30 students from across five collaborating HE institutions gathered at the University of Reading on Sunday 3 July to kick off the inaugural Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL) Summer School.
A diverse range of students from the University of Warwick participated including three PhD students from Sociology, Politics and International Studies and Law, six MSc students from Life Sciences and one Masters student from Sociology.
The week-long course featured presentations from a range of speakers from academia, NGOs, policy and business.
As well as hearing what the experts had to say, students were given the opportunity to see ideas put into practice during visits to Waitrose Head Office, Crowmarsh Battle Farms, Tolhurst Organic and the University of Reading Farm.
The students also applied their learning to problems - wielding pens and post-it notes in group workshop sessions and presenting their thoughts back to the groups