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Youth Consultation Group

Aged between 12-18? Then we need you!

Want to help make the 2018 Edinburgh International Science Festival the best yet? It’s going to be our 30th edition, and we need you to help us make it one to remember.

We’re looking for creative teenage minds to join our consultation group and flip ideas on their head to make this Festival right for you and your friends. Simply drop us an email at by Thursday 12 October at and include your name, contact number and a few words on why you would like to do this, and what you hope to get out of it.

Hate emails? Our number is 07960561411 - fire us a text, whatsapp or video showing why you want to be involved, and include the required information above. We’ll be back in touch within two weeks from the closing date.


Here's what you need to know about our group:

  • We will meet once a month after school on a Friday
  • We're based at Science Festival HQ, by the Shore in Leith
  • You don't need to be a young science guru - we're just looking for fresh ideas
  • We promise we’re a lovely bunch, and we’ll even provide nice food and drink to fuel us while brainstorming
  • You’ll get to be creative and have fun
  • You’ll also get free event tickets and we’ll cover your transport costs too (we’re nice like that)



Notes for teachers and parents

We are launching a young persons consultation group to help us make the Science Festival more relevant to the 12-18 audience. We hope to have the launch meeting in October and are aiming to work with a group of 12 young people from around the city over the following six months, as we plan and market the Festival. 

We’re confident that this project will help develop skills in content programming, marketing, design and science – and also be a lot of fun! In addition to this, we hope it will be useful for CVs, job applications and confidence-building.


If you know anyone who you think would be ideal, please encourage them to sign up. For any questions, contact us at