Hello future scientists! 

Are you ready for an adventure? The INSPIRE Doctoral Training Partnership at the University of Southampton are looking to invite up to 12 participants to spend the day as a scientist!  

Get the chance to visit the National Oceanographic Centre Southampton and hop aboard the University of Southampton’s research vessel, RV Callista. The INSPIRE Doctoral Training Partnership team will support winners with booking travel, and reasonable expenses to attend the day will be covered. 

This opportunity is open to pupils in England, Wales and Scotland who are 11-14 years old 

How to enter: 

Tell us your ideas through this form for “How can science help us with climate change?” You can get creative with: 

  • A short piece of writing  
  • A short video 
  • An art piece 
  • A photo series 

There is no right answer as science is all about investigating – we are just looking for enthusiastic and creative ideas. 

Please seek permission from a parent, guardian or responsible adult to enter your submission. They will need to help you to complete the entry form, and if you are invited to the Day as a Scientist, one will need to attend with you. 

Scientist for a day poster

Further details of the Day as a Scientist will be confirmed in due course.  

This activity is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council [grant number NE/S007210/1]. 

If you have any questions, please contact the INSPIRE Doctoral Partnership Team at the University of Southampton: felsdtp@soton.ac.uk.