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Pulse was founded on 19th March, 1997, with the purpose of being an active organisation representing students all over the islands. Commencing operations at the G.F. Abela Junior College and the University of Malta, Pulse started fielding candidates for the students’ council elections, with a successful result and a notable track-record, especially in KSJC: the Junior College students’ council.
In 2012, Pulse continued on its mission to expand its representation, becoming the first-ever recognised student society in MCAST, and therefore increasing its reach to all College campuses in Malta and Gozo. This was followed by recognition as the first-ever political student representation in the Gozo Sixth Form. For two consecutive years: 2013 and 2014, Pulse obtained an absolute majority of votes and seats in KSM: the MCAST Students’ Council, together with the highest-ever turnout recorded in the Council’s history.
Throughout the years, Pulse’s active role in student activism led to active debate and a professional attitude towards student representation. Throughout the years, Pulse voiced students’ concerns on matters such as stipends availability, public transportation issues, as well as numerous educational affairs. The latter included the campaign with regards to the ‘Legal Studies’ subject at post-secondary level, which Pulse initiated and successfully moved forward in summer 2013.
In September 2013, Pulse opened its Economic Affairs Review Board, which was followed by the 2015 launch of the Pulse Policy Forum: a platform for students to voice their opinions on a number of issues ranging from migration to LGBT blood donation, the MEPA reform, and much more. Currently the organisation is spearheading the campaign to lower the age of sexual consent to sixteen, voicing its views in favour of this proposal in Parliament.
Pulse aims to continue expanding its representation in order to continue building on the work conducted so far. Furthermore, with clear aims for the future, the organisation will continue providing effective representation through clear policies and a student-centred agenda.