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  • Mastering digital games

    Mastering digital games

    The Zone reporter Matthew Cassar meets Rilla Khaled, socio-professor at the University’s Institute for Digital Games, to hear about its work.The institute offers an MSc in digital games and a master’s in bio-research for students who are leaning...

  • Creating board games

    Creating board games

    In collaboration with Think magazine, the University of Malta scientific magazine, the Zone met with David Chircop, a board and digital games designer and creator, whose background is so diverse that one would have found it hard to focus on one...

  • From profession to new art form

    From profession to new art form

    Body painting and professional make-up artist Carolyn Roper gave a master class in make-up and body painting in Malta.Recognised as one of the world’s best body artists, Roper has won major awards, including double World Body Painting...

  • Converting big data into business

    Converting big data into business

    Both with versatile backgrounds, Neville Bezzina and Tyron Lloyd Baron found their innovative business venture based on the principle that the most reliable way to improve digital marketing performance is by transforming business data into useful...

  • Mindful business with a generous heart

    Mindful business with a generous heart

    Ten percent of the world’s population lives without access to safe water. More than 500,000 children die every year due to water-related diseases - that is over 1,400 children a day. The figures are mind numbing. To do something about these grave...

  • Running a software company

    Running a software company

    In his early 30s, fresh from university and with some work experience under his belt, Keith decided to risk it all and dedicate himself to developing a software analytics cloud service and start his own company. His hard work has paid...

  • For love of spear fishing

    For love of spear fishing

    In western society, by the time people are in their early 40s it is very much the norm to be working hard, well on way to building a career, and most likely becoming a parent, or at least being in a long-term relationship. Not for Kenneth Bugeja.

  • Isle of MTV, Malta

    Isle of MTV, Malta

    Get into the spirit of this summer's Isle of MTV in Malta. In case you missed the party last night, have a look at those who didn't. Matthew Cassar meets some of the party goers and captures the spirit of the event.  

  • Swimming as a career choice

    Swimming as a career choice

    As a professional swimmer Luke Camilleri Cuschieri has little time for social life. His swimming regime is rigid; it consists of long hours of training, including time spent on other sports-related activities, proper diet, and lots of focus and...

  • PwC €1 million start up fund - turn your idea into business

    PwC €1 million start up fund - turn your idea into business

    Starting off a new business can be hard on the few who decide to take the plunge and risk it all. Part of PwC’s initiative €1 million pro bono services is to help new entrepreneurs and guide them into setting up their own business and achieve...

  • Rising star water polo keeper and captain

    Rising star water polo keeper and captain

    The Zone reporter Matthew Cassar meets promising water polo goalkeeper and captain of Under-19 Malta water polo team Nicky Grixti to ask him how he became involved in water polo, what his training schedule is like and whether he plans to pursue...

  • Research, innovation and development in Malta

    Research, innovation and development in Malta

    Although one of the trust’s main aims is to raise funds for University research, its long-term goal is to entice students to develop a greater sense of belonging when they enrol in University. Cachia says the aim is for students to feel that by...

  • When science and technology meet

    When science and technology meet

    As a university graduate with a background in science, Angelo Dalli now runs one of the biggest ICT companies in the country. Watch his interview to find out what the first day was like for him when he started his company, what made him move on to...

  • Master of information

    Master of information

    Marc Kosciejew has dedicated his life to researching as well as teaching library and information science (LIS), a dynamic and growing disciplinary and professional field. The LIS involves traditional librarianship, archival...

  • Working as an MEP for a day

    Working as an MEP for a day

    What is an MEP’s role? What are their day-to-day responsibilities? What does it feel like to attend a plenary session of the European Parliament and be surrounded by people from all over Europe? The aim of the Euroscuola project is to create...

  • Working at the European Parliament Information Office

    Working at the European Parliament Information Office

    Before he took up the internship position at the EPIO, Camilleri, 22, who has a Masters in European Studies, took part in numerous EU initiatives, such as Comenius and Youth in Action exchanges. At University he got involved in various NGOs such...

  • Looking at the Bigger Picture

    Looking at the Bigger Picture

    With the launch of a Spanish hit series on Telecino last month one cannot help but notice these two Maltese names that come up in the credits next to leading Spanish actors’ names. Serge and Pullicino are the people behind the visual effects. With...

  • Teaching etiquette and diplomacy for a living

    Teaching etiquette and diplomacy for a living

    In an age of Twitting, Facebooking and Youtubing, etiquette may seem unfashionable to many, but for Kristian it is a daily essential. As a diplomat, Kristian gained a wealth of experience in etiquette, manners, and intercultural understanding.

  • Working at the power station

    Working at the power station

    Walking up the staircase of one of the Delimara power station’s blocks feels like stepping into a space shuttle in a science fiction movie. It is not your typical office environment with a desk and colleagues around you. It’s noisy and a little...

  • What it's like to work as a librarian (I)

    What it's like to work as a librarian (I)

    To get a better picture at the profession of the librarian the Zone interviewed a senior in the field as well as a recent graduate. In this interview Donald Briffa, assistant librarian at the National Library of Malta, gives an understanding of...