|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Literature review (2000 words)||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Report (8,000 words)||65%|
|Semester Assessment||Dissemination activity (Presentation, film, technical article or panel discussion) 20 min or 2000 words.||15%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Explain the current and future challenges facing the UK’s agri-food sector.
2. Synthesise information from industry and peer reviewed literature.
3. Compare the approaches taken to address specific challenges to the industry.
4. Evaluate the extent to which new approaches and practices might be applied to UK based systems.
An introductory workshop will provide an opportunity for students to meet their tutors, talk through their existing Nuffield Report and gain an understanding of the requirements of the module. Students will then work through a series of online Study Skills units providing them with the tools to re-examine their study tour premise and findings from an academic point of view.
In line with the Nuffield Scholarship programme, study topics will be focused on:
Independent research into good practice in either farming, food, horticulture or rural industries outside of the UK; and
Exploring the potential for applying these in a UK context.
Applicants wishing to undertake this module must have graduated from the Nuffield Scholarship programme within the last five years.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Reanalysis of data where necessary.|
|Communication||Students will be expected to communicate complex research outputs to their peers in their dissemination activity and through their final report.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Detailed feedback will be given for assignment work providing general guidance towards the student’s next assignment.|
|Information Technology||Students will be required to source information from a variety of scientific publication data bases and to use Blackboard.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||The Nuffield Scholarship is available to people working in the agri-food sector. In itself the scholarship provides an opportunity that can benefit careers, industry and business, as well as advancing personal development. Nuffield Scholarships are recognised worldwide and provide access to a network of forward thinking professionals.|
|Problem solving||The reanalysis of the Nuffield reoprt will help develop and improve student’s problem-solving skills.|
|Research skills||Students will be required to undergo directed self-study, so will develop their literature research skills.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students will explore in detail challenges to the UK’s agri-food sector, look at how these are being met elsewhere; and apply this learning to UK based systems.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7