Published: 12 March 2024

Surrey introduces Food and Nutrition Kitchen Lab

The University of Surrey is delighted to be introducing a new Food and Nutrition Kitchen Lab for its nutrition, food science and dietetics students. 

The new project is an important investment for the School of Biosciences and the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences and will elevate students' learning experience.

The new space – which has capacity for 20 students and a lecturer – will feature three large fixed, domestic-style cooking islands, allowing for 10 cooking stations, one accessible cooking station and a teacher demonstration station. Each station will have an oven, hob and extractor fan. There has also been investment in specialist nutrition and food research equipment. 

Our School of Biosciences has a strong track record in teaching and research in the Nutritional Sciences, and we have graduated students in the three degree disciplines for over 50 years. The specially designed Food and Nutrition Kitchen Lab will provide students with an exciting and innovative learning environment to gain hands-on experience, translate knowledge to practice and develop their skills. Professor Roberto La Ragione, Head of the School of Biosciences

The Food and Nutrition Kitchen Lab is part of Surrey’s commitment to providing the best learning experience for its students, as well as ensuring the legacy of winning the Queen’s Anniversary Prize (QAP) for food and nutrition for health in 2017–2018. 

New and existing students, at undergraduate and postgraduate taught level, will benefit from the kitchen, which will be ready for teaching in September 2024. 

We are so excited to be able to announce this new state-of-the-art Food and Nutrition facility for students at the University of Surrey, and it is a fitting tribute to our QAP success that our students will benefit in their teaching and learning with us. Professor Susan Lanham-New, Head of the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences

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