What's in it for me?

There are lots of great reasons to join the Interdisciplinary Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL) network!


Interdisciplinary learning

  online materials, face to face workshops, away days, summer schools and public lectures on the complex nature of food security and the multidimensional issues shaping food systems

  exposure to cutting edge ‘food systems’ thinking

  practical case studies to exemplify theoretical concepts

contact with a range of experts from industry, civil society, government and academia working on food-related challenges 


Increase job prospects

  membership of a large and diverse community of over 400 students and alumni studying and working on food related issues 

  engagement with a wide spectrum of food sector practitioners

  opportunities for dissertation placements and post-graduation internships

 access to apply for the annual IFSTAL Summer School free of charge

  certificate of participation


Your contribution

You can engage in IFSTAL to different degrees depending on your interests, needs and aspirations. Once you are registered as an IFSTAL participant (via the Portal), you can engage in a chosen set of thematic and skills-based options supported by the VLE methodologies, for example:

  e-discussion groups


  co-designing case studies

  contributing content

  reflective blogging


If you have any suggestions for materials, activities and discussions you would like to see happening across the network, get in touch with one of the Education Coordinators or post your ideas on the Forum. The more you put into the IFSTAL network, the more you will get out of it! 


Participating Institutions

Oxford University, Warwick University, LCIRAH (The Royal Veterinary College, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and School of Oriental and African Studies).


Last modified: Saturday, 2 November 2019, 9:03 PM