The Big Bang Regional Fairs
EngineeringUK launched The Big Bang Fair in 2009, in partnership with the UK’s major science and engineering bodies. Since then, The Big Bang has become the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths for young people in the UK, demonstrating the exciting and rewarding opportunities available.
The Big Bang Near Me is a programme of regional and local Big Bang Fairs that take place all across the UK. Together with The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair and The Big Bang Competition, it forms part of the wider Big Bang programme, bringing science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) to life for young people.
Learn by Design has been contracted to manage and deliver The Big Bang Regional Fairs and Big Bang @ School events in the East and West Midlands – demonstrating the scale and diversity of engineering and science in the UK.
The events enable young people to discover the science and engineering careers their STEAM subjects can lead to. The events encourage more people to take part in science, technology, engineering, arts and maths initiatives with support from their parents and teachers.
Since 2011 Learn by Design has been delivering The Big Bang in the Midlands, attracting national players such as Rolls Royce, Severn Trent Water, Jaguar Land Rover, IBM, The National Space Centre, The Royal Society of Chemistry, The Institute of Civil Engineers and Caterpillar UK to name a few.
Almost 8,000 visitors attend the regional fairs and over 150 student projects are showcased year on year – including Young Engineer for Britain projects.
What People Say - Students
I feel that coming here has enabled me to know how science and maths can lead to different career prospects in life and where I can qualify for certain qualifications.
– The Big Bang Fair East Midlands 2017
Interesting and exciting to see all the activities. Also gave me an insight into potential careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths.
- The Big Bang Fair West Midlands 2017