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Big Bang Digital 2021

Redefine the future with Big Bang Digital, a 3-day event now available on-demand and packed full of inspiring and interactive sessions on the theme of building a brighter and greener future using STEM.

Big Bang Digital 2021

This year, the Big Bang Digital is expanded its horizons to look at how we can build a brighter and greener future using STEM – a future that will be in the hands of the brilliant young people who are studying the subjects right now.

Aimed at 11 to 14-year-olds, the 3-day event took place in June and was packed full of inspiring and interactive sessions, opening young people's eyes to future developments they could be part of. All of the content is now available on-demand, for free.

Big Bang Digital could be the spark for young people to see how the very subjects they're studying can lead to some of the most interesting, exciting and fulfilling careers.

Learning outcomes

  • 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

Subjects and topics

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Physics
    • Agriculture and food
    • Biotechnology
    • Design, art and fashion
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • Energy and environment
    • General engineering
    • Humanitarian aid
    • Materials, products and manufacturing
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes
    • Medicine and healthcare
    • Space and aerospace engineering
    • Structures, construction and civil engineering
    • Transport

Gatsby benchmarks

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 your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces

Essential skills

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:

  • Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Staying positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

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