It has been about two months since the ENACT project started, and we have already made a lot of progress!
We had an online project meeting on 20 September, and our project kick-off meeting in Newcastle Upon Tyne on 24-25 October 2019. We had two full meeting days and covered lots of detail. We discussed our outputs, planned for dissemination, identified ways to evaluate impact, and made key decisions. Of course, we did not forget to have some fun and socialise!
We have also had two presentations introducing the project. The first one was on 8 October 2019 at Newcastle University as part of the Applied Linguistics and Communication Seminar Series. Prof Paul Seedhouse started off with the Linguacuisine project, and Dr Müge Satar then introduced ENACT. We presentation was very well received.
Dr. Müge Satar gave another talk about the project on 7 November 2019 as part of the ESRC Festival of Science activities. The discussion was lively and stimulating, and it was nice to see interest in the project from a wider audience.
And of course we have launched our website and social media accounts. You can now follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube!
Finally, we have created some prototype digital cultural activities to use as part of our understanding requirements study. All partners are now getting ready organise a workshop with their migrant and host community members so that we can produce a web app that is suitable to the requirements of our target users.