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  • Voting for new KSU

    Do you intend voting at the upcoming KSU election? Why? I had planned to vote this year, but I don’t know whether my vote will be of any use now. In this election there will only be candidates of one party – SDM – running against individual...

  • ESU public speaking competition

    ESU public speaking competition

    Eighteen sixth form and University students took part in of this year’s English-Speaking Union of Malta public speaking competition at the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry in Valletta. They each had five minutes to speak on the theme,...

  • FEMA awards

    The University’s Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy (FEMA) recently presented 15 awards to the Master in Accountancy 2013-2015 graduate group. • The Malta Institute of Accountants Best Student of the Year...

  • Social Wellbeing Dean’s Awards

    Social Wellbeing Dean’s Awards

    Twelve of the best students of the University’s Faculty for Social Wellbeing were honoured at the third edition of the faculty’s Dean’s Award ceremony. They are seen with faculty dean Maureen Cole (front row, centre). There are currently around...

  • ‘Cageing light’

    Photonic crystal fibres (PCFs) – which can ‘cage’ light and small particles – are the theme of a talk tomorrow at 7.30pm at the University’s campus in St Paul Street, Valletta. Hollow PCFs filled with gases have been used to transform invisible...

  • Science safari

    Over 200 Form 2 students from State and non-State schools took part in the third edition of the Science Safari treasure hunt at the Malta National Aquarium, Qawra. The treasure hunt, which tested the participants on their scientific knowledge,...

  • Workshops on human rights

    Workshops on human rights

    Students following the International Baccalaureate at St Edward’s College, Cottonera, and 17 Spanish students from Virgen del Remedio, Madrid, watched actors from the American Drama Group Europe perform a play in Valletta about the life and death...

  • Awareness, repercussions of bullying

    Awareness, repercussions of bullying

    Is there enough awareness on the repercussions of bullying on campus? There is little to no awareness of its consequences. Many students ‘joke’ without realising there is a very thin line between joking and making fun of someone, and this line is...

  • Parents’ session tackles bullying

    Parents’ session tackles bullying

    St Margaret College’s Senglea Primary organised a session for parents on combatting bullying. It comprised a play on friendship adapted from the book Rosetta Banana, performed by the pupils, followed by a talk on bullying by Sara Ann Baldacchino...

  • Female students urged to choose careers in IT

    Female students urged to choose careers in IT

    On International Women’s Day, Angela Micallef, Jacqueline Harvey and Carlota Rodriguez from Microsoft Malta met students at the BPW Careers Day event and spoke to them about their IT work experience and gave them career guidance. The event was...

  • NSTF Science Expo at Mcast

    The 15th edition of the NSTF Science Expo 2016 is being held at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology’s Institute of Applied Science, Paola. The expo presents fun and interactive science activities of interest to students and teachers...

  • Sex education in schools

    Did you have any sex education in school? Was it comprehensive enough? Yes, we started sex education when I was 11 but it wasn’t as de­tailed as when I was 15. The teachers gave us information on protection but did not provide any examples.

  • Talk on brain oscillations and epilepsy

    ‘Brain Oscillations in Epilepsy’ is the title of a talk by neuroscientist Vincenzo Crunelli from Cardiff University’s School of Bioscience, to be held on Wednesday at 7pm at the Italian Cultural Institute, St George’s Square, Valletta, by Malta...

  • Film to spark discussion on the science behind illness

    The film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly will be screened tomorrow at 6.30pm at the auditorium at the University of Malta’s Faculty of ICT, as part of CineXjenza, an initiative that aims to spark discussion on science topics raised in films. The...

  • University awards outstanding alumni

    University awards outstanding alumni

    General surgeon Dr Maria Meilak and satellite communications leader Dr Hector Fenech are the first two recipients of the University of Malta’s Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. Dr Meilak has offered her work voluntarily and unceasingly in the...

  • ‘God was never killed’ seminar

    ‘God has never been killed – The Prevalence of the Sacred: Comparative Historical Roots of the Arab Crisis’ is the title of a seminar to be held on Tuesday from 6 to 7pm at the University of Malta’s Gateway Building Hall A, Msida campus. The...

  • Students experience scuba diving

    Students experience scuba diving

    It was still quite early in the morning when I and 23 other students from our school arrived at Maltaqua to experience scuba diving for the first time. We tried on the diving gear and attended a 40-minute lesson about diving, in particular about...

  • New CPD courses launched

    New CPD courses launched

    At a recent certificate award ceremony, Lead Training Services managing director James Grech said that this year, apart from relaunching their most popular courses, new MQF Level 5 continuing professional development (CPD) award courses have been...

  • Student organisations

    Student organisations

    What made you join your student organisation? Why would you recommend it to other students? I had represented students prior to my University studies, so I recognised its benefits. University Students of Performing Arts’ Association (Upsa) was set...

  • Fifty Shades of Grey (or more)

    Fifty Shades of Grey (or more)

    They may not have settled the enduring debate over whether grey hair makes a person look distinguished or just plain old, but scientists have identified for the first time a gene behind greying hair. Researchers said an analysis of DNA from more...

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