Welcome to the RCSU Science Challenge
The Science Challenge is the Royal College of Science Union's (RCSU) annual science communication competition. Requiring entrants to demonstrate their skills in scientific debate and reasoning, the Science Challenge tests the ability of today's young scientists to teach the public about the science that affects their lives.
Science Challenge 2019 Launch Event Full Video
Lord Robert Winston (Science Challenge Ambassador) on the theme A.I. & Natural Science
Post-Launch interview with students
What are this year's prizes?
With a top prize of £1000 cash, the stakes are high for this year's competition!
Previous years' winners
Need some inspiration for writing an award winning essay? Or maybe you are just curious about last year's competition. We've uploaded last year's winning essays for you to browse and enjoy.
Do you represent a school?
We are very keen for schools to take part in the Science Challenge, both at the launch and at the competition itself. If you are a member of staff at a school, read our information on the competition and how to get your school involved.