Learn how innovation has changed the food industry, the way we shop and how we manage the global issue of food waste.
ABOUT THE COURSE
This course is just one of a series about ‘innovation’. You can sign up to the other courses in this series through the Going to University collection.
This course considers the ways in which the food industry has evolved over the past 70 years and has created the industry of convenience we have today. Introduced though a case study from Marks and Spencer, you will see how new innovations have changed the way we shop. You will also consider the issue of food waste; in a world where thousands suffer from
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.
Academics at the University of Leeds lead pioneering research that addresses major global challenges, in areas such as energy, water and climate change, human health and wellbeing. The University works in interdisciplinary teams to find innovative solutions to global problems such as poverty, hunger and crime. It strengthens communities through its outreach and public engagement.
The diverse range of FutureLearn courses developed by the University of Leeds will allow the exploration of new and different ways to provide online education. The University wants to reach a global audience, meeting the growing worldwide demand for access to higher education, so that the outstanding knowledge it creates can benefit a wider community.
malnutrition and starvation you’ll consider the attitudes in your own society to this global problem.
Note for students
This course is part of a collection from the University of Leeds which have been specifically designed for those studying at school or college. All of the courses will help to enrich and extend your knowledge in a specific topic and develop your transferable skills. These courses will help you with making decisions about which subject to study at university and will give you examples and evidence when developing your university application.
Throughout the course you will join a community of online learners, providing an opportunity for interactive learning with other students both in the UK and internationally.
Each course is designed to complement your existing studies and aims to:
- provide evidence for UCAS applications and prepare you for university
- help you to gain new skills, think critically and learn independently
- encourage online / social learning
- develop collaboration and analytical skills
- embed current research into your online learning
For information about degrees available at the University of Leeds, please visit our course finder website.
Note for teachers
Aimed at prospective Undergraduate students both in the UK and internationally, our online courses provide a ‘taster’ of Undergraduate study at the University of Leeds.
Our courses benefit from being shaped by the latest research from the University of Leeds and are presented by leading academics who are actively engaged in pioneering research. They will inspire your students to think critically and develop their knowledge and analytical skills.
The course can be used as a wider classroom or enrichment resource or can be used independently by students to discover more about the subject area. Each course provides flexible study and benefits from online discussions with other learners.
If you would like to know more about this course or the range of courses from the University of Leeds designed specifically for schools and colleges, please visit our teachers’ pages for further information and resources.
No previous knowledge or experience of business or innovation is required, just an interest in innovations and the food industry. If you are new to learning online you will find it helpful to join Learning Online: Learning and Collaborating prior to joining this course.
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