Outstanding Past
Bright Future
Studying
at the
University of Malta
a guided tour through the maze
Outstanding Past
Bright Future
Rector’s Office
Registrar’s Office
Faculty Office
Departmental Office
In case of difficulties and problems, seek help
immediately, not after you sit for exams and fail!
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Re Academic matters, contact your Head of Department
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Re Administrative matters, contact your Faculty Office
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(check list of Faculty Officers which was sent to you attached
to the acceptance letter)
Students Advisory Services
http://www.um.edu.mt/sas
Counselling Unit
http://www.um.edu.mt/counselling
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Registrar’s Office
http://www.um.edu.mt/registrar
Special Needs Facilitator – Ms Marchita Mangiafico
Pro-Rector for Student & Institutional Affairs –
Professor Mary Anne Lauri
International & EU Office
◦ Main Contact for overseas students and local students
who spend a semester abroad on an Erasmus
exchange
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Senate
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Faculty Boards
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Kunsill Studenti Universitarji – KSU
http://www.ksu.org.mt
Student Organisations
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Contact Details:
◦ Email – [email protected]
◦ Website – www.um.edu.mt/gender
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Main Functions
◦ promotes a policy of equal opportunities; and
◦ monitors complaints from University staff and students
in connection with sex discriminatory practices
Mentoring Scheme
A Mentoring Scheme was set up by the Gender Issues
Committee in order to:
◦ help students in their academic work; and
◦ give students an insight into the world of work
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General Regulations for University Awards
◦ these are the general regulations which govern all
courses
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Bye-Laws for each course
◦ these are the specific bye-laws governing each
particular course
◦ Bye-laws for all courses are available online on the
Office of the Registrar website:
www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations
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Programmes of Study consist of different
categories of study-units:
◦ Compulsory study-units – units which have to be
followed
◦ Elective study-units – a group of units from which
you have to choose a particular number
◦ Optional study-units – any unit offered by the
University; choice is subject to certain restrictions
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All courses are divided into study-units to
each of which ECTS credits are assigned.
Workload for an academic year is 60 credits,
divided into 30 credits per semester.
Students need to pass ALL study-units to
obtain the required 60 credits and progress
regularly to the next year.
Find a Course
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Programmes of study and other course-related
information can be found on:
www.um.edu.mt/courses
Course Programmes (cont.)
What if I fail in
a study-unit?
It’s a warning sign but NOT the end of the world.
Regulations provide for:
 resits assessments up to a limited number (16) of
credits
 the possibility of referring not more than 10 credits
to the next year (conditional progression)
 resits of examinations to be held in September
 resubmission of assignments as directed by the
lecturer
But, if you fail too many credits, you may have to
repeat the year, if eligible.
Attendance for all lectures is obligatory.
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Are all my lectures in the same building?
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How do I find my way around?
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What if I am sick and cannot attend a lecture
or an examination?
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How much time am I allowed to apply for a
revision of paper? ONE WEEK following the
publication of the result on eSIMS.
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Beware of PLAGIARISM
◦ Proper quotations
◦ List of references
◦ Bibliography
◦ Do not use Wikipedia
◦ Plagiarism avoidance guidelines, useful to download:
http://www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations/general
DOCUMENTS:
 Plagiarism and Collusion Guidelines
 How to Avoid Plagiarism
IT Services
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Manage UoM’s IT Infrastructure
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Provide facilities / tools to staff and
students with related needs
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Further information on IT Services –
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UoM IT Account
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Activating your UoM IT Account
www.um.edu.mt/itservices
Activating UoM IT Account
Activating UoM IT Account (cont.)
Activating UoM IT Account (cont.)
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No VISA accounts will be accepted
Instead of the usual bank account, students are to
provide their IBAN Accounts
IBAN consists of 31 alphanumeric characters
Verification of IBAN account can be done either via
internet banking or by inquiring at one’s bank of
choice
Student Information Management System…
…on the Web
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To use eSIMS you must first activate your IT
Services email account:
https://accounts.um.edu.mt/activate/
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You have received your activation code and
instructions on how to activate your account
with your letter of acceptance *
Activate your email account TODAY!
* Those admitted following the MATSEC September session will receive their letter
of acceptance and their activation code within the next two weeks
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To logon, select eSIMS from the Quicklinks
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or, type www.um.edu.mt/esims in the Web browser
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Type your Student University IT Account login details
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eSIMS is the Web Portal that gives you access
to important information, including:
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Study-Units database
Your personal academic record
Student Intray system
eSIMS Notice Board
Useful links for students
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View and update your personal details
◦ Mailing address
◦ Next of kin contact details
◦ Stipend details
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View
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your
your
your
your
registered course details
registered study-units
current/historic academic record
RESULTS
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Enrol for the course each academic year
(first year students – instructions enclosed with letter of acceptance)
◦ 1st – 29th October 2014
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Register for DegreePlus study-units
◦ 8th – 15th October 2014
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Submit your feedback about study-units
◦ at the end of each semester
eSIMS Main Page
Study-Units Details
eSIMS – View Your Current Results
eSIMS – Unit Result Details
If you encounter problems related to eSIMS please
consult the Frequently Asked Question section:
http://www.um.edu.mt/registrar/students/esimsfaq
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If the issue is not resolved kindly click on the
‘Contact Us’ tab or send an email to:
[email protected]
In your correspondence, always quote your:
 Student Number found on your letter of acceptance
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Remember to regularly check your University
email for any eSIMS notifications that are sent
periodically.
Official communications from the University are
ALWAYS sent to your University email address,
given to you when you activate your UoM IT
Account.
◦ However, you may choose to forward e-mail to an
existing non-University email address
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Always use your University email address in all
your correspondence with the University.
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The LIBRARY CARD will only be issued if it is
requested.
Otherwise, the National Identity Card will be
accepted in all circumstances as an official
document
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examinations).
books
and
to
sit
for
DegreePlus …
an opportunity to enhance
your educational experience, profile and CV
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS
MUSIC
SPORTS
LANGUAGES & COMMUNICATION
HEALTH & SAFETY
CULTURE & HERITAGE
VOLUNTARY WORK
WORK WITH A STUDENT ORGANISATION
PLACEMENTS
GET RECOGNISED
Are you involved in other kind of extracurricular
activities which are not in your programme of study
and you would like them to be recognised?
Through DegreePlus your activity can be
recognised.
Lectures: Wednesdays and Fridays 12-2 pm
Make sure that the selected DegreePlus study-unit
fits within your timetable.
www.um.edu.mt/degreeplus
DegreePlus Office
University House
(near canteen)
Tel: 2340 2092
[email protected]
This presentation is available at:
http://www.um.edu.mt/registrar/students
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION
GOOD LUCK IN YOUR STUDIES!
Enjoy your stay at the University of Malta
from the Office of the REGISTRAR
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