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Introduction: the Role of a Student Representative

Each Faculty at the University of Malta has student representatives at course level, on Faculty Board as well as on Council and Senate. Student representatives participate and attend Board meetings and other functions and present the students’ voice. Students may contact their representative should they require advice or for the representative to deal with a complaint.

Student Representatives on the Faculty Board of Education and Boards of Study

Faculty Board

Monique Dimech Genuis

Moniqe Dimech Genuis

2nd Year Bachelor of Education (Honours) with Italian and French


Monique Dimech Genuis, 19 years old hails from Kappara. She attended St.Monica School Gzira and continued to persue my studies at St.Aloysius College, Sixth Form. Her hobbies include musical theatre and sports. Last year she participated in Student's Fest and it was such an incredible experience, where she got the opportunity to meet new people and form new friendships. She believes that B.Ed students should involve themselves more in the university life. 

Stuart Vella Bonello

Stuart Vella Bonello

PGCE Mathematics


Stuart Vella Bonello completed a four year joint honours degree in Mathematics and Physics and was awarded a scholarship to pursue a Masters in Mathematics, by research, through the University of Malta. Prior to the P.G.C.E course he was an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Mathematics for three years.

Board of Studies

Master of Arts in Adult Education


Theresa Maria Calleja

2nd Year Master of Arts in Adult Education


Therese Maria Calleja, an Adult Educator and Trainer by trade, first joined the University of Malta in 1994. Having completed a B. Comm (Hons) and an MA in Communications, she chose to read for an MA in Adult Education so as to improve the service she provided. Her interests include Cultural Studies, Language, Media Studies and Anthropology. Therese believes in the preservation of one’s heritage while building a better future, and that every person has a contribution to make in this regard.




Joan Ellul

2nd Year Master of Arts in Adult Education


Joan Ellul is a lecturer at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology teaching English in various institutes. She has a B. Ed. Hons. in English and E.M.Y. and is currently reading for a Master’s Degree in Adult Education at the University of Malta. Her research is
on Decolonising Perspectives on Adult Education.She has also been involved in teaching adults in local councils and TEFL in English Schools.



Master of Education

Matthew Luke Agius

3rd Year Master of Education in Science Education


Matthew Luke graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Science with specialisation in Biology in 2010. He has since been teaching Biology and Science at St. Benedict’s College. He also had a year's experience teaching at a Resource Centre, and is also involved in the EkoSkola programme. 

Master in Technology-Enhanced Learning


Josmar Borg

3rd Year Master in Technology-Enhanced Learning


After graduating from the University of Malta, Josmar worked at San Miguel Special School teaching students with profound and multiple learning disabilities. At this time he also lectured at STC Training Centre delivering many courses ranging from basic computer fundamental courses to advanced ‘My Potential’ courses. Later, he felt the need to continue focusing on his area of specialisation and so therefore began teaching Computer Studies at a secondary level at the St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School, Handaq. Josmar also had the opportunity to lecture B.Ed (Hons.) and P.G.C.E. students at the University of Malta. He firmly believes that in Malta there is need for a change in focus from a purely formal education to a more blended one.

Master in Access to Education


Marilde Gauci

1st Year Master in Access to Education - Specific Learning Difficulties


Maria Lourdes Gauci, graduated B.Ed. (Hons.) Primary in 2003, specialising in English and Junior Years.  She taught both Early and Senior Years at Msida Primary School.  During this time she was involved in various school, college and DQSE Projects to enhance literacy and promote oracy across the curriculum.  In September 2012, she joined the Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Unit to address her concerns regarding the difficulties children with dyslexia are encountering in the classroom situation.  Marilde works closely with the SpLD team in the interest of learners with Dyslexia and specific learning difficulties.  She is currently reading for a Master in Access to Education: Specific Learning Difficulties.  This masters will focus on the range of specific learning difficulties with special focus on dyslexia, manifestations, identification and the required accommodations.


