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Working at Coventry University

Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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News & Events


Our monthly newsletters are an easy way to keep up-to-date with new developments at our research centre. From successful project bids to upcoming events, our newsletter informs you on how we are 'driving innovative transdisciplinary research on resilent food and water systems.'

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

July 2017


Our triannual Focus on CAWR publication provides updates on our projects that are encouraging a pathway to impact. 

April 2017

August 2017 

Upcoming Seminars

Expand your knowledge by attending one our fortnightly seminars with both national and international speakers.

The Centre's lunchtime seminars provide a lively discussion forum that is open to anyone to attend, including Coventry University staff and students, visiting asociates and practioners. 


All seminars are held at CAWR Ryton Organic Gardens (CV8 3LG) between 11.30am - 12.30pm. (unless specified otherwise). 


A free shuttle bus service is available from Coventry University to Ryton Organic Gardens. Please contact CAWRoffice for more details. There is also free parking on site.


If you would like to attend, please register your interest with CAWRoffice who will provide you with further details. 

Previous Seminars 

To view our previous seminars, head to our Youtube channel!


The views and opinions expressed in this video are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR).

Please note: Our seminars will re-commence in September. Check this page for more details! 

Other Upcoming Events

AESOP Conference

We're hosting the 8th Annual Conference of the AESOP Sustainable Food Planning group!

"Re-imagining sustainable food planning, building resourcefulness: food movements, insurgent planning and heterodox economics", 14-15 November 2017 (with a free pre-conference event on the 13th November).

Fees include:

·         Attendance to all conference sessions and workshops

·         All coffee breaks, snacks and lunches on the 14th and 15th of November (4 coffee breaks with snacks and 2 lunches in total)

·         Social event with food, music and refreshments (evening of 14th November)

·         Free attendance to pre-conference "meet the authors" book launch evening event (13th November)

·         Free attendance to PhD students and professionals pre-conference event (Morning and afternoon 13th November, maximum capacity 40 people, details on the conference website)

·         Printed and electronic conference programme and book of abstract

·         Wi-fi access

·         Download of Conference proceedings (online after the conference)


Click here to register.


The 'SMART' way of assessing the sustainability of English and Welsh farms

Dr Immo Fiebrig and Alfréd Szilágyi (MSc student) have been travelling to a number of farms to assess holistic sustainability in the UK. These are managed according to Permaculture principles and compared to certified organic and conventional farms using the Swiss SMART indicator system (Sustainability Monitoring Assessement RouTine). Find out more about what they got up to by reading their blog. 

CAWR part of major EU project on sustainable farming systems

13th June 2017 - Coventry University is playing a key role in a new Europe-wide project to encourage farming systems to be less dependent on inorganic fertilisers and the fossil fuels needed to create them.

Former CAWR student secures pivotal role in Nigeria

7th December 2016 - Former CAWR MSc student Ismail Rilwan has secured the post of Food Security and Livelihoods Officer with Action Against Hunger, Nigeria. He will be based in Borno State, north eastern Nigeria, working as a part of the emergency response to the Boko Haram crises.

Dr. Andrew Adam-Bradford is attending 'The Science Collaboration Symposium' in Bahrain

24th November 2016 - Andrew Adam-Bradford is quoted in News of Bahrain as one of the 10 researchers from the UK and Bahrain being present at the discussions.

Listen to Prof. Moya Kneafsey on BBC Radio 4

2nd November 2016 - Moya Kneafsey was interviewed for the Farming Today programme on BBC Radio 4 for the episode Food fraud, Country-of-origin labelling, Flood report.


People's Jury Hears Brexit Evidence on Food - how did it vote?

12th May 2016 - Outcome of the Citizens’ Jury on the future of the food system in or out of Europe

Serena Hussain

Dr. Andrew Adam-Bradford travels to Iraq to help Syrian refugees

9th April 2016 - Andrew Adam-Bradford is working to give hope to people fleeing civil war in Syria by making refugee camps better places to live

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