Doctoral students from a range of disciplines contribute to the agri-food research within the N8 universities. N8 AgriFood is currently developing a Doctoral Training College consisting of activities to add value to ongoing agri-food doctoral training and provide training and resources not currently available. Our goal is to develop of a network of next generation agri-food researchers who work collaboratively together and with industry.

The focus for initial activities will be building bridges between existing doctoral training programmes within the N8, fostering interdisciplinary agri-food researchers, building relationships between doctoral students and industry/other agri-food stakeholders and encouraging an international outlook. We will soon survey N8 postgraduates working on agri-food related projects to find out what training and skills they see as most important and would like to access.