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Education

  • 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...

  • Charles Farrugia appointed Education Commissioner

    Prof. Charles Farrugia, founder dean of the University’s Faculty of Education for 14 years, was recently appointed Commissioner for Education at the Office of the Ombudsman by the Parliamentary Ombudsman, Chief Justice Emeritus Joseph Said...

  • Blood Donation Day

    Students and staff at the University’s Junior College recently participated in Blood Donation Day, which is organised every year with the assistance of staff from the Blood Donation Mobile Unit. For many it was a new experience but they were happy...

  • Malta-based Sheffield courses

    Since 2009, the School of Education at the University of Sheffield has been working with its local partner St Catherine’s High School, Pembroke, to offer high quality Masters and PhD programmes. Malta-based students study with academic staff from...

  • Child’s play at school

    Some kids will start school already reading and writing. Others will barely know how to hold a pencil. Helen Raine investigates what skills children really need to have when they start school and whether we might be pushing them too hard. A friend...

  • 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, new interviews with biomedical engineer and University lecturer Tracey Camilleri and...

  • DistractMe app turns revision into a stress-free test

    Concentr8, a Young Enterprise company made up of eight Sixth Form students from St Aloysius’ College, Birkirkara, has developed and launched an educational app called DistractMe. It is designed to en­courage students to make revision an integral...

  • UK watercolourist visits school

    One of the UK’s leading watercolourists, David Paskett (seated), recently gave a session to students, parents and teachers at St Martin’s College, Swatar. He showed and discussed his works, reflected on his inspirations while travelling around the...

  • Valentine’s Day

    What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? How do you celebrate it? Valentine’s Day means absolutely nothing to me. Personally, I don’t think a couple should need a specific date to be reminded of their love for each other and to be able to celebrate it.

  • First conference on counselling research

    Servicing dynamic and evolving communities is the theme of the first counselling research conference being organised by the Department of Counselling of the University’s Faculty for Social Wellbeing. It is being held in collaboration with the...

  • Baroque Routes newsletter no. 9

    The ninth issue of Baroque Routes newsletter has been published by the University’s International Institute for Baroque Studies and is available online at www.um.edu.mt/iibs/baroqueroutes. A hard copy may be obtained from the institute by...

  • Digital games course

    A basic course in digital game development using Unity will shortly be held by Malta University Consulting Ltd in collaboration with the University’s Institute of Digital Games. The course starts on March 4 and runs for 10 sessions from 5.30 to...

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