Author Archives: Heleen
Instructions Poster Presentation
At the end of this course (only a few weeks away now) you will present the outcome of your project during a poster presentation. Here follows a few guidelines to keep in mind when creating your posters:
- We do not expect scientific poster presentations
- Focus on the most important elements from your project, rather than trying to include everything you have done. Don’t worry, the examiner will read the complete reports.
- Include a brief background of your challenge and region, but focus mainly on the solution you have created.
- Make sure your solution is presented in a clear and concise way: someone with no prior knowledge should be able to understand how and why your solution is suitable to address your challenge in your region.
- Create a clear structure for your poster, e.g. making use of clear headings.
- Make good use of visuals. Long pieces of texts are not suitable for a poster.
- If you do not use your own visuals (e.g. your own drawings or pictures) make sure to include the source of the images.
- Your poster must the size of A1.
Apart from these points, feel free to be creative and present your project how you think you can communicate it the best way.
During the final presentation evening we expect all group members to be present and active (meaning, being able to address questions, as well as ask questions to other groups).
Good luck with these final steps in the project!
Ben and Heleen
Deadline reminder: Eaarth Literature Assignment
Here is just a quick message to remind you about the next deadline for the literature assignment which is this Sunday, the 7th of December at 23:59. Please make sure you upload your assignment on time. All assignments are checked for plagiarism and therefore we will not accept assignments which are send to our email, Studentportalen only!
Good luck finalizing this assignment,
Ben and Heleen
Make-up task final presentation
We have already heard from some of you that you will not be able to attend the final session due to travels, etc. If you cannot attend the final presentation either and you have a valid reason then you can join in the make-up task for this final session. Please inform us tonight or through email (before the end of the week) so we can plan this extra presentation session.
Ben and Heleen
IMPORTANT: new time guest lecture – start 18.15
Sorry for making this more chaotic than necessary, tomorrow's guest lecture (25th of November) with Martin Gunnarsson will actually start at 18.15 instead since the lecturer will have to come from a bit farther away. With a short break somewhere in the middle we still plan to finish around 19.30 as usual.
Pehaps you could use this time to discuss the feedback you have received (hint, hint)...
See you tomorrow!
New Guest Lecturer: Martin Gunnarsson (lecture starts at 17.30)
Due to the last-minute cancellation last Tuesday and the switch with debate night we now have a new guest lecturer visiting GCSF this coming Tuesday. Martin Gunnarsson will visit the class to talk about what municipalities can do in order to create sustainable futures (so the theme of the lecture has not changed). Martin, a former CEMUS student and guest lecturer, now works in Knivsta as an urban planner. He focuses on enterprises, infrastructure and sustainability issues in this small town between Uppsala and Stockholm.
Important note: this lecture will start at 17.30 instead.
See you on Tuesday!
Change in schedule: NEW deadline literature assignment
We have switched Alan AtKisson's guest lecture on the Sustainable Development Goals with the literature seminar. Alan will now visit the course on the 2nd of December and we will have the literature seminar on the 9th of December. Due to this switch we have decided to move the deadline for the literature seminar to one week later as well, the new deadline is now on Sunday the 7th of December at 23.59.
The schedule posted above under course information has been updated accordingly.
Ben & Heleen
Next Deadline: DocWeek
The next deadline is for DocWeek, see the full assignment description above under 'Assignments.'
Remember that this task is a great opportunity for you to include and share the subjects which you think are missing on the schedule!
Please submit your suggestion + brief explanation through Studentportalen.
Ben & Heleen
STOP – START – CONTINUE: Updated Schedule
Thanks for your creativity, discussions and feedback last Tuesday. Based on your comments we have now posted an updated schedule (which you'll find above under 'Course information'). The new schedule includes all deadlines until the end of the course, so hopefully this avoids any unnecessary confusion and it will give you a clear overview of what is expected from you.
Other important points to keep in mind:
- In the new schedule all deadlines are on Sundays at 23:59 - this will conflict with information provided earlier, but just stick to the latest schedule.
- We post all information here on CEMUS course portal
- You submit all assignment on Studentportalen
- We will remind you about upcoming deadlines here on CEMUS course portal (sorry, no emails)
Feel free to:
- Organize class/group meetings after class to continue interesting discussions - we can help to communicate this to the rest of the class and of course you are always welcome in the CEMUS library
- Challenge the guest lecturers with good questions if you feel that they are not providing enough details/new information/etc. (a good preparation for guest lectures will help here)
- Bring & share cookies
These are some things we can easily implement/adjust to make the course run a bit smoother for all. We also appreciate all other feedback, although some other issues might take a bit longer to change.
See you at DocWeek!
Ben & Heleen
Suggested article on Nuclear Power
Hope you are all managing the deadlines for the 30DC and the Background & Stakeholder report.
After an interesting discussion with you last week, our guest lecturer Lars Löfquist wanted to suggest an article on nuclear power and societal choice.
Here is the link to the article (everyone should be able to access the full text as well):
Interesting for everyone, especially for the group members who focus on this subject!
Next week’s lecture: Aaron Maltais on the Injustice of Climate Change
As you might have noticed the schedule for next week announces Environmental Justice - TBA, this was because we have not yet had the time to update our schedule.
Next week we will be visited by Aaron Maltais and he will discuss the Injustice of Climate Change. Aaron Maltais is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University. Many of you will find links between this subject and your group projects, in some cases more obvious than others, so try to make the most out of his visit by thinking about how this area will be relevant for your project and prepare some questions in advance.
As usual class will be in Hambergsalen, Geocentrum from 17.15 to 19.30.
Ben and Heleen