Group Schemes for Universities

We pride ourselves on building strong links with universities to enhance students' experience and support their transition into the world of work. A group scheme covering food science students will give your students unparalleled access to our events, competitions and awards, networking opportunities, and resources.

Academic and ancillary staff can also join a University Group Scheme.

“Student membership provides fantastic opportunities for professional development and for students to feel belonging to a network of professionals."

Dr. Daniel M. Anang, Senior Lecture in Food Science and Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University

How your students will benefit:

Your students will be part of a forward-thinking, internationally recognised professional body committed to recognise and empower food professionals by promoting excellence in science and its application throughout the food chain.

They will sign up to the IFST's Code of Professional Conduct and be kept up to date with trends and developments in the sector. IFST membership gives your students access to all the resources they need to learn and grow, extend their knowledge and capabilities.

Each member of your team will enjoy the individual benefits of Student Associate membership, including carefully curated learning materials, webinars and events, podcasts, information statements and FS&T journal.

How do Group Schemes work?

With a Group Scheme in place, you simply cover the membership and registration fees of your food science and technology students and in return we offer:

  • Reduced membership fees – price on application
  • No upgrade fee in year one
  • One annual invoice
  • Dedicated account manager                                                                                                                                         

“By offering group schemes we have opened-up membership to a far wider audience whilst at the same time fostering much closer relationships with organisations in the sector and stronger links with academic institutions.”

Jon Poole, IFST Chief Executive

Group schemes can start from relatively small beginnings. If you can think of ten potential IFST members in your university – contact Delia Mertoiu (Marketing and Business Development Manager) to learn how we can support your students and your academic team.

We are proud to be working with the following universities:

Sheffield Hallam University

Coventry University

Manchester Metropolitan University

University of Reading AFTP

Universitas Syiah Kuala

Nottingham Trent University
Cardiff Metropolitan University