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Students pitch ideas at Brisbane incubator

Monday 15 July 2019

Federation University students are not just learning in the class room. They are heading out to start-up weekends where they share their ideas and innovative plans with other students. The Arc Hardware Incubator event was ideal for the University’s Brisbane students. The 54-hour start-up weekend brought many designers and experts together.      

Campus Life Director honoured with award

Friday 12 July 2019

The popularity and strong reputation of Federation University Australia’s residential services have been acknowledged with a prestigious international award.  Federation University's Director of Campus Life, Colin Marshall, was presented the Roelf Visser Global Initiatives award for his outstanding contribution in advancing the campus housing profession and the student ...

Inspiring 9/11 speaker comes to Ballarat

Friday 12 July 2019

Ballarat has an opportunity to hear first-hand about an inspiring story coming out of the tragedy of the September 11 terror attacks in the United States in 2001. Compassionate Ballarat and Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy are hosting Kevin Tuerff, the author of Stranded in Gander on 9/11. Set in the week following the September 11 attacks, the b...

New cyber security training to start in Ballarat

Thursday 11 July 2019

Ballarat students will soon have access to cutting-edge cyber security training at FedUni TAFE following a major funding announcement by the Victorian Government. The $940,000 investment will allow Federation University to build a new IT laboratory to deliver the Certificate IV in Cyber Security. This is part of the Victorian Government’s highly successful Free TAFE initiat...

Seminar to look beyond plastic bags

Monday 8 July 2019

A seminar to prepare for the introduction of the Victorian Government’s statewide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags will be held at Federation University Australia’s SMB campus on Tuesday, 9 July.

University supporting Brisbane startup interns

Monday 8 July 2019

Federation University Australia’s Brisbane students will soon be connected to Queensland’s tech startups and scale-ups through a new Student Employability Accelerator Program (SEAP). Launched on Federation University’s Brisbane campus this week, SEAP aims to empower international students’ employability and entrepreneurial mindset through a five week curricular...

Outstanding alumni honoured at ceremony

Friday 5 July 2019

Leaders in high performance sport, electronic gaming, business and information will be among eleven distinguished Federation University Australia graduates to be recognised at the 2019 Alumni Awards. Introduced in 2014, the Federation University Alumni Awards have recognised many of our prominent and successful graduates, both nationally and internationally. The 2019 awards will bring...

Delivering the skills Wimmera employers need

Friday 5 July 2019

Federation University Australia has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of $1.1 million under the Regional and Specialist Training Fund (RSTF) for five projects at its FedUni TAFE campus in Horsham.

Brisbane students riding wave of invention

Monday 1 July 2019

A new blind spot detector for bicycles will make cycling on roads safer and help reduce the number of accidents involving cyclists. Information technology students from Federation University Australia’s Brisbane Campus have unveiled a revolutionary new detector sensor for bicycle riders.  Called Wingman, the blind-spot detector sensor is designed to improve road s...

New Chinese partnership highlights info tech strength

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Federation University Australia has become one of only six Australian universities to be granted approved institute status in China for the establishment of a major information technology centre at Hebei University of Science and Technology (HUST).

Building professional skills in the Wimmera

Wednesday 19 June 2019

People living in the Wimmera will be able to gain professional skills that local employers need with FedUni TAFE to launch new accounting and bookkeeping programs at its campus in Horsham. The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping will be offered from mid-July as evening classes, making it easier for people who are already working to study. The nationally recognised q...

Family violence doesn't take a holiday

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Family violence will be discussed in a tourism setting for the first time, with a Federation University Australia academic to present research on their connection at an international tourism conference in Melbourne this month.

Youth mental health platform in development

Tuesday 11 June 2019

A digital mental health platform to assist young people with anxiety, depression, substance abuse and sleep problems will be developed with funding granted to a team including a senior Federation University Australia researcher. 

New approach needed to suicide prevention

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Community hotlines such as Lifeline are not fully equipped to handle critical suicide calls and may need to be complemented by a dedicated 24-hour national telephone suicide service, according to new research.

Celebrating student success in the Wimmera

Friday 31 May 2019

FedUni TAFE students have celebrated their hard work and commitment to study at two events at the Wimmera Campus. Twelve students were gowned in academic regalia and presented with a letter of congratulations from Federation University Australia Chancellor, Mr Terry Moran AC and Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Helen Bartlett at a Completion Celebration. Seven studen...

Gippsland Campus celebrates graduating students

Wednesday 29 May 2019

The hard work and dedication of a Yarragon mother-of-three has been recognised with a University Medal for outstanding academic achievement at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus graduation ceremony.

