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April 2018

University honoured to host Royal visit

Left: Professor Helen Bartlett and His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. Right: Talking with FedUni student Liam White.

The University was honoured to host one of 32 engagements of His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, KG GCVO, who was in  Australia for the Commonwealth Games and to promote the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

HRH attended a lunch for 85 people at the Mt Helen Campus where he took part in a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony before being entertained by students from the FedUni Arts Academy. He is the first member of the British Royal Family to visit  the campus since Prince Charles in 1974. HRH congratulated the University on becoming a Duke of Edinburgh employer.

Read more about HRH visit to FedUni >

Westpac and FedUni renew collaboration to conduct cyber security

Dr Dean Webb, Associate Professor Peter Vamplew, Director of ICSL, Associate Professor Iqbal Gondal and Dr Yi Chan.

Research into cyber security will be boosted following the signing of a renewed agreement between the University and Westpac Bank. The five-year contract will financially support the University’s Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL), which is located at our Mt Helen Campus.

The new agreement will boost the ICSL’s capacity to conduct industry-relevant research and host conferences in cyber security. The Laboratory places FedUni as one of the nation’s leading universities in cyber security research.

Read more about the Westpac and FedUni agreement >

Acting US Ambassador Visit

Acting US Ambassador, James Carouso, Tech Park Director, Jeff Pulford and Deputy Chancellor Steve Davies.

The US Consulate Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso visited Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus to address business students regarding American politics, global affairs and economics.

The leading US diplomat also visited Ballarat Tech Park to meet with business leaders and tenants including IBM and the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL).


Food Research Partnership

Chair of AGI, Paul Ford, Dr Danielle Auldist and Associate Professor David Piedrafita.

FedUni Veterinary Science Lecturer Dr Danielle Auldist will head a review by Agribusiness Gippsland (AGI) to consider closer alignment with the East Gippsland Food Cluster and how they represent Gippsland’s $7 billion food and fibre sector.

The appointment is the result of the close working relationship between AGI and FedUni’s Business Development and Partnerships Unit and its Animal Health, Ecology and Diagnostics collective (AHEaD).

Read more about FedUni research >

Student Excellence Awards

Shayne Pedrotti received the inaugural Federation College Growth Award sponsored by the Aboriginal Education Centre. He is pictured with AEC Manager Jasmine Graham and Ashlee Rodgers.

Achievements by the University’s leading students in TAFE were recognised at the 2018 TAFE Awards for Excellence. The presentation evening included the 2018 Craftsperson Awards, a joint initiative of the University, City of Ballarat and the Rotary Club of Ballarat to acknowledge the contribution of trades in regional communities.

Read more about the 2018 TAFE Excellence Awards >

Wayn-Gurr Derrk Bush Tucker Garden unveiled

Students at the FedUni Mt Helen Campus will have access to local indigenous food plants following the launch of the Wayn-Gurr Derrk Bush Tucker Community Garden. Wayn-Gurr Derrk is Wadawurrung language for 'Good Ground'.

The new garden will provide students in the University’s residences, as well as the wider University community, with access and education on local indigenous food plants, and in time the selection of herbs and fruits will be available for student cooking and meals.

Read more about the bush tucker garden >