The Big Bang Competition is recruiting for volunteer judges and moderators, offering the chance to help discover the engineers and scientists of the future.

The Competition celebrates curious minds and rewards young people’s achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Competitors enter their projects online for the chance to take part in the finals, and compete for amazing prizes and accolades, including the chance to become UK Young Scientist of the Year and UK Young Engineer of the Year.

Volunteering offers the chance to give back to your profession, while supporting the ambitions of young engineers and scientists of the future.

We are looking for volunteers who are reliable and enjoy supporting and inspiring young people:

  • with a STEM background
  • an ability to communicate and provide positive feedback for young people
  • impartiality and analytical skills to assess the STEM-based projects

Time commitment:

You will need to commit up to 10 hours over four weeks, between 14 March and 14 April 2022.

The deadline for applications is Friday 4 March 2022.

Find out more about the roles and apply.

If so, we would like to hear from you!

The Institute of Water is looking to create a network to help create and promote links with existing STEM Ambassador Hubs across the UK.

At this point, we’re simply looking to link up with our members who are currently STEM Ambassadors so we can look at the possibilities of what we can do together.

The Institute of Water will be further developing our support for STEM through sharing relevant news, updates and events in our Magazine and creating a new webpage on the Institute’s website to highlight the work of our members and their work to promote STEM to the next generation.

If you are a STEM Ambassador and interested in getting involved, please get in touch via

Best Regards

Institute of Water