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Government funding changes harmful to regional universities

Friday 22 December 2017

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Bartlett, has warned of the damaging impact the Federal Government’s proposed freeze on the Commonwealth Grant Scheme will have on regional Universities like Federation University Australia.

Human impact on wetlands earlier than thought: new research

Tuesday 19 December 2017

The first human impact on wetland ecosystems across the globe was earlier than estimated, according to new research. Professor Peter Gell from Federation University Australia was one of 27 authors from 17 countries to publish the new research in The Anthropocene Review. Published online this week, the article reveals evidence of the first human impact on wetland ecosystems a...

Research reveals Australian video games have poor warning standards

Friday 15 December 2017

Australian video games do not contain adequate classifications or warnings on them, which could lead to unsuitable viewing by some children, according to new research by a Federation University Australia student. 

Foundation Scholarships presented at Wimmera Campus

Friday 15 December 2017

Foundation Scholarships have been presented to two inspiring students at Federation University Australia’s Wimmera Campus.  The scholarships of $1000 each were presented to Tha Blay Sher from Nhill and Muh Muh Maw Kay. Both are refugees from the Karen community.  The Foundation Scholarships have been established by FedUni to enhance students’ chances of...

FedUni announces new High Achievers Scholarships

Thursday 14 December 2017

To coincide with the release of VCE results, Federation University Australia has announced a range of scholarships of up to $18,000 each for high achieving students. The FedUni High Achievers Scholarships will be offered to students who have been dux of their school or achieve an ATAR of more than 80. Students who receive an ATAR of more than 90 will qualify for a scholarshi...

FedUni research team presented with VicHealth Award

Thursday 7 December 2017

The Sport and Recreation Spatial – Sport Participation Research Project has taken home health promotion foundation VicHealth’s Research into Action Award for its efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of the community at the 2017 VicHealth Awards.

December graduation ceremonies to celebrate FedUni students

Wednesday 6 December 2017

A new group of business, education, arts, science and health students from Federation University Australia will graduate at the Mt Helen Campus this week.  More than 600 students will graduate over four ceremonies in Founders Hall. “This week's graduation ceremonies are a highlight of the year for the graduands and their families and for the broader unive...

FedUni Info Day all set for 18 December

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Federation University Australia will host its annual Info Day for prospective students at its Mt Helen, Berwick and Gippsland campuses on Monday, 18 December. The day will include campus tours and plenty of information on the courses the university has on offer. “FedUni staff will be on hand to assist you with any queries you may have after receiving your ATAR scores,&...

University hosts business and education networking sessions

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Federation University Australia will host a series of ConnectEd business and education networking sessions at its Ballarat, Berwick and Gippsland Campuses throughout December.  The free breakfast events will explore business education projects and partnerships, as well as the skills needed for future success in the business and education industries.   Associat...

University to host forum with external partners

Monday 4 December 2017

Federation University Australia will host a special forum with its external partners on 11 and 12 December to share ideas and enhance student success. The 2017 FedUni Partner Forum at the Mt Helen Campus will be an interactive event providing professional development and networking opportunities for FedUni staff and the University’s partner providers. “This year&...

FedUni finds a way to navigate the male genome responsible for heart disease

Friday 1 December 2017

A new study led by biomedical researchers at Federation University Australia has discovered unique portions of genetic material known as long non-coding RNAs on the Y chromosome that could contribute to the onset of heart disease in men.

Student Chris Hams receives New Colombo Plan scholarship

Thursday 30 November 2017

Federation University Australia student Chris Hams has been awarded a prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarship funded by the Australian Government. The Scholarship includes up to $20,000 in tuition fees, as well as funding to undertake language training, travel allowance, establishment allowance, a monthly stipend and health and travel insurance. “The University is del...

FedUni committed to increased student completions

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Federation University Australia’s completions relating to 2015 were under-reported to the Department of Education and Training due to a change in internal reporting systems. The University has now reviewed and changed its method of gathering student completion data. The Department was notified of this under-reporting. “The success of our completing students is su...

FedUni ambassadors add support to White Ribbon campaign

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Phil Cleary, a long-time campaigner to stop violence against women, was guest speaker at a recent White Ribbon Day breakfast in Ballarat attended by Federation University Australia representatives. “It was a great occasion to listen to Phil’s very powerful message about stopping violence against women,” Colin Marshall, Director of Campus Life, said.  &...

FedUni hosting Schools Outreach program at Ballarat campuses

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Up to 200 secondary school students from 13 schools across Western Victoria are enjoying university life in Ballarat as part of the popular annual FedUni Schools Outreach program. “Our Schools Outreach camps are an ideal introduction for Year Eight secondary school students to experience university life,” Christine Holmes, FedUni Schools Outreach Coordinator, said. ...

