4 Reasons to Try The Big Bang Fair

  • 4 Reasons to Try The Big Bang Fair

1 | Engineering, science…and fun!

There are thousands of exciting job opportunities for engineers and scientists, and equipping young people with skills in STEM subjects is key to their future employability.

The Big Bang is a wide-ranging programme, exploring the exciting opportunities out there and the routes into these rewarding careers

2 | The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair…

...is the largest celebration of STEM for young people in the UK, with an award-winning combination of exciting theatre shows, hands-on activities, interactive workshops and careers information from STEM professionals.

Next year’s Fair will be held at the NEC Birmingham, 11-14 March 2020 (thebigbangfair.co.uk).

The Big Bang Fair hosts the finals of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition.

3 | The Big Bang Competition…

...looks for the very best projects from every area of STEM. Finalists compete for exciting prizes, including the coveted titles of GSK UK Young Engineer and GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year.

11-18 year olds in full-time education or training can apply online or through a regional heat at a Big Bang Near Me Fair (thebigbangfair.co.uk/competition).

4 | Big Bang Near Me fairs…

...are free regional events that take place across the UK. These Fairs help 11-18 year olds from all backgrounds to discover close to home the exciting and rewarding careers that their STEM subjects can lead to.

You can also bring the Big Bang to your school through Big Bang @ School (thebigbangfair.co.uk/nearme).

At a glance

• The Big Bang Fair 2019 welcomed over 80,000 people, including more than 62,000 young people
• 200 projects attended the UK finals of The Big Bang Competition, showcasing their projects at The Big Bang Fair 2019
• Next year’s Big Bang Fair will be held at The NEC in Birmingham, 11-14 March 2020

Further information

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