Free Student Membership

If you are currently studying hospitality, leisure and tourism, you can register for free student membership of the Institute of Hospitality.

Benefits of registering as a student member

  • 24/7 access to our online resources including eBooks, eJournals and industry reports to help with your studies.
  • Adds credibility to your cv and gets you career-ready.
  • Free entry to our student events including our annual Passion4Hospitality event and careers fairs, featuring leading hospitality employers looking for interns and graduates.
  • Free attendance at our webinars - hosted by hospitality industry experts and covering key topics.
  • Access to a specialist librarian to answer your industry queries.
  • Find hundreds of hospitality jobs and post your CV on our jobs board.
  • Get special student discounts on leading retail and leisure brands.
  • When you graduate, you will get an invitation to join our graduate membership scheme and will qualify for a reduced membership fee for your first three years in employment.

How to register as a student member

  • Check if your university/college is a member of our Education Membership Scheme. Look for them on our UK and International lists.

  • If your university/college is a member, register for your free individual student membership using the general member login details received from your university/college EMS contact (usually a tutor, programme director or subject specialist librarian). If you don’t know who your EMS contact is, please email to request the information. Registration will only take a minute and once you’ve submitted your details, you will receive an email with your membership number and personal login details to access the online Knowledge Centre and all member benefits.

  • If your university/college is not on our Education Membership Scheme list, please encourage your tutor or programme leader to get in touch with us to discuss joining. They should call Rosalyn Berry on +44 (0)20 8 661 4927 or email

You can also choose to join as a paying student member for an annual fee of £60. To do this, please email your contact details to

Further information:

Read about how hospitality students find membership of the Institute useful.