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  • Mcast launches 300 part-time courses

    Mcast launches 300 part-time courses

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) recently launched a call for applications for 300 part-time courses. The courses range from hobbies up to master’s degrees. Most of the courses are fully accredited by the Malta...

  • Public discussion on Brexit

    A discussion entitled ‘Brexit: What next?’ will be held on Friday from 6 to 8pm at the ICT auditorium of the University of Malta’s Msida campus by the Institute for European Studies and the Department of International Relations. The speakers are...

  • Students learn how they can be smart online

    Children and youths are among the biggest users of online and mobile technologies. While we undertake every effort to ensure the safety and wellbeing of ourselves and others in the real world, the same has to be done in the virtual...

  • Study on oral reading fluency in Malta

    Claudia Schembri has been awarded a Master of Education in Language Literacies and Dyslexia from the University of Birmingham. Her thesis explored the role of oral reading fluency in documents characterising educational services in Malta,...

  • Britons want their children to be taught about porn and sexting in school, poll finds

    Britons want their children to be taught about porn and sexting in school, poll finds

    A large majority of Britons think children should be taught about pornography and sexting in schools, according to a new survey. The findings will fuel demands for sex and relationship education to be made compulsory in all schools in the UK. The...

  • First Maltese to Maltese dictionary

    First Maltese to Maltese dictionary

    There are different realities and circumstances in which the practice of lexicography – described as the art and craft of writing dictionaries – is carried out. Thus, for instance, the Oxford English Dictionary’s Current Staff list includes a team...

  • Living the Junior College experience

    Living the Junior College experience

    The end of compulsory education is known to be a critical stage for students. They have to make very important decisions which will potentially impact the rest of their lives, including whether to further their studies, and if so, what and where...

  • Pushy parents leading to kids being misdiagnosed with special needs - UK poll

    Pushy parents leading to kids being misdiagnosed with special needs - UK poll

    Children are being misdiagnosed with special educational needs due to pressure from pushy parents, according to a poll in UK. Some mums and dads want an official diagnosis rather than accept that their youngster has a problem in the classroom that...

  • International master in adult education for social change

    International master in adult education for social change

    Twenty-four students from 18 countries are currently studying at the University of Malta in the second semester of an International Master in Adult Education for Social Change (IMAESC) course. The University, through its Department of Arts, Open...

  • 877 Mcast students graduate with advanced diplomas

    877 Mcast students graduate with advanced diplomas

    A total of 877 Mcast students recently graduated after successfully completing a Level 4  advanced diploma programme at its Technical College during the 2015-16 academic year. Many of the students are now furthering their studies by following the...

  • School’s open day

    St Joseph School, Sliema, Senior Section, held a Living Respon­sibly Community Open Day to showcase projects stu­dents undertook to continue explor­ing issues on responsible eating first first tackled in the We Eat Responsibly EU project of...

  • Why students attend private lessons prior to their SEC examinations

    Why students attend private lessons prior to their SEC examinations

    Many parents and students view private lessons as a must, especially when crucial exams like the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) are approaching. We are all aware of the vital role such examinations play in the lives of students in advancing...

  • Students raise €2,600 for Puttinu Cares Foundation

    Students raise €2,600 for Puttinu Cares Foundation

    Pupils from St Michael School, Pembroke, and Form 2 students from St Michael Foundation, San Ġwann, recently raised a total of €2,620 for Puttinu Cares Foundation. The pupils at the Pembroke junior school raised €2,200 by making and selling...

  • Maths public talk

    Maths public talk

    A public lecture on Mathematics is being held on Tuesday at 5.30pm at the National Sport School’s multipurpose hall, Pembroke. The speaker is Mike Ollerton, a freelance Mathematics education consultant based in the UK. He has taught in schools for...

  • A guide through the Matsec exam process

    A handbook to guide students through the Matriculation and Secondary Education Certificate (Matsec) examination process has recently been issued by the Matsec board. The handbook answers students’ frequent asked questions and guides them from the...

  • Student’s IT software opens up new job opportunities for people with disability

    Student’s IT software opens up new job opportunities for people with disability

    Jader Pelligra, a ICT student at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology’s University College, has designed and de­veloped a computer-based telephony solution that will enable people with disability to use MS Windows-based computers to...

  • Political ideology in entertainment

    Political ideology in entertainment

    Political Ideology in Entertainment is the title of a presentation that Robert Cassar will deliver on Thursday at 6pm at the Azad Foundation, 224, Republic Street, Valletta. His talk will be  based on the findings of research he conducted for the...

  • Public lecture on Leonello Spada’s frescoes at Grand Master’s Palace

    Public lecture on Leonello Spada’s frescoes at Grand Master’s Palace

    Leonello Spada’s fresco cycle at the Grand Master’s Palace, Valletta, which depicts the early history of the Order of St John, is the subject of a public lecture by Ph.D candidate Frederica Agius on Thursday at 6.30pm at the Palace. In the...

  • Department consults stakeholders

    Department consults stakeholders

    Academic and administrative members of staff from the University of Malta’s Department of Gender Studies recently met stakeholders to connect, network, update, receive feedback and focus on current and future issues as well as to discuss current...

  • Cooperation with Grenada college

    Cooperation with Grenada college

    University of Malta pro-rector for international development Godfrey Baldacchino recently visited Grenada in the West Indies, where he delivered a series of six lectures on island brands, food and tourism at T.A. Marryshow Community College. With...

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