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Education

  • Results delay saga leaves students apprehensive

    As we move into March, many University students are still waiting anxiously for the rest of their mid-year or January session exam results. Why is it that, despite the supposedly reliable electronic system of sending results, delays in the process...

  • Consultation re gender issues research

    The newly set up Department of Gender Studies in the University’s Faculty for Social Wellbeing recently held a meeting with government bodies, agencies and NGOs on mainstreaming of gender issues. The aim was to consult stakeholders so that...

  • Savio College awarded green flag

    Savio College, Dingli, was recently awarded the Green Flag by President George Abela at a presentation ceremony at the Palace, Valletta. It was the first time the school won the Green Flag, which is the highest award a school can receive under the...

  • Forthcoming events

    Global Citizen is an AIESEC project aimed at youths interested in participating in international experiences through an exchange in any one of the 125 countries in which the student association is active. At the three-day conference, which is...

  • Promoting healthy habits in local primary schools

    A workshop promoting healthy lifestyle habits was recently held at St Clare Primary School in Pembroke as part of the nationwide Caqlaq healthy living campaign. The campaign’s aim is to highlight the importance of having a healthy lifestyle by...

  • Sharing Malta’s beauty with Comenius project partners

    After visits to Challans in France, Pisa in Italy and Nikopol in Bulgaria, it was recently the turn of San Andrea School to host a group of 43 teachers and students from France, Italy, Bulgaria and Poland as part of the Comenius project Building...

  • On The Zone this week

    Video interviews of youths talking about their careers, talents, social life and fashion are being featured on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com/thezone. Tomorrow a new interview with cinematographers and special effects supervisors David Serge and...

  • Students take part in global peace project

    St Ignatius College Girls’ Secondary School recently invited three African nationals to visit the school as part of the Cairo Peace Festival on the theme education4peace, which will take place on April 13. The project involves over 9,000 students...

  • Animal cruelty

    What do you consider to be animal cruelty? Where do you draw the line? Animal cruelty is neglect and lack of responsibility for an animal’s well-being, and any incident that puts the animal at risk without valid reason. This includes exploiting...

  • Over 200 Mcast part-time courses currently on offer

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology is receiving online applications through its website www.mcast.edu.mt/shortcourses for over 200 part-time courses that start next month. The courses are mainly aimed at adults whose work or family...

  • Impact of socio-economic events on well-being

    A lecture entitled The Impact of Socio-Economic Events on Well-Being: Bringing the Individual Back to Economic Science, will be delivered by Prof. Alex Wood, director of the Behavioural Science Centre at Stirling Management School, University of...

  • Reactions to planned new medical school

    There were mixed feelings on campus when the Health Ministry recently announced that Gozo has been chosen as the location for the prestigious new medical school to be set up in Malta by Queen Mary University of London. Gozo University Group (GUG)...

  • Mcast students given space to turn ideas into business

    Several units at the Kordin Business Incubation Centre (KBIC) are to be assigned to Mcast for students of the college wishing to embark individually or in groups on projects with potential for commercialisation. The arrangement is the result of an...

  • On The Zone this week

    Video interviews of youths talking about their careers, talents, social life and fashion are being featured on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com/thezone. A new interview with Cynthia-Marie Lanzon, will be uploaded tomorrow. As a young recruit with...

  • Hands-on scientific project work

    San Anton School’s Science Department recently organised the 2014 edition of its biennial science fair, in which Form 1 and 2 (Grade 8 and 9) students acquire hands-on scientific knowledge through research and project work. This year, there were...

  • US fellowship opportunity for youths

    Maltese youths aged between 16 and 18 are being invited to apply for the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship (BFTF). The US Embassy in Malta will fully fund the successful Maltese applicant to take part in the three- to four-week...

  • Sex education

    Did you have good formal sex health education? What did it involve? Do you feel informed enough? PSD (personal and social development) lessons at the secondary school I attended were not given that much importance. I felt they were simply there to...

  • Master’s, PhD in gender studies

    The new Department of Gender Issues at the University’s Faculty of Social Wellbeing will start offering a Master’s degree and PhD as from October 2015. It will include units such as Practical Applications in Family Law and Equal Opportunities in...

  • Seminar on school-aged drug abuse, rehabilitation

    School-Aged Drug Abusers and Narratives of Desistance is the title of a paper that Damien Spiteri will present at the 17th Work in Progress in the Social Studies seminar series convened by Paul Clough (anthropology), Peter Mayo (education) and...

  • Talk on cognitive psychology and neuropsychology

    The relationship between cognitive psychology and cognitive neuropsychology and its implications for psychological practice is the topic of a talk being organised by the Faculty for Social Wellbeing’s Department of Psychology on Wednesday from 1...

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