IGD's food science summer schools were developed to address the skills gap and attract bright young talent.
Young scientists are given the opportunity to understand the role of science in food and to make them aware of the exciting career opportunities in the industry.
- Since 2010, just over 1000 students have attended the food science summer schools
- 96% of students stated the summer school improved their knowledge of food science in the industry
- 75% stated they would like a future career working in the industry
Who can apply?
If you are in year 12 and interested in science and food, this summer school is for you! Each university has their own application form and the places are free.
What will students do?
Each summer school has a different programme, giving you the opportunity to understand the significant role science plays in the food and grocery industry and the exciting career opportunities available once you graduate.
You will get to:
Experience a 2 -night residential stay at your preferred university
- Develop your skills by conducting experiments in fully equipped labs
- Have a go at developing new products
- Meet professionals in the industry
- Hear first-hand about science careers in the food industry
- Go behind the scenes with farm or factory visits
How do I apply?
You must apply to individual universities by the end of May.
Dates for the university summer schools this year are: