The Department of English Students Association (DESA) at the University of Malta acts as a link between the student body and the Department of English. Its aim is to generate an active cultural environment on campus from which students and members can benefit.
Since its inception in 2006, DESA has organised a number of events related to the fields of literature, culture, and the humanities in general. Academic and social activities as well as initiatives organised by DESA have been consistently popular with students and external audiences. DESA's online journal, TEXT, is another crucial part of the organisation, for this is the medium through which students are given the opportunity to publish their research and other literary works. DESA has also initiated a Student Representative system so that channels of communication between the Department, students, and DESA itself are always available and accessible.
President: Jasmine Alexa Bajada