IFSTAL Showcase – Food for thought

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IFSTAL Showcase – Food for thought

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



12th July 2018, 10am-4pm at the Oxford Town Hall


IFSTAL is unique. It brings together academic minds in food systems thinking with the workplace to create an inter-disciplinary, workplace-orientated model to build the community of future researchers, practitioners, campaigners, and advocates for change: ‘food system analysts’.

This showcase event will be an opportunity to share and discuss experiences of a multi-institution collaboration for interdisciplinary teaching and learning. With a focus on the food system, it will highlight IFSTAL activities over the past 3 years as a case study by:

  • Explaining the motivation for the programme – the challenges of the global food system now and in the future and need to skill up the workplace
  • Reviewing the method and learning in the programme – the development of the programme, innovative approaches to student engagement, use of the Virtual Learning Environment, and building workplace contacts
  • Demonstrating workplace pull and the value of our teaching and learning method to the workplace
  • Reflecting on the value to students and to enhance employability for students in a competitive job market
  • Celebrating the collaborative approach provided by HEFCE (now the Office for Students), partner institutions and the workplace

Speakers Include:

  • John Ingram, University of Oxford
  • Alan Hayes, IGD
  • Angela Wright, Compassion of World Farming
  • Helen Munday, FDF
  • Tim Lang, City, University of London
  • Lucy Foster, Defra
  • Matt Jennings, Office for Students

Who should attend?

  • Higher education under- and post-graduate course directors, educational technologists, career officers, education policy staff;
  • Food industry – HR managers (CPD), strategy and policy staff;
  • NGOs – HR managers (CPD), policy and strategy staff;
  • Government departments – policy and strategy staff;
  • Funders;
  • Professional and trade bodies; and
  • IFSTAL alumni





Oxford Town Hall
Oxford,OX1 1BXUnited Kingdom
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