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Education

  • Changes to Malta’s education system

    Changes to Malta’s education system

    Last Wednesday, during an event organised by the Malta Union of Teachers and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for secondary school students, the topic of extending the school leaving age to 18 was brought up and voted on by the students themselves. What is your...

  • Award for Mcast student

    Award for Mcast student

    Pierre Zammit, a student at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology’s Institute of Building and Construction Engineering, was recently awarded the prestigious City & Guilds Medal for Excellence in recognition of his outstanding work in...

  • Best presentation

    Best presentation

    Olivia Bilocca from Actavis (left) presenting Rodianne Conti the Actavis Best M.Pharm. Presentation Award for the presentation she gave of her dissertation on point-of-care testing for hypercholesterolaemia in community pharmacies at the 2014...

  • MEP candidates’ debate

    MEP candidates’ debate

    Seven MEP candidates from the three main political parties recently took part in a debate on youth employment and job creation organised by JEF Malta at the Mcast main campus in Paola. Photo shows (from left) Deborah Schembri, Arnold Cassola,...

  • Youths on The Zone this week

    Youths on The Zone this week

    Video interviews of youths talking about their careers, talents, social life and fashion are being featured on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com/thezone. Tomorrow new interviews with European Parliament Information Office (EPIO) intern Albert...

  • Students taste MEP experience in Strasbourg

    Students taste MEP experience in Strasbourg

    Euroscola is an educational programme for students to learn about European integration by experiencing it first-hand. Twenty-four students from Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Naxxar, accompanied by three of their teachers, recently took...

  • Project on sharing, enhancing women’s learning experience

    Project on sharing, enhancing women’s learning experience

    A presentation was recently held at the Lifelong Learning Centre, Msida, regarding an EU project entitled Practical Young Women Education Programme (PYWE), which aims to encourage the sharing of adult learning experience and the development of...

  • St Edward’s holds open day

    St Edward’s College, Cottonera, recently held an open day for prospective students and their parents to see current students at the school engaged in a variety of activities and learning experiences. Early Years pupils took part in a music and...

  • 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...

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