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DESA - Department of English Student Association
The Department of English Student Association (DESA) at the University of Malta acts as a link between the student body and the Department of English, with the aim of generating an active cultural environment on campus from which students and member can benefit. We organise both social and academic events, provide a platform for publishing works, and help in making the student's voice heard. DESA also helps facilitate the organisation of events and activities put forth by the Department itself.
Since its inception and its official launch on the 17th October 2006, DESA has organised a significant number of high quality events relating to the fields of literature, culture and the humanities in general. Academic and social activities and initiatives organised, co-organised or initiated by DESA have been consistently popular with students and external audiences. DESA also facilitates the publication of student research and writing material related to its field with the establishing of its online peer-reviewed journal, TEXT. These initiatives are aimed to satisfy DESA's broader mission to elevate and promote the status of the humanities. At the Departmental level, DESA initiated and integrated a streamlined Student Representative system so that channels of communication between the Department, students and DESA remain always available and accessible.
President: Mireille Caruana