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Education

  • Record participation in public speaking academy

    Record participation in public speaking academy

    A record 44 sixth form students took part in this year’s edition of the English-Speaking Union’s public speaking academy, double the number of participants in 2014. It was also the first time that there were participants from all local sixth forms...

  • Life-savers for 75 schools

    Seventy-five schools have been provided automated external defibrillator (AEDs) thanks to the €140,000 donated by the public at last year’s bicycle marathon. The annual event, organised by teachers, students and parents of the Boys’ Secondary...

  • Jewellery inspired by nature

    Children at Newark School, Slie­ma, designed and made jewellery inspired by nature during a project funded by the Tourism Ministry’s Kreattiv programme. They collected items such as leaves, shells and branches during a nature walk and drew...

  • Students propose ways to resolve disputes over trade union recognition

    Students propose ways to resolve disputes over trade union recognition

    At a half-day seminar organised by the National Forum of Trade Unions at Verdala Palace, Buskett, students on a part-time Bachelor’s degree in Work and Human Resources at the University, presented four ways to resolve an impasse resulting from...

  • Seminar on family violence

    A student-led public seminar on family violence and the law was organised by the University’s Faculty of Laws. Students presented key findings in their research that raised such questions as whether marital rape is a silent crime in Maltese...

  • MSc in clinical ethics and law

    The University’s Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is offering a part-time evening Master of Science programme in Clinical Ethics and Law for personnel in the health care professions. This new programme will focus on the theme of clinical ethics.

  • New Henley MBA intake from Malta

    New Henley MBA intake from Malta

    A group of 19 executives, managers, and business owners in Malta have attended a starter workshop organised by Henley Business School at its Greenlands campus in the UK. The participants, who are following a Master of Business Administration...

  • EU writing competition

    EU writing competition

    The European Commission has launched a writing competition entitled ‘So similar, so different, so European’. Young people from across Europe are invited to write an article of up to 1,000 words with their views on one or both of the following...

  • Research on single parenthood in Malta

    Research on single parenthood in Malta

    A conference entitled ‘Single parenthood in Malta: Key findings from two research studies’ will be held on Friday from 9am to 3pm at the Aula Magna of the University’s Valletta Campus. It is being organised by the Department of Family Studies at...

  • Sicily study tour

    The University’s Faculty of Arts is organising a study tour to eastern Sicily from April 21 to 26. Participants will visit archaeological and art historical sites in Milazzo, Messina, Giardini Naxos, Taor­mina, Castelmola, Syracuse, Catania and...

  • Students’ perception of ‘Maltese’ food

    Food is a big part of significant events in life like births, wedding celebrations and feasts. And the way various national communities cook, eat and perceive food is also a strong representation of their culture. Traditional meals are passed on...

  • Asdan courses at Gozo Sixth Form

    Asdan courses at Gozo Sixth Form

    Sir Mikiel Ang Refalo Sixth Form, Victoria, is offering short courses in collaboration with the Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (Asdan). This UK-based pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body offers...

  • Bursary for MA student

    Bursary for MA student

    Tamsin Marie Kingswell, a history and archaeology graduate who is now following an MA in Mediterranean Studies at the University’s Faculty of Arts, won an essay competition for a €1,000 bursary offered by the Alfred Mizzi Foundation. The cheque...

  • Elections to be held for State school councils

    School council elections will be held in all State schools on January 23. Nominations for both teaching staff and parents are now open. Parents may obtain nomination forms from schools or they may send their nomination online through the Education...

  • Composition and aims of school councils

    School councils were set up by the 1988 Education Act to decentralise the educational system in State schools, replacing parents’ asso­ciations and parent-teacher asso­ciations. Each council is made up of: • A president nominated by the Education...

  • Support for Mcast entrepreneurial centre

    Support for Mcast entrepreneurial centre

    EY Malta signed a memorandum of understanding with the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology confirming its support for the entrepreneurship training programme at the college. Through the partnership, EY will be taking an active role in...

  • Mcast students participating in Formula SAE competition

    Mcast students participating in Formula SAE competition

    A group of mechanical engineering students from the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology are to take part in the international Formula SAE competition, a design-project aimed at engineering students organised by the Society of Automotive...

  • How to turn conflict into cooperation

    A seminar entitled ‘A win-win approach: Turning conflict into cooperation’ will be held on January 20 from 5 to 7pm at the University’s Psychology Lab, 101, Old Humanities building, Msida campus. Entrance is free and all are welcome to attend. The...

  • University is Nvidia CUDA teaching centre

    The University of Malta has been appointed as a CUDA teaching centre by US global technology company Nvidia Corporation, the world leader in visual computing. The CUDA parallel programming model is an important element of the Nvidia accelerated...

  • Teaching and learning Italian in Malta

    Teaching and learning Italian in Malta

    Take a look around, observe some shop signs and house names. Listen to a conversation and focus on the way we Maltese gesticulate and express ourselves. Spend an evening at a restaurant with friends. Then just stop and think of how many Italian...

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