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September 2017

Three 5-star ratings in 2018 Good Universities Guide

Federation University Australia achieved three 5-star ratings for Student Support, Social Equity and Skills Development in the 2018 Good Universities Guide National Rankings. Coupled with our number one (QILT) ranking for overall employment, these results are evidence that our University delivers a supportive and inclusive learning environment conducive to producing successful graduates.

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Higher Education Equity and Opportunity award

Pearl Goodwin-Burns and Associate Professor Jacqui Wilson

It was a great honour for the university to win the 2017 Australian Financial Review (AFR) award for Higher Education Equity and Opportunity recently. Associate Professor Jacqui Wilson and Pearl Goodwin-Burns from the Faculty of Education and Arts, in conjunction with La Trobe University, were the recipients of the award. Their innovative program assists people who have spent time in foster care, residential or kinship care (care leavers) to succeed at University. The annual AFR awards are highly prestigious and a recognition of innovation and achievement in the higher education sector.

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Top one hundred global ranking for FedUni programs

Endorsement also for our hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism and health disciplines, placed in the top one hundred globally by the prestigious Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for Universities in 2017. This stellar ranking is a well-deserved accolade for FedUni’s School of Business and Faculty of Health.

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New Brisbane Campus scheduled to open in November

Who wouldn’t want to study here? The University has released first images of its stunning, new Brisbane Campus ahead of an official opening in November to welcome the first intake of students. Located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, the campus offers a fresh, modern approach to learning spaces and will be a drawcard for international students wishing to study in Australia. Images courtesy of Toby Scott.

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IBM partnership continues to provide opportunities for FedUni students

Professor Helen Bartlett with IBM’s Dee McGrath and scholarship recipients

The University’s partnership with IBM was established in 1994 and has seen the development of a highly successful work-integrated learning program, providing scholarships and work experience to FedUni students. To date, IBM has provided over $7 million in scholarships to FedUni students, many of whom have built successful careers with IBM. Recently, 21 Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice) students were awarded IBM scholarships to the value of $35,500 each. IBM will also provide 1600 hours of workplace experience to these students while they are studying.

In addition, IBM's P-TECH program at our Federation College is yet another example of our strong partnership. The University is fortunate to be associated with such a leading international company and we look forward to further opportunities to expand and strengthen this partnership in the future.

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Technology futurist launches Ballarat STEM Network

Technology Futurist Dr Jordan Nuygen delivered an inspiring address at the launch of the Ballarat STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Network at the Mt Helen Campus. Through his work, Dr Nuygen travels the world exploring ways to use his skills to give more independence to people with disabilities. Ironically, the young entrepreneur told the audience how he gave up his “dream job” at IBM, a major supporter of the STEM initiative.

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First Berwick Campus Open Day

FedUni’s Berwick Campus held its first official Open Day on Sunday, 27 August with prospective students and their parents out in force. The Berwick Campus will offer six new undergraduate degrees in BioMed, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Criminal Justice, Psychological Science, Social Science and Health Science in 2018 when the University takes full occupancy of the outer metropolitan campus.

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