Be a part of Malta’s big­gest science and arts fes­ti­val

Science in the City is look­ing for peo­ple to join their vol­un­teer 2018 pro­gramme

The Malta Business Weekly - - NEWS -

For seven years, Science in the City, has been build­ing bridges be­tween re­searchers and artists, to or­gan­ise a night of won­der. Daz­zling art­works in­spired by Malta’s most rel­e­vant re­search have be­come syn­ony­mous with the fes­ti­val’s ma­genta logo. Few re­ally know that this is only made pos­si­ble thanks to a small team of ded­i­cated in­di­vid­u­als, a grow­ing num­ber of part­ners and hun­dreds of vol­un­teers.

Science in the City Project man­ager Dr Ed­ward Duca said: “This year’s fes­ti­val prom­ises to be spec­tac­u­lar with our theme that science is cul­ture. We have been work­ing very hard build­ing a spec­tac­u­lar pro­gramme over two years with over 80 part­ners and an es­ti­mated 30,000 vis­i­tors, we re­ally need all the help we can get. We’re look­ing for en­thu­si­as­tic peo­ple of all ages and from all sec­tors of so­ci­ety, to join us on 28 Septem­ber and be part of this na­tional need.”

Vol­un­teers can choose to be part of a num­ber of op­por­tu­ni­ties on the night. These in­clude wel­com­ing and ush­er­ing vis­i­tors, con­duct­ing re­search and eval­u­a­tion, com­mu­ni­cat­ing in­for­ma­tion about the events and pho­tog­ra­phy. Be­ing a vol­un­teer at Science in the City means de­vel­op­ing new skill sets, thanks to train­ing ses­sions set up by the or­gan­is­ers, the vol­un­tary work it­self and by meet­ing in­ter­est­ing pro­fes­sion­als from dif­fer­ent fields. Peo­ple in­ter­ested in be­ing in­volved in Science in the City can do so by join­ing the vol­un­teer pro­gramme. It truly will be a mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence!

Held an­nu­ally as part of a larger Pan Euro­pean Ini­tia­tive, Euro­pean Re­searchers’ Night is sup­ported by EU’s Hori­zon 2020, GSD Mar­ket­ing Ltd and Aquabiotech Ltd. Science in the City is co­or­di­nated by the Univer­sity of Malta, the Malta Cham­ber of Sci­en­tists, in part­ner­ship with the Univer­sity’s Re­search Trust. This year’s edi­tion is be­ing held in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Val­letta 2018 Foun­da­tion, the Malta Arts Coun­cil and sev­eral other part­ners.

Anyone in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing can ap­ply on­line at http://bit.ly/vol­un­teer­sitc. For more in­for­ma­tion, peo­ple can send an email on info@sci­en­ceinthecity.org.mt or fol­low Science in the City, Malta on Face­book to stay tuned.

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