We are here to help you make the most out of your time at university and to prepare you for an exciting career in food!
IFST Student Group
In 2014 we launched our Student Group which meets around 4 times a year at our offices in London. Please contact us if you are interested in getting involved. To be eligible, you must be a student at a UK university and an IFST member.
IFST Student Representatives
In 2017, our Student Group recruited their first ever Student Representives in 14 universities with the aim to have representation at every university throughout the UK that offers a food science and technology course. The role is great fun and the representatives are fully supported by the Student Group to make a real impact at each university. If you are interested in becoming a representative, please contact us.
Competitions and Awards
Taking part in competitions is a fantastic way to enhance your CV, network with food professionals and make connections across the sector.
Find out why you should become a student member.
Each year we host a series of LaunchPad events around the country. They are designed to help students prepare for their careers in food and get a better idea of the opportunities that are available to them. During our Student LaunchPads you can meet both fellow students and industry leaders who are on hand to give advice.
Preparing for your career in food
View tips and guidance from our members on how to prepare for your career in food - includes interview tips, preparing a poster and oral presentation, and more.