Malta

The permanent home of our summer school is at the national university of Malta. Malta is a small island nation in the Mediterranean, known for it’s love of great cuisine, fireworks and large festivals! It’s the smallest EU member state with a population of approximately 450,000 and yet can see over 2 million tourists each year. The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English, while English is commonly spoken by most Maltese people. The island benefits from approximately 300 days of sunshine a year and will see an average temperature of 27°C in the month of July when our school will be held. 

Main School Venue – University of Malta

The majority of our modules will be delivered at the main campus of University of Malta in Msida. The university is the highest institute of learning in the country and caters to approximately 11,500 students a year including 750 international students from 82 countries. In between lectures you will be able to grab lunch from our canteen or a number of restaurants just outside the campus. We recommend eating in the quadrangle where you can catch some sun.

Performance Venue – M Space

M Space, run by Masquerade Malta, is a hub for the performing arts, comprising of a number of studios and a theatre known as the Blue Box. STEAM Summer School has reserved one of their studios for our Create & Act session, as well as the Blue Box itself for our performance night! You will have a couple of nights in the Blue Box to rehearse and we will be promoting our event to the locals leading up to July to ensure we have a decent audience and can host an exciting evening of science!

STEAM Soapbox Venue – Hole in the Wall

The Hole in the Wall pub has been around for over 90 years. It was originally used as stables owned by Miss Antoinette Ganado who sold it as a pub to its very first owner, Manuel Scicluna. At the time, it was literally a hole in the wall with no seating space selling take-away wine from huge vats. In the present day, it is a relaxed and cosy space, where the University of Malta team regularly host their THINK Soapbox events. This is a laid back evening where members of the general public get 5 minutes on a soapbox to talk about a scientific issue they’re passionate about .  We will be running our own version here to get you in the practice of speaking in public!

Accommodation – 5-Senses

Our accommodation for STEAM Summer School 2019 will be hosted at the 5-senses in Msida. Participants will have access to a twin room in a shared 3-bedroom apartment. Each apartment is fully equipped with a bathroom, kitchen and living area as a well as laundry facilities, air conditioning and Wi-Fi. Coaches will transport participants to and from the apartments to our other venues. The accommodation fee and transport is included in the cost of the course.

Please note, if for any reason you wish to attend the school but cannot use this accommodation, please contact us directly.