It is now, from February to the end of March when it’s “the time” to collect our data for the Master Thesis. This means either interviewing, doing focus groups, observation… or maybe trying other methods. I am still in Uppsala, but some classmates are planning to do data collection abroad, such as in Germany, Scotland… Continue reading “Caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar” – Antonio Machado
I realized there are many posts on this student blog already, so I thought of doing a “short listing” to make easier for you to find what you are interested in: Life in Uppsala. On this Facebook page there are plenty of insights about activities, accomodation, and living in Uppsala as a student: https://www.facebook.com/studysustainably/ What’s… Continue reading Are you thinking of applying to ECM 2019?
The course Conflict, democracy and facilitation is ongoing for first year students within the Environmental Communication programme, and some second year students including myself volunteered to facilitate two literature discussions. The theme of the first “peer learning” discussion was focused on understanding what kind of social situation it is to be called “conflict”, and under what… Continue reading Facilitating first year students’ discussions
“What do you write in a reflection paper?”, I got asked by a first year ECM student in the autumn semester. Then, I remembered that it wasn’t until I started the program that I wrote one. I will try to explain: These reflection papers are non-graded assignments required to pass a course, and I would… Continue reading Reflection papers. What’s that?
In this case, all students taking Governance of natural resources are stepping on a reviewer’s shoes. We were divided in groups of 4 people in December to give feedback to each other’s home exams, and we were asked to write our home exam over the christmas break. This is the first time I exchange home… Continue reading Step into someone’s shoes
We are soon starting our master thesis, which means independent research (scary!). I think this TED Talk by Uri Alon in 2013 provides a wonderful piece of advice that I would like to share: “In order to discover something truly new, at least one of your basic assumptions has to change, and that means that… Continue reading The cloud
I think one of the best outcomes of studying is the opportunity to meet and connect with people with similar interests. If you study abroad, then this possibility becomes even greater just because of the fact that you are alone in a new place and your free time becomes available for new people and activities.… Continue reading Being active: Associations & Networks
We’ve gone through very different topics over the course, such as pastoralism, mining and land and water grabbing dilemmas. I particularly liked that there were many researchers involved in teaching this course, some from Sweden and some from abroad. I liked that some of the lectures carried stories from those who were telling them. One… Continue reading Just a few lectures left in Governance of Natural Resources course
In common: they are young, speak for future generations, for the planet, point out to inequalities and ask for action. “We’re each convinced that nothing would have changed, but if this were the casewhy is it a conversation anyway?” – Pretty Shining People, George Ezra