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  • Presentation on tchoukball

    Presentation on tchoukball

    Mcast sports students attended a presentation on the game of tchoukball by Julio Calegari, director of International Development of the International Tchoukball Federation (FITB). The students then played a game of tchoukball for the first time.

  • Single-parent families need more education

    Earlier this year, the University of Malta’s Department of Family Studies began a collaboration with Oxford University to expand work on evidence-based policy for children and families. The Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity...

  • Discussions on responsible use of computers and gaming at Senglea primary

    Discussions on responsible use of computers and gaming at Senglea primary

    A discussion on responsible computer use was held for Year 4 pupils at St Margaret’s College Senglea primary by the Foundation for Responsible Gaming. A similar discussion with the pupils’ parents focused on responsible gaming, included the types...

  • Accreditation for local Aikido centre courses

    Accreditation for local Aikido centre courses

    The Aikido Yamato Dojo centre, Ħamrun, has obtained formal accreditation for its martial arts courses. The centre said Malta is the first European country where the Japanese martial art of Aikido has been academically rated and accredited. Aikido...

  • How problems enter (or are left out of) the EU political agenda

    The Jean Monnet teaching module on agenda-setting in the EU starts on Tuesday at the University of Malta. It will address key theoretical and empirical aspects of EU agenda-setting, such as how problems enter or are left out of the EU’s political...

  • Museum theory

    Museum theory

    In an interview with Patricia Camilleri for University Matters on Campus FM 103.7, Sheila Watson offers insights into the way museums have developed over the past 30 years and the direction different types of museums are going today. Watson is...

  • Italy art trip for students at St Martin’s College

    Italy art trip for students at St Martin’s College

    St Martin’s College senior and sixth form students, accompanied by their art teachers, visited Florence, Pisa and Siena for a week-long art trip. The programme included practical sessions in a workshop for hands-on fresco and tempera painting,...

  • Short course on neuromarketing

    An eight-session course on the emerging field of neuromarketing research techniques starts this month at the University Residence, Robert Mifsud Bonnici Street, Lija. Participants will learn how the brain works and how it demonstrates its current...

  • Record participation in public speaking academy

    Record participation in public speaking academy

    A record 44 sixth form students took part in this year’s edition of the English-Speaking Union’s public speaking academy, double the number of participants in 2014. It was also the first time that there were participants from all local sixth forms...

  • Life-savers for 75 schools

    Seventy-five schools have been provided automated external defibrillator (AEDs) thanks to the €140,000 donated by the public at last year’s bicycle marathon. The annual event, organised by teachers, students and parents of the Boys’ Secondary...

  • Jewellery inspired by nature

    Children at Newark School, Slie­ma, designed and made jewellery inspired by nature during a project funded by the Tourism Ministry’s Kreattiv programme. They collected items such as leaves, shells and branches during a nature walk and drew...

  • Students propose ways to resolve disputes over trade union recognition

    Students propose ways to resolve disputes over trade union recognition

    At a half-day seminar organised by the National Forum of Trade Unions at Verdala Palace, Buskett, students on a part-time Bachelor’s degree in Work and Human Resources at the University, presented four ways to resolve an impasse resulting from...

  • Seminar on family violence

    A student-led public seminar on family violence and the law was organised by the University’s Faculty of Laws. Students presented key findings in their research that raised such questions as whether marital rape is a silent crime in Maltese...

  • MSc in clinical ethics and law

    The University’s Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is offering a part-time evening Master of Science programme in Clinical Ethics and Law for personnel in the health care professions. This new programme will focus on the theme of clinical ethics.

  • New Henley MBA intake from Malta

    New Henley MBA intake from Malta

    A group of 19 executives, managers, and business owners in Malta have attended a starter workshop organised by Henley Business School at its Greenlands campus in the UK. The participants, who are following a Master of Business Administration...

  • EU writing competition

    EU writing competition

    The European Commission has launched a writing competition entitled ‘So similar, so different, so European’. Young people from across Europe are invited to write an article of up to 1,000 words with their views on one or both of the following...

  • Research on single parenthood in Malta

    Research on single parenthood in Malta

    A conference entitled ‘Single parenthood in Malta: Key findings from two research studies’ will be held on Friday from 9am to 3pm at the Aula Magna of the University’s Valletta Campus. It is being organised by the Department of Family Studies at...

  • Sicily study tour

    The University’s Faculty of Arts is organising a study tour to eastern Sicily from April 21 to 26. Participants will visit archaeological and art historical sites in Milazzo, Messina, Giardini Naxos, Taor­mina, Castelmola, Syracuse, Catania and...

  • Students’ perception of ‘Maltese’ food

    Food is a big part of significant events in life like births, wedding celebrations and feasts. And the way various national communities cook, eat and perceive food is also a strong representation of their culture. Traditional meals are passed on...

  • Asdan courses at Gozo Sixth Form

    Asdan courses at Gozo Sixth Form

    Sir Mikiel Ang Refalo Sixth Form, Victoria, is offering short courses in collaboration with the Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (Asdan). This UK-based pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body offers...

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