First AFCP Student Forum- NIAB, 20th March 2013
AFCP’s first Student Forum held at NIAB-TAG on Wednesday 20 March was a great success.
Nine students made presentations to an audience of over 50, made up of fellow students, their supervisors and trustees from a range of different charities, while another four students presented posters. There were also short presentations from BBSRC and AHDB staff explaining their respective support for studentships within their strategic research programmes.
The topics were very varied as evidenced from the abstracts presented below. The Forum allowed the students to present their work in an informal and non-threatening environment and to meet and exchange views with fellow students that they may not otherwise meet.
Comments from the audience confirmed the value of this type of exercise with demands that it should become an annual activity for AFCP.
“A valuable way for students to get to know each other and establish relationships that may be beneficial later in their careers ”
James Cross, Trustee Farmers Club Charitable Trust
“As a small group in the informal atmosphere it is an excellent way for students to prepare and practice presentations”
David White, Senior Lecturer Harper Adams University
“A challenge to make a presentation that informs and is interesting to such a diverse audience”
Richard Bridgett, Research student Keele University
Brief abstracts of the presentations made are available here.