On Thursday 17th September Dr Sean Beer of the Faculty of Management hosted a virtual training day for the 2019 Nuffield Farming Scholars. The day was in preparation for an autumn webinar series as currently the Trust cannot hold its annual conference.
The Nuffield farming Scholarships Trust (http://www.nuffieldscholar.org/ ) is a member of the Nuffield family of charities. The Trust provides research bursaries and training for young leaders in the food and land-based industries. This year they awarded their 1,000th scholarship (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC0v6H0yZwc ).
The training day focused on distilling the findings of scholars’ research into a 12 minute presentation and developing scholars’ presentation skills. The webinar series extends the Trust’s 2020 programme of highly successful virtual events. It is hoped that 2021 will see the Trust able to renew its conference programme. The three-day conferences are normally attended by 600 national and international delegates.
Sean is a Trustee and Company Director of the Trust.