Class of 2018 Graduate Membership is the Institute of Hospitality membership offer for hospitality students who graduate in 2018. It includes all the benefits of membership at the discounted rate of £25 (usually £165) from the date of your application approval and until 31st December 2019.

Click here to learn more about Class of 2018 membership fees.


Class of 2018, our graduate membership scheme, is designed to support those entering our industry. Membership offers benefits to both them as individuals and also to your business.

Member benefits

  • Global professional recognition as Associate (AIH) member of the professional body.
  • A personal account with 24/7 online access to an extensive Knowledge Centre.
  • A comprehensive catalogue of market intelligence, publications, e-books, digital audiobooks, e-journals and management guides.
  • Regional networking events.
  • A growing collection of audiobooks focusing on leadership, personal and professional development.
  • Mentoring scheme with top industry experts.
  • Professional development webinar programme – free registration for members
  • Exclusive quarterly HQ magazine and monthly online newsletters.
Business benefits
  • Increases retention - research shows that membership of a professional body increases allegiance to a career and reduces attrition.
  • Through membership your graduates will have easy and free access to a vast array of resources, helping them become better informed about the industry they have joined.
  • Our Mentor Me programme provides pastoral support, helping graduates to settle into work.
  • Introducing graduates into membership is an easy and inexpensive way of demonstrating your commitment to their professional development.

Meet Xanthe Francis AIH, Class of 2017 Graduate Scheme

This offer is available to graduates across the world. 

Hospitality businesses interested in sponsoring membership for their graduates should contact Malcolm Kandulu -

If you are currently a student member of the Institute, please contact us to upgrade your membership as you cannot complete the upgrade online. Call +44 (0)20 8661 4900 or email

If you are not a registered student with us, click to join 'Class of 2018' and use promotion code CLASS18