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Course participation

We are keen that you have every opportunity to engage with the course. Options for comment and discussions are included at each step. You will see the comment button at the bottom of this page.

Although it is not essential you are encouraged to participate in the discussions which take place through each week. You can read what others have written and add replies.

Some discussions may be very active. You can either reply to an existing comment or just add your own thoughts. When reading the discussions you can use the ‘Like’ button to quickly acknowledge good posts. You also have the option to ‘Follow’ others, if you find what they say is interesting.

You can save interesting or useful comments by bookmarking. This will enable you to come back and review a discussion at a later stage.

This course will not have any direct dialogue with the educators but it will be regularly monitored for any difficulties or queries that you may be experiencing.

Communicating online

Please always consider carefully what you are saying before hitting the post button as it is publicly available for others to read.

Also please be respectful to other learners. Not all learners are from the same culture as you or have English as a first language.

Viewing the course

The course is designed to run on desktops, tablets and mobile devices; however, some of the material is quite detailed and using a larger screen will enhance your experience. Materials are best viewed running the most up-to-date software available for your device and using the most recent version of the web browser.

Use of Social Media to talk about the course

You can join and contribute to social media conversations on Twitter and Facebook by using the #FLGlobalFoodSafety hashtag.

We do hope that you will join us in what should be an interesting 3 weeks of learning.

Get extra benefits, upgrade your course

You can now get extra benefits by upgrading this course, including:

Unlimited access to the course: Go at your own pace with unlimited access to the course for as long as it exists on FutureLearn.

A Certificate of Achievement: To help you demonstrate your learning we’ll send you a Certificate of Achievement when you become eligible.

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Tackling Global Food Safety

Queen's University Belfast