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Understanding Food Systems SASS

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Course overview

Aimed at all those in the food sector, including government, industry, NGOs, charities and educational institutions, this course is designed to put you at the forefront of food systems thinking.  Drawing on the most up to date knowledge on food systems, you will transform your approach to food systems challenges from the local to the global.

You will enhance your network and learn from other professionals, acquire the knowledge and skills for collaboration to spearhead change and widen your awareness of food system issues and actors as part of a cross-sector group.

The full cost is £350. A 20% discount for NGOs/Charities/Self-funded individuals is available [please apply to discounted course].

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

This course will enable you to:

  1. describe and give examples of what is meant by 'food systems';
  2. recognise the value of various food system sectors, disciplines and approaches;
  3. articulate the key challenges and opportunities facing food systems.

Broaden your professional network by working with colleagues from other areas; acquire a deep understanding of food systems, from the local to the global.


This course will be beneficial to anyone interested in pursuing further academic study on food and food systems related courses.

Find out more about our MSc Food Policy

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

No prior study required, some experience working in the food sector desirable.

English requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Assessment

Assessment

This course combines presentations from the course tutors and guest speaker(s) with active learning and group work. There is no formal assessment but participants will be asked to contribute to small group exercises and activities and feedback their work to the larger group.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

Recommended readings will be sent before the course takes place.

Module leaders

  • Dr Annabel de Frece

    Annabel is a Teaching Fellow on the IFSTAL (Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning IFSTAL) project at City's Centre for Food Policy. She shares this post with Rebecca Wells and both are based in the Centre for Food Policy. IFSTAL is a postgraduate, multi-disciplinary, inter-university project which aims to promote food ...

  • Dr Rebecca Wells

    Rebecca is a Teaching Fellow on the IFSTAL (Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning IFSTAL) project at City's Centre for Food Policy. She shares this post with Dr Annabel de Frece and both are based in the Centre for Food Policy. IFSTAL is a postgraduate, multi-disciplinary, inter-university project which ...

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