Organised by STEM Sussex, the Big Bang Fair South East is the largest regional event in a national programme led by EngineeringUK. Free for schools to attend, its overall objective is to inspire students to continue studying STEM subjects and pursue STEM careers with a view to reducing the STEM skills gap.
Held at the South of England Showground the event provides a unique festival atmosphere with a mix of marquees, agricultural buildings and outdoor space.
Key activities include:
- Regional Heats and Award Ceremony for the Big Bank UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition
- Zoned sponsor and exhibition areas showcasing interactive activities
- Workshops, demonstrations and shows
- Guest networking lunch
In 2018, 95% of students surveyed enjoyed themselves and 82% said they learnt a lot by taking part.
Watch the 2018 event video to see why it’s so popular with students, teachers and employers alike.