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Cancelled: KSU calls off popular Freshers’ Week “following the recent spike in cases”
Heads up to students!

Jillian Mallia

KSU has officially called off the popular Freshers’ Week following the recent spike in cases. The student organisation announced the news in a Facebook post.

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“Following the recent spike in cases and the evident volatility of the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Malta, the usual physical Freshers’ Week we are used to on campus will not be held this year.”

“As KSU we are doing our best to try find a safe alternative for all. Should the situation in second semester improve, an alternative opportunity similar to Freshers’ Week in that period will be considered. Nevertheless, the Council looks forward to welcoming all Freshers this year through other initiatives.”

In comments to times of Malta, KSU President Matthew Xuereb said, "I understand this drastic measure will affect many student organisations, as KSU we are doing our best to find a safe alternative for all.”

"Should the situation in second semester improve, an alternative opportunity similar to Fresher's week in that period will be considered,” he said.

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The annual event is an integral part of the student experience, and this year’s edition (which was meant to be held between 19th and 23rd October) will definitely be missed. If you’re either a fresher or returning student, we wish you the best of luck for the upcoming academic year.

7th August 2020


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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