InnoFoodAfrica at the University of Pretoria
Student Presentation Day
Dr. Katherine Smith | University of Pretoria
On Tuesday the 10th of October, the postgraduate students from the various work packages presented their work at the hybrid InnoFoodAfrica Student Presentation Symposium. Hosted at the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at the University of Pretoria and joined online by the consortium partners, the symposium provided an opportunity for the students to present to an informed audience to explain the rationale for their work and the progress made in their various studies. They fielded questions from their own supervisors and were informed of their peer’s progress. Students submitted an academic abstract and Work Package 6 developed easy-to-read abstracts to highlight the importance of translating academic studies into terms that the average person can read and understand.
The symposium provided a valuable learning experience for the students and included dynamic discussions around key issues related to the InnoFoodAfrica project to inspire critical thinking, reasoning, and reflection. The symposium also provided an opportunity for the students to view how their individual studies fit into the larger InnoFoodAfrica project’s objectives. The students were well-prepared treating the audience to articulate and engaging presentations. They assuredly and skillfully fielded questions from their peers, their supervisors, and the work package leaders involved in the InnoFoodAfrica project. The symposium provided an invaluable opportunity for the students to practice the art of giving an academic presentation and they were provided with advice on the various aspects to highlight from their studies.
Read the Abstracts here 👇👇👇