Arrived in Slovenia yesterday. Staying in a shared room in a halls of residence which reminds me of being a student in the late 70’s. Halls are in good condition with free wi-fi internet but the breakfasts are poor.
Started the programme today at the new and modern Faculty of Social Science in Ljubljana (left). First day was very intensive. The resonating phrase was ‘Discourse Analysis’ firstly through an excellent lecture by, ECREA board member, Nico Carpentier and also through constant references in the poster workshop in the afternoon.
We all had to produce a poster to sell our PhD. The idea being that it would help us to define our project in 5 sentences. All fifty of the posters were then explained to the group by their creators which made for a rather gruelling end to the day. There may have been too many for this time in the day. It was a good exercise in conceptualising our projects on a single page and using paper and pens to do this was fun retro idea. This was mine (left)
Finished the first day with a welcome meal and a few local beers in a local restaurant. I think this is going to be a good experience.