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TAFE information sessions to be held in Wimmera

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Students interested in taking up a TAFE course are invited to a series of information sessions to be held at Federation University Australia’s Wimmera Campus. “Our highly qualified industry-experienced teachers will equip students with the tools they need to succeed in their study and careers,” Geoff Lord, Head of the Wimmera Campus, said. “The inform...

FedUni welcomes increased Federal funding

Monday 12 November 2018

Federation University Australia will be able to offer more student places following the announcement today of a new funding package for regional universities. “The University will receive extra funding of $40.7 million over four years to support our new Berwick Campus in meeting its growing demand for student places,” Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor and President...

New Kindergarten program at FedUni Children's Centre Gippsland

Thursday 8 November 2018

The FedUni Children’s Centre in Gippsland is delighted to offer the Education and Early Childhood Development Funded Kindergarten program, commencing in 2019. The program, guided by the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, will be delivered by a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher and engage each child in effective learning, promoting communication, thinking, pos...

High school students take in university life at FedUni

Thursday 8 November 2018

Federation University Australia and the City of Casey recently provided high school students with a taste of university life. The 2018 FedUni Casey Project saw 114 Year Nine students from seven schools across the city take part in a two-month project at the University’s Berwick Campus. The project saw high school students spend time on campus, meet academics and attend...

New biography of Henry Sutton to be launched at FedUni

Tuesday 6 November 2018

A landmark biography of Henry Sutton, one of Australia’s leading early inventors and innovators, will be launched at Federation University Australia next month. Written by Lorayne Branch, Sutton’s great granddaughter, Henry Sutton: The Innovative Man, is a detailed and lively account of a highly influential and extraordinary Australian.   Based on p...

New support program to benefit Wimmera Bachelor of Nursing students

Thursday 1 November 2018

Federation University Australia has responded to concerns about health workforce shortages in the Wimmera and Southern Mallee by offering Bachelor of Nursing students in Western Victoria the opportunity to access more face-to-face classes in Horsham.

Sir Angus Houston to deliver Sir Albert Coates Oration

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Federation University Australia is proud to announce that Sir Angus Houston, former Chief of the Australian Defence Force and one of the nation’s eminent leaders, will deliver this year’s Sir Albert Coates Oration.

New Dean of School of Education appointed at FedUni

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Federation University Australia has announced another prominent senior position with the appointment of Professor Claire McLachlan as Dean of the School of Education. “I am delighted to join Federation University Australia and lead the University’s School of Education,” Professor McLachlan said. “FedUni has long been a national leader in education pro...

FedUni researcher receives prestigious education award

Friday 26 October 2018

Amy Claughton, a Federation University Australia doctoral student, has been awarded The Inclusive Education Summit Junior Scholar Award. The award for engaged research and scholarship in Disability Studies is a peer recognition accolade in the field of Inclusive Education. Ms Claughton, from the School of Education, studied a group of children with disabilities as they engag...

Ballarat Tech School wins leading education design award

Wednesday 24 October 2018

The world-class design of Federation University Australia’s Ballarat Tech School has been recognised by it winning the Innovative Education Initiative category as part of the 2018 Outstanding Learning Environments Award.

FedUni team embarks on water project in India

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Twenty Federation University Australia students have received a grant to travel to India over the next two years as part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Mobility Grants. The project, led by Dr Harpreet Singh Kandra from the University’s School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology, was granted $55,000 from the Department. This is the first time...

New Dean of School of Arts welcomed

Friday 19 October 2018

Federation University Australia has welcomed Professor Andrew Hope as the University’s new Dean of the School of Arts. To be based at the Mt Helen Campus, Professor Hope previously was Head of the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide. He has a PhD in Sociology from Durham University and h...

University welcomes new Dean of Federation Business School

Thursday 18 October 2018

Federation University Australia is delighted to welcome Professor Christina Lee as the new Dean of the University’s Federation Business School. Professor Lee previously was Head of Marketing and Director of the MBA program for Monash University Malaysia. She also was Head of the Business School at Monash Malaysia. “We are very excited to welcome Profess...

FedUni and Casey Cardinia Libraries form partnership

Thursday 18 October 2018

Federation University Australia and Casey Cardinia Libraries have formed an exciting partnership that will see new library services at the Berwick Campus. “Our libraries today bring people together to learn, to relax and to discover,” Sue Owen, University Director of Library and Learning Spaces, said.  “The special CCL - FedUni Library partnership that...

University welcomes high-level Chinese delegation

Friday 12 October 2018

Federation University Australia’s longstanding relationship with China’s Shenzhen Polytechnic was strengthened this week following the visit of a high-level delegation from the Chinese education provider.

