Education | Help students make the most of the summer by earning a CREST Award!

The summer holidays are coming up, and all that free time could be the perfect opportunity for older students to work on a Gold CREST Award! We have looked at three past case studies of students who achieved Gold Awards and how they felt their Awards helped them as they took their next steps. Read more

Education | Leeds celebrated 2023 with CREST Awards!

Last year, Leeds celebrated a Year of Culture. As part of the celebrations, Leeds school students were funded to complete new, accredited SuperStar and Discovery CREST Awards, created in partnership with Smeaton300. The projects are inspired by Leeds-born John Smeaton - the UK's first civil engineer. Read more

Education | Exploring reproductive health with CREST!

To mark International Day of Action for Women's Health on 28 May, we spoke two teachers at Rugby High School who ran the 'Disease, diagnostics and development' Bronze CREST Awards resource with their Year 9 students. They tell us how engaged the students were with the topics and the importance of empowering girls about their bodies. Read more

Putting people at the heart of science – our three-year goals

Hilary Newiss, our Chair, and Hannah Russell, our Chief Executive, discuss the wider context of the BSA's new business plan on our blog. Read more

Neurodiversity Celebration Week with André Skepple

For Neurodiversity Celebration Week (18 to 24 March), we’re speaking to André Skepple, Founder & CEO of FullSpektrum to dig deeper into his thoughts around neurodiversity within the STEM sector. Read more

Education | British Science Week meets International Women's Day!

British Science Week has begun, and this year the first day (8 March) fall son International Women's Day! To celebrate this happy coincidence, we've brought together the women who are featured in our Smashing Stereotypes campaign this year, and explored the new classroom resource. Read more

Exeter 2023 Community Grants: blog series

The British Science Association (BSA) want to support, grow and diversify the community of people who are interested and involved in science. Every year, as part of the British Science Festival (BSF), we do this through our Community Grants programme. Read more

Introducing our new Director for Development and External Relations

In February 2024, Vijay Jassal joined the British Science Association as our new Director for Development and External Relations. In this blog we get to know more about him, including his professional background, what he hopes to achieve in the role, and his party trick! Read more

Education | A CREST Awards case study: bridging the gap between primary and secondary science with SuperStar

Secondary science teacher Kim Vale hosted pupils from local primary schools for a fun day of SuperStar CREST activities at The Holmesdale School in Kent. Kim spoke to us about how this instilled confidence in the pupils, benefitted the Year 8 helpers, and offered tips for other teachers on how best to plan their own SuperStar day. Read more