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University builds nursing links with Saudi Arabia

Friday 24 March 2017

Federation University Australia and a major Saudi Arabian rehabilitation centre will collaborate more in nursing best practice following the visit by a senior FedUni delegation this week. The University’s Dr Blake Peck and Professor Fergal Grace have greatly enjoyed working with Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian city rehabilitation hospital and medical centre, in Riyadh, Saudi A...

Richard Brome play to be performed at Arts Academy

Wednesday 22 March 2017

A popular 17th Century English playwright is experiencing an unexpected revival at Federation University Australia. Garden City Weeded is the fourth Richard Brome play and will be presented at the University's Arts Academy in Ballarat. It will be directed by Kim Durban, the program leader of FedUni’s renowned Acting Program. “If you will excuse the...

Chinese automotive students training at SMB Campus

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Eleven automotive students from China have arrived to undertake a year-long automotive course at Federation University Australia. In a first for the University, the Chinese students will complete an accredited automotive qualification at the SMB Campus in Ballarat. “The University is delighted to welcome our new students and we are confident they will enjoy their time ...

FedUni students hike to higher education

Monday 20 March 2017

Students and staff from Federation University Australia’s Ballarat and Gippsland campuses have completed an inspirational hike across Maria Island, Tasmania, with local secondary school students. 

University hosts TAFE awards at Mt Helen Campus

Monday 20 March 2017

“The University’s TAFE students are amongst the best in Victoria and we are delighted to present more than 40 of them with their awards this week,” Barry Wright, Executive Director of FedUni TAFE, said.

Education growth continues at Gippsland

Monday 20 March 2017

More than 120 commencing students have enrolled in their first year of teacher education in 2017 at the Gippsland Campus. Programs on offer include the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Year 6), the Bachelor of Education (Prep to Year 6), the Bachelor of Education Studies, the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education, and the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences/Bachelor of Education, all of...

Landmark study on employer training published

Thursday 16 March 2017

The report of a major national research project on training by employers, led by a Federation University Australia researcher, was released this week. FedUni researchers Erica Smith, Jacqueline Tuck and Andy Smith, were joined by Professor Victor Callan of the University of Queensland in the research. “How employers train their workers is rarely researched,” Professor Eri...

FedUni expert finds women just as likely as men to troll

Tuesday 14 March 2017

An Australian first study comprising of four national universities and led by a psychology researcher at Federation University Australia has revealed women are just as likely as men to perpetrate trolling behaviours on mobile dating applications.

Professor Peter Gell co-edits new environmental research book

Thursday 9 March 2017

Federation University Australia’s Professor Peter Gell is one of four editors of the newly released volume ‘Applications of Paleoenvironmental Techniques in Estuarine Studies’, which is part of the prestigious Springer series Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research.

University a major partner in successful CRC projects

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Federation University Australia will play a major role in two Co-operative Research Centre projects that have received substantial funding from the Federal Government this week. The CRC for High Performance Soils has been awarded $39.5 million over 10 years to help Australian farmers make decisions on complex soil management issues. The funding is designed to optimise produc...

New arts leadership announced at Gippsland Campus

Thursday 2 March 2017

The Gippsland Centre for Art and Design at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus is poised to become a creative force in the region with the announcement of two new senior leadership positions.

Strong interest in nursing at Wimmera Campus

Thursday 2 March 2017

Federation University Australia’s Wimmera Campus has recorded extremely strong interest in its Nursing programs for this year. “We are pleased to confirm we have 31 students ready to commence their Diploma of Nursing this year,” Geoff Lord, Head of the Wimmera Campus, said.  “The Campus welcomes our new students and encourages any other Nursing a...

Irish sailor-saint inspires FedUni Gippsland artist exhibition

Thursday 2 March 2017

A lifelong love of all things maritime and telling stories rich in visual imagery was the inspiration behind Federation University Australia’s Senior Research Fellow, Rodney Forbes’ latest exhibition The Sea, The Sea.   

Wimmera Campus to hold Applied Management information session

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Federation University Australia’s Wimmera Campus is pleased to announce it will hold a Bachelor of Applied Management information session for local businesses on Wednesday, 22 March. To be held from 6.00 to 7.00 pm at the Campus, the session is aimed at business practitioners wishing to add to their qualifications. “The event will showcase modern business development prog...

Gippsland Studies Program launch and community consultation

Monday 27 February 2017

Gippsland residents with a passion for local history and heritage are invited to attend the launch of the Centre of Gippsland Studies 2017 Program at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus on Friday, 3 March.

