Organisation Details


Your school or group had one or more teams in 2019-20.



The programme is open to Department for Education-registered schools, and nationally-recognised youth or community groups. If you are neither of these and still wish to participate, please email teams@firstuk.org to discuss options.

Select the one that best describes your institution.
























Contact Details


The adult responsible for delivering FIRST Tech Challenge UK within the organisation – typically a teacher, classroom assistant or group leader. 






The best number to reach you on - preferably mobile for events.




Details include your organisation's name and address, your first name and email. This helps teams network and collaborate locally.


Someone we can reach if you're not available – e.g., another teacher, classroom assistant, member of SLT.







Team

Your team(s) may not be formed yet, but complete this section with as many details as you know.

If you had more than one team last season and you'd like to register them for 2020-21, click 'register another team'.


Cross-year group teams enhance peer-to-peer mentoring opportunities, particularly in support of year 7 students.

Maximum size:15; recommended minimum: 8.

For maximum impact we recommend at least 2 hours weekly.

If multiple, select the most frequent.







Mentors bring technical expertise and knowledge of workplace and careers. They would ideally meet or engage with the team weekly.

Tick all that apply. While in-person support is always preferred, if your team is located far away from any registered mentors, or COVID-19 and social distancing preclude in-person, teams can use technology to access virtual support.



Please note, we cannot guarantee an additional sponsored kit to returning organisations. These requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, while funding remains available, and is only open to non-fee-paying organisations.

Expanding to additional teams will likely require more support from the school. Please let us know if these teams will be delivered by other teachers, separate classes, or would build their robot under your guidance, etc.

Cross-year group teams enhance peer-to-peer mentoring opportunities, particularly in support of year 7 students.

Maximum size:15; recommended minimum: 8.

For maximum impact we recommend at least 2 hours weekly.

If multiple, select the most frequent.







Mentors bring technical expertise and knowledge of workplace and careers. They would ideally meet or engage with the team weekly.

Tick all that apply. While in-person support is always preferred, if your team is located far away from any registered mentors, or COVID-19 and social distancing preclude in-person, teams can use technology to access virtual support.

Details include your organisation's name and address, your first name and email address. Where possible we will assign you to an industry partner who will coordinate a mentor for your team. Where an industry partner is not available, we will facilitate email introductions between you and a prospective mentor. Receiving a mentor, however, is not guaranteed so we advise teams to use their school and personal networks to search for one. Keep in mind that teams may have more than one mentor.

Financial Support

We're on a mission to make STEM accessible to all. Thanks to our generous supporters we have a number of kit bursaries for eligible teams. Bursaries are only available to non-fee paying institutions. For more information on eligibility criteria and conditions, please click here

See Eligibility Criteria, Terms and Conditions.

In addition to making STEM more accessible – by supporting organisations which serve disadvantaged communities, as indicated in part by deprivation indexing and pupil premium – we are also keen to support those who positively promote a broader inclusion and diversity agenda. Please provide information about how delivery of FIRST Tech Challenge in your organisation may be targeted at cohorts which are under-represented in STEM (for example: girls). Limit 500 words.

Confirmation


The £49 + VAT commitment fee per team provides access to online resources, game elements for the new season's challenge and free entry to local practices and a regional tournament.

£
Plus VAT. This applies to teams that are purchasing a new kit, and does not include the commitment fee. Kits are reusable year on year.


A registration invoice is only issued after financial support decisions have been made.