Regional Networks

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IFST's Regional structure provides additional opportunities for networking with other IFST members in your own region of the UK.

Our Regions organise various activities including conferences, scientific and technical meetings and factory visits. A number of regions run student competitions awards travel bursaries throughout the year.  They also run student roadshows and actively and often provide speakers on food science and technology topics.



Eastern Branch

  • NEW Event  - Technical visit to Port of Felixstowe
  • National Collection of Yeast Cultures review - 28 February
  • Calling ALL recent graduates - find out how to get involved

Midlands Branch

  • View our NEW webpage for the Branch

Northern Ireland Branch

  • NEW Event - Salt Workshop: Intakes, Challenges & a success story
  • NEW Branch forum
North of England Branch
  • Webpage COMING SOON!
  • Find out more about how to get involved with the Branch

Scotland Branch

  • NEW Branch forum
  • Food & Drink Reformulation for Health review - 9 February

South East Branch

  • New Event: Student Presentation Evening at Surrey University

Western Branch

  • View our NEW webpage for the Branch


IFST members receive regular communications highlighting forthcoming events and useful information from their region.

All our regions are run by members on a voluntary basis, if you would like to get involved with any of our regional groups you will find contact details on their pages.

All members are automatically registered to the region that covers their correspondence address upon joining the Institute.  If you work in a different region and would like to be assigned to that one instead, please contact