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7th International Student Project Week: Nutrition in Physical Activity and Sport

Monday 9th - Thursday 12th November 2020
Online via Zoom

St Mary’s University will be hosting this year’s International student project week.

In 2008 the University College Leuven-Limburg organized the first International Health Week.

The objectives were to:

  • provide students who do not participate in international exchanges to develop their international competences;
  • offer international partners an inspiring and vibrant week;
  • strengthen our partner network (national and international);
  • initiate international education and / or research projects.

For the first time, this will be an online event, providing even more opportunities for students across the globe to join!

Students will have the opportunity to work in international teams and contribute towards a creative and innovative project with a focus on "Nutrition in physical activity and sport". In addition to working on this project, students will have the opportunity to learn about their peers and their countries, expand their international network and take part in fun extra-curricular activities!

Note: If you have any questions, please contact the organiser via her email address.

Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th November 2020

Day one (am):

  • 9:00 – 9:15am Welcome from Dr. Leta Pilic MPH, FHEA, Lecturer in Nutrition, Faculty of Sport, Health and Applied Science, St Mary’s University.
  • 9:15 – 10: 15am Student presentations
  • 10:30 – 11:30am Student presentations
  • 11:30 – 12:00pm Getting to know your group/breakout rooms

Day one (pm):

  • 1:00 – 3:00pm Workshop: Your role within a team
  • 3:15 – 4:00pm Teachers present requirements for a project
  • 4:10 – 6:10pm Group work
  • 7:30 – 9:00pm Pub quiz: Let’s eat and drink together!

Day two (am):

  • 9:00 – 9:30am All meet and discuss the rest of the day
  • 9:30 – 12: 00pm Students and teachers work on the projects/tutors on standby (breakout rooms)
  • 12:00 – 12:30pm All meet and discuss the progress

Day two (pm):

  • 1:30 – 2:00pm Workshop: How to present effectively
  • 2:00 pm – 6:00pm Students and teachers work on the projects/tutors on standby (breakout rooms)
  • 6:10 pm – 6:10pm All meet to discuss progress
  • 7:00 – 9:00pm Let’s eat and drink together!

Day three (am)

  • 9:00 – 12:00 Student and teacher presentations with feedback and reflections
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00pm Teachers meet to discuss future projects

Throughout the event, students will be working on a specific project in international groups. To successfully complete the project, before the event starts, please explore the current recommendations in your country for protein, carbohydrate, hydration and supplementation strategies for athletes. Explore EFSA and similar guidelines that talk about sports, physical activity and nutrition. Also explore new trends in sports nutrition in your country. Examples of new trends include mouth rinse, veganism and keto diets. You will present the project on the last day of this event.

Students will also be asked to present about their countries on the first day. This should be done with other students from your University. Please prepare a presentation that introduces your country and its food culture, what is it like to study in your country, what is it like to be a student at your University, how long do you need to study for, and a bit about your Nutrition course.

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Monday 9th - Thursday 12th November 2020
Online via Zoom

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For more information about this event please contact Dr Leta Pilic (Senior Lecturer - Nutrition):

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