Grant to strengthen health collaborations throughout western Victoria

Monday 27 November 2017

Academics from Federation University Australia have been awarded a research grant to lead a project that will work to improve the lives of children and families across western Victoria. In collaboration with clinical and academic partners from Ballarat Health Services, Barwon Health, Colac Area Health, East Grampians Health and Deakin University, the project will investigate the ...

Realise your ambition at Federation University Australia

Monday 27 November 2017

Federation University Australia’s Info Day on Monday 18 December is an opportunity to realise your ambition and to discuss course options at a University rated five stars for student support. Students eager to change their preference to FedUni can expect a range of information sessions, advice on entry requirements on courses, accommodation options, support services, scholarship...

FedUni graduates awarded mining commendations

Friday 24 November 2017

Mining, mineral processing and geology graduates from Federation University Australia have been highly honoured at the AusIMM GB O’Malley student preliminary selection event in Ballarat. The GB O’Malley Medal Award is considered the highest student commendation. It is awarded annually to a Student Member of the AusIMM for the best preparation and presentation of a technica...

Country Women's Association announces scholarship for Gippsland students

Thursday 23 November 2017

Students from Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus will be eligible to apply for a new scholarship program announced by the Country Women's Association (CWA). The CWA Latrobe Central Group Scholarship will be made available to female students living and studying, or committed to studying, at the University’s Gippsland Campus.   The $3,...

Steve Bracks returns to FedUni to launch cycling route

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Steve Bracks, former Victorian Premier and distinguished alumnus of Federation University Australia, returned to the Mt Helen Campus this week to help launch the route of Cycling Australia’s Road National Championships in January 2018.

Casey students show their smarts at FedUni

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Federation University Australia together with the City of Casey provided high school students with a taste of university life. The 2017 FedUni Casey Project saw almost 100 Year 9 students from five schools across the shire take part in a two-month project at FedUni’s Berwick Campus. The project, a partnership between FedUni and the City of Casey, saw high school studen...

FedUni centre stage in Cycling Australia Road National Championships route

Monday 20 November 2017

Federation University Australia is delighted that the route for the Cycling Australia Road National Championships will travel through its Mt Helen Campus. The event, to be held from 3 to 7 January, promises to be one of the major national cycling fixtures of the summer. “As naming rights partner for this premier cycling event we are delighted that FedUni will feature s...

First primary teaching group graduates from Gippsland Campus

Friday 17 November 2017

The first group of Bachelor of Education students to enrol at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus have completed their four years of study and will graduate in May next year.  

FedUni receives further Australian Research Council grants

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Senior academics from Federation University Australia have been featured in three leading Australian Research Council grants. Awarded through the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme, the grants have been allocated to many academics throughout Australian universities. Dr Jess Reeves is a chief investigator in the successful LIEF grant for a national...

Exhibition to showcase hopes for the future of Morwell

Monday 13 November 2017

THE community’s hopes and dreams for Morwell will be showcased at a photography exhibition at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus from 14-24 November. The Switchback Gallery exhibition, titled ‘Our hopes for the future of Morwell’, is a project developed by the Hazelwood Health Study, in collaboration with Morwell Neighbourhood House and FedUni&r...

Major ARC grant awarded to FedUni academic

Friday 10 November 2017

Federation University Australia’s Dr Julien Ugon has received a prestigious Australian Research Council grant to further his mathematical research into optimisation techniques. “The University is delighted to congratulate Dr Ugon on achieving this well-deserved research grant,” Professor Leigh Sullivan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), said.

New digital health program released for the LGBQ community

Friday 10 November 2017

A new digital health program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people, who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety and depression, has just been released through My Digital Health, operated through Federation University Australia.

Arts Academy students to unveil End of Year Exhibition

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Three years of study and practice will be on show this month at the annual EYE – End of Year Exhibition at Federation University Australia's Arts Academy. Showcasing the extraordinary breadth and talent of the graduating visual arts and communication design students, the EYE is a feast of contemporary art that will excite and ignite Ballarat’s Mining Exchange.

Nepal National Trust welcomed at FedUni

Monday 6 November 2017

Representatives from Nepal’s National Trust for Nature Conservation have met with Federation University Australia’s wildlife conservation researchers at the Gippsland and Mt Helen Campus. Mrs Sarita Jnawali, Director of Conservation Programs, and Dr Chiran Pokheral, Project Manager at Chitwan National Park, Nepal, met with Associate Professor Wendy Wright and other sta...

FedUni academics undertake important international apprenticeship research

Monday 6 November 2017

Federation University Australia’s Professor Erica Smith, assisted by Dr Jackie Tuck, has been selected to undertake an important project analysing apprenticeship initiatives for the ‘G20’ countries.