First of all: CONGRATULATIONS! This may be the beginning of a very nice experience. In this post I will tell some practical details about moving to Uppsala and a brief summary of the masters. Housing: I recommend you to start looking as soon as you have the time. I used this website: https://studentboet.se/en You may… Continue reading Have you been accepted to Environmental Communication?
I can say very few things at this point, except that “we are done” with this masters. I think that’s the only thing that “finishes” right now. Many things have begun and changed since we started our studies, or at least that’s my impression. For example, my perception of Sweden, its winter, the people I… Continue reading Environmental Communication 2017-2019
This was shared on social media by one of my classmates. 🙂
Working on the Thesis is certainly a slooooow process. Luckily, we came up with a few ideas to make it sweeter: Some classmates discussed a plan to keep in touch. So, the plan is to meet everyday at a library in town and to study at SLU on Tuesdays. We ususally meet at lunchtime, and… Continue reading “FIKA Break?” Master Thesis work in progress
Uppsala is a relatively small city, but there is plenty of room for students. Both SLU and Uppsala University offer many resources to students, such as book loans, kithcen on campus, study rooms and group rooms that you can book in advance. Now that I am writing my thesis, I appreciate I can borrow books… Continue reading The perfect student town, Uppsala!
Last Friday there was a climate strike also here in Uppsala. I went to the city center when the protest was almost finished. Some friends who study Sustainable Development were there too. We went to have a Semla (a traditional bun with cream) to a café afterwards, and discussed our thesis work and about what… Continue reading Fridays for future
Snowball sampling – I read this term in a paper (see below) and it catched my attention. I think it describes well how my work “finding interviewees” has been so far: from one person to another. It all started with one email forwarded to all students from a researcher in the Environmental Communication division, which… Continue reading “Snowballing”
Bearing in mind that ECM lasts two years, it is likely that you, future student, may consider this posssiblity. In my opinion, it is recommendable that you come to Uppsala with enough money to cover your first year of studies full time, at least. Finding a summer job here or back home can be safe… Continue reading Working during your studies?
A classmate who participated in the group project we did for the Conflict, democracy and facilitation course is now in Berlin as an Erasmus student. She is doing her assignment on risk management, and she will be focusing on, as she called him: “our old friend” Habermas, and communicative rationality. Because our group field research… Continue reading Did we have an impact? Maybe…
When I first heard the word “Samis” was on a lecture in the introductory course. Although I had heard the word “Lapones” (Samis in Spanish), I mainly heard about this term in the sentence “En Laponia hace frío” meaning “In Lapland, it is cold”. Now, thanks to the courses and being here, I got to… Continue reading Winter wonderland