School Biology Teacher of the Year Award
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The Royal Society of Biology’s School Biology Teacher of the Year Award is open to all teachers who are working with students aged 11-18 years old, teaching pre-university level biology programmes of study, and currently employed in a UK based school or college. The award aims to recognise outstanding and inspiring biology teachers, and is now open for nominations.   Deadline: Friday 22 December 2017
Talent 2030 national engineering competition for girls
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Sponsored by PepsiCo, Rolls-Royce and Centrica, girls aged 11-18 have to show how they can use engineering to solve any twenty-first century problem. Winners receive up to £1000 and all shortlisted finalists are invited to showcase their ideas to thousands of people at the Big Bang Fair in March! So; the energy crisis? Improving elderly care? Living in vertical cities? How will you use engineering to impact the world and improve people’s lives? Deadline: Friday 15[...]
BP Ultimate STEM Challenge
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The BP Ultimate STEM Challenge has launched for its fourth year. The competition invites students aged 11 to 14 across the UK to solve real-world challenges and compete for some exciting new prizes!  Choose from one of three challenges based around the theme of My Sustainable Future. They are perfect for STEM Clubs, and you can request a STEM Ambassador to enhance students’ experience. Deadline: Friday 12 January 2018
The British Biology Olympiad (BBO)
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Teachers can now register their post-16 students to take part in the British Biology Olympiad 2018 (BBO). The competition encourages students to continue studying the biosciences beyond school, and also provides a means of selecting a team to represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad. Every school is entitled to enter two students free of charge for the BBO with additional paid places.  Closing date: Friday 12 January 2018
International Darwin Day
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International Darwin Day will inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin. It will be a day of celebration, activism, and international cooperation for the advancement of science, education, and human well-being.
Am I a Good Scientist?
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Science4Society think that a Good Scientist is one who addresses issues of ethical science, design and technology – including peace, social justice and environmental sustainability and even this can mean many different things. They are asking entrants to explain what it means. Entries can take the form of words, pictures or words and pictures. These could be in any form, including: – Poster – Film – Essay. Deadline: Friday 23 February 2018
The Great UK Youth Rocketry Challenge
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The UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge is a great way to engage the next generation of engineers (aged 11 to 18) with practical experience of building and executing complex missions. This is an exciting way to learn more about maths and science, with the UK winners getting the chance to compete against teams from France, USA and Japan at the International Finals.   Deadline for regional event registration: Wednesday 28 February 2018.
Mar 5 – Mar 9 all-day
National Apprenticeship Week
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The 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) will take run from 5 to 9 March 2018.  During the week employers and apprentices from across England will come together to celebrate the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career.  
Mar 5 – Mar 10 all-day
National Careers Week
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National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.  
Mar 6 – Mar 26 all-day
Biology Challenge
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Teachers can now register their school to take part in the 2018 Biology Challenge competition 6th–26th March 2018. The competition is open to any 13–15 year old students in Year 9/Year 10 in England and Wales. Winners will receive certificates and top winners will be invited to an awards ceremony in London. Deadline: Friday 23 February 2018.
Mar 9 – Mar 18 all-day
British Science Week
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British Science Week is the largest grassroots celebration of STEM in the UK. You can take part by running an event or activity in your local community centre, school or club. You can also search for events happening near you via the website. The theme for this year’s British Science Week is “exploration and discovery.” Get creative and enter the annual poster competition; take part in demo day or a citizen science project and much more![...]
Mar 9 – Mar 18 all-day
Healthcare Scientist Week
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Healthcare Science Week 2018 will take place between 9 and 18 March.  Healthcare Science Week is an annual week-long programme designed to promote the amazing work of healthcare science professionals and highlight the difference they make to patients’ lives. 
The Big Bang Fair @ Birmingham NEC
Mar 14 – Mar 17 all-day
The Big Bang Fair @ Birmingham NEC | Marston Green | England | United Kingdom
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With a variety of theatre shows, hands-on activities, interactive workshops and careers information, tickets are currently available for The Big Bang Fair 2018. From sport and fashion to medicine and space, this event provides the perfect opportunity to discover the variety of opportunities available in STEM and the potential routes into them.
Mar 23 all-day
Animation 18
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The School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester presents Animation 18.  Calling all school/college students aged 7-19! Make a 1-minute animated film on your computer, enter the competition, and you could win great prizes! You can enter as an individual, or as a team of up to 4 people.   Deadline: Friday 23 March 2018
Mar 30 all-day
TeenTech Awards
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Open to 11-16 year olds and 16-19 year olds, working in teams of up to 3, our exciting initiative challenges students to make life better, simpler safer or more fun using science, technology and engineering. The final is held at The Royal Society and the winners go to Buckingham Palace and collect £1000 for their school. Submit project by: Friday 30 March 2018
Apr 25 – May 23 all-day
Salters' Festivals of Chemistry
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Salter’s Festivals of Chemistry are planned at Universities and Colleges throughout the UK and Ireland.  One team of four students (Year 7 and/or 8) per school are welcome to participate and will experience hands-on practical Chemistry challenges, exciting chemical demonstrations, a prize-giving ceremony with prizes for winning schools and fun prizes and certificates for all participants. Here are a local events: The University of Bradford – Wednesday 25 April The University of Leeds – Tuesday[...]
Scrub Up On Science Challenge
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The Scrub up on Science Challenge is for young people aged 11 to 16 and has been running since 2014. The Society of Cosmetic Scientists want to give students an insight into the industry, help students discover ‘unexpected’ STEM careers – and learn that you can mix both creativity and scientific knowledge in a career in science.  Students develop a bath bomb or bubble bath product, focusing on developing an understanding of chemical processes, and[...]
Jun 26 all-day
Big Bang Near Me - Yorkshire and Humber @ Doncaster Racecourse | England | United Kingdom
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You can now book your place to attend The Big Bang Yorkshire and Humber, taking place at Doncaster Racecourse on Tuesday 26 June 2018.  The event aims to engage young people in STEM through a fun and educational experience. Projects can be submitted for entry into The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition at one of the Big Bang Near Me Fairs (of which Yorkshire and Humber is one) from March to October[...]
Jun 28 all-day
Big Bang Near Me - East Midlands @ The Roundhouse | England | United Kingdom
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The Big Bang Near Me programme plays a vital role in inspiring the UK’s future scientists and engineers at a regional, local and school level. They involve fun-filled theatre shows, hands-on exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from local and national employers.
British Science Festival @ University of Hull
Sep 11 – Sep 14 all-day
British Science Festival @ University of Hull
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The British Science Festival is Europe’s longest standing science Festival, traveling to a different place in the United Kingdom each year. The Festival aims to connect people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists. Each year, they bring an inspiring programme of free events to the public over four or five days, bursting with exciting opportunities to get involved in. The talks, workshops and drop-in events span a diverse range of subjects that encompass science[...]