School of Marine Science and Technology | Marine Science Week I Competition

Calling all buddies

Calling all Budding Marine Scientists 2014

To celebrate the arrival our new research vessel staff at Newcastle University's Dove Marine Laboratory are inviting pupils from your school to participatein the "Marine Scientists" challenge.

Pupils who have the potential in science, engineering or design technology are challenged to compose a two A4 page fact sheet of a species of their choice. For more information please download the information pack here.

The winning entires will have the amazing opportunity of going out in the University's research vessel to experience how real marine scientists collect their data. Pupils will be involved in carrying out survey and sampling techniques at sea in Autumn 2014.
If you think your pupils have got what it take sand would enjoy this unique challenge please promote it in within your science department.


Pupils can enter their work to one of the following age categories:ESC Competition Winners

Key stage 3
Key stage 4
Key stage 5

For further information and instructions on how to enter please contact


What last years winners had to say:

Luke Moir said: “The day was amazing – the perfect combination of fun, learning science and good hard work.” 

Fergus Chadwick added: “The day was absolutely superb.”

Jack Peacock said: “I’m so glad we entered.  I don’t know what I expected but it was so interesting.”

ESC Comp winners