Workplace program announced with Castlemaine Goldfields

Thursday 23 February 2017

Castlemaine Goldfields and Federation University Australia have joined forces to provide a work placement program for students currently studying Geology, Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing at the University’s Faculty of Science and Technology. The inaugural program provided seven students with access to geology, engineering and metallurgy professionals working within the mining i...

Orientation Week starts at FedUni

Monday 20 February 2017

Federation University Australia’s new students are set to get their first taste of university life during Orientation Week over the next few days. To be held at the University’s Ballarat, Gippsland, Berwick and Wimmera campuses, O Week activities will include market stalls, barbecues, campus tours and sports events. “On behalf of the University I welcome al...

Director of new Brisbane centre appointed

Friday 17 February 2017

Federation University Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Alexandra Elibank Murray as the inaugural Director of its new Brisbane centre.  Ms Elibank Murray has 17 years of experience in the education sector. She has held senior roles at Charles Sturt University, South Metro TAFE WA and been responsible for organisational international relations strategic leaders...

New students prepare to start at Berwick Campus

Thursday 16 February 2017

A new generation of students will start university life at Federation University Australia’s Berwick Campus as organisers prepare to welcome them for Orientation Week from 20 to 24 February.  

FedUni to introduce Certificate in Individual Support

Thursday 16 February 2017

Federation University Australia is pleased to announce it will introduce a Certificate Three in Individual Support at its Mt Helen Campus in March. The new qualification will be ideal for anyone interested in aged care, community support or disability care. “The program will be offered three days a week with work placements arranged by us to ensure students receive the...

Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove opens new Student Commons

Thursday 16 February 2017

The Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, has opened Federation University Australia’s new Student Commons at the Mt Helen Campus. “The University is honoured that the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, agreed to visit the University and open our new Student Commons,” Professor Andy Smith, Acting Vice-Chancellor, said. “The Commons wil...

Finalists announced for GNAP17 at FedUni Arts Academy

Thursday 9 February 2017

Fourteen finalists have been announced for the third biennial $20,000 Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP). The strong field of 2017 finalists includes Abdul Abdullah and Jumaadi from New South Wales; Joel Arthur and Peter Vandermark from Australian Capital Territory; Julia McInerney and Julia Robinson from South Australia; Brian Robinson from Queensland; Erin Coates and Alistair Rowe from W...

New vision for regional arts to be launched at University

Monday 6 February 2017

A powerful essay about the future of regional arts in Australia will be launched at Federation University Australia on 20 and 21 February.  The launches will take place on successive days at the University's Arts Academy in Ballarat and the Gippsland Campus. Prolific Australian opera and theatre director Lindy Hume will speak to the current Australian regi...

FedUni pop-up centres coming to a town near you

Monday 6 February 2017

Federation University Australia is rolling out its summer ‘pop-up centres’ at towns and cities across Victoria to provide assistance and advice for people wanting to commence study in 2017.

University to host international mechatronics conference

Thursday 2 February 2017

Federation University Australia will host the 2017 IEEE – ICM International Conference on Mechatronics at the Gippsland Campus on 13 – 15 February. “This leading international conference will explore the latest developments in mechatronics around the world,” conference co-chair Professor Yousef Ibrahim said. “It will bring together industry rese...

University to host international learning in later life conference

Wednesday 1 February 2017

A series of international conferences about learning in later life will commence in Ballarat at Federation University Australia from Tuesday, 14 February.   The three conferences, all part of the Getting of Wisdom Exchange, will also be held in Melbourne and New Zealand. “The conferences have attracted some of the best-known international researchers in the field from ten ...

FedUni Masters student shares lessons on China

Monday 30 January 2017

For Berwick business owner and FedUni Masters student Warren Jenkins, a visit to China proved to be a trip of a lifetime.  The owner of Design Unity, Warren is currently completing a Masters of Business Administration at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus. He became passionate about China after a two-week exchange program at Dalian University and r...

FedUni to research medical emergency management in sporting clubs

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Researchers from Federation University Australia have been awarded a Victorian Government grant to research medical emergency management and the use of defibrillators in sporting environments. Sudden cardiac arrest can occur in people of all ages – and it is a leading cause of sport-related fatalities. A rapid emergency response, with automated external defibrillators (AEDs)...

FedUni new naming rights sponsor for Gippsland Business Awards

Monday 23 January 2017

Federation University Australia has signed a three-year deal as the new naming rights sponsor of the Gippsland Business Awards. The new sponsorship arrangement will see FedUni’s Business School partner the Gippsland Business Awards Committee to launch the 2017 Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards. Associate Professor Bob O’Shea, Executive Dean of ...

University records Victoria-best increase in applications

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Federation University Australia has recorded a 16 per cent rise in first preference applications, the largest percentage rise of any Victorian university this year, according to VTAC figures released today.