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  • Are you a UK student aged 11–16? Would you like the chance to win £100 (plus £500 for your school) by exploring copper’s essential role in our present and future? Read on!
    The Uncover Copper Competition
    Are you a UK student aged 11–16? Would you like the chance to win £100 (plus £500 for your school) by exploring copper’s essential role in our present and future? Read on!
  • The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering primary and secondary schools across the UK the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime interactive workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to teach pupils about what the heart does and how it works
    British Heart Foundation competition
    The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering primary and secondary schools across the UK the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime interactive workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to teach pupils about what the heart does and how it works
  • Tap into Great British Bake Off fever by making your own science cake! The Physiological Society is challenging you to make a cake which explains how your body works for your chance to win some great prizes.
    BioBakes
    Tap into Great British Bake Off fever by making your own science cake! The Physiological Society is challenging you to make a cake which explains how your body works for your chance to win some great prizes.
  • Now in its ninth year, The Junior Memory Championship™, a hugely popular nationwide memory championship for primary school children, is officially open for entries for 2017
    The Junior Memory Championship
    Now in its ninth year, The Junior Memory Championship™, a hugely popular nationwide memory championship for primary school children, is officially open for entries for 2017
  • The Big Bang Competition lets more young people than ever showcase their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects and is open to UK residents in full-time secondary education
    The Big Bang Competition
    The Big Bang Competition lets more young people than ever showcase their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects and is open to UK residents in full-time secondary education
  • Design for a better world offers an exciting new global design challenge and competition for students aged 11-14 years. The deadline for entering the competition is the 16th December 2016.
    Design for a Better World
    Design for a better world offers an exciting new global design challenge and competition for students aged 11-14 years. The deadline for entering the competition is the 16th December 2016.
  • The Edina Trust provides non-competitive, easy-to-access grants, for primary schools in certain areas of the UK, to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening.
    Edina Trust
    The Edina Trust provides non-competitive, easy-to-access grants, for primary schools in certain areas of the UK, to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening.
  • The 2016 Copper Education Competition: Curious About Copper results have been announced. Find out about the winners and their winning posters here!
    Copper Development Association 2016 Poster Competition
    The 2016 Copper Education Competition: Curious About Copper results have been announced. Find out about the winners and their winning posters here!
  • We are delighted to announce that for 2016 these awards are in collaboration with both CLEAPSS and SSERC. The aim of the Awards continues to be about highlighting the importance of technicians in enabling high quality practical work to take place.
    Salters' National Awards for Science Technicians
    We are delighted to announce that for 2016 these awards are in collaboration with both CLEAPSS and SSERC. The aim of the Awards continues to be about highlighting the importance of technicians in enabling high quality practical work to take place.
  • A very different, very fun experience for budding innovators that will help bridge the gap between an idea and commercial viability. Open to students aged 16-18 and resident in Northern Ireland,  five finalists will receive an 8 week summer internships, £1500 each, and mentoring from an expert entrepreneur
    CONNECT Young Founders
    A very different, very fun experience for budding innovators that will help bridge the gap between an idea and commercial viability. Open to students aged 16-18 and resident in Northern Ireland, five finalists will receive an 8 week summer internships, £1500 each, and mentoring from an expert entrepreneur
  • The Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants are open!  The Biochemical Society have grants of up to £1000 available to help fund activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience, or more general biology, to young people and the community.
    Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants
    The Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants are open! The Biochemical Society have grants of up to £1000 available to help fund activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience, or more general biology, to young people and the community.
  • Fundraising for lions competition: This fantastic fundraising pack will empower your students to take some social action while having great fun learning about Asiatic lions. Open for students aged 3 to 18 years of age.
    Fundraising for lions
    Fundraising for lions competition: This fantastic fundraising pack will empower your students to take some social action while having great fun learning about Asiatic lions. Open for students aged 3 to 18 years of age.
