The British Science Association (BSA) believes that it is important to involve young people in decision making and give them a voice on the issues important to them.

Our CREST Youth Panel is a group of CREST Award holders aged 13-19 who meet twice a year at large science events across the UK to input into the CREST scheme's projects and those of our partners.


Members of the Youth Panel receive the following benefits during their time serving on the group:

  • The opportunity to participate in training sessions and develop new skills
  • Support with travel costs to and from meetings (for them and an accompanying adult if under 18)

Students are also provided with an environment in which they can meet and speak freely about STEM experiences and opportunities and learn new ways to discuss and review thoughts, facilitated by British Science Association staff and influential partners.

How to join

To apply, you must be 13 – 18 years old, still at school or college and have completed a CREST Award.

If you are interested in applying, you should read our participant information, make sure you have permission from your parents/guardian or teacher, and fill in the nomination form.

What can I do after CREST?

Current CREST Youth Panel Members (2015/16)

  • Charlie Song
  • Aine Maree  Duffy
  • Sorcha Grant
  • Naomi Genitoni-Smith
  • Abeera Qayyum
  • Robert Saunt
  • Phillippa Nightingale
  • Katja Stout
  • Scarlett Li-Williams
  • Min Ju Lee
  • Jamie Kettle
  • Imogen White
  • Noel Rodrigo
  • Dilani Selanathan
  • George Kerr
  • Henry Kerr
  • Tara Crees
  • Aisling O'Rourke
  • Saheefa Ishaq
  • Gwenllian Roberts
  • Klara Prela
  • Floriane Fidegnon-Edeh
  • Sally West
  • Shannon-Louise Taylor
  • Mythiri Sutharson
  • Kate Quillin
  • Lilian (Lily) Limmer
  • Lauren Parmenter    
  • Samantha Farmer
  • Lauren May Banfield
  • Amelia Bryant
  • Sankha Gamage
  • Elle Laughran
  • Rianna Ghosal
  • Charlie Webster
  • Jade Lucas
  • Bethany Trott
  • Aarushi Wuppalapati
  • Florence Bradshaw
  • Alanna Wyncoll