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Big Bang Digital 2022

Redefine the future with Big Bang Digital, a 3-day digital event with live-streamed careers panels straight from The Big Bang Fair.

Big Bang Digital 2022

Big Bang Digital 2022 will feature 6 fascinating STEM careers panels streamed live from The Big Bang Fair (2 each day), from 22 to 24 June.

Your students will hear from real scientists and engineers shining a spotlight on sustainability, health and wellness and technology, and they'll be able to ask questions and get inspired.

There will also be a host of exciting, interactive on-demand sessions, available for you to watch whenever suits you and your class.

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
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Agriculture and food
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemical engineering
    • 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

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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Competition

The Big Bang Competition

Inspire inquisitive minds to think big, challenge facts, ask questions and invent solutions with the UK’s top annual science and engineering competition.
  • Ages 11 to 21
  • Online
  • Flexible project work
  • Free
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Event

The Big Bang Fair 2022

Spark curiosity and challenge your students’ perceptions at the UK’s biggest celebration of STEM for young people!

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Offsite - NEC, Birmingham
  • Full day
  • Free Bursaries available

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