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Education

  • ESU debating academy

    A group of 16-year-old sixth form students recently took part in the English-Speaking Union Malta’s Debating Academy, during which they engaged in a series of debates to practise public speaking based on well-researched, objective positions on...

  • Teaching the love of learning

    Teaching the love of learning

    Immaculate Conception Secondary School Tarxien, which forms part of St Jeanne Antide College, has the highest percentage of students who decide to further their studies after compulsory education, beating all other State, Church and independent...

  • Educational visit to London

    Educational visit to London

    St Ignatius College’s Girls’ Secondary School, Ħandaq, recently held a four-day educational visit to London for its Form 3 science, arts and business studies students which provided a multitude of holistic learning experiences. The students toured...

  • PN and Civil Unions Bill

    PN and Civil Unions Bill

    What is your verdict on the PN’s first year in opposition? I think it is too early to judge. It clearly needs reorganisation and establishment of identity. Christina Meli, 26, BA (Hons) History of Art. After around 25 years in government, I think...

  • Mcast has top young scientist

    Mcast has top young scientist

    Juan Sarcia, an engineering student at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, won the top prize at the Contest for Young Scientists during the recently held NSTF Science Expo. His winning project involves real-time monitoring of fuel,...

  • Pharmacy researcher wins award

    Maltese pharmacy graduate Danika Agius Decelis was recently presented with the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists-European Pharmaceutical Students’ Association Best Research Paper Award for her study on the role of pharmacists in the...

  • Is a Master’s degree worth the effort?

    For undergraduates in their final year at University, the reality of graduation is looming closer. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree, some students may be ready to hit the job market; but others may feel they are not ready to leave University just...

  • A fillip for Malta-based game design research

    A University research project was recently ranked first from over 1,000 EU research proposals from all disciplines in the Marie Curie strand of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The Auto Game Design project, directed by Prof. Georgios...

  • Youths on The Zone

    Youths on The Zone

    Video interviews of youths talking about their careers, talents, social life and fashion are being featured on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com/thezone. This week, The Zone interviews Dr Marc Kosciejew, a lecturer in Library and Information...

  • College prize day

    St Paul’s Missionary College, Rabat, recently held a prize-giving ceremony for senior school students in the school auditorium. The event included a performance of the musical Brother Bear by college students, teachers and other staff...

  • Science popularisation events for students

    Science popularisation events for students

    The Education Ministry’s Department of Curriculum Management is holding science popularisation events for primary and secondary students. Two recently-held events, Science Safari and X’hemm il-Birgu, engaged students in hands-on science and...

  • College 6th formers at Euroscola

    College 6th formers at Euroscola

    Fifteen students from St Martin’s College sixth form recently took part in the 2014 Euroscola programme in Strasbourg, France, joining over 400 students from many other European schools. The highlight was a day spent at the European Parliament...

  • The KSU election

    The KSU election

    Is student politics important or not? Student representation is essential in a university environment because it is these students who will eventually be involved on a national scale. Sharon Zammit, 20, BSc Pharmaceutical Science (Hons). Student...

  • Boost for gender studies courses and research

    Boost for gender studies courses and research

    Launched in November last year, the Faculty for Social Wellbeing’s Gender Studies Department is based on three main pillars: teaching, research and activism. The latter was tangible as three academics at the department – Marceline Naudi, Brenda...

  • Mcast Spring Days

    Mcast Spring Days

    The Malta College of Arts Science and Technology’s Sports Department recently held this year’s edition of Spring Days during which students and staff members engaged in various sports activities, including beach volley, soccer, handball and dodge...

  • Is there a Mediterranean lifestyle?

    Is there such a thing as a Mediterranean lifestyle? The celebrated British chef Jamie Oliver had this to say about Malta: “In just a few days we sampled meals in 16th century hunting lodges and lively restaurants; ate street food and artisan...

  • Feeling the pressure at Mater Dei

    Feeling the pressure at Mater Dei

    San Anton Grade 10 (Form 3) physics students were recently inside the Hyperbaric Chamber at Mater Dei Hospital during a visit planned by the school’s Science Department to complement their lessons on pressure. The chamber is often used to treat...

  • Educational visit to Brussels

    Educational visit to Brussels

    A group of European Studies students from the Convent of the Sacred Heart Foundation in St Julian’s recent went on an educational trip to Brussels. They visited some of the main EU institutions, including the European Parliament and the European...

  • Environmental Comenius meeting

    Environmental Comenius meeting

    St Therese College’s Birkirkara primary recently hosted the seventh meeting of the Comenius project It’s Fun to be In and Green. Teachers and students from the six partner schools taking part in the project met to exchange work related to future...

  • On The Zone

    On The Zone

    This week, The Zone interviews University chaplain Fr Patrick Magro, SJ, to find out more about the kind of work that is done at the University chaplaincy and what students can do together with the chaplaincy. The Zone also interviews Junior...

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