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Press Release: Induction Course May 2009
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Induction Course Programme for New Members of Staff


The Office for Human Resources Management & Development organised an induction course programme spread over four days between Monday 18th and Thursday 21st May 2009.  The programme was aimed at recently recruited members of staff working in administration, faculties, centres and institutes, and it gave the participants a basic understanding of the various services of the University of Malta. The programme consisted of a combination of power-point presentations, talks, discussions, an ice-breaking session and a general knowledge quiz.

The first day of the programme consisted of an introductory ice-breaking session by Ms Karen Cacciattolo, followed by a welcoming speech by Dr Mary Anne Lauri, who is the Pro-Rector responsible for students and institutional affairs. A  power-point presention on the history of the University of Malta by Ms Patricia Camilleri, Director of Communications and Alumni Relations, ensued.  Ms Camilleri as well provided information on the functions of the Communications and Alumni Relations Office.  A detailed  discussion regarding the set-up of the Faculties, Centres and Institutes was then conducted by Mr Mario Cassar.  Mr Cassar gave an overview of the work involved from admission of students up to the graduation period. This was followed by a talk on the role of the International & EU Office by the Deputy Director, Ms Stefania Fabri.

 
The second day started off with a campus tour by Ms Daphne Kelleher, followed by a presentation on the responsibilities of the Scheduling Office by Mr Luigi Pellegrini. An interesting session was also held by Mr Benny Borg Bonello, assisted by Mr Tonio Agius, regarding the Staff Welfare Fund. This was followed by a brief talk by Mr Mark Debono, Finance Consultant, regarding the role of the Finance Office. A presentation and discussion on the Staff Collective Agreement by Mr Noel Caruana ensued.  This day finished off with a presentation on the Academic Programmes Quality & Resources Unit by Mr Colin Borg.

 
On the third day participants were addressed by Mr Oliver Mallia, Sports Manager, who provided information on the University Sports Facilities,followed by a brief talk on the role of the Registry Office by Ms Marlene Bezzina.  A talk by  Dr Chris Soler, Director of Legal Services, assisted by Dr Oriella De Giovanni, was then held regarding the role of the Legal Services Office.  A presentation ensued by Ms Antoinette Micallef, Head of Admissions & Records Office, who briefly explained the many functions of the Office of the Registrar, including the role of the Admissions & Records Office and the use of the University’s Student Information Management System (SIMS).   Other presentations were held on the services offered by the IT Services by Mr James Cilia, Deputy Director and Head of User Services, and on the Student Advisory Services by Mr Albert Debono, Student Advisor. 

 
During the last day, Fr Michael Bugeja introduced participants to the services offered by the University Chaplaincy. This was followed by an introduction on the Counselling Services by Ms Lorleen Farrugia. A visit to the University of Malta Library followed, where Ms Joanna Felice, Head of Reader Services, introduced the services of the Library, followed by a presentation and tours conducted by Ms Mona Azzopardi and Ms Carmen Micallef. The several functions of the Office for Human Resources Management & Development were then presented by Ms Jacqueline Fenech, Director for Human Resources Management & Development. The participants were than introduced to the University’s website by Ms Angela Xuereb at an IT Services laboratory. This day finished off with an interactive  general knowledge quiz conducted by Ms Karen Cacciattolo, assisted by Ms Alexia Sue Schembri.

 
The new recruits were encouraged to actively participate in the discussions throughout all sessions.  They were also given the opportunity to provide their general feedback on the course by means of an evaluation form, distributed to them on the last session of the programme.  Participants who attended to at least eighty percent of the programme were provided with a certificate of attendance.


Members of staff who attended the course were: Caroline Abela, Pierre Andre Aquilina, Daniel Borg, Maria Borg, Maria Dolores Briffa, Keith Cauchi, Charmaine Cremona, Sacha Dimech, Jessica Alamango, Diandra Meli, Rayvin Mercieca, Jeanelle Salomone, Ritianne Stellini, and George Vella. 

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Further information on the induction course programme may be obtained by contacting Kristina Micallef.

Karen Cacciattolo
22nd May 2009

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