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  • Cambridge comes top in league table

    Cambridge comes top in league table

    Oxford has lost out to Cambridge for the fourth year running in a new league table of universities. The prestigious institutions took the top two places in the latest annual Complete University Guide. In third place, the same as last year, was the...

  • Vox pop on campus

    Watch The Zone vox pop this week when Lucia Farrugia takes her camera on campus to speak to students about the language they prefer to use. Her surprise grammar test will gauge respondents’ confidence in their preferred language. See the results...

  • 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. Tomorrow a new interview with Mario Cachia from the University’s Research and Innovation Development...

  • College opens new sports complex

    College opens new sports complex

    St Edward’s College, Cottonera, recently inaugurated a new sports complex which includes an eight-lane track, a nine-a-side synthetic turf pitch and fully-refurbished basketball and tennis courts. The complex, which has transformed the large space...

  • Trinity College London concerts, award presentation ceremonies

    Trinity College London concerts, award presentation ceremonies

    Trinity College London recently held its local annual distinction concerts and presentation of prizes and diplomas. Due to the high number of candidates sitting for Trinity exams, four concerts had to be held, three at St Aloysius’ College theatre...

  • Debating competition winners

    Debating competition winners

    Three students from St Martin’s College Sixth Form, Hanien Alousi (second from left), Miriana Curmi and William Pettit, recently won a debating competition held at the end of a three-day debating academy organised by the English-Speaking Union of...

  • Pupils have a field day

    Pupils have a field day

    St Clare College’s Gżira primary recently held a Field Day for its 181 pupils. The event combined a sports day with craft activities to promote environmental awareness and the launching of a song composed by two teachers entitled Aħna tfal favur...

  • 24/7 study area at University

    24/7 study area at University

    Parking is always a problem for University students because there are more students than parking spaces. During exam season, time is more precious and the question of whether to park far away and walk, or wait until a student leaves his parking...

  • Child trafficking and the law

    Child trafficking and the law is the title of a public seminar to be held on Thursday from 10am to noon by the Faculty of Laws in Room 216, Dun Mikiel Xerri Lecture Centre (LC216), Msida campus. During the seminar, second-year LL.B (Hons) students...

  • Examination stress

    Examination stress

    How do you deal with exam stress? I deal with it by engaging in physically exerting but mentally relaxing activities, such as walking and running. Luca Zerafa, 23, MA English Prior to exams I deal with stress by taking breaks during studying, and...

  • Award for Junior College English Department

    The Junior College Department of English has been awarded the British Council 2014 Innovation in Assessment Prize in recognition of its work on the design and implementation of the Advanced English-speaking exam. The department beat stiff...

  • Students helping to restore catacombs in Mqabba

    Students helping to restore catacombs in Mqabba

    Students following the Restoration and Conservation programme at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology’s Institute of Building and Construction Engineering have been entrusted with the restoration of street-level entrance structures to...

  • ENGOs and EU accession

    Dr Michael Briguglio will give a presentation on Wednesday on whether EU accession has influenced civil society empowerment in Malta, with specific reference to environmental NGOs in the first years following Malta’s EU accession. The...

  • Gozo science weekend for Stella Maris College students

    Gozo science weekend for Stella Maris College students

    A group of 28 Form 1 and 2 students, accompanied by teachers from Stella Maris College, Gżira, recently took part in a hands-on science weekend in Gozo during which they were engaged in collaborative learning tasks in real-life situations. During...

  • Kirkop boys’ school holds celebrations

    Kirkop boys’ school holds celebrations

    To mark Celebration Day held recently at St Benedict’s College Boys’ Secondary, Kirkop, music and drama students staged a musical entitled Nisġa. The plot wove five traditional Maltese legends into one storyline and brought to life issues and...

  • Comenius project on environmental sustainability - May 4, 2014

    Students and teachers from Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Naxxar, recently visited Aveiro, Portugal, for a meeting of partners from schools from eight countries involved in the Comenius project Harmony for Earth, Life and People...

  • The Zone vox pops

    New vox pops from the University campus and video interviews of youths talking about their careers, talents, social life and fashion will feature next week on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com/thezone. Be heard and share your own experiences with...

  • Drug reform and liberalism

    Drug reform and liberalism

    After the enactment of the Civil Unions Bill, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat hinted that the next step is drug reform, starting with decriminalisation of soft drugs for first-time users. Do you agree with this? Reform of drug law is long overdue. I...

  • NGS course at Mater Dei

    The third course in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) will be webcast at the Malta Remote Training Centre at the University Medical School, Mater Dei Hospital, from the University of Bologna Residential Centre of Bertinoro, Italy, from Wednesday to...

  • Social, emotional learning

    A seminar on social and emotional learning in the classroom will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 6pm in the Unversity’s Psychology Laboratory, Old Humanities Building (OH110), Msida campus. The speaker is Dr Annalisa Morganti from the Department of...

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