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20 Nov 2015 

COST Training School - 9-11 November 2015

COST IS1210 Appearance Matters Training School:
Assessing appearance dissatisfaction in marginalised and socially disadvantaged groups


Venue: The Cottonera Resource Centre, St Edward Street, Fortini, Vittoriosa BRG 9030, Malta

Dates: Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th November 2015


The training school will address the following topics via lectures, reflective exercises and group work over the course of the 3 days.
  • The psychology of Appearance
  • Who are the marginalised and socially disadvantaged groups in Europe?
  • The impact of belonging to a disadvantaged group on childhood, adolescence & adulthood
  • The social and cultural impact in relation to marginalised and socially disadvantaged groups
  • How do we reach these groups in our different fields of specialities – education, vocational training, public health, medical settings
  • How do we assess appearance dissatisfaction in marginalised and socially disadvantaged groups?
  • Research methods and methodological challenges
  • Data collection methods & response formats
  • Case studies based upon clinical and observational experiences
It is an international training school however there are 23 places available for local participants

How to apply: Fill out this application form [DOC] and send it back to 

Deadline to apply: Sunday 1st November 2015

Cost: The training school is free of charge however a contribution of €30 will be requested from each participant to cover the cost of lunch and coffee breaks during the training school. It will be collected upon registration on the first day.

The draft programme will follow soon.

26 Oct 2015 

Film Screening - 10 November 2015

The Department of Gender Studies together with the U.S. Embassy in Malta cordially invite you to a film screening of Miss Representation on Tuesday 10th November at 19:00 at the U.S. Embassy in Ta' Qali.


 See the trailer at this link.

*Places are limited on a ‘first come first served’ basis and those who accept this invitation to attend need to register by sending an email to the US Embassy on  RSVPs must include your ID card number and the names and ID card numbers of any guests who will accompany you to the event.

* Please note security procedures at the U.S. Embassy- ID cards must be presented to the Embassy’s security personnel on the day.  Cell phones and electronics are not permitted inside the Embassy – we recommend that you do not bring them with you on the day; alternatively you may leave them with security personnel.  We suggest that you arrive about 10-20 minutes early to allow enough time for security procedures. 

About the film:

The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message we receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 33rd out of the 49 highest income countries when it comes to women in the national legislature. And it’s not better outside of government. 

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken, but armed with a new perspective.

Find out more about the film and the project at this link

20 Oct 2015 

Public Lecture - 29 October 2015


15 Oct 2015 

Dr JosAnn Cutajar Book Award Nomination

Congratulations to Dr JosAnn Cutajar whose book "BORMLA: A STRUGGLING COMMUNITY" has been shortlisted for the National Book Prize 2015 under the category 'General Research'. To see a full list of nominations, click this link.


For more information about the book, please click this link

05 Oct 2015 

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Academic Year 2017/8

Master of Gender, Society and Culture

Provisional Timetable  - Sem 1 2017/18 

Updated 13 October 2017 

Public Lecture - 3 July 2017
Dr. Ravi Thiara & Prof. Jeannie Wright

Discover: The Department of Gender Studies
Gender Issues are relevant to all of society, and all areas of academia.  The University of Malta recognised this in the setting up of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing (July 2012), clearly indicating that a Department of Gender Studies would form part of this Faculty. The Department was eventually established by Council in November 2013.

Bachelor in Social Wellbeing Studies (Honours)
The concept behind this degree is that students are free to “design” their own undergraduate programme by registering for a number of elective study-units (timetable permitting) on offer by the various departments within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing. These would be study-units which they consider most suitable for their academic interest and career plans alongside a number of compulsory core units.

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