People: Barbara Haesler, Louise Whatford, Niko Dadios

IFSTAL is an interactive training programme designed to improve post-graduate level knowledge and understanding of the food system, and develop skills in systems thinking and for the workplace.

With core funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), it brings together expertise and experience of faculty and students from seven leading higher education institutions: Oxford University, Warwick University, Reading University, City University London, and LCIRAH (The Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health) comprising the Royal Veterinary College, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the School of Oriental and African Studies.

The programme is open to all postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students enrolled at any of the participating institutions, regardless of discipline. Some of the events and resources are also open to the public.

An integral part of the programme is a Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle), as well as other technologies to facilitate shared learning online. This is being led by RVC’s eMedia unit.  

See the IFSTAL website for further information.

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