This award-winning fair offers exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and exhibits, and careers information from STEM professionals.
We want everyone who comes to The Big Bang Fair to understand how important scientists and engineers really are... they literally shape the world around us! The career possibilities in science, technology, engineering and maths are endless and the best news is, there's a route for everyone. So come along and find out more.
The Big Bang Fair gives young people the chance to try out over 100 hands-on activities, see dozens of mind-boggling shows, hear from inspiring engineers and scientists from some of the UK’s biggest companies and find out about the opportunities available in STEM.
Our Careers Cabin is there to help students discover their own route into a STEM career, with activities and advice aligned to the Gatsby benchmarks for Good Careers Guidance.
Young people will have the change to hear from inspiring engineers and scientists from some of the UK's biggest companies and find out about the opportunities available to them.
There's also the chance to discover more about:
...and lots more!
Minimum of 1 participant, maximum of 250 participants.
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair runs across 4 days, each day it is open from 9.30am - 4.00pm.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Learning what the engineering workplace is like
Develop engineering employability skills
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps you achieve the following benchmarks:
The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.
Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.
Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.
Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.
Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.