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  • Punic tombs at school cleaned up

    Punic tombs at school cleaned up

    San Andrea Senior School history option students took part in a clean-up of Punic remains in the school’s car park, enabling them to learn more about the tombs and to appreciate the need to care for Malta’s national heritage. Biology teacher...

  • Middlesex University Malta library receives consultant’s books

    Middlesex University Malta library receives consultant’s books

    Business consultant Peter Barrett has donated his collection of some 400 business books to the new library at the Middlesex University campus in Pembroke. Barrett chose this university because of his ties with the UK, a county in which he grew up...

  • Maltese academic at neuroscience research seminar

    Maltese academic at neuroscience research seminar

    Neville Vassallo, a senior academic at the University’s Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, gave a keynote lecture at the Centre for Neuropathology of Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, as part of a seminar series organised by the...

  • Training for solar water heater, PV installers

    The University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy is holding three courses to train installers and engineers in solar heating and solar photovoltaic (PV) system installations. Participants who obtain at least Grade B (70 per cent) will be...

  • On The Zone

    On The Zone

    Interviews of people talking about their careers, talents and social life are being featured on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com/thezone. Tomorrow, a new interview will be uploaded with David Chircop, a board and digital games designer and...

  • Creativity media lab for St Martin’s Institute

    A creativity media laboratory is being set up at St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, Hamrun, for students reading for a BSc (Hons) Creative Computing at the institute, an affiliate of the University of London international programme. The...

  • Kalkara pupils learn English the fun way

    Kalkara pupils learn English the fun way

    Pupils at Kalkara primary school learnt English through drama when they attended a Helen O’Grady Academy developmental programme designed to tap children’s creativity and build on their social skills. The programme, which covered speech and...

  • On The Zone this week

    On The Zone this week

    Video interviews of people talking about their careers, talents, and social life are being featured on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com/thezone. Street Art Sliema The Zone’s Lucia Farrugia and Matt Cassar visited the Sliema promenade to enjoy the...

  • Young Cavaliers Summer Club returns

    Young Cavaliers Summer Club returns

    Young Cavaliers Summer Clubs offer programmes of activities for children during summer full of fun, excitement and creativity. Accepting children from ages three to 16, the clubs offer different programmes, including a drama club for children aged...

  • Maltese pupils’ artworks in Monheim

    Maltese pupils’ artworks in Monheim

    Drawings of Maltese traditions, culture and landscapes by 139 pupils from St Margaret College’s seven primary schools were displayed at an art exhibition as part of ‘European Week – Malta’ held in Monheim, Germany. The most popular themes were the...

  • Educational trip to Sicily

    Educational trip to Sicily

    Form 1 and Form 2 schoolgirls at Mater Boni Consilii – St Joseph School, Paola, took part in an educational trip to Sicily. During their excursions to Taormina and Mount Etna they had an opportunity to practise Italian and to experience first hand...

  • Students discuss works with Enemalta engineers

    Students discuss works with Enemalta engineers

    Engineers from Enemalta visited the University of Malta’s Final Year Engineering projects exhibition to meet lecturers and students and discuss their latest works. Enemalta was one of the main sponsors of this year’s edition held at the Faculty of...

  • Pastoral formation courses launched

    The Pastoral Formation Institute and other Church formative institutions have launched a new series of 12 courses for the 2014-15 academic year starting in October. Included are two new courses to cover ethics and politics, and evangelisation in...

  • Refugees, asylum seekers trained in gardening

    Refugees, asylum seekers trained in gardening

    Refugees and asylum seekers from open centres in Malta have learnt basic gardening skills through a University project funded by the EU through the European Refugee Fund. The project, entitled Horticulture Training as a Means to Enhance Skills of...

  • New child care course

    A new child care diploma programme is being organised by the Centre for Child ­Development, Education and Care Studies. Participants will learn how to provide high-quality child care in various settings and to plan developmentally appropriate...

  • Nurturing students’ love for reading

    The publication of the framework for the Malta’s education strategy 2014-2024 by the Education Ministry has brought to the fore a number of goals in line with European and world benchmarks. Among these is the need to “reduce the gaps in...

  • On The Zone

    On The Zone

    Video interviews of people talking about their careers, talents and social life are being featured on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com/thezone. A new interview with Prof. Victor Grech and Dr David Zammit will be uploaded next week. Grech and...

  • Graduates talk about careers in science

    Graduates talk about careers in science

    Around 100 students attended a talk at University entitled Careers in Science organised by the Science Students’ Society (S-Cubed). It was addressed by four science graduates – Michael Grech (BSc Chemistry with Materials), Eman Mifsud (BSc...

  • New maths workbook

    A new mathematics workbook by Lorraine Vella entitled Number Wise 4 has been published by Schola Publications. It is designed for Year 4 students as a tool to reinforce the main topics of the national curriculum framework. It is to be used as an...

  • MA in Humanitarian Action

    When crises happen, people’s first impulse is often to want to offer help, and there are many humanitarian organisations, both private and governmental, that step in. Many do stellar work. At the same time, humanitarian aid has come under fire for...

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