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February 2018

Employers rate FedUni graduates number one in Australia

The 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS), released by the Federal Department of Education and Training has rated FedUni graduates among the nation’s best.

The data revealed FedUni students are job-ready when entering the workforce in their ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, demonstrate initiative, develop innovative ideas and demonstrate leadership and management skills.

Read more about the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey >

University records increased number of first round offers

The University has made more first round offers to prospective students than last year. There were 1437 offers compared to 1403 in 2017. The University also has made 277 second round offers, compared to 187 last year. The Berwick Campus recorded strong growth, making 518 first round offers, a substantial increase from last year, its first year of operation. These overall figures are extremely pleasing for the University.

Read more about FedUni offers >

Chancellor and senior researcher honoured

Professor Caroline Finch AO and Dr Paul J H Hemming AO

FedUni Chancellor, Dr Paul Hemming, and Professor Caroline Finch have been recognised for their outstanding contributions in their careers, receiving an Order of Australia (AO) in the 2018 Australia Day Honours.

The Chancellor, who is a former GP and founding Board member of beyondblue, received his award for his service to higher education and medicine administration. Professor Finch, who is head of the University’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), was recognised for her work in sports medicine, injury prevention and exercise promotion.

FedUni's Frank Golding, a Research Fellow at the Collaborative Centre for Research into Australian History, has also been awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) for his contribution to Australian Welfare History.

Read more about the Chancellor's Australia Day Award >

Koala research delivers significant finding

A study by researchers at FedUni’s Gippsland Campus has concluded that conserving the South Gippsland koala population and its genetic diversity will be important for the long-term survival of koalas in Victoria.

The research revealed that the South Gippsland koala population is significantly more diverse than other Victorian island koala populations, giving them an increased chance of survival against future pressures such as disease and climate change.

Read more about FedUni's research into South Gippsland koalas >

RoadNats deliver unprecedented exposure

The 2018 FedUni RoadNats Championships held in Ballarat (January 3 to 7) were a resounding success and put FedUni on the map as the naming rights sponsor. The event, which attracts riders from around the world, was televised on SBS television and provided global media attention for the University, its Mt Helen Campus and our leading sports programs.

Our congratulations to everyone involved, particularly Cycling Australia, the City Of Ballarat and the people of Ballarat and Buninyong for supporting this national event.

Read more about the 2018 FedUni RoadNats >