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

  • Unlimited access to our online resources including eBooks, eJournals and industry reports to help with your studies.
  • Adds credibility to your CV and prepares you for a successful career in hospitality.
  • 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 for a greatly reduced membership fee for your first three years in employment. Along with your new qualification, you will then also have the special privilige of placing the letters AIH after your name as an Associate of the Institute of Hospitality. 

How to register as a student member

  • Check if your university/college is a member of our Education Membership Scheme (EMS). Look for them on our UK and International lists.
  • If your university/college is a member, get the login details from your tutor or programme leader and then register online for your free individual student membership. If you have trouble finding out who at your university/college is responsible for sharing the login details, please email membership@instituteofhospitality.org for help. 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 student 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 Tracey Appleby on +44 (0)20 8661 4930 or email ems@instituteofhospitality.org
  • You can also choose to join as a paying student member for an annual fee of £25. Use the Promotion Code STUDENT25 on the online application form. You will be asked to provide evidence of your student status after joining to complete the application.

Further information:

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