I Chose Well …

After the Matsec results!

During the mid-summer work shut-downs, where families are usually enjoying a break, results from the Matsec Board of Examinations where announced. The year wasn’t easy for students restrained to their homes, under order by a nation besieged by the Covid-19 viral pandemic.

Many families will now be assessing their options, weighing career wishes of the children to the grades attained in either the SEC ordinary level or the Matriculation certificate, and the requirements for the particular Degree. Because, any meaningful career includes the achievement of a reputable degree, attained at reasonably higher class of achievement.

Many students and parents would have already set their minds on a particular university or degree. Those who attained the minimum points as required for entry to their particular degree programme, may think it a waste of time to continue reading this article. Yet, so many fall by the way side during their higher education — a journey started with much motivation and eagerness, end in disaster because the system simply grinds the unprepared into the ground.

And what if things did not go as planned and those required pesky grades have not been achieved? Many will cut their summer short and re-sit — that last push to join the course they had planned to. But with very few weeks to go, and results published after the start of an academic year, may mean that it is a useless struggle.

Does the world stop here?

Look around

We at Saint Martin’s Institute understand this situation and we know how challenging such times can be, both to parents but most definitely to the teenage children, who cannot afford to waste another year, repeating to resit their MATSEC examinations.

Gianluca read for his BSc (Hons) in Business Administration as a full time student at Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, graduating in 2020 from the world renowned University of London. Gianluca and his peers sit for exams set and marked by the University of London Examining Boards (not SMI academic staff) organised by the Ministry of Education, thus ensuring transparency and standards are kept at all times.

We offer accessibility

We have created a system whereby students can start reading for our diplomas with easily achievable minimum entry requirements of four Sec grades 1–5 in Mathematics and English and at least another two subjects (Maltese is NOT required). Students are accepted to read for their one year MQF level 5 Diploma in the subject of their choice, leading to a two year MQF level 6 BSc (Hons) Degree awarded by the University of London. Students over 21 years may qualify as a mature student, and embark on the MQF level 5 diploma if they can show academic maturity and motivation towards career progression.

And accessibility is not simply the entry qualifications, but also reasonable and achievable tuition fees. Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education depends on tuition fees in order to offer its services to its student community, because it benefits from no support from central government. Yet, the Institute is very careful with its tuition fees, charging €94 per ECTS (€18.80 per hour) to students attending as full time students, and €50 per ECTS (€10 per hour) to evening students. [Click Here] for Tuition Fees and the schemes supporting your studies offered by Government.

And if you are a mature student, this applies to you.

We offer support

Lecturers are not there simply to deliver their respective courses and vanish from campus. Lecturers guide, mentor and teach continuously building a rapport with the student. Tutorials also ensure that those students who are finding difficulties find help early in order to ace their diploma and degree examinations.

We offer guidance

All our staff works in tandem to understand each student’s individual story. We get to know our students, what makes them happy and irritates them (although study they must!). We support them throughout their journey at Saint Martin’s Institute, ensuring stronger chances of success.

All our classes are hands on, providing students access to academics even on a personal basis.

We offer a future

Families tend to overlook the most important aspect in career choice. Children in their teens will NOT join the job market until they are at least 21 years old. Five years make a huge impact on the job market, and parents and children should truly discuss skills and competences rather than jobs. Because the jobs that are familiar today, will be gone tomorrow. The jobs that may be making good money today, may be automated and lost by the time students graduate to start their career. Especially we offer degrees that are recognised as leading edge globally, based upon extensive research carried out by the University of London colleges that offer academic direction, as well as the Institute’s own academics who partake their own research pursuits.

How bright is your future at Saint Martin’s Institute?

An Institute is measured by how well (or badly) its students fare when assessed by independent examiners. Look at the impressive achievements — 60% of all SMI graduates attaining a First Class or Second Upper Honours in their respective degrees.

Four graduates attained the coveted First Class Honours, with a further sixteen attaining a Second Class Upper Honours meaning 60% of all SMI graduates haver attained the highest grades, and have the choice to progress with their studies at Master Level in any prestigious University in the World. At SMI YOU are #NotJustANumber
Join us for 2021
Whatever your age or background, SMI has for the past twenty years provided mature students the opportunity to study in the evening and graduate with one of the top Universities worldwide, recognised for its research based higher education programmes offered through its 17 member institutions that form the University of London federation


Give us a call on +356 21235451 or email us on infodesk@stmartins.edu or through our socials, and we will be more than happy to help you understand your career prospects. Check our website on https://www.stmartins.edu

Online Application Available [Click Here] & Downloadable Form [Click Here]
Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, established in 1985, is licensed by the MFHEA with license #196 ● Postal Address: Saint Martin’s Institute Foundation Building, 2, Schembri Street, Hamrun HMR 1541 ● Telephone: +356 2123 5451 ● eMail: infodesk@stmartins.edu



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