The aim of School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at the University of Reading is to provide excellence in research and teaching around critical global issues such as climate change, poverty, social exclusion and food production/security in the coming decades. Sustainability both informs and underpins our remit. The School comprises 150 staff, and is located in a state of the art building on the Whiteknights campus which houses the Divisions of Biodiversity, Crops and Agro-ecosystems; Economic and Social Sciences; and Food Production and Quality; and the Graduate Institute of International Development and Applied Economics (GIIDAE). The School is a significant contributor to the University-wide centres for Food Security, Climate Change, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, and Poverty, Exclusion and Access. In addition, the partners and stakeholders, reach across institutions in more than 50 countries. The research informs teaching, and the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development is part of a national Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Applied Undergraduate Research Skills (CETL-AURS) that provides a range of research opportunities to undergraduate students.