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  • Christian formation courses

    The Institute of Pastoral Formation and several other Church entities will organise 17 courses during the 2017-18 academic year starting in October on various subjects, including respect for life, Catholic social teaching, Christian leadership,...

  • The importance of professional career guidance and counselling

    The natural question facing most students who have completed secondary and post-secondary school, is ‘What’s next?’. Many factors may influence a student’s choice of training programme/ career, including parents, friends, teachers, exam results...

  • Mcast application week

    Mcast application week

    As from tomorrow the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) will start receiving applications from new students for its full-time courses beginning in October. Applications are to be submitted between 8.30am and noon as follows:...

  • Higher education institute scores well on student attention

    Higher education institute scores well on student attention

    An independent external quality assurance audit of St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, Ħamrun, has found at the institute surpasses requirements in two standards – that dealing with student-centred learning and the standard for cyclical...

  • Maltese student among world’s top one per cent

    Odin Mamo Haraldson, a sixth form student at St Edward’s College, Cottonera, achieved a score of 43 points out of a maximum possible of 45 in the May 2017 session of the International Baccalaureate diploma exams. This places him in the top one per...

  • Applications for Higher Secondary

    Applications for Higher Secondary

    Applications for admission to courses starting in October at Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School (GCHSS), Naxxar, are now open. Students may access the registration form through the website below. Students who would like to be assisted in their...

  • New student-friendly measures launched with Junior College prospectus

    A number of measures to encourage students to continue with their education were announced during the launch of the University of Malta’s Junior College prospectus for the 2017-8 academic year. The prospectus is available online at...

  • Physics students visit CERN

    Physics students visit CERN

    A group of 26 Physics students at the Junior College recently visited CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), where physicists from over a hundred countries, including Malta, come together to devise experiments to discover the...

  • Celebrating a year of Singapore Maths at Chiswick House School

    Celebrating a year of Singapore Maths at Chiswick House School

    Last September, Chiswick House School was the first school in Malta to follow the worldwide revolution in the teaching and learning of Mathematics by adopting the Singapore Maths approach across all levels. Singapore has been ranked first in...

  • Training in communicating science

    Training in communicating science

    A group of Maltese youths from the University of Malta recently attended an intensive 10-day summer school on science communication and public engagement called Steam, held in Marathon, Greece. The 52 participants from Malta, various European...

  • St Martin’s sixth formers celebrate

    St Martin’s sixth formers celebrate

    St Martin’s College Sixth Form, which this year is celebrating its 10th year anniversary, recently organised its annual end-of-year celebration for students completing its two-year programme of studies. During the evening, Bernie Mizzi, director...

  • New MA in Health, Medicine and Society

    A new taught MA in Health, Medicine and Society being offered by the University of Malta’s Department of Sociology explores the intersection between the medical world, including issues related to health, illness and medical professions with social...

  • Pharmacogenetics research cited in scientific journals

    Pharmacogenetics research cited in scientific journals

    Research carried out by Dr Francesca Wirth, a lecturer at the University of Malta’s Depart­ment of Pharmacy, was recently cited in a scientific report in the reputable scientific journal Nature.com. The research findings were also published in the...

  • Meeting for prospective Junior College students

    A meeting for students who intend applying for admission to the G. F. Abela Junior College for the coming academic year will be held on Wednesday at Sir Temi Zammit hall at the University of Malta, Msida. During the meeting those attending will be...

  • Book of essays in Italian analysing social class, anti-racist education, feminism

    Popular education, social class and education, anti-racist education and feminism of difference are among the topics discussed in a series of essays in a recently published book in Italian co-authored by Prof. Peter Mayo of the University of Malta...

  • Can’t get people to science? Get science to people!

    Can’t get people to science? Get science to people!

    We can either moan about and blame others for the dwindling numbers of people engaging in science or we can critically review our strategies and propose science through innovative modes that are inclusive, participative and relevant. Nationwide...

  • Mcast Skills Challenge awards

    Mcast Skills Challenge awards

    Winners of the Mcast Skills Challenge held earlier this year were recently awarded medals, and all the 850 college students who participated in the competition were given certificates. The activity enabled the students to showcase their abilities...

  • Course on pharmacognosy and herbal products

    A 28-hour course on pharmacognosy and herbal products, starting on September 4, will be held at the University Residence, Robert Mifsud Bonnici Street, Lija, by Malta University Consulting Ltd. The course is mainly aimed at staff with a B.Sc. in...

  • Nurses, health middle managers face conflicting demands

    Research carried out by Dr Vanya Aquilina has revealed that nurses and health middle managers fulfil contradictory and competing demands in healthcare contexts, leading them to experience intense emotion and struggles to achieve a balance between...

  • Talks on VR, Malta’s underwater history and language dilemma

    Virtual reality, Malta’s underwater history and the local language situ­a­tion are the themes of this summer’s first edition of Think talks to be held on Wednesday at 7.30pm at the Quadrangle at the University of Malta’s Msida campus. The series...