13 April 2016

IFST Young Scientist Competition 2016 - North of England Branch

Organised by:

 SCI's Food Group and the IFST

University of Nottingham

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The IFST Young Scientist Competition is a well established competition and an evening not to be missed. For the first time, the IFST Midlands Branch are hosting a final which will see students from across the Midlands present to a panel of judges from the food industry at the University of Nottingham.

Students from across the region will compete against each other throughout the lively evening. It's a great opportunity to hear students showcase what they are up to, support your friends and of course, connect with other people from within the food industry.


Day 1 - 26th April 2016

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Venue and Contact

University of Teeside

Sutton Bonnington Campus
Sutton Bonnington, Leicestershire
LE12 5RD

Erin Taylor

+44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: e.taylor@ifst.org

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Additional Info


  • £200 First Prize
  • £25 for each finalist
  • Mystery audience prize
  • SCI/IFST membership

How to Enter

Applicants are required to submit an abstract no longer than 150 words on current work or a recently completed food-related project from areas such as Food Science, Food Technology and Human Nutrition; as well as other areas that help our understanding of foods (such as Sensory Science; Food Management; Food Consumer Behavior.)

Finalists will need to prepare a short 5 minute (undergraduate) or 10 minute (postgraduate) presentation, as well as answer any questions from the panel.

Please visit www.ifst.org/communities-students/competitions-and-awards to download a copy of the entry form.

The closing date for applications is 5 April 2016.


  • The undergraduate competition is open to all first, second, third and final year students. The subject and presentation does not have to be taken from their dissertation: it can be taken from a piece of coursework or work experience.
  • The postgraduate competition is open to all current postgraduate students and also to 'early-career' postgraduates. All entrants (post-graduate students or 'early-career' food professionals) to this category must be within three years of graduating from their first degree.