Discover UK talent with The Big Bang Competition

Feb 3, 2022

The Big Bang Competition has opened applications for volunteer judges and moderators, offering the chance to help discover the engineers and scientists of the future.

The Competition celebrates curious minds and rewards young people's achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Competitors enter their projects online for the chance to take part in the Competition Finals, and compete for amazing prizes and accolades, including the chance to become UK Young Scientist of the Year and UK Young Engineer of the Year.

“It’s really exciting seeing the creativity, passion and determination of the next generation of scientists and engineers, and gives a lot of hope for the future!” - Big Bang volunteer judge

Who we’re looking for

Our volunteers play a vital role in making The Big Bang Competition a massive success. We are looking for volunteers who are reliable and enjoy supporting and inspiring young people:

  • with a STEM background
  • an ability to communicate and provide positive feedback for young people
  • impartiality and analytical skills to assess the STEM-based projects

Volunteering offers the chance to give back to your profession, while supporting the ambitions of young engineers and scientists of the future.

“It’s giving something back to the profession that I have enjoyed over a number of years. Encouraging young people to take up STEM is an ongoing challenge for our profession, so it is good to be able to feel that you are doing something constructive towards helping that process.”

Time commitment

Our volunteers will need to be able to commit up to 10 hours over 4 weeks, between 14 March to 14 April 2022.

The application closing date is Friday 4 March.

Find the full role descriptions and apply.


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