Welcome to RCSU Science Challenge
The Science Challenge is the Royal College of Science Union's 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.
Find out who makes it possible
The Science Challenge is put together by a group of dedicated students from the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London. Find out who have spent huge amounts of time and effort into bringing you this year's competition, and who else supplied invaluable help and assistance.
Learn about last year's winners
Need some inspiration for writing an award winning essay? Or maybe you are just curious about last year's competition. We've uploaded all of last year's 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.