Plan your activities

Get started by applying to our grants, pledging your event then promoting it

Pledge your event

Please complete an online pledge form if you are planning to organise an event for British Science Week 2018.

By pledging an event, you will be in with the chance to WIN a copy of the new book from Guinness World Records, Science & Stuff, and a special Science & Stuff goody bag!

Once you’ve completed this, you can create an event page and advertise for guest speakers and volunteers on


Download our activity packs

Image of the front cover of the Secondary Resource Pack 2018


The theme for this year’s activity packs is “exploration and discovery.” 

The packs encourage young people to think about everyday discoveries and how they affect their lives by exploring science in the world all around us. You can find the 2018 activity packs here.



Download the British Science Week marketing resources

You can purchase a marketing pack on our brand-new online store.

You can also find links to download the British Science Week 2018 marketing resources, below:

Event flyer (pdf)

Poster (pdf)

Stickers (pdf – instructions: print using round removable labels, 15 per sheet, 51mm diameter, LP15/51R)

We would appreciate if you could acknowledge British Science Week in any promotional material you create. Our  logo is available here.

Take part in a citizen science project

We’re delighted to announce that our 2018 citizen science partnership is with… The Plastic Tide – help us to keep our beaches and oceans clean this British Science Week!

Help train their algorithm to automatically detect plastics and marine litter on beaches by tagging plastics and litter on their online drone imagery. We want to give The Plastic Tide 250k image tags during British Science Week. Can you help? Read more here.



We hope you have a fantastic time during British Science Week 2018 and we would love to find out about your experience!

We have two short online forms available to collect your feedback about British Science Week. Each form will take less than five minutes to complete, but will help us to improve and develop British Science Week for future years.




We have grants available to schools and community groups to organise events during British Science Week. We are looking for exciting events which will engage audiences underrepresented in STEM. Find out more, and apply below:

Kick Start Grants – now closed

BSW Community Grants – now closed

BSW Grants for BSA branches – now closed

Kick Start Youth Grants – now closed

How to guides

Visit our ‘how to’ guides page for step-by-step instructions on how to organise an event,  find a presenter, how to arrange publicity, and where to find funding. There are handy templates to easily create press releases and press photocall invitations to maximise publicity for your event.

You can also use the organisers’ timeline and ‘science on a shoestring’ guides which show how to do STEM activities on a small budget, using our free resources.

Case studies

Read about what others have done in our event case studies from previous years.