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  • Visit to CERN

    Visit to CERN

    The Science Students’ Society (S-Cubed) organised a visit by 12 students to CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, earlier this month, with the help of Dr Nicholas Sammut and Dr Gianluca Valentino. They...

  • Over 850 Mcast students graduate

    Over 850 Mcast students graduate

    During the past three weeks the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology held graduation ceremonies for 852 students who successfully completed courses at Malta Qualifications Framework level 4 last year. The ceremonies were held at the main...

  • Relevance of courses at University, Mcast to students’ careers

    Relevance of courses at University, Mcast to students’ careers

    Is higher education in Malta broad enough to cater for your future career? The courses offered here are strong enough to build a solid foundation for studies, but not enough to refine and specialise. While my degree is sufficient for me to find a...

  • Junior College Open Day

    The University’s Junior College will hold an open day on February 26 from 5.30 to 9pm. Prospective students, their parents and members of the public are invited to attend to meet the principal, vice-principal, subject coordinators and lecturers...

  • Car pooling initiative

    Car pooling initiative

    A car pooling pilot project started earlier this month at the University’s Car Park 4, next to the quadrangle, where 35 parking spaces are reserved from Monday to Friday from 7am to 1pm for cars with a driver and two passengers. The driver and at...

  • Pilot Microsoft workshop on education that helps to develop entrepreneurship

    Pilot Microsoft workshop on education that helps to develop entrepreneurship

    A new educational model that illustrates how imagination leads to entrepreneurship is set to be demonstrated by Microsoft at a workshop for 200 students in Malta. The model, called the Invention Cycle, was pioneered by Stanford University...

  • NSTF Science Expo for young scientists

    NSTF Science Expo for young scientists

    The 15th edition of the NSTF Science Expo will take place from March 9 to 16 at the Institute of Applied Sciences at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, Paola. The expo aims to bring students and the public closer to science. It...

  • Biology fieldwork at Manikata

    Grade 12 Biology students San Andrea School, L-Imselliet, conducted biology fieldwork at a rural heritage site in Manikata. The students observed the area’s different types of soil, habitats and flora, the various types of produce being cultivated...

  • Weekend live-in

    Weekend live-in

    Forty-eight students from St Margaret College Boys’ Senior Secondary, Verdala, Cospicua, attended a weekend live-in at Savio College retreat house, Dingli. It included sessions of formation, recreation and play and two night hikes from Dingli to...

  • US fellowship for youths

    Maltese youths aged between 16 and 18 are invited by the US Embassy to apply for the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Trans­atlantic Fellowship. Successful applicants will participate in intensive workshops during three to four weeks this summer that will...

  • Bridging the skills gap

    Bridging the skills gap

    Bridging the skills gap in Malta in Europe was the theme of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology annual conference held in collaboration with the Education Ministry. During the event, stakeholders and social partners discussed skills...

  • Robotics classes at St Edward’s

    Robotics classes at St Edward’s

    St Edward’s College, Cottonera, is organising robotics classes using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit for students in Forms 1 to 5. The classes started with hands-on experience in building a robot, and will be followed by programming of the robot so it...

  • Is it time to rethink IT?

    Is it time to rethink IT?

    I recently attended a workshop at Nordwijk, the Netherlands, organised by European Southern Observatory (ESA). An educational outreach campaign specialist explained the chemistry of meteorites using only simple tools: a container, a mixer, water,...

  • Yes to IT, but with balance

    Yes to IT, but with balance

    The excellent lecture presented by Dr Alex Grech and Prof. Bryan Alexander on social media organised by the Office of the European Parliament and the Strickland Foundation proved to be another opportunity for educators to rethink the effects...

  • Students’ back care research, promotion

    Students’ back care research, promotion

    Back pain or discomfort in children and adolescents can be prevented by educating children on back care, such as good posture in sitting, stan­ding, bending and lifting during dai­ly activities and proper use of backpacks. State and Church schools...

  • Employees successfully complete ILM strategic leadership, executive management course at Misco

    Five executives recently completed a three-year postgraduate diploma in strategic leadership and executive management of­fered by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) through Misco. Speaking to the executives at the graduation...

  • Top award for paper on QA

    A paper on quality assurance in schools presented at an international conference by Sandro Spiteri, senior executive at the University’s Quality Assurance Unit, received the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change Best Paper Award. Spiteri...

  • Psychology students discuss rise of hate crime

    The escalation of hate crime in recent years was examined at the Malta Student Psychology Forum, jointly organised by University psychology student organisation Betapsi and the National Student Travel Foundation (NSTF). Referring to psychological...

  • SDM campaigns support NGOs and fight bullying

    SDM campaigns support NGOs and fight bullying

    Christian Democrat Students (SDM) presented seven NGOs a total of €7,000 that it collected as part of its Project 7000 campaign, which is now in its third year. The money was presented to Puttinu Cares, Caritas, Inspire, SPCA, Lifecycle, Friends...

  • Research on tackling self-harm by students

    Alessandra Muscat graduated with an M.Ed in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties from the University of Birmingham, UK. Her thesis was entitled ‘Written in scars – Professionals’ experiences along the journey of female adolescents who...

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