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ASCS - Association of Students of Commercial Studies
The Association of Students of Commercial Studies (ASCS) is a student, faculty-based, non-profit organisation representing around 2,000 students from the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy (FEMA).
The main aim of the association is to bridge the gap between the students and the faculty, as well as give a voice to FEMA students and try to ease the transition of students from their studies to the working world. ASCS aims to make the students’ overall university life a memorable one.
The executive is elected through an Annual General Meeting and in the case that certain roles are contested, FEMA students elect their representatives through an election.
ASCS aims to make it easy for freshers to integrate into university. This is done through an orientation meeting, first year drinks and the sought after live-in where students have an opportunity to become more familiar with their course, the executive, and the work that we do.
ASCS is well-known for its annual Business Trip abroad. This year, ASCS took 107 students to the city of Amsterdam. Furthermore, ASCS collaborates with KSU on events such as the Marketing Workshops whereby all student organisations can benefit from. ASCS also hosts a number of social events as well as information sessions focusing more on the academic aspect such as the Majors Talk.
ASCS also launch a number of business visits such as the ASCS visit to Farsons, MFSA, Stock Exchange Visit. This year, ASCS organised ‘Swipe Right’ an initiative where students had the opportunity of being interviewed by various companies from different sectors. A total of 13 students managed to find employment from this initiative. ASCS aims to continue working on more initiatives for the benefit of FEMA and other students.
All these events are an opportunity to strengthen the link between the members of the association and the executive but even as importantly to collaborate with other student organisations.
President: Therese Borg