Commission inspires FedUni theatrical production

Tuesday 4 July 2017

A new theatre work devised and created by recent alumni of Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy will explore what it means to be a survivor of abuse. No More Silence uses words and interviews taken from the lives of 13 survivors in Ballarat to convey a journey, travelling from a place of suffering and confusion to recovery and acceptance. &ldquo...

FedUni Business School and Buninyong Bank form alliance

Friday 30 June 2017

Federation University Australia’s Business School and Buninyong & District Community Bank have formed a Strategic Alliance to foster collaboration and co-operation in education and training, research and consulting services between both parties.

University hosts Science and Technology Student Awards

Thursday 29 June 2017

Federation University Australia’s Faculty of Science and Technology is hosting its annual Student Awards Ceremonies in Gippsland and Ballarat this week. The Gippsland Ceremony was held on Tuesday, 27 June and the Mt Helen Ceremony will be held on Friday, 30 June. Students from the School of Engineering and Information Technology, and the School of Applied and Biom...

FedUni professor provides vocational education advice at leading international forum

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Federation University Australia’s Professor Erica Smith has addressed a two-day forum in the United States as one of a small number of international experts. The forum, Re-thinking TVET for the Challenges of the Future in Latin America and the Caribbean, was organised by the Inter-American Development Bank and held in Washington DC. Professor Smith was invited...

FedUni Live > Learn> Lead program goes to Hawaii

Wednesday 28 June 2017

FedUni Living Residential Support team members are heading to the University of Hawaii Manoa (UHM) this week to meet their counterparts and learn about Residential Life on university campuses in the United States.

Two exhibitions announced for NAIDOC Week

Monday 26 June 2017

Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy has announced two exhibitions to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2017.   The Post Office Gallery will host two exhibitions by Indigenous Artists Deanne Gilson’s solo exhibition In Between The Object and the Gaze and a group exhibition Inside Out Dreaming featuring works by Indigenous artists from Federation Colle...

FedUni Arts Alumni recognised in prestigious arts awards

Monday 26 June 2017

Federation University Australia is celebrating its Arts Academy alumni nominated in the prestigious 2017 Helpmann Awards. The nominees are: The maverick satirical comedy sensations Aunty Donna, Arts Academy alumni Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly and Zachary Ruane, for their critically acclaimed Melbourne International Comedy Festival season.   Musi...

FedUni students off to Indigenous Games

Wednesday 21 June 2017

For the first time Federation University Australia will send students to the forthcoming Indigenous National Tertiary Education Student Games. The multi-sport event will be hosted at Deakin University in Geelong between 25 and 29 June. Students from FedUni’s Gippsland Campus Jessica Hunter, Samuel Crane and Ronald Edwards will take part in mixed round-robin tournaments...

FedUni joins Asylum Seekers Forum

Wednesday 21 June 2017

As part of Refugee Week 2017, Federation University Australia’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Marcia Devlin, Learning & Quality, will join a panel discussion at the forthcoming University Asylum Seekers Forum on Thursday 22 June at 5.30 at Victoria University’s Flinders Street Campus.

New cabaret acts unveiled at Arts Academy

Thursday 15 June 2017

A season of new and devised cabaret works, created by the Graduating Music Theatre Company of the Arts Academy at Federation University Australia, will open in Ballarat and Melbourne later this month.

Ballarat students receive taste of FedUni TAFE programs

Wednesday 14 June 2017

More than 100 unemployed young people have enjoyed a series of ‘A Day In The Life’ information sessions by qualified trades people and employers at Federation University Australia’s SMB Campus in Ballarat. 

Student Kellie Young excels in Women Victoria Scholarship Program

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Education student Kellie Young from Federation University Australia has been awarded a prestigious ATSE-WISENet Bursary for a Masters student of Education preparing to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. 

Biodiversity Conference held at Mt Helen Campus

Friday 9 June 2017

The Seventh Biodiversity Across The Borders Conference has been held at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus. Held at the University every two years, the conference is one of the leading biodiversity and ecology events in the nation. Organised by FedUni academic Singarayer Florentine, the conference was officially opened by the University’s Vice-Chan...

