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
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
We're expecting a full house for tomorrows lecture with Alan AtKisson, there'll be an attance list passed around so make sure you sign it!
See you then!
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
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!
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!
This is just a reminder about the deadline this SUNDAY just before MIDNIGHT. It's really important that you hand in this assignment on time. Upload your groups draft report to file area 'Global to Local Project - Draft Report'.
The course coordinators will distribute the draft reports and contact information to the opponent groups. Each group has until the end of the week to review the draft report and to write and send the feedback.
In your feedback focus on the quality of the background information and analysis, as well as on the solution provided (Is the description clear? Is it complete? Does the solution actually address the sustainability challenge? Etc.). Also provide feedback regarding the structure and format of the report.
Send your feedback to the group before SUNDAY 23rd November at 23:59 (please include firstname.lastname@example.org in Cc).
The course coordinators will also review the draft reports and provide feedback.
The last three weeks of the project each group has time to work on the feedback received and to finalize the report.
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
The assignment instructions for the course book Eaarth is now available under the 'Assignments' section above. Come and speak to us or email us if you have any questions.
Heleen & Ben
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