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Tech-savvy students pay it forward

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Students from FedUni’s Brisbane Campus recently completed an industry placement with partners CoderDojo, a global community of free programming clubs for young people aged between 7-17.  The industry engagement program gives international students the invaluable opportunity to practise English and revise their IT knowledge while supporting young minds who have a passion for...

Brisbane student appointed ambassador

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Nipuni Gunawardena is the first FedUni Brisbane student to be appointed to the Brisbane International Student Ambassador Program and the sole representative for her home nation, Sri Lanka. The program adopts students from a variety of backgrounds to share their study journeys through social media with prospective international students.    Forty-five new students a...

Student Commons Area at Mt Helen Campus re-named

Friday 22 June 2018

Federation University Australia’s Student Commons Area at the Mt Helen Campus is the first FedUni building to be officially given an Aboriginal name, Gnarrwirring Karung. Meaning Learning Place in the local Wadawurrung language, the re-named centre (pronounced Narrowing Ker Ung) will provide recognition of the area’s cultural heritage and increase the vibrancy, diversity a...

FedUni academic contributes to major new book on Timor-Leste

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Associate Professor Jerry Courvisanos from Federation University Australia has contributed to a major book on the economic future of Timor-Leste.  The book, New Research on Timor-Leste, is based on the proceedings of the Timor-Leste Studies Association’s 2017 Conference. Associate Professor’s chapter is titled ‘Review of the Roadmap for Implementing th...

FedUni health science students collaborate with Scottish university

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Health Science students from Federation University Australia have gathered invaluable international knowledge during their recent study trip to Scotland. The five students were hosted by the University of Highlands and Islands at Inverness, Perth and Isle of Lewis campuses. The trip was part of a Federal Government program to provide international study experiences in health...

University to host STEM workshops for Indigenous students

Friday 8 June 2018

Federation University Australia will host a series of one-day educational workshops to inspire Year Seven and Eight female Indigenous students enabled by a $138,000 grant from the Federal Government. The INspire Me workshops are designed to encourage young Indigenous students in regional Victoria to take up STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects as a key part...

FedUni students excel at WorldSkills competition

Thursday 7 June 2018

Federation University Australia TAFE students have been awarded three medals in the national WorldSkills competition held in Sydney this month. “Once again, our FedUni students have performed particularly well at this year’s national championships,” Associate Professor Barry Wight, Executive Director of FedUni TAFE, said. “Two of our students were awa...

Brisbane Campus honoured by major design award

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Federation University Australia has been honoured by a Gold Award awarded to leading designers Goldi for their stunning work on the new Brisbane Campus. Goldi won the Environmental Graphic Design category at the Melbourne Design Awards. The prestigious awards celebrate creativity, communication design and the built environment. “It was a great experience to w...

Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society to move to Mt Rowan site

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Federation University Australia and Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society (BAPS) have been negotiating for some time to facilitate the sale of the University’s Mt Rowan site to BAPS. The University will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with BAPS to ensure the continued use of the 16.2 hectare site for agricultural education and training. “The Univers...

University a leading partner in Wimmera agricultural project

Friday 1 June 2018

Federation University Australia research and expertise will play a major role in the Victorian Government’s new Agriculture Technology, Innovation, Development and Extension Program (AgTIDE). The initiative will accelerate the adoption of agriculture technology and increase the productivity and profitability of Victorian farms. “As part of the project, Federation...

FedUni professor joins committee advising on major national survey

Thursday 31 May 2018

Professor Erica Smith from Federation University Australia’s School of Education has been selected for membership of the Consortium Advisory Group for the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) ‘Growing up in Australia’.

FedUni research contributes to leading international blood pressure study

Monday 28 May 2018

A major international study on high blood pressure featuring Federation University Australia’s Professor Fadi Charchar is set to improve the lives of many sufferers. The study was published in the Lancet Global Health journal, the number one public health journal worldwide. “High blood pressure is the biggest contributor to disease and mortality around the world,...

FedUni launches Big Dreams Youth Leadership Academy

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents will have the opportunity to reach their full potential as part of Federation University Australia’s new Baldau Yiooghen Big Dreams Youth Leadership Academy.

FedUni Living Leadership Exchange program recognised for best practice

Tuesday 22 May 2018

FedUni Living’s Manager Residential Communities Andrew Renfree has been recognised at the Asia-Pacific Student Accommodation Association (APSAA) awards, being awarded the Michael O’Leary Award for Innovation.

Elders visit Wayn-Gurr Derrk FedUni Bush Tucker Garden

Monday 21 May 2018

Federation University Australia was pleased to welcome the local Ballarat Aboriginal Elders to the Wayn-Gurr Derrk Bush Tucker Community Gardens at the Mt Helen Campus. The Elders visited on Friday 18 May for a picnic lunch in the gardens. The visit was hosted by FedUni Living and the Aboriginal Education Centre (AEC) for the Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative as a part of t...

