IFSTAL Digest July 2019

IFSTAL Digest July 2019

by Rosina Borrelli -
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Issue 65 - July 2019



Dear IFSTAL members,



We wish you all the best with your dissertations and final papers.  This digest will be back in September. For those of you who are nearing the end of your course, you will be switched to “alumni” status on the portal from the 31st September and you will need to update your email address. For those studying part time or on a PhD programme, your status will remain current.


The portal will be offline during the summer for upgrades and a migration to a different provider, so if you need any content or material for references, please ensure you source them asap.



·       IFSTAL Certificate – if you would like a certificate of your engagement, please see the information regarding the procedure here on the Portal.

·       Changing your email on the portal:

o   Log into the portal via your VLE

o   Log out at the top right of the screen

o   Press log in and you will get to a log in page, where, underneath the green ‘log in’ tab, it says, ‘Forgotten Username or password?’

o   Press this and create a new username and password using your university email address and you can then register it to a personal email

o   See here for a more detailed walk-through: https://www.ifstal.ac.uk/for-students/alumni/

·       Keeping in touch - See the list below for ways to interact and raise your profile in the IFSTAL community:

o   LinkedIn Page:  https://www.linkedin.com/school/10994214/admin/    

o   LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8481225/

o   Twitter: https://twitter.com/ifstal

o   Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ifstal/

o   Facebook Group (closed): https://www.facebook.com/groups/ifstalcommunity/

o   Add your email to our newsletter list: https://www.ifstal.ac.uk/contact-us/

Have a great summer!





Conferences Seminars Events Opportunities


As part of the 5th CSA conference, https://globalcsaconference.org/, 2 competitions:

Compete2Innovate Competition – See attachment:

Have an innovative business idea to transform food systems? Pitch your idea and win seed funding through our Compete2Innovate competition!

Innovative business models are key to rapidly scaling up climate-smart agriculture (CSA) innovations, and enabling millions of small-scale farmers to transform their livelihoods under climate change. The Compete2Innovate competition aims to identify innovative business ideas and provide a platform for their development at the 5th Global Science Conference on CSA.


Design4CSA Social Media Contest – see attachment:

Love communicating science through great design? Enthusiastic about transforming food systems?


Free Learning opportunities – see attachment:

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted by consumers.

We believe that better informed consumers and citizens (of all ages) would make better, healthier, and more sustainable choices. This is why we provide funding to top European universities to develop online courses on thematic related to food.


FOOD: Bigger Than the Plate, at V&A, from 18/5/2019, details: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/food-bigger-than-the-plate