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What is The Big Bang Near Me?

It's a programme of UK-wide events that get students excited about science, technology, engineering and maths. Fun-filled theatre shows, hands-on exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from local and national employers – these are the kind of things you could expect to find at one of The Big Bang Near Me Fairs.

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The Big Bang Near Me programme plays a vital role in inspiring the UK’s future scientists and engineers at a regional, local and school level. We encourage more people to take these 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.

The UK needs many more scientists and engineers and equipping young people with skills in science, technology, engineering and maths is key to their future employability. Students attending a Near Me fair really enjoy themselves too – with nine out of ten rating the event they attended as “good” or “very good”.

The fairs are part of a UK-wide programme led by EngineeringUK to bring science and engineering to life for young people. More than 130,000 students and over 900 employers visited regional and local Fairs in their local area in the 2015/16 academic year.

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Attending a Fair

What does a Near Me event look like and what could you expect to find at the fair?

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