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Big Bang Fair South East

The Big Bang Fair South East

A yearly exciting, interactive engineering and science event.

Part of a nationwide programme, the Big Bang Fair South East celebrates and raises the profile of young people’s achievements in science and engineering.It aims to inspire young people to consider the varied opportunities and careers available if you study STEM.The next Big Bang Fair South East is being held in June 2019 at the South of England Showground near Ardingly, West Sussex. It is open to KS 2-5 pupils and their teachers. Dates will be confirmed in the Autumn.

The Big Bang Fair South East also holds the regional heats of the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition 2018, where students aged 11-18 can showcase projects they've been working on in class, in a STEM Club or as part of another scheme such as CREST or EES. There are loads of prizes to win in three different age groups (roughly key stages 3, 4 and 5) and across two categories (science / maths and engineering / technology). If you're not sure where to begin, please contact us for advice and project ideas.

Click here to enter students into the Big Bang Fair Competition.

For a flavour of what the day was like, please view the official film:


To register your interest for June 2019, pleas email bigbangse@brighton.ac.uk


We need volunteers to guide and inspire the young people around the venue. A fantastic opportunity for you as it builds confidence and communication skills as well as being a great opportunity to network with STEM employers. Email bigbangse@brighton.ac.uk to register your interest.


Inspire and engage with your future workforce and network with like-minded individuals. As either a sponsor or an activity provider, your involvement can make a major contribution to the fair’s continuing success. Your participation will make the event bigger, better and even more inspirational for the scientists and engineers of the future. It is an exciting and challenging festival that shows young people how science can be both fun and relevant and nurtures their capacity to “think outside the box” and become truly innovative. Email bigbangse@brighton.ac.uk to get involved in June 2019.