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Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL) programme launch: City University, 18/10/16 at 6pm

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Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL) programme launch: City University, 18/10/16 at 6pm
by Jo Pepper - Monday, 19 September 2016, 11:17 AM

Any Masters or PhD student from any discipline with an interest in food related issues (including agriculture and health) is welcome to participate. The programme - is free, unassessed, does not impinge on contact time and is supplementary to your studies. It provides experience and training in food systems, interdisciplinary work, and links for future careers.  This year there are four core units based on Moodle, as well as corresponding workshops, Away Days, public lectures and symposiums, and the annual Summer School.  Please see below for the key dates and programme for this academic year.

IFSTAL Academic Year 2016/2017

  • 18th October * - Launch Event: Welcome to IFSTAL. A chance for students to hear about IFSTAL, meet each other and network with academics and workplace professionals. (City, University of London)
  • 27th October - London Portal Training and Cohort Reception (RVC Camden)
  • 3rd November * - Workshop: Food Systems - Big Issues and Challenges. Links with Unit 1: Introduction to Food Systems (LSHTM)
  • 12th November - Away Day: Communicating in the Food Systems Community. (City University)
  • 17th November * - Workshop: Scoping Interventions - A Systems Approach. Links with Unit 2: Introduction to Systems Thinking (RVC Camden)
  • 24th November - Symposium for PhD Students (University of Reading)
  • 5th December * - Public lecture. Hear from a leader in the food system (SOAS, University of London)
  • 28th January - IFSTAL Symposium (public): Technology - a silver bullet for the food system? (RVC Camden)
  • 9th February * - Workshop: Methods for Analysing Food Systems. Links with Unit 3: Food System Methods. (City University)
  • 23rd February * - Workshop: Shaping Change and Developing Solutions in the Food System. Links with Unit 4: Engendering Food System Change. (SOAS)
  • 4th March - Away Day: Workplace Skills and Links (University of Oxford)
  • 2nd-7th July - IFSTAL Summer School (University of Warwick)