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Ready for Summer School in Slovenia

I’m all packed a ready to for my trip to Slovenia on the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School at the University of Ljubljana (left) in Slovenia tomorrow.

It’s a twelve day event organised by the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) which hosts these events every year. It’s open to doctoral students from universities around Europe.

I’ve had to prepare a 3,000 word proposal and 10 minute presentation of my PhD which I will have to defend in front of lecturers and students next week. The two weeks are jam packed full of workshops and lectures so I’m sure my brain will hurt by the end of it. There is one other student from Westminster going and a couple of lecturers.

This begins the second part of my summer learning schedule. Most of the last few weeks have been taken up with writing my literature review and collaborating on a book chapter about social media for a proposed book on digital media practice. I handed them both in a couple of weeks ago and am now awaiting feedback. I took a trip to the Big Chill festival last weekend as a natural break and to signify to myself the end of one stage and the beginning of another.

Hopefully I’ll get time to update this diary with the events of the forthcoming days.

Summer School in Slovenia

It’s now very near to the end of the second semester and so I’ve applied for and been accepted at the 2010 ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School. This year it’s taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 15 – 27 August.

There is a lot of preparation and writing needed before I go. I’m expected to prepare a 3,000 word paper on my PhD project with questions or problems that I would like to be discussed during the workshops by June 14th. When I get there I’ll give presentations of my PhD and take feedback, advice and criticism.

As well as this everyone attending the Summer School is expected to choose up to 3 papers they would be interested in being a respondent. We’re also expected to actively participate in the discussions of our own and other people’s work and act as a respondent of someone else’s paper. This means everyone will have to read other participants papers before the summer school.

So there is much to do before I get there. It’s a full 12 day programme which sounds stimulating and also labour intensive but I’m looking forward to it.