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The NFU is offering students the chance to be paid £250 for their dissertation or university project as well as access to its teams of industry experts.

The “sponsorship” is available to students whose project or dissertation is linked to the food chain in a number of different ways.

Students will be given access, throughout the year, to the NFU’s industry experts to help with their project or dissertation.

This could range from being able to formally interview staff members to ad-hoc phone calls for information and support. 

Projects with the following topic areas will be considered:

  • British food retailers
  • UK food brands, manufacturers or processors
  • The sustainable supply chain
  • Supply chain collaboration or engagement

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Access to NFU staff will depend on dissertation subject areas, but is most likely to include the food chain team and potentially related contacts.     

There is no age limit for applying and the opportunity is open to both undergraduates and postgraduates.

On completion of their project, students will be paid £250. In return, the NFU will have access to the student’s research piece. 

To apply, students should email for an application form. The deadline is 30 November.