Get Involved

The British Science Festival 2023, will be hosted by the University of Exeter. The Festival will be held between Thursday 7 and Sunday 10 September 2023, with events being held on the University’s campus, as well as at venues across the city. See below all the ways in which you can get involved!


Help us deliver the 2023 Festival

We are recruiting Festival Assistants to work during the Festival and help deliver all its events. Other than good teamwork and customer service skills, no prior work experience is needed!

To find out about the different roles and how to apply, please visit our ‘Current vacancies’ page. The deadline for applications is Sunday 18 June, but we will be reviewing applications and filling in the available positions from the start of advertising. If you are interested in being part of the Festival, we would encourage you to apply as soon as

If you have further questions or would like the candidate packs in a different format, please contact: [email protected]  



For information on the sponsorship packages available for the British Science Festival, please contact Giorgio D’Agostaro, Development Manager at the British Science Association.


Propose an event through the 2023 Festival Open Call

The 2023 Open Call for is now closed – we are not accepting any more applications at this stage.

Watch this space for when applications for the 2024 Festival open in November 2023.


Opportunities to get involved in the 2023 Community grants

Each year, the British Science Association provides grants of £500 to community groups/organisations in the host festival city that work directly with audiences who are traditionally underrepresented and currently not engaged in science activity. We want to empower and support community groups to run their own science activities as part of the British Science Festival, enabling new local audiences to engage with science.

Watch this space for application details for grants for community organisations in Exeter to participate in the Festival in 2023.