IFSTAL Digest 12/07/17

IFSTAL Digest 12/07/17

by Rebecca Wells -
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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 ECs, PIs, 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 

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Research / Careers / Internships Click here for current opportunities   

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Sainsbury's Internships - NOW OPEN- Closing date 15thJuly 

The Sainsburys 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 10thAugust 2017 

Research Councils UK is running apolicy internship schemeallowing 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 







If you would like a certificate for your participation in IFSTAL, please see the information regarding the procedure here on the Portal.  



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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