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Education

  • Why students attend private lessons prior to their SEC examinations

    Why students attend private lessons prior to their SEC examinations

    Many parents and students view private lessons as a must, especially when crucial exams like the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) are approaching. We are all aware of the vital role such examinations play in the lives of students in advancing...

  • Students raise €2,600 for Puttinu Cares Foundation

    Students raise €2,600 for Puttinu Cares Foundation

    Pupils from St Michael School, Pembroke, and Form 2 students from St Michael Foundation, San Ġwann, recently raised a total of €2,620 for Puttinu Cares Foundation. The pupils at the Pembroke junior school raised €2,200 by making and selling...

  • Maths public talk

    Maths public talk

    A public lecture on Mathematics is being held on Tuesday at 5.30pm at the National Sport School’s multipurpose hall, Pembroke. The speaker is Mike Ollerton, a freelance Mathematics education consultant based in the UK. He has taught in schools for...

  • A guide through the Matsec exam process

    A handbook to guide students through the Matriculation and Secondary Education Certificate (Matsec) examination process has recently been issued by the Matsec board. The handbook answers students’ frequent asked questions and guides them from the...

  • Student’s IT software opens up new job opportunities for people with disability

    Student’s IT software opens up new job opportunities for people with disability

    Jader Pelligra, a ICT student at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology’s University College, has designed and de­veloped a computer-based telephony solution that will enable people with disability to use MS Windows-based computers to...

  • Political ideology in entertainment

    Political ideology in entertainment

    Political Ideology in Entertainment is the title of a presentation that Robert Cassar will deliver on Thursday at 6pm at the Azad Foundation, 224, Republic Street, Valletta. His talk will be  based on the findings of research he conducted for the...

  • Public lecture on Leonello Spada’s frescoes at Grand Master’s Palace

    Public lecture on Leonello Spada’s frescoes at Grand Master’s Palace

    Leonello Spada’s fresco cycle at the Grand Master’s Palace, Valletta, which depicts the early history of the Order of St John, is the subject of a public lecture by Ph.D candidate Frederica Agius on Thursday at 6.30pm at the Palace. In the...

  • Department consults stakeholders

    Department consults stakeholders

    Academic and administrative members of staff from the University of Malta’s Department of Gender Studies recently met stakeholders to connect, network, update, receive feedback and focus on current and future issues as well as to discuss current...

  • Cooperation with Grenada college

    Cooperation with Grenada college

    University of Malta pro-rector for international development Godfrey Baldacchino recently visited Grenada in the West Indies, where he delivered a series of six lectures on island brands, food and tourism at T.A. Marryshow Community College. With...

  • How to communicate science effectively

    How to communicate science effectively

    Free workshops for undergraduate and postgraduate students are being held by the University of Malta’s Steam School for them to strengthen and practice skills in communicating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics...

  • Higher Secondary students take part in Euroscuola

    Higher Secondary students take part in Euroscuola

    Twenty-four students from Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Naxxar, recently took part in the Euroscola programme at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, together with peers from all over Europe. During the event the students were split...

  • 'More than one in three' UK teachers willing to wear body camera in classroom

    'More than one in three' UK teachers willing to wear body camera in classroom

    More than a third of teachers in the UK would be willing to wear a body camera in the classroom, with many wanting the technology to combat misbehaviour by pupils, according to a survey. Over one in 10 believe the time will come when bodycams will...

  • Many children admit seeing unsuitable images and videos online

    Many children admit seeing unsuitable images and videos online

    Seven in 10 children and young people in the UK have seen unsuitable images and videos online, according to a report. It also found that many youngsters are sharing pictures they would not want their parents to see, with some sharing content with...

  • Opening and closing of boundaries in a globalised world

    ‘Plural and shared: The socio­logy of a cosmopolitan world’ is the title of a talk that Prof. Vincenzo Ciccheli of the University of Paris Sorbonne will give  on Tuesday from 6 to 7pm at the University of Malta’s Lecture Theatre 2, Francis Ebejer...

  • Puppets to reenact Maltese tales in literacy project

    Puppets to reenact Maltese tales in literacy project

    It is no secret that today’s children face a different set of distractions and pressures than those of 10 or 20 years ago. So it is easy to understand why teachers may find it more challenging to promote literacy using only traditional...

  • Learn how to ‘wake up’ an audience

    Ways of making a speech fun and easy to deliver and ‘waking up’ an audience during a presentation will be demonstrated during a 20-hour course entitled  ‘The Art of Public Speaking’ organised by Malta University Consulting Ltd. It starts on March...

  • Mcast-certified VET to be introduced in secondary schools

    Mcast-certified VET to be introduced in secondary schools

    New vocational education and training (VET) programmes will be provided to secondary school students in Engineering and IT as a result of a partnership agreement signed between the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) and St...

  • Challenges the EU must face to promote digital skills and jobs

    Challenges the EU must face to promote digital skills and jobs

    As digitisation speeds up so the demand for digital skills is growing in Europe, and people need adequate and appropriate digital skills to be empowered in a digital eco­nomy and society. Digital skills are needed at all levels, ranging from...

  • Pupils visit Saving Buskett project, plant 120 trees

    Pupils visit Saving Buskett project, plant 120 trees

    Pupils from six schools recently planted 120 indigenous trees at Buskett, including carob, oak, olive, pine and bay laurel, as part of an event held to mark Arbor Day. The event was organised by the national stakeholders committee of a Lifeplus...

  • Is Malta a developed country?

    ‘Are we developed?’ is the question Noel Agius will tackle at a seminar on Tuesday from 6 to 7pm at the University of Malta Faculty of Arts Library, Old Humanities Building. During the seminar, Agius, a lecturer in sociology at Junior College,...

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