  • The Clean Tech Competition is a research and design challenge for pre-college youth that builds on sound scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of science, English/language arts, mathematics, technology, the arts, and the design process. Registration closes 26 February 2016. First round submissions due 18 March 2016.
    Clean Tech Competition 2016
    The Clean Tech Competition is a research and design challenge for pre-college youth that builds on sound scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of science, English/language arts, mathematics, technology, the arts, and the design process. Registration closes 26 February 2016. First round submissions due 18 March 2016.
  • This year's competition is all about improving biodiversity around the school or local area. Entry is open until 25 October 2016.
    CLEAPSS - ASE Primary Competition 2016
    This year's competition is all about improving biodiversity around the school or local area. Entry is open until 25 October 2016.
  • Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of our competitions and challenges.
    Imagine Cup Innovation Competition
    Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of our competitions and challenges.
  • Now in its seventh successful year, Gratnells is pleased to sponsor the Science Technician of the Year Award 2015. The closing date for entries is Friday,  29 th January, 2016.
    Gratnells Science Technician of the Year Award
    Now in its seventh successful year, Gratnells is pleased to sponsor the Science Technician of the Year Award 2015. The closing date for entries is Friday, 29 th January, 2016.
  • The 2015 winning entries are presnted by Richard Needham in a short YouTube video.
    Curious Abiout Copper - 2015 winners
    The 2015 winning entries are presnted by Richard Needham in a short YouTube video.
  •  Teams who win the UK tournament receive a travel grant to enable them to travel to and spend 4 days exploring the Weizmann campus and taking part in the Shalheveth Freier International Tournament. Registration for the 2016 Tournament has now closed but registration for the 2017 competition opens in September 2016.
    The WEIZMANN UK Safe Cracking Physics Tournament & ISSI
    Teams who win the UK tournament receive a travel grant to enable them to travel to and spend 4 days exploring the Weizmann campus and taking part in the Shalheveth Freier International Tournament. Registration for the 2016 Tournament has now closed but registration for the 2017 competition opens in September 2016.
  • The Great Bug Hunt for primary schools winners have been announced!
    The Great Bug Hunt
    The Great Bug Hunt for primary schools winners have been announced!
  • Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support innovative pharmacology outreach and public engagement activities. These grants are available to both BPS members and non-members, including schools and teachers, and deadlines for applications fall in February and September.
    The British Pharmacological Society-Outreach grants
    Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support innovative pharmacology outreach and public engagement activities. These grants are available to both BPS members and non-members, including schools and teachers, and deadlines for applications fall in February and September.
  • The Salters' Chemistry Club Handbooks 1 and 2 are a very popular source of activities for teachers to use in chemistry clubs, enrichment activities or open evenings.
    Salters' Chemistry Club Handbook
    The Salters' Chemistry Club Handbooks 1 and 2 are a very popular source of activities for teachers to use in chemistry clubs, enrichment activities or open evenings.
  • One-day chemistry events held at various Universities throughout the UK and Ireland.
    Salters' Festivals of Chemistry
    One-day chemistry events held at various Universities throughout the UK and Ireland.
  • Gratnells supports science education with numerous important awards and initiatives, championing technicians professional status.
    Gratnells Education Zone
    Gratnells supports science education with numerous important awards and initiatives, championing technicians professional status.
  • A new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers.
    Armourers and Brasiers Tata Sixth Form Materials Prize
    A new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers.
  • Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14) pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house.
    Beat the Flood
    Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14) pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house.
  • A range of different STEM challenges that can be both incorporated into your lessons or be used as the basis for an off-timetable day. Perfect for National Science and Engineering Week.
    Practical Action STEM Resources
    A range of different STEM challenges that can be both incorporated into your lessons or be used as the basis for an off-timetable day. Perfect for National Science and Engineering Week.
  • A European scheme bringing together students for an annual challenge competition.
    SCI-TECH Challenge
    A European scheme bringing together students for an annual challenge competition.

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