SDM was founded by a group of University students in 1974. SDM finds its origins as a student organization in the troubled political period of the time. One of the main aims of the founders was that, during a period when freedom of expression was not always respected, the University students and those students in other Post-Secondary Institutions be given the opportunity to express their opinions, to have a voice, not only in political issues connected to the education system, but also in national politics.
Today, this has remained one of SDM’s main objectives. SDM encourages and recognizes the contribution of students to the University of Malta, G.F. Abela Junior College, MCAST, Sir M.A. Refalo Gozo and society in general. As a student organization, SDM is the ideal forum where every student can learn how to express his ideas whilst giving a valid contribution to our lives as students.