In case of difficulties and problems, seek help immediately, not after you sit for exams and fail! Re Academic matters, contact your Head of Department Re Administrative matters, contact your Faculty Office (check list of Faculty Officers which was sent to you attached to the acceptance letter) Students Advisory Services Counselling Unit
Registrar’s Office Special Needs Facilitator – Ms Marchita Mangiafico Pro-Rector for Student & Institutional Affairs – Professor Mary Anne Lauri International & EU Office ◦ Main Contact for overseas students and local students who spend a semester abroad on an Erasmus exchange
Contact Details: ◦ – ◦ Website – Main Functions ◦ promotes a policy of equal opportunities; and ◦ monitors complaints from University staff and students in connection with sex discriminatory practices Mentoring Scheme A Mentoring Scheme was set up by the Gender Issues Committee in order to: ◦ help students in their academic work; and ◦ give students an insight into the world of work
General Regulations for University Awards ◦ these are the general regulations which govern all courses Bye-Laws for each course ◦ these are the specific bye-laws governing each particular course ◦ Bye-laws for all courses are available online on the Office of the Registrar website:
Programmes of Study consist of different categories of study-units: ◦ Compulsory study-units – units which have to be followed ◦ Elective study-units – a group of units from which you have to choose a particular number ◦ Optional study-units – any unit offered by the University; choice is subject to certain restrictions
All courses are divided into study-units to each of which ECTS credits are assigned. Workload for an academic year is 60 credits, divided into 30 credits per semester. Students need to pass ALL study-units to obtain the required 60 credits and progress regularly to the next year.
Programmes of study and other course-related information can be found on: Find a Course
What if I fail in a study-unit? Course Programmes (cont.)
It’s a warning sign but NOT the end of the world. Regulations provide for: resits assessments up to a limited number (16) of credits the possibility of referring not more than 10 credits to the next year (conditional progression) resits of examinations to be held in September resubmission of assignments as directed by the lecturer But, if you fail too many credits, you may have to repeat the year, if eligible. Attendance for all lectures is obligatory.
Are all my lectures in the same building? How do I find my way around? What if I am sick and cannot attend a lecture or an examination? How much time am I allowed to apply for a revision of paper? ONE WEEK following the publication of the result on eSIMS.
Beware of PLAGIARISM ◦ Proper quotations ◦ List of references ◦ Bibliography ◦ Do not use Wikipedia ◦ Plagiarism avoidance guidelines, useful to download: DOCUMENTS: Plagiarism and Collusion Guidelines How to Avoid Plagiarism
Manage UoM’s IT Infrastructure Provide facilities / tools to staff and students with related needs Further information on IT Services – UoM IT Account Activating your UoM IT Account IT Services
Activating UoM IT Account
Activating UoM IT Account (cont.)
No VISA accounts will be accepted Instead of the usual bank account, students are to provide their IBAN Accounts IBAN consists of 31 alphanumeric characters Verification of IBAN account can be done either via internet banking or by inquiring at one’s bank of choice
Student Information Management System… …on the Web
To use eSIMS you must first activate your IT Services account: https://accounts.um.edu.mt/activate/ https://accounts.um.edu.mt/activate/ You have received your activation code and instructions on how to activate your account with your letter of acceptance * Activate your account TODAY! * Those admitted following the MATSEC September session will receive their letter of acceptance and their activation code within the next two weeks
Accessing eSIMS To logon, select eSIMS from the Quicklinks or, type in the Web browser
eSIMS – Login Type your Student University IT Account login details
eSIMS is the Web Portal that gives you access to important information, including: ◦ Study-Units database ◦ Your personal academic record ◦ Student Intray system ◦ eSIMS Notice Board ◦ Useful links for students
View and update your personal details ◦ Mailing address ◦ Next of kin contact details ◦ Stipend details View your registered course details View your registered study-units View your current/historic academic record View your RESULTS
Enrol for the course each academic year (first year students – instructions enclosed with letter of acceptance) ◦ 1 st – 29 th October 2014 Register for DegreePlus study-units ◦ 8 th – 15 th October 2014 Submit your feedback about study-units ◦ at the end of each semester
eSIMS Main Page
eSIMS – View Your Current Results
eSIMS – Unit Result Details
If you encounter problems related to eSIMS please consult the Frequently Asked Question section: If the issue is not resolved kindly click on the ‘Contact Us’ tab or send an to: In your correspondence, always quote your: Student Number found on your letter of acceptance
Remember to regularly check your University for any eSIMS notifications that are sent periodically. Official communications from the University are ALWAYS sent to your University address, given to you when you activate your UoM IT Account. ◦ However, you may choose to forward to an existing non-University address Always use your University address in all your correspondence with the University.
The LIBRARY CARD will only be issued if it is requested. Otherwise, the National Identity Card will be accepted in all circumstances as an official document (e.g. to borrow books and to sit for examinations).
DegreePlus … an opportunity to enhance your educational experience, profile and CV ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS MUSIC SPORTS LANGUAGES & COMMUNICATION HEALTH & SAFETY CULTURE & HERITAGE VOLUNTARY WORK WORK WITH A STUDENT ORGANISATION PLACEMENTS
GET RECOGNISED Are you involved in other kind of extracurricular activities which are not in your programme of study and you would like them to be recognised? Through DegreePlus your activity can be recognised. Lectures: Wednesdays and Fridays 12-2 pm Make sure that the selected DegreePlus study-unit fits within your timetable. DegreePlus Office University House (near canteen) Tel:
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