The ‘University of Malta Act’ is the new legislation that is being proposed by the Ministry for Education and Employment for the University of Malta. The aim of the proposed legislation is to modernise the governing structures of the University, and to make sure that Malta reaches the goals in the higher education sector set by the European Commission and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and to ensure that Malta is able to maintain a comparable standard in higher education to other European Countries which form part of the Bologna Process.

The Legislation touches on several important points and proposes a number of changes that will ultimately affect all current and future students, as well as staff, at the University of Malta. The Ministry for Education and Employment has begun a consultation period for the public to send in feedback and amendments that will run until the 30th November 2017. Due to the importance and implications of such legislation, KSU has set up a sub-committee, open to all University students, that will look into the proposed document in detail and formulate constructive feedback that is in the interest of all students and University staff.

On the 8th of November, the Minister for Education and Employment, Hon. Evarist Bartolo, will be present at the KSU Common Room to consult with students as well as react to the document compiled by the Sub-Committee. This will be a great opportunity for students to ask questions about the proposals in the Act and engage in a discussion on what will ultimately affect their current and future educational experience at University.