The Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta awarded the Dean’s List certificate to eleven of its students.
The Dean’s List award is presented to the students who achieve A grades in at least 80 credits during the first two years of their course. Bank of Valletta renewed its sponsorship to the Dean’s List at the Faculty of Arts within the University of Malta.
Bank of Valletta is the sole sponsor of this academic award.
- Amy Marie Abela (B.A. Honours Oriental Studies (Arabic))
- Maria Attard (B.A. Honours History)
- Jean Paul Borg (B.A. Honours Maltese)
- Claire Bugeja (B.A. Honours Classics)
- Rachel Deguara (B.A. Honours History of Art)
- Hannah Dowling (B.A. Honours History of Art)
- Nadine Grixti (B.A. Honours German)
- Andre Mifsud (B.A. Maltese and Psychology)
- Natalia Mizzi (B.A. Honours German)
- Deborah Muscat (B.A. Honours Maltese)
- Rochelle Lorraine Xerri (B.A. Honours Archaeology)
Students were addressed by the Dean Professor Dominic Fenech, whilst Mr Charles Azzopardi from the Bank's PR and Marketing Department represented Bank of Valletta. Professor Fenech explained how the demanding criteria meant that only truly outstanding students could make it into the list.
Prof. Fenech added that since the award was not a competitive one, but depended on an objective benchmark, the relatively large number of students being awarded this year meant that the quality of both the students and their learning experience was getting better. He noted the even geographical distribution of the students’ provenance, as evidence that it was not true that students from certain parts of Malta did better than those coming from other parts. He also congratulated their parents, who for safety reasons followed the awards online, for creating the environments that allowed their daughters and sons to flourish academically.
Congratulating the students, Mr Azzopardi said that it was indeed an honour on this occasion to represent Bank of Valletta, an institution that actively believes in the importance of investing in education and promotes continuous learning among its people. Observing that this was the twenty-fifth year in which the Bank was supporting the event, he said that beyond mere monetary support, the Bank wanted to be associated with academic excellence, which the occasion is celebrated every year.