The list provided below should help you work out who to talk to. The order is the one recommended but it is certainly not prescriptive. Feel free to approach any of the people/entities to find a way forward:
Your supervisors should be your first port-of-call for advice and support on any matter. If they can’t help they will direct you to somebody within UM who can.
You may find this video useful.
Each Faculty, Institute, Centre and School has an experienced academic member of staff who convenes its Doctoral Committee. From them you can seek advice if you need to talk to someone beyond your supervisory team.
Go to the full list of the current Doctoral Committee Chairs.
Each Faculty, Institute, Centre and School has an administrator, often responsible for handling the work associated with doctoral candidates, who can help you.
Go to the list of the current administrators.
The School provides advice to students and supervisors on policies and practices concerning doctoral research, including informal matters about the supervisory relationship.
Student Representatives are the link between students and the University. Doctoral Researchers may contact their representative should they require advice or to deal with a complaint.
The student representatives on the Doctoral School committees are:
Doctoral School Governing Board
Professional Development Committee
KSU is the students' union and is independent of the University of Malta’s formal structures. It can assist you if you feel that you have a formal complaint to make in connection with your doctoral studies.
The Health and Wellness Centre is based in the building by the secondary entrance gate to the University Msida Campus. Counselling Services, Mental Health Services, Nutritional Advice, Tobacco Cessation Support, Sexual Health Clinic, and advice on Drug-Related issues are all available at the Centre. Moreover, the building also houses the Traditional Chinese Medicine Centre and its various services.
Get to know more about this Centre.
KTO is there to assist research students on matters concerning copyright, intellectual property, and commercialising research.