University hosts major scholarship ceremonies

Friday 18 May 2018

Federation University Australia is presenting up to 150 scholarships to Higher Education and TAFE students throughout its campuses this month. “These scholarships recognise the excellent standards of our students and their contribution to the region in which they study,” Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor, said. “The University is pleased to provide ...

FedUni rated number one in Victoria for getting a job

Thursday 17 May 2018

A national survey of graduates has placed Federation University Australia number one in Victoria for overall employment and median salary. The QILT survey reveals FedUni graduates have an employment rate of 90.6 per cent and a median salary of $60,000, the highest of Victorian-headquartered universities. The University also ranked number one in Victoria for student support, ...

FedUni to launch MBA at Berwick Campus

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Professionals throughout south-eastern Melbourne will now have the opportunity to advance their career following the announcement that Federation University Australia will offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from its Berwick Campus. 

Dominic Soh presents careers masterclass to FedUni students

Monday 14 May 2018

International speaker and motivator Dominic Soh has spoken to students at Federation University Australia about career development and the best methods to get the job they want. “To hear Dominic speak was a fantastic opportunity for many of our students at Mt Helen and Gippsland,” Jerry van Delft, Director of Student Connect, said. “It was a privilege to he...

Federal Education and Training Minister Birmingham in education forum at Berwick

Monday 14 May 2018

Federation University Australia hosted an education forum chaired by Senator Simon Birmingham, Federal Minister for Education and Training, at the Berwick Campus on Monday, 14 May. The visit, facilitated by Jason Wood, Federal Member for La Trobe, saw the Minister meet members of FedUni’s executive team, high school principals, community leaders and students. “I am very t...

Morwell exhibition to be showcased at Parliament House

Monday 14 May 2018

An exhibition featuring the hopes and dreams of the Morwell community will make its way to the halls of the Victorian Parliament in May. Following a successful showing at Switchback Gallery in Churchill last year, the ‘Our hopes for the future of Morwell’ photographic exhibition will be showcased at Queen’s Hall from 21-25 May. The exhibition was developed ...

FedUni graduates embark on their next journey

Tuesday 8 May 2018

More than 1400 students will graduate from Federation University Australia at graduation ceremonies in Ballarat and Gippsland from 9-24 May. “We look forward to honouring the many hundreds of worthy graduates from throughout Victoria a well as those students who study with our many trusted partners both here and in Malaysia,” Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor, said...

University researchers part of program to save wildlife

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Researchers from Federation University Australia have been selected by the Saving Our Species program to help save four threatened species from extinction. The program involving collaboration between research staff of the University and the Office of Environment and Heritage New South Wales has identified a threatened lizard, two bird species and a small mammal in need of protection.

Ballarat Tech School hosts Career Achievement Awards

Wednesday 2 May 2018

The Ballarat Tech School has hosted the CSIRO STEM Professional Career Achievement Awards at the SMB Campus. “A shared commitment, dedication and collaboration are essential to improving STEM education outcomes,” Sofia Fiusco, Director of Ballarat Tech School, said. “Partnerships with key stakeholders such as the CSIRO and the Aboriginal Education Centre at...

Success for Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre Program

Monday 30 April 2018

Federation University Australia has joined 15 other universities in being awarded funding for the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Program. Industry and other stakeholders in public health will join the universities in undertaking the challenge of galvanising the digital health sector. “The new CRC aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians...

FedUni major contributor to growth of regional Australia

Sunday 29 April 2018

Federation University Australia is a major contributor to economic productivity and employment within the regions it serves, according to a new impact study. The economic impact study conducted by the Nous Group in conjunction with the Centre for Policy Studies for the Regional Universities Network (RUN) demonstrated the impact and importance that Federation University Australia, Vict...

FedUni Education students excel in Literacy and Numeracy Test

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Education students from Federation University Australia have performed above the national average in the Federal Government’s Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education. More than 23,000 teaching students throughout the nation sat the Test last year to assess whether they had literacy and numeracy skills in the top 30 per cent of the adult population. In ...

Arts Academy students present Shakespeare productions

Friday 20 April 2018

Acting and music theatre students from Federation University Australia will perform two William Shakespeare plays in Ballarat over the next three weeks.   The productions, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Margaret of Anjou, will both be held at the Arts Academy, Camp Street. “Our second and third year students are delighted to present these two outstanding...

Women In Trades event held at FedUni SMB Campus

Friday 20 April 2018

The potential for more female students to undertake TAFE programs has been highlighted at the ‘Why Trades Need Women In Trades Event’ at Federation University Australia. Held at the University’s Manufacturing and Engineering Skills Centre, Ballarat, the event promoted trades for females as a career option. Regional female employers who promote female appren...

Satisfaction survey launched for VET students

Tuesday 17 April 2018

How has your VET program helped you achieve your goals? This is the question the Victorian Government is asking around 200,000 students in the annual Student Satisfaction Survey. Students who completed or exited any government-subsidised VET courses provided by registered training providers in 2017 have been sent a survey to complete online, via SMS or by mail. The survey ta...