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Martin Spillane - Malta alumni ambassador

Courses: PhD Politics and International Studies 1995-99, MA International and Comparative Studies in Continuing Education 1993-95
City of residence: Sliema, Malta
Employer: Retired (Last employment: Consultant and Visiting Lecture at the University of Malta)
Interests: Reading, writing, politics, sailing
Contact details: mgspillane@msn.com tel: 00-356-2784-2788


When were you at Warwick?
1993-1999

What did you study?
International and Comparative Continuing Education, History of Higher Education, Higher Education Policy, Fraud in Higher Education

Who were you your tutors?
Professor Chris Duke and Dr Peter Byrd

Why did you decide to become an alumni ambassador?
I owe Warwick a great deal and I believe that by promoting the University it will benefit others.

What kind of people make up the Warwick alumni community in your area?
Mainly people who did Post-Grad work at Warwick

Have you been back to Warwick recently?
As Alumni Ambassador, I visit campus frequently for meetings, discussions and to assist in the organisation of events relating to Malta. I have also contributed to the CES Research Methods Course. My favourite place on campus is in the Nature Area, where there is a bench that I donated in memory of my parents.

Anything else you care to add?
The University of Warwick opens doors for its graduates and its reputation is a constant source of pride, for there is only one Warwick.

Some activities as Alumni Ambassador to Malta
The appointment of Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta, as a Warwick Honorary Professor:

Contribution to the debate on the election of a new Rector for the University of Malta with a pen-portrait of an ideal Rector (any resemblance to the current Warwick V-C is coincidental):

Following the election of the ideal candidate as Rector, he was then appointed as a Warwick Visiting Professor:

Predictions made for H.E. in 1961 now all fulfilled - but Brexit to be from the Commonwealth:

An agreement for collaboration between the two universities in Neuroscience research:

Advice on taking an exam, which was taken to heart by at least one mother:

Removal of the English Language requirement for Maltese graduates coming to Warwick:

Scholarships should not just assess candidates, but also their proposed institution:

Revising Tuition Fees at the University of Malta: