IFSTAL Digest 12/07/17
Dear IFSTAL Community,
The summer term is nearly over but there are still plenty of events, job opportunities and IFSTAL-related activities coming up so Read On! As always, your EC’s, PI’s, and Rosina are always happy to talk and help in any way we can.
Successful IFSTAL Summer School
The IFSTAL summer school ended on Friday after a fantastic week with students from all our universities. Make sure you visit the IFSTAL website for a glimpse of what went on in our daily updates. The programme is also available here if you are interested to find out more.
- A Tiny Consumer Change with Big Potential for Food a blog about a new report on Food Citizenship posted by City IFSTAL student Gavin Wren
- IFSTAL’s got OxTalent - IFSTAL has been recognised for its innovative use of digital technology at the University of Oxford’s annual OxTALENT awards.
- Food Systems Workshop for Undergraduates (Kelly Reed) – our first ever workshop specifically for undergraduate students, held at the University of Warwick.
- “Keep Calm and Eat Your Veggies” or how the fresh produce industry is getting creative about your five-a-day - Oana-Adelina Tanasache, a PhD student in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at the University of Reading, recently attended the 2017 London Produce Show and Conference.
Research / Careers / Internships – Click here for current opportunities
Don’t forget to include IFSTAL on your CV!
Sainsbury's Internships - NOW OPEN- Closing date 15th July
The Sainsbury’s 4 internships have been released this week.
There are 4 fantastic opportunities very suited to our IFSTAL cohort.
They are full time for one year and well paid.
Please see the dedicated page for the recruitment process http://early.careersatsainsburys.com/Home/Internships
There was a webinar with more information about these posts on Monday, take a look on the Portal to watch the recording.
Attention PhDs : WRAP is looking to host some interns in 2018- Closing date 10th August 2017
Research Councils UK is running a policy internship scheme allowing PhD students funded by the various RCUK research councils to get experience in a policy-relevant organisation.
The placements offered are in this document: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/documents/skills/doc-6-rcuk-policy-internships-host-partner-info-final-pdf/ with WRAP being the final organisation on page 45.
Eating Better Campaigns Officer post – Closing date 27 July
The Eating Better coalition – which champions sustainable food and eating – has been awarded a 3 year grant extension so is recruiting a new Campaigns Officer. Details here: http://www.eating-better.org/blog/149/We-are-recruiting.html
The closing date for applications is Thursday 27 July.
Senior Lecturer in Sustainability, Centre for Alternative Technology
The Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth, mid Wales, has pioneered low energy work and research for 40 years. It is developing a new MSc Food Sustainability & natural Resources, and is looking for another academic on board. The job description suggests a variety of skills, but food is one of them. https://content.cat.org.uk/index.php/vacancies
PhD: THE NIGEL BAKER PHD STUDENTSHIP: closes 31st October
ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF AGROECOLOGICAL PRACTICE - TRANSDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES IN CONTRASTING GEOGRAPHICAL CONTEXTS, Coventry University.
Get into the Summer with a Festival
There are many Food Festivals in the UK this summer, why not satisfy your taste buds by a visit to one of them.
Brazilian Taste 2017: http://braziliantaste.org/#home
The Great British Food Festival 2017: https://greatbritishfoodfestival.com/
Great Dorset Chilli Festival : http://www.greatdorsetchillifestival.co.uk/
5th “Eating City Summer Campus” July 24th - August 1st, inviting 28 participants aged 22-32, working & studying around food sustainability: Chefs, Food Procurement Officers, Farmers & Fisherman and Foodies from EU Member States (Up to 20 participants) and U.S.A. (Up to 8 participants) to share this challenging adventure. Click here for more details
Calls for sessions/papers:
Journal of Urbanism has a special issue call: ‘Food and Urbanism’. The aim is to explore and extend our knowledge and understanding of the ways that food and urbanism interconnect in diverse urbanism contexts worldwide. More information here, Deadline 1st September.
Oxford Real Farming Conference 2018. The 2018 Oxford Real Farming Conference will be held in the Oxford Town Hall on 4th & 5th January. As always, this unique gathering of the UK's sustainable and organic food and farming movements will offer a practical mix of on-farm advice, showcasing new techniques for best practice in agroecological farming, as well as broader discussions on what needs to change to create real change in the food system. For more details see the call for session ideas.
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