The Science of Life: How your body works

Following the huge success of our competition - The Science of Sport: How to Win Gold - last year, we are pleased to launch another school research competition again in 2013: The Science of Life: How your body works.

As the title suggests, the new competition will have a much broader theme and projects from all areas of physiology will be accepted. Open to all 16-19 year-olds studying towards their A-levels or equivalent qualifications, the competition will give students the chance to design and carry out their own research project on a physiological topic that interests them, and then present their findings to scientists at a major scientific conference in London during the summer of 2014.

Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes will be awarded to the top three projects at the meeting including a visit to the Centre of Human and Aerospace Physiological Sciences at King's College London. All participants will also be eligible to enter their projects for a Silver CREST Award, which is a national award scheme run by the British Science Association and recognised by UCAS.

To enter, students must register their project by 4 November 2013; the registration form is available to complete here.

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