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

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.  

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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.

Student membership

Find out why you should become 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

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.