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Education

  • Think-ing about buildings

    Think-ing about buildings

    University of Malta research magazine Think’s latest edition has been issued. One of its main articles focuses on buildings in Malta. Although a third of the islands is built up, little thought is given to green space and urban design. The...

  • Studying at your own pace

    Fifteen Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (Plas) units are being offered during the University of Malta’s second semester from February to May 2016. Participants may study at their own pace. Lectures are held from 6 to 8pm at the main...

  • Christmas tree decoration exchange

    Christmas tree decoration exchange

    St Edward’s College Year 6 and Year 8 students made and exchanged Christmas tree decorations and messages with students from other European schools participating in the 10th edition of the European Christmas Tree Decoration Exchange run by the...

  • Ekoskola students’ exhibition

    Ekoskola students’ exhibition

    Access to clean and safe water for all, eradicating poverty, promoting freedom of expression, religious diversity, conflict resolution, education for all and the role of women were among the themes tackled by Ekoskola students through an...

  • Appreciation for the arts

    Appreciation for the arts

    Do events like the KSU Arts Festival help improve art appreciation on campus? While it’s good to see importance being given to the Arts, I feel like people still think of ‘art’ as strictly painting, and not a lot of people realise that literature,...

  • Educating with passion

    Educating with passion

    Fifty-eight million students in 210,000 Catholic schools and universities all over the world show how seriously the Church takes Christ’s command: “Go and teach all nations”. The Vatican II Declaration Gravissimum Educationis formally and...

  • Snowman’s dual target

    St Nicholas College, Boys Secondary, Naxxar, has come out with another innovative idea this Christmas. With the help of their school librarian, Aaron Busuttil Linwood, they have built a snowman using cardboard boxes and recycled paper. The...

  • Helen O’Grady pupils address CHOGM children’s forum

    Helen O’Grady pupils address CHOGM children’s forum

    Four pupils attending Helen O’Grady Academy were chosen to represent the concerns of 600 million children of Commonwealth countries at the CHOGM Children’s Forum on issues such as the environment, diversity and inclusion and bullying. The pupils...

  • Gozo tunnel vision

    Gozo tunnel vision

    Would building a tunnel to Gozo cause environmental problems? Yes, we need to consider the environmental impacts of the carbon footprint generated to bring the required machinery, parts and materials to Malta as well as the process of building it.

  • Budding student author launches third book

    Budding student author launches third book

    Angela Bettoni, a Level 9 student at St Martin’s College launched her third book A Mermaid in Two Worlds, at a students’ skills lesson for her peers, at which she was guest speaker. Bettoni spoke about her life and travels, her love of reading and...

  • Human rights conference

    A conference on the theme ‘The role of human rights bodies in promoting a human rights culture’ will be held on Thursday at Radisson Blu, St Julian’s by the University’s Human Rights Programme. International speakers will address the conference,...

  • Student praised for pointing out mistake by IB

    Student praised for pointing out mistake by IB

    Thomas Philip De Bono, an International Baccalaureate (IB) dip­loma graduate, received St Ed­ward’s College first ever Chairman’s Special Award for Initiative after he pointed out a regional IB office’s error, which led to it being corrected for...

  • Department head leads European curriculum update

    Department head leads European curriculum update

    Carmel Caruana, head of the University’s Department of Medical Physics, is the first author of the latest policy statement on education and training of medical physicists in Europe. As chair of the European Federation of Organisations for Medical...

  • Medical School conference

    The ninth Malta Medical School Conference was held between Thursday and yesterday at Hilton Malta Hotel, St Julian’s. It attracted one the largest assembly of local doctors and practitioners in ancillary medical and paramedical fields, and...

  • Dean’s Award

    Dean’s Award

    Engineering graduates Luke Masini (left) from the mechanical stream and Emanuel Scicluna (right) from the electrical and electronic stream are the recipients of this year’s Dean’s Award of the University’s Faculty of Engineering. The award is...

  • Curriculum developed to promote resilience

    A pan-European curriculum de­signed to empower vulnerable pupils at risk of leaving school early, absenteeism, disengagement, bullying, social exclusion and marginalisation is set to be presented at a seminar on December 16. The curriculum was...

  • International Journal of Emotional Education

    Topics such as cultural issues in social and emotional learning, addressing the needs of minority students with challenging behaviour, and teaching kindness in schools are tackled in the latest edition of the International Journal of Emotional...

  • CHOGM and youths

    CHOGM and youths

    Will solutions proposed by the Commonwealth bring about the international changes needed? With 53 member states, the Commonwealth can implement large-scale changes on a global level. Although the solutions presented at CHOGM have been innovative...

  • Einstein comedy first activity at Esplora

    Einstein comedy first activity at Esplora

    A comedy about Albert Einstein’s life and achievements was the first activity at the Esplora interactive science centre at Villa Bighi, Kalkara. Tangram Theatre Com­pany from the UK performed several hour-long shows comprising physical theatre,...

  • Students visit European Parliament

    Students visit European Parliament

    A group of 25 San Andrea Senior School students took part in a five-day trip to Brussels. They visited the European Parliament chamber where plenary sessions are held and met MEPs Roberta Metsola, Therese Comodini Cachia, Miriam Dalli, Marlene...

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