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  • Voting for our MEPs

    Voting for our MEPs

    Do you intend voting in the MEP elections on May 24? Why or why not? Yes, I do. I believe voting is a fundamental right not just because it gives you freedom of expression but also because you elect individuals who will represent you and the...

  • The making of the Middle Sea

    The making of the Middle Sea

    Archaeologist Cyprian Broodbank will give a lecture on Friday at 6.30pm entitled The Making of the Middle Sea: The Emergence of the Mediterranean World, at the Aula Magna of the University’s Valletta Campus, St Paul’s Street, Valletta, organised...

  • Disability, families, motherhood

    Disability, Families and Motherhood is the title of a public lecture to be given by Sonali Shah on Friday from 6 to 7.30pm at the University’s Gateway Building, Hall B2, organised by the Disability Studies Unit of the University’s Faculty for...

  • Work in progress in social studies

    Prof. Peter Mayo from the Department of Education Studies will give a talk about his recent book, Lorenzo Milani, the School of Barbiana, and the Struggle for Social Justice on Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm in hall MDT 122, at the end of the glass...

  • Teach the arts by combining them with other subjects

    The arts have recently gained popularity locally ever since secondary school teachers were informed that drama, music and art may be merged under the umbrella term Expressive Arts as from the next scholastic year. But how much depth can be reached...

  • Debating Europe

    Debating Europe

    MEP candidates Kevin Cutajar, Miriam Dalli and Cyrus Engerer recently took part in a debate on Europe at the European Documentation Centre of the University’s Institute for European Studies. The candidates are former students of the...

  • Vox pops on campus

    Vox pops on campus

    Awaiting exam results is possibly one of the most stressful periods of time for a university student. This week, The Zone asks students about their pending results and whether or not they would rather not know them at all. The Zone will also...

  • Innovative ways of teaching Italian

    Over 90 teachers and student-teachers recently took part in a workshop on innovative teaching methods and modern technology tools developed by Edilingua to make Italian lessons more stimulating. The main was speaker Telis Marin, director of...

  • Top public speaker

    Top public speaker

    St Edward’s College student Andrew Marshall won first place at the English-Speaking Union of Malta’s 2014 public speaking competition, which was recently held at the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry in Valletta. Marshall will now...

  • Greener travelling

    Greener travelling

    A group of University Junior College students recently visited Kassel, Germany, to take part in a meeting of the Comenius project The Art of Living, together with students from Germany, Italy and The Netherlands. The local students were...

  • One year of Labour

    One year of Labour

    What is your verdict on the Labour Party’s first year in government? In my opinion, most promises made have been fulfilled or are in the process of being fulfilled. I am satisfied with the progress so far. Marie Cini, 19, BA Arts. I think Joseph...

  • Unrealised Mdina fortifications

    Stephen Spiteri will give a public lecture entitled Some Unrealised 18th-Century Hospitaller Fortification Projects in Mdina on Wednesday at 6pm at Mdina local council’s main hall. The talk explores various proposals put forward for Mdina’s...

  • Arts faculty to offer tailored BA degree

    The Faculty of Arts will be offering an innovative degree course as from October – the Bachelor of Humanities. The course allows students to create a tailored degree, where they choose study units most suitable to their aims and interests.

  • Growing a successful digital games industry

    Thomas Howalt of Isis Innovation Ltd, Oxford University’s technology transfer company, will deliver a seminar on the theme Make Good Ideas Happen – Growing a Successful Digital Games Industry, on Tuesday from 4 to 6pm at the University’s Takeoff...

  • Promoting theatre’s role in holistic education

    Promoting theatre’s role in holistic education

    Catching them while they’re young, Manoel Theatre’s Toi Toi programme aims to foster among children a love for the world of theatre and its role in holistic education. “Music has a magical effect on children,” says Rosetta Debattista, the...

  • College holds Health & Safety days for parents

    College holds Health & Safety days for parents

    The first Health and Safety Day for parents and guardians was recently held at St Thomas More College’s Marsaxlokk Primary School. It was organised by the Health and Safety Unit in collaboration with the Malta Red Cross. Parents and relatives of...

  • Participation in Skolasport at record level

    A record 4,200 children took part in the many sports disciplines offered last year by the Malta Sports Council’s Skolasport programme. Over 790 adults and parents also attended sports and fitness-related classes, a marked increase over previous...

  • On The Zone this week

    On The Zone this week

    Video interviews of young people talking about their careers, talents, social life and fashion are being featured on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com/thezone. Tomorrow a new interview with former Maltese diplomat Kristian Bonnici will be...

  • Vox pops on campus

    University correspondent Lucia Farrugia’s first vox pop for The Zone can be watched on timesofmalta.com/thezone. In an age of instant, electronic communications, The Zone asked students whether young people had any time, or interest for that...

  • Observing Lent

    Observing Lent

    What does Lent mean to you? Do you think it is a particularly significant period? It is a period of preparation, penance, prayer and alms-giving. I believe it should be an important time of year for Christians as it commemorates the passion of...

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