Spark curiosity and challenge your students’ perceptions at the UK’s biggest celebration of STEM for young people!
Spark curiosity and challenge your students’ perception of STEM at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair. Don't miss your chance to get inspired - book now!
The UK’s biggest STEM celebration for young people returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 19 to 21 June 2024.
Get inspired by hands-on activities from across the world of science and engineering, discover exciting possibilities, and connect to inspiring role models in STEM.
The Big Bang Fair 2024 is open to groups from state-funded schools for young people in:
Specialist and SEND schools are also eligible to attend The Big Bang Fair.
The Fair is open to schools in half-day sessions. Schools will be able to register for morning (9am to 12pm) or afternoon (1pm to 4pm) sessions.
Schools may book one group per session, limited to 100 in size (including adults).
The Big Bang Fair is free to attend. Registration for The Big Bang Fair is now open - we can't wait to see you there!
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Learning what the engineering workplace is like
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 your school to reach 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:
Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
STEM Ambassadors from a wide range of STEM-related jobs to help bring subjects to life.
Does your school need some Big Bang magic? Host an inspiring STEM day filled with amazing science and engineering activities and workshops.
The Blair Project's STEM Truck activity days provide young people with hands-on STEM activities that link to real world careers.