Information for Parents and Carers

Information for Parents and Carers

This page is aimed at parents and carers of competing students. Information for students and supervisors can be found here. If you have any concerns not covered in this page, please do not hesitate toget in contact with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

My child does not satisfy the age requirements. Can they still apply?

Students beyond the equivalent of Year 13 in the UK are not elgible for the European Space Design Competition. EUSDC is a competition for high school students. If you are older than 18 in the last year of high school, we may make an exception on a case by case basis if you contact us beforehand however you would not be able to progress on to the International Finals. If demand for a university level competition is high enough, we may consider running an additional event for older students in the future. Alumni of the competition can always continue to support the competition as an volunteer.

Can I be kept informed about my child’s progress in the competition?

Yes. For the European Final’s stage of the competition, students can add a contact email address to their team’s application form to which all essential competition materials will be forwarded. For students progressing on to the international phase of the event, this additional contact information will be compulsory.

Are parents and carers allowed to attend the competition?

We welcome parents and carers to the judging phase of the competition but will not be able to provide any degree of financial or practical support to these extra visitors. The design phase of the competition represents a unique opportunity for students to gain independence in a realistic working environment and, for this reason, we discourage (but do not prohibit) parents and carers from attending on this day. Please let us know if you plan to attend on either day so that appropriate identity cards can be provided.

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