Student Group

IFST Students

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

We are looking for students who would like to join the IFST Student Group in the academic year 2019/20. The aim of the Group is to help us develop our structure, processes and priorities relating to attracting, retaining and developing our student members. The Student Group consists of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Student Representatives. 

Please note that in order to be successful, you need to be willing/able to develop a good understanding of IFST’s activities and structures. 

For more information about the Student Group, please see the Terms of ReferenceThe closing date for applications is mid-October 2019. If you have any questions, please contact us

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IFST Student Representatives

We are looking to recruit Student Representatives at every university in the UK which offers a food related degree. Our Student Representatives are the eyes and ears of the Student Group and provide a valuable service in promoting IFST events and membership to their peers. Being an IFST Student Representative is a great chance to improve your skills, make new contacts in the industry and bolster your CV.

More information about the role can be found here. The closing date for applications is mid-October 2019. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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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. We offer national and regional opportunities for students. Deadlines are staggered throughout the year so be sure to check back regularly for up-to-date information.

Student membership

At IFST, we are dedicated to supporting the next generation of food scientists. Our goal is to be your passport to knowledge, contacts and professional development at this early stage of your career and to support you as you bridge the gap between university and industry. 

If you are studying full or part-time at foundation degree level or above within the UK and are interested in pursuing a career in food, we encourage you to join IFST as a student member.

Student LaunchPad

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.

Newsletter Spotlight

Read all the latest news from our Student membership, including interviews, event reports and discussions of key issues affecting the food sector.

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.