Students descend on Dublin for the ISF Knowledge exchange 2016!

Here at the IFR, the student forum realizes that internationalism is an important part of each students’ personal and professional development. For this reason the ISF funds a yearly student knowledge exchange during which students are given the opportunity to present their work at an international location; this year, that location was Dublin, Ireland. The […]

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ISF Summer BBQ Cooks Up a Storm!

Sunshine and sausages were enjoyed by all as the Great British weather finally pulled through for the ISF summer BBQ! The event got off to a soggy start a heavy rain forced the ISF to postpone in the hope of fairer weather. Hedging their bets against a forecast thunderstorm, the organizers’ risky wager paid off as […]

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I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!

When I first heard about I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! I thought it just sounded like a fun and easy way of engaging in some student outreach whilst never having to leave my desk.. But it turned out to be both challenging and rewarding in equal measure! For those of you who […]

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ISF away day 2014

In October 2014, the ISF celebrated a successful first year as a committee, and welcomed our newest PhD students by donning the Segway helmets for the first ever IFR student team-building day. Our first, and unanticipated, team-building exercise was to find our way to ‘The High Lodge’ in Thetford forest, something which our carload were […]

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Application open for 22 new PhD studentships at the IFR!

Applications are now open for 4 year PhD studentships at the Institute of Food Research to start in October 2015.   The PhD studentships, funded through the Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership, form an integral part of our research that addresses the fundamental relationships between food and health, food and the gut and the […]

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The first ISF annual BBQ

With the recent weather being unlike that majority of the British summer and thetan lines appearing from lunchtimes sat in the sunshine the IFR Student Forum decided it was time for a BBQ, hopefully starting the tradition of an annual summer celebration!So, with a spot at next to the UEA broad booked, a large ice […]

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Big Bang 2014

Big Bang Fair 2014 in Birmingham

The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. This year it was taking in place in Birmingham and the IFR had a stand presenting the work being done at the Institute. A large number of students and members of the IFR travelled up North […]

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A survival guide to conferences

Yesterday I registered to attend my eighth conference and after three years of attending them I think I might be getting the hang of it! Before I embark on another round of abstract writing, grant writing and travel planning, I thought I might pass on some advice I wish I’d have known when I went […]

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