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KSU pleased with involvement in Education Act Reform

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KSU Reaction to Education Act Reform

Kunsill Studenti Universitarji (KSU) said today that through the work of past and current KSU executive bodies, the council "has succeeded in achieving new standards in student representation at the University of Malta".

KSU said that through a series of recommendations passed on to Parliament during the debates on the Education Act Reform this year, the following changes were implemented into the new Education Act which came into force on August 1:

  • The addition of one student representative on Council (previously two representatives), at least one of whom will be a postgraduate student
     
  • The addition of one student representative on Senate (previously four representatives), at least two of whom will be postgraduate students
     
  • The addition of one student representative on every Faculty Board (previously two representatives), at least one of whom will be a postgraduate student

KSU said it holds that through the positive changes listed above, "student representation has become more comprehensive, encompassing more of the current student population".

The council added that it hopes the role of such student representatives "will continue to be an essential feature in the system of checks and balances at the University of Malta, retaining their role as the diplomatic bridge between students and administration".

KSU noted that it "looks forward to continue giving its valuable contributions and recommendations in order to introduce further improvements, while maximising the students’ voice as the direct stakeholders in higher education and fulfilling its aim of being the sole representative of all students at the University of Malta".

It concluded that it believes that all abovementioned amendments are "healthy and much-needed developments that will lead to a more comprehensive lifelong learning experience and, ultimately, a more holistic and inclusive higher education system". 

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