Celebrating National Volunteers Week

Friday 24 May 2019

From creating a Eureka Mapping site to locating the correct site of the Eureka Stockade to cataloguing photographs that tell the history of Ballarat – the work of the dedicated volunteers at Federation University Australia’s libraries will be acknowledged this week as part of National Volunteer Week celebrations.

University artist celebrates 30 years of exhibitions

Friday 24 May 2019

Renowned Gippsland artist Rodney Forbes is set to mount his seventeenth solo exhibition at Australian Galleries, Melbourne’s oldest commercial gallery. An Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Federation University Australia, Mr Forbes headed the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design at Churchill for eight years and will be celebrating 30 years since his highly successful debut show a...

Diversity of the Otways and Shipwreck Coast explored

Thursday 16 May 2019

The wildlife of the Otways and Shipwreck Coast is diverse and spectacular with immense conservation value, but is not immune to the damaging effects of fire, climate change and pests, according to a new book by Dr Grant Palmer, an academic at Federation University Australia.

Conference to explore extinction and climate change

Thursday 16 May 2019

The national debate about climate change will be front and centre at the eighth Biodiversity across the Borders Conference at Federation University Australia in June. Held every two years, the conference is one of the leading biodiversity and ecology events throughout Australasia. More than 600 conservation experts will attend this year’s event. The conference’s ...

Berwick students enjoy Immunology Day

Friday 10 May 2019

Secondary school students have immersed themselves in the fascinating world of the immune system for the International Day of Immunology at Federation University Australia’s Berwick Campus. The international Day of Immunology is celebrated annually to raise public awareness of the immune system. In Australia events are organised by the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immu...

University opens Cranbourne library study space

Friday 10 May 2019

Federation University Australia students, local secondary school students and Cranbourne library visitors are enjoying the benefits of a new library study space to collaborate and learn. Situated at the Cranbourne branch of Casey Cardinia Libraries, the study space includes a reading lounge, individual study carrels, work spaces, free wi-fi for library members, and access to libr...

Olympic champion Kowalski to address University

Thursday 9 May 2019

Former Olympic swimming champion Daniel Kowalski will speak about diversity, inclusion and equality at a special event at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus.  To be delivered as part of Campus Life Pride Week activities, Daniel will give a fascinating insight into his life and career.  Daniel was heavily involved in Australia’s Marriage E...

Plan to bring compassion back to business

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Can compassion and empathy exist alongside the relentless drive for profit in the corporate world?  A workshop by Federation University Australia and Compassionate Ballarat on Friday 10 May will examine this issue. Authors of the book From Me to We: design and build collaborative workplaces, Ian George and Stephen Hanman, will present at the workshop.

Graduates parade down central Ballarat

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Federation University Australia graduates have paraded through central Ballarat as part of the University’s first graduation ceremony of the year. More than 1,200 students will graduate at ceremonies in Ballarat and Gippsland this month. Arts Academy and TAFE students graduating on Wednesday paraded down Lydiard Street in their academic robes to the Mining Exchange aft...

Change in fortune for Federation University

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Federation University Australia has delivered a dramatic turnaround in its financial position and operations in the space of just 12 months. The 2018 Annual Report was tabled in the Victorian Parliament today, showing Federation University has no debt and total revenue of $330 million, with an operating result of $6.6 million. This is a significant turnaround from a deficit ...

Day of Immunology attracts students to Fed Uni

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Secondary school students from Ballarat and Western Victoria have immersed themselves in the fascinating world of the immune system for International Day of immunology at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus.

Fed Uni scholarships a hand up for students

Wednesday 1 May 2019

More than 25 Federation University Australia students will be able to continue their studies thanks to generous scholarships awarded to them. Scholarships ranging in value from $1000 to $7000 have been awarded at a Foundation Scholarships presentation at the University’s Mt Helen Campus.   Five current Higher Education students received Foundation Scholarship...

Funding for Ballarat Health Research Hub welcomed

Monday 29 April 2019

Federation University Australia welcomes federal Labor’s $10 million commitment towards a centre for health research and innovation in Ballarat. Federation University, Ballarat Health Services and St John of God Ballarat Hospital are lead partners in the Ballarat Innovation and Research Collaboration for Health (BIRCH) initiative, with four other universities also participat...

FedUni professors bringing their work to the pub

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Federation University Australia professors are breaking down barriers to make their research more accessible to the local community through the new Professor in a Pub series of public lectures. The Space in Between event at the Latrobe Regional Gallery in Morwell brought together an artist, a composer and sociologist to explore the concept of space. Presenters and t...