A new concept for Common Room at the University of Malta

Earlier today, the KSU-Betsson Common Room was launched. The Common Room is a vital part of Student’s House and a hub for students and student societies active on campus. This multi-purpose room serves as a meeting room, events room and a 24/7 study area during the exam periods.

Since it’s such an important part of students’ university experience, KSU is constantly working to see that this room is well equipped to serve all its purposes. From time to time, due to heavy use, Common Room is upgraded and refurbished in order to better cater for the needs of the time.

This year, together with the Betsson Group, KSU has proudly launched a completely revamped Common Room with a new look and a new concept. Common Room will begin to be left open during the day, when not in use for events. The space will be available for students to use for study, work or sit and chat.

“We believe that this new concept for the KSU-Betsson Common Room makes best use of the available space whilst catering for a major need of University student population, that of having a free indoor space, which fosters creativity and allows them to make the best use of their time,” said Carla Galea, KSU President.

“I’d like to thank Bettson Group for making this project possible, as well as thank the Minister for Education, and the University of Malta for expressing their support for this initiative.”

Hon Minister Bartolo said that, “The gaming industry has indeed brought about a dynamic change to Malta’s economy and we must address this from an educational standpoint. Just this year, we’ve launched the European Gaming Institute of Malta and are now offering an iGaming diploma at MCAST.

“For me, the collaboration on the Common Room is proof that gaming giants, such as Betsson Group, see the potential of our youths and is investing in their future.”

Jesper Svensson, CEO of Betsson’s operations in Malta said that the company has been operating from Malta for the last 14 years and that in itself, Betsson has indirectly served as a sort of academy for some of the professionals within the industry. “We truly believe in the potential of local students and this collaboration with KSU is just one of many initiatives that we’re doing in this regards.

Jesper explained how Betsson believes in diversity and that it currently has employees coming from 52 nationalities. “One in every three at Betsson is Maltese – making Maltese our largest cohort – this is why we truly want to invest in tomorrow’s workforce.”

The KSU-Betsson Common Room was launched in the presence of pro-rectors ad well as representatives from several student societies.