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  • Awareness, repercussions of bullying

    Awareness, repercussions of bullying

    Is there enough awareness on the repercussions of bullying on campus? There is little to no awareness of its consequences. Many students ‘joke’ without realising there is a very thin line between joking and making fun of someone, and this line is...

  • Parents’ session tackles bullying

    Parents’ session tackles bullying

    St Margaret College’s Senglea Primary organised a session for parents on combatting bullying. It comprised a play on friendship adapted from the book Rosetta Banana, performed by the pupils, followed by a talk on bullying by Sara Ann Baldacchino...

  • Female students urged to choose careers in IT

    Female students urged to choose careers in IT

    On International Women’s Day, Angela Micallef, Jacqueline Harvey and Carlota Rodriguez from Microsoft Malta met students at the BPW Careers Day event and spoke to them about their IT work experience and gave them career guidance. The event was...

  • NSTF Science Expo at Mcast

    The 15th edition of the NSTF Science Expo 2016 is being held at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology’s Institute of Applied Science, Paola. The expo presents fun and interactive science activities of interest to students and teachers...

  • Sex education in schools

    Did you have any sex education in school? Was it comprehensive enough? Yes, we started sex education when I was 11 but it wasn’t as de­tailed as when I was 15. The teachers gave us information on protection but did not provide any examples.

  • Talk on brain oscillations and epilepsy

    ‘Brain Oscillations in Epilepsy’ is the title of a talk by neuroscientist Vincenzo Crunelli from Cardiff University’s School of Bioscience, to be held on Wednesday at 7pm at the Italian Cultural Institute, St George’s Square, Valletta, by Malta...

  • Film to spark discussion on the science behind illness

    The film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly will be screened tomorrow at 6.30pm at the auditorium at the University of Malta’s Faculty of ICT, as part of CineXjenza, an initiative that aims to spark discussion on science topics raised in films. The...

  • University awards outstanding alumni

    University awards outstanding alumni

    General surgeon Dr Maria Meilak and satellite communications leader Dr Hector Fenech are the first two recipients of the University of Malta’s Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. Dr Meilak has offered her work voluntarily and unceasingly in the...

  • ‘God was never killed’ seminar

    ‘God has never been killed – The Prevalence of the Sacred: Comparative Historical Roots of the Arab Crisis’ is the title of a seminar to be held on Tuesday from 6 to 7pm at the University of Malta’s Gateway Building Hall A, Msida campus. The...

  • Students experience scuba diving

    Students experience scuba diving

    It was still quite early in the morning when I and 23 other students from our school arrived at Maltaqua to experience scuba diving for the first time. We tried on the diving gear and attended a 40-minute lesson about diving, in particular about...

  • New CPD courses launched

    New CPD courses launched

    At a recent certificate award ceremony, Lead Training Services managing director James Grech said that this year, apart from relaunching their most popular courses, new MQF Level 5 continuing professional development (CPD) award courses have been...

  • Student organisations

    Student organisations

    What made you join your student organisation? Why would you recommend it to other students? I had represented students prior to my University studies, so I recognised its benefits. University Students of Performing Arts’ Association (Upsa) was set...

  • Fifty Shades of Grey (or more)

    Fifty Shades of Grey (or more)

    They may not have settled the enduring debate over whether grey hair makes a person look distinguished or just plain old, but scientists have identified for the first time a gene behind greying hair. Researchers said an analysis of DNA from more...

  • LGBTI+ on campus

    LGBTI+ on campus

    Do University students accept the LGBTI+ community? Most students accept LGBTI+ people. Less accept trans people, though this is due to lack of information and understanding. Melissa McElhatton, Social Work (Hons) 4th year. Yes. Our generation is...

  • ELRC workshop

    A European Language Resource Coordination workshop was held at Europe House in Valletta last Friday. University lecturers, European Commission speakers, government bodies and language service providers got together to understand the needs of...

  • ASCS Munich business trip

    A group of 90 students, predominantly following the commerce course at the University, attended a business trip in Munich, Germany. The trip, organised by the Association of Students of Commercial Studies, has become one of the most reputable...

  • JC students visit Strasbourg

    JC students visit Strasbourg

    A group of 24 Junior College students, accompanied by their lecturers, visited Strasbourg. Besides visiting various historical places, the group also visited the Council of Europe Court of Human Rights where they were addressed by Judge Vincent...

  • 6th formers at Euroscuola

    6th formers at Euroscuola

    Twenty-four students from Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary, Naxxar, joined almost 480 students from 20 EU member states to take part in the latest edition of the Euroscola programme at the European Parliament in Stresbourg. The students took part...

  • Mosta primary uses musical carnival activity to teach pupils a fun lesson about recycling

    Mosta primary uses musical carnival activity to teach pupils a fun lesson about recycling

    In the weeks leading up to carnival, pupils and staff at Maria Regina College’s Mosta Primary B created a range of musical instruments made out of plastic containers, milk cartons, boxes, plastic and metal caps and baby milk powder containers. At...

  • Will University car pooling work?

    Will University car pooling work?

    Are you using the new car pooling system at University? Why? While I really love the idea, most of my friends simply walk to University, while others are juggling work and University, which makes it difficult to car pool. Michelle Grech, Bachelor...

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