FedUni proud to welcome Runway Ballarat

Wednesday 10 October 2018

A new digital entrepreneurship enterprise at Federation University Australia’s SMB Campus will enable local innovators to attract new investment and create regional jobs. Situated in the newly renovated Flecknoe Building, the $4.3 million project is funded by the Victorian Government and is a partnership between Runway, the University and the Victorian Government. The ...

FedUni graduate enjoying dream teaching job in Singapore

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Timika Mathews, an Education graduate from Federation University Australia, insists working at the Canadian International School of Singapore was an opportunity too good to miss. The School has two campuses in Singapore. Both offer Primary and Secondary education in the International Baccalaureate curriculum from August to June.  With students from over 70 different cou...

Secondary students enjoy Science Experience at Berwick

Tuesday 2 October 2018

More than 15 Year Nine and Ten students from throughout Victoria have enjoyed a three-day science program at Federation University Australia’s Berwick Campus. “Throughout the program students embarked on a series of fun science activities covering many areas,” Associate Professor Jenny Mosse, Deputy Dean, School of Health and Life Sciences, said.  &ldq...

Internet Commerce Security Laboratory celebrates anniversary and partnerships

Monday 1 October 2018

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Federation University Australia’s Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) has become a national leader in its field.  The Laboratory was established as a cyber security research laboratory in 2008 with the Victorian Government, Westpac and IBM as key partners. “The ICSL is an internationally leading cyber sec...

FedUni academic awarded prestigious Selwyn Medal

Sunday 30 September 2018

Federation University Australia academic Stephen Carey has been announced as the recipient of the 2018 Selwyn Medal, the premier geology award in Victoria. The award recognises “significant ongoing or former contributions of high calibre to any field of Victorian geology”.  Dr Carey, Lecturer in Geology, teaches palaeontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, re...

Gippsland exhibition traces an artist's journey

Thursday 27 September 2018

A new art exhibition by Nicole Moorhouse at the Switchback Gallery traces her journey from her earliest discoveries and explorations to exhibiting professionally.  The exhibition, ‘The Road Back’, has carefully created intriguing paintings that feature intricate patterning and shapes rendered with a bold colour palette. Ordinary objects are the basis for new...

FedUni excels again in Good Universities Guide

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Federation University Australia has maintained its strong record as a national leader in university rankings following the release of the 2019 Good Universities Guide. Among the highlights, the University has the highest percentage of First Generation students throughout the nation - 44 per cent. These students are the first in their family to attend University.  The un...

Multicultural Ambassador Program leading to greater awareness of cultural diversity

Monday 24 September 2018

Federation University Australia’s evaluation of the City of Ballarat’s Multicultural Ambassador Program (MAP) suggests overwhelming support for increasing and enhancing awareness of cultural diversity in Ballarat.

Federation College students aim to break water record

Friday 21 September 2018

Students from Federation College aim to recruit nearly 300 people to float on pool noodles in a campaign to highlight the risks of drowning in Australia.  “A total of 291 people died last year due to drowning in Australian waters. In 2008 the Australian Water Safety Council set an ambitious goal of reducing drowning by 50 per cent by 2020,” Rebecca Ab...

University to host free public lecture for White Ribbon Day

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Understanding the urgency and importance of research in the area of family violence, Federation University Australia is providing the community with the opportunity to attend a free lecture on family violence to commemorate this year’s White Ribbon Day.

FedUni Aboriginal Education Centre presented with major award

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Federation University Australia’s Aboriginal Education Centre has been presented with the Training Provider Award for Innovative Koorie Learner Pathways in the VAEAI Wurreker Awards ceremony. This prestigious award acknowledges the University’s excellence in innovative community driven programs, collaborative partnerships resulting in improved pathways and career opportuni...

FedUni researchers win child protection education award

Thursday 13 September 2018

The Raising Expectations Project, run by Federation University Australia in partnership the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare and La Trobe University, has been announced as the winner of the Best Education Initiative at the 2018 Victorian Protecting Children Awards. 

University manager presented with major higher education award

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Helen Ryan, a senior business manager at Federation University Australia, has been awarded a prestigious higher education award. As business manager at the University’s Federation Business School, Ms Ryan was presented with the DVE Business Solutions Award for Excellence in School and Faculty Management. “Helen has achieved a number of significant milestones ...

University welcomes new Dean of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Federation University Australia is pleased to announce Professor Syed Islam as the new Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology. Professor Islam joins the University from Curtin University where he was Dean of International Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. He was also the founding Director of the Centre for...

FedUni academics receive major conservation grant

Monday 10 September 2018

Genetics and wildlife conservation specialists at Federation University Australia, in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Gippsland Water and the South Gippsland and La Trobe Landcare Networks have secured a major grant to fund a significant conservation project.