Regional Heats 2019

AUTUMN 2019 

2nd November, 2019    University of Edinburgh

9th November, 2019   University of Oxford

16th November, 2019  University of Cardiff

16th November, 2019  University of Cambridge

23rd November, 2019 University of Liverpool

23rd November, 2019  South East England
Venue: Bede’s Senior School, Upper Dicker, East Sussex, BN27 3QH

30th November, 2019   University of Derby 

30th November, 2019   University of York

7th December 2019 Central London Heat 
Venue: Imperial College London, Department of Earth Science & Engineering, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2AZ

Summer 2019

19th to 20th July, 2019   Central London 2 Day Heat COMPLETED
Venue: Imperial College London, Department of Earth Science & Engineering, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2AZ
For a place in the 2020 March finals  

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  • Teams can be made up of 4 to 12 students.
  • Students must be 18 or under for the International finals in July/August 2018
  •  Regional participants must be in school Years 10-13 or equivalent. Galactic Challenge students must be Years 5-9 or equivalent. All teams need to be accompanied by a teacher or adult who is DBS checked. Direct contact information for the responsible adult must be supplied at registration. Registration for the competition indicates permission has been granted by the parent or guardian of each participant.
  • Schools may register for more than one competition heat at a time.  However, schools must indicate which venue is their preferred event.  For their second choice event, the school will be placed on a ‘reserve’ list.
  • Schools may register a maximum of two teams. A school’s second team will be allowed to participate in the competition should space be available three weeks prior to the event taking place, However, only one team per school will be allowed to advance to the UK National Finals.
  • Teams who are not successful in the regional competitions are permitted to place a second entry to UKSDC via the video competition.
  • There is no limit to the number of video entries that one school can enter.
  • Some of our Regional competitions are heavily oversubscribed every year.  At these heats, the UKSDC Board may deem it necessary to combine teams to form larger companies of up to 24 students.
  •  At Regional competitions with combined teams, only 12 students from the winning company will be invited to take part in the UK finals.
  • To recognise the outreach efforts of teams comprised of more than one school, such as science clubs, all members of the non-affiliated team will be invited to take part at the UK finals if they are successful in a regional competition or the video competition. This will be the case even if the non-affiliated team has students from a school, which is affiliated separately as a single-school team. However, a school may only enter one full team and one half team (as part of a non-affiliated club).
  • Students should bring a laptop/tablet with them if at all possible.  Please be aware that we aim to secure computer access for all companies at each competition venue, however this is not always possible.
  • All team members must be specified in the initial application.  A team will only be considered non-affiliated if less than 50 per cent of its members are from one school.
  • The UKSDC Board reserves the right to make final decisions.The aim of the Space Settlement Design Competition is to increase engagement in science and engineering for as many students as possible.

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