WHO ARE WE?

The University of Reading’s Education & Professional Training Hub (EPTH) is the leading high-level training provider for the agrifood and health sectors.

The EPTH is the bridge between industry and academia – translating cutting edge academic research into applied industry expertise.   We help the sectors best talent to deepen their knowledge and advance their skills.

The EPTH offers leading-edge, up-to-date and industry-relevant training designed in collaboration with specialists and businesses serving the agrifood and health sectors.

Our provision spans from one-day workshops to short courses, part-time postgraduate and research degrees providing participants the skills and knowledge to allow them to make an immediate impact in their business and sector.

Our flexible education and training programmes allow you to develop your skills and knowledge alongside your peers, through flexible learning designed to fit around, and complement, your working life.

Upcoming Courses

Environment & Sustainability
What is Sustainability?
  • Online, 8 weeks
  • 05/10/2020
  • 10
Food & Nutrition
UK Food Law – The Basics
  • Online, 4 weeks
  • 20/01/2021
  • 5
Sustainable Livestock Production
Sustainable Livestock Production
Livestock Nutrition and Feeding
  • Online, 8 weeks
  • 04/05/2021
  • 10
Food Regulation & Information
Keeping the consumers informed
  • Online, 8 weeks
  • 05/10/2020
  • 10
Food & Nutrition
Food & Nutrition
Food Regulation & Information
EU Food Law
  • Online, 8 weeks
  • 19/04/2021
  • 10
Food Regulation & Information
Diet, Food & The Nation’s Health
  • Online, 8 weeks
  • 11/01/2021
  • 15
Sustainable Livestock Production
Food Regulation & Information
Agri-Food Value Chains
  • Online, 8 weeks
  • 04/05/2021
  • 10

NEWS & EVENTS

Sustainable menu pledge helping Reading lead the way on changing food habits

The University of Reading has become the first university in Europe to become a member of a network making meals served on campuses around the world healthier and more environmentally friendly. The University has been admitted to the Menus of Change Universities Research Collaborative (MCURC). This means it will take an active role along with international researchers and food service leaders to seek new and innovative ways to encourage people to choose healthier, more sustainable options, such as replacing red meat with more environmentally friendly protein sources or using reusable drink cups. (more…)

Addressing food system challenges: making interdisciplinarity work

It was our great pleasure to hold the 3rd Annual IFNH Forum online just before Christmas. We have been holding the Forum each year since the Institute was set up in late 2017. Each Forum has a theme which allows us to showcase research from Reading (and partners) and how this connects with work done elsewhere, with presentations from highly respected external speakers. (more…)

MICROBIOME PUSH: Into the Microbiome Exploitation in Food Systems

Photo by Wesual Click on Unsplash Researchers from the University of Reading (Alice Mauchline from SAPD, Yiorgos Gadanakis  from SAPD, Anisha Wijeyesekera  and Natalia Mansilla  from FNS) worked in collaboration with other EIT Food partners to successfully deliver this exciting project, which aimed at using a challenge-based approach for students to explore the application potential of microbiomes in different parts of the food system, from primary production, to food transformation, waste valorisation and consumer health.   (more…)