KSU Proposes More Resources for Assessment Correction

Press Release – 21/09/2012

KSU is in full agreement with the MATSEC board and support unit’s call for discussion on all aspects on assessment procedures. In light of recent complaints and numerous queries dealt with by KSU, the council agrees that this area should be revisited and an analysis of current sufficiency of resources be carried out.

Specifically in the cases for the University of Malta and Junior College, KSU agrees that more human resources as well as funding should be made available to facilitate the correction of exam papers as well as ease the logistical burden created by revision of paper applications.

Furthermore, KSU encourages both the MATSEC board and University administration to make available more clear information on current assessment correction practices so as to ensure greater public understanding of the procedures involved. Incidentally, the KSU Education Office this year intends to collaborate with University administration and discuss ways forward on how students can be better informed about the assessments protocols which have been adopted.

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KE/KPS Seminar: 15-16 September 2012 at Dar l-Ewropa, Valletta

The KE/KPS Seminar invites the executive members of student organisations and student reps to attend and participate in a number of talks and workshops that aim to provide useful tips and guidelines on how these students can be more efficient and effective in their roles and responsibilities, as well as providing a space to discuss and share opinions and experiences in workshops related to their function as student representatives, organisations and leaders in the student sphere.

The full programme can be viewed below. Attendees are to fill in the following form: http://goo.gl/ZKiyJ

SATURDAY 15th SEPTEMBER – Education and Social Policy Training

09:30 Registration
10:00 Opening address by KSU President, Mario Cachia
10:30 University Bodies (Ms. Roberta Rizzo – KSU aluminus)
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 The Student as a Game Changer (Dr. George Cassar – Researcher and Historian)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Workshops: Education & Social Policy topics
14:30 Sustainability of Stipends (Christine Scholz – NCFHE, Mr. Alfred Mifsud – Economist)
15:30 Workshop reports
16:00 End

SUNDAY 16th SEPTEMBER – Skills for the role

10:00 Campaigning: Getting your Message Across (Mr. Ralph Cassar – AD Sec. Gen.)
10:45 RIDT: The Research, Innovation & Development Trust Fund (Mr. Wilfred Kenely – RIDT)
11:15 Funding options for Student Organisations (Mr. Antonio Olivari – EUPA)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Gender Equality & Interpersonal Communication
14:30 Closing