The Big Bang Near Me

Background The Big Bang Near Me

The Big Bang Near Me is a UK-wide programme of regional events to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Each event is different in size and style but you can expect to see fun-filled theatre shows, hands-on exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from local and national employers.

The fairs are delivered by regional delivery partners who are experienced in bringing science and engineering to life for young people. More than 120,000 students and over 900 employers visited regional and local Fairs in their local area in the 2015/16 academic year.

Employers from any STEM sector can support a Big Bang Near Me event through attending with their staff. Employers typically design an exhibition stand or display what they do alongside running engaging, hands-on activities.

Background The Big Bang @ School

The Big Bang @ School supports schools to deliver an event to excite pupils about STEM subjects and inspire them to consider science or engineering careers.

The Big Bang @ School is part of the wider Big Bang programme, led by EngineeringUK in partnership with over 200 organisations.

We want to encourage more students to take STEM subjects, as well as celebrating young people’s achievements in science and engineering through displaying their STEM projects and letting them talk with engineers and scientists, face to face.

How you can get involved

Find out more about what events are available in your region and how to register on The Big Bang Near Me website.

Find out more about The Big Bang @ School events on our website.

If you would like to attend an @ School event, you can search for and book to attend an event on The Big Bang Near Me website.

If you are interested in running your own Big Bang @ School event, our delivery partners will be happy to provide you with the information you need to help you.

If you would like to get in touch to discuss running a Big Bang @ School event, please email


The Big Bang Near Me website

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