Marvic Francalanza

1st Year Master in Access to Education - Culturally Responsive Education


Marvic Francalanza was born in 1976.  She obtained her IB Diploma from the UWC of the Adriatic, Italy, and then graduated as a Mathematics teacher from the University of Malta in 2000.  After nine years of teaching in an Independent School at Senior and Sixth Form level, she moved to the State Sector.  She is currently reading a Master in Access to Education, specialising in Culturally Responsive Education..

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Antoine Azzopardi
Antoine Azzopardi


Antoine is a teacher in an independent school, currently following a PGCE in Religious Education. After successfully achieving an international diploma in Computer Studies and a BA(Hons.) in Theology with Philosophy, Antoine entered the educational sector. Education and student welfare are of major concern for Antoine after a few years of experience in the sector.


Karl Cassar


Karl Cassar is a Theatre Studies Graduate (2007). He is a qualified Helen O'Grady Drama Academy teacher and a graduate of Leicester University from where he obtained his Post-Graduate in Interpretation and Representation. He is a theatre practitioner himself and a member of Malta's only Male Choir; Cappella Sanctae Catharinae. Karl's dream is to manage his own Theatre and to direct an entire Opera. 


 Bachelor of Education (Honours) - Early Childhood Education and Care


Marita Cilia

5th Year Bachelor of Education (Honours) with Early Childhood Education and Care


Marita, 25, works as a Learning Support Assistant in a state school; supporting young children with special needs. Marita has always dreamt of become a teacher. She finds teaching young children self-fulfilling and enjoyable. The course she is following has taught her how to help children develop their skills, educate them and prepare them for their future life.


Jennifer Grima

3rd Year Bachelor of Education (Honours) with Early Childhood Education and Care


Jennifer, 26, graduated with a Diploma in Facilitating Inclusive Education from the University of Malta in 2011. She has been working within the Educational sector since 2007, specifically at Primary level. Apart from being in the company of children, her interests include reading, travelling and cooking.

Bachelor of Education (Honours) - Primary Education


Maria Mifsud

2nd Year Bachelor of Education (Honours) with Primary Education


Maria Mifsud, 19, lives in Attard. She is currently a Second Year student studying to become a Primary Teacher. She believes that education is the key to success and as prospective Primary Teachers, we should be the ones to instil in our students the desire to learn and want more. As a Student Representative on the Faculty Board of Education, she will be willing to help anyone.

Bachelor of Education (Honours) - Arts and Languages in Education


Darcell Angela Falzon

4th Year Bachelor of Education (Honours) with Italian and Religious Education


Darcell was born in 1989 and is currently reading for a Bachelor of Education (Honours) with specialisation in Italian and Religious Education. She is a former member of Żgħażagħ Azzjoni Kattolika where she was a youth leader involved in planning weekly meetings, organising live-ins, international exchanges and other events.



Jessica Falzon

4th Year Bachelor of Education (Honours) with Italian and Religious Education


Jessica was born and brought up in Mosta. She attended Mosta Primary School and pursued her secondary education studies at St. Clare College - Girls' Secondary School Pembroke, formerly known as Sir Adrian Dingli Girls Junior Lyceum.  Following the successful completion of her SEC exams, she was admitted to the G.F. Abela Junior College at Msida where she studied Italian and Religion at Advanced Level. Jessica is furthering her studies at the University of Malta by reading for a Bachelor of Education (Honours) with specialisation in Italian and Religious Education.


  Bachelor of Education (Honours) - Mathematics, Science and Technical Education


Beverly Grech

4th Year Bachelor of Education (Honours) with Science with Specialisation in Physics


Beverly’s hobbies include drama and acting. She has always been involved in many productions and in Students’ Fest at the University, which she regards as one of the highlights of the year. Beverly enjoys being involved in University activities as these provide students with an opportunity to meet new people and form new friendships.



Last Updated: 23 November 2015

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