FedUni participates in Archie Roach Leadership Academy

Monday 5 June 2017

Students and staff from Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus were proud to participate in Reconciliation Week festivities in Melbourne as part of the Archie Roach Leadership Academy.

FedUni and CAFS host PhD student presentations

Thursday 1 June 2017

Federation University Australia and industry partners have held a Confirmation of Candidature event for PhD students at the CAFS Legacy and Research Centre this week. The event is part of the Central Highlands Children and Youth Area Partnership (CHCYAP) Research Collaboration. Industry partners CAFS, (Berry Street, the Victorian Government, Central Highlands Family Violence...

Asylum Seeker Pathway concert announced for Arts Academy

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy choir, Word of Mouth, will join Melbourne-based female vocal quartet, Pulse, in a wonderful afternoon of a Capella and contemporary harmony at the Arts Academy, Ballarat, on Sunday, 4 June.

Team captains announced at FedUni Berwick Campus

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Four outstanding student-athletes have been chosen to lead Federation University Australia local sporting teams at the Berwick Campus in 2017. Team captain for Soccer is Joseph Connell (Bachelor of Business) Team captain for Basketball is Lawrence Pierre (Bachelor of Business) Team vice-captain for Basketball is Avishka Randeni who is also captain for the...

FedUni research assists Horsham youth engagement

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Federation University Australia’s Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) is working with Horsham Rural City Council in an attempt to shift cultural norms in the consumption of alcohol by young people.

Construction work commences on Ballarat Tech School

Friday 26 May 2017

Work on the new Ballarat Tech School has commenced following the announcement of a builder for the project. Ballarat-based firm Nicholson Construction will be the builders for the Tech School, which is due to open in early 2018. To celebrate the announcement local Victorian Members of Parliament Geoff Howard and Sharon Knight have launched the demolition of a section of the old Build...

FedUni TAFE student nominated for major baking award

Thursday 25 May 2017

Federation University Australia graduate Alex Slinger has been nominated to be the Victorian candidate for the LA Judge Award, the most prestigious award for apprentice bakers in Australia and New Zealand.

FedUni celebrates Refresh Art Prize in Gippsland

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Centre for Art and Design will again celebrate the region’s emerging visual artists through the Refresh Art Prize. Refresh showcases and celebrates the creative work of Gippsland VCE art students and their schools. This prestigious award, with a total prize pool of $5,000, aims to amplify and champion the significa...

Oldest Aboriginal Elder to graduate from FedUni Gippsland

Wednesday 24 May 2017

One of the oldest indigenous Australian Elders will graduate with a Masters of Visual Arts from Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus this week. At the age of 86, Uncle Edward (affectionately known as Dennis), is the oldest indigenous Australian to graduate from FedUni’s Gippsland Campus and is proof that you are never too old to learn. But it is not...

New musicals on the agenda at FedUni Arts Academy

Thursday 18 May 2017

The Arts Academy at Federation University Australia will present an invigorating season of new musical theatre works. The Second Year Music Theatre Company present Magpie and The Spirit Level or The Strange Case of Agatha Banks, both original musical theatre works in development. Recent Arts Academy alumni also will present a new musical for children, The Mystery of Captain ...

Hundreds to graduate at FedUni ceremonies

Tuesday 9 May 2017

More than 1100 students will graduate from Federation University Australia’s Campuses over 10 ceremonies throughout May. The ceremonies from 10 to 25 May are a highlight of the year for graduating students and their families. “On behalf of the university I would like to congratulate all of our new graduates and wish them well in their future careers. The Universi...

University awards record number of Foundation Scholarships

Monday 8 May 2017

Federation University Australia has presented a record number of 54 Foundation Scholarships at a major ceremony at the Mt Helen Campus. The Scholarships, which are available to domestic Higher Education and TAFE students, are funded by donations to the University’s Foundation. Valued from $1000 to $7000 each, the Scholarships were assessed on financial circumstances an...

University leading the field in metallurgy science

Monday 8 May 2017

Secondary school students now have the opportunity to experience hands-on, real industry metallurgy science through a ground-breaking new program run by Earth Ed and Federation University Australia. Recent co-operation led to the development of a four-hour program for Year 10 students about mining, geology and metallurgy. The first offering of the program to students and tea...