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June 2018

We're Number 1

Graduates at a Mt Helen Campus graduation ceremony

FedUni has again received excellent results in a national survey of graduates which confirmed our University’s number one ranking in Victoria for overall employment and median salary.

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) survey reveals FedUni graduates have an employment rate of 90.6 per cent and a median salary of $60,000, the highest of Victorian-headquartered universities. That was welcome news for more than 1,400 FedUni students who graduated over 10 ceremonies during the month of May.

Read more about the QILT survey >

Minister Birmingham visits Berwick

Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor, Minister Simon Birmingham and Member for La Trobe Mr Jason Wood MP

Senator Simon Birmingham, Federal Minister for Education and Training, witnessed first-hand the investment FedUni has made at its new Berwick Campus, during his first visit to the Campus since FedUni took full occupancy of the site.

The Minister, who also conducted an education forum with local school principals, heard from FedUni executives of the strong growth in student numbers at Berwick and its potential for further expansion.

Read more about the Ministers visit to Berwick Campus >

Research to Save Wildlife

A group of FedUni researchers have been selected to work with the New South Wales Government and landholders over the next three years to protect four endangered wildlife species.

The University’s Nanya Research Station, a unique 40,000 hectare property in south west New South Wales, has been selected as the core location for the project because of its pristine Mallee environments and long history of environmental research.

Read more about research at Nanya >

First Class Graduates

2018 FedUni Medal recipients Joseph Dawson and Elizabeth Miller

The University recognised two outstanding Federation University Australia medal recipients at Gippsland. One a registered nurse and the other now completing post-graduate studies to work as a rural doctor, demonstrate FedUni’s ability to develop work-ready graduates who are making a difference to the communities where they studied and work.

Read more about the 2018 FedUni graduations >

Our Hopes for the Future of Morwell Exhibition

Matthew Carroll, Harriet Shing, Professor Helen Bartlett, Clive Hutchison and Susan Yell

An exhibition of moving photographic images inspired by the Hazelwood mine fire and power station closure at Morwell has taken centre stage at Queen’s Hall, State Parliament, where it was launched before an audience of politicians, University and community representatives.

The joint community well-being project, of which FedUni was a partner, is an example of how FedUni is able to utilise its research expertise and resources in support of our surrounding communities.

Read more about the Morwell Exhibition >