Sofht Award 2018 Searches For Student Stars

Following on from the success of its 2017 Student Award, the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) has launched the search for two future food industry stars for 2018.

The SOFHT Student Award is the chance for budding food scientists, environmental health, catering or bakery students either at undergraduate level or part time apprenticeships in employment level to demonstrate their understanding of key food safety issues and win a work placement and £500 worth of technology vouchers into the bargain. The two winners will also secure membership to the society and a place at the annual SOFHT summer event and the chance to network with some of the biggest names in the food industry.

Sponsored by hygiene technology solutions company Holchem and ALS, a leading food and drink testing business, the SOFHT Student Award is easy to enter – students need to submit details of a practical or theoretical solution or innovation relating to the food industry and its future. The submission can be in any media format that fits the student or their course such as a dissertation, paper, poster, video or blog. The only restriction is that the submission must take no longer than 30 minutes for the judges to review.

Last year’s winners were University of Lincoln undergraduate Sophie Bowers who won the Part-time Student/Apprentice in Employment Award with a public advisory poster about understanding recycling symbols on packaging and Bogdan Prisoschi, a student at Teeside University who claimed the Undergraduate Award with a PowerPoint presentation on food handler policies and regulations for non-English speakers.

Students have until 31 December 2017 to register their interest, with the submission deadline for 31 March 2018. Winners will be presented at the annual SOFHT Summer Soiree in July 2018.

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