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

Midlands Branch

  • REVIEW - Young Scientist Competition

Northern Ireland Branch

  • REVIEW - Science and Stormont
North of England Branch
  • Webpage COMING SOON!
  • Find out more about how to get involved with the Branch

Scotland Branch

  • REVIEW - Young Scientist Competition

South East Branch

Western 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