Big Bang at the University of Essex

Big Bang at the University of Essex Our popular annual Big Bang fair brings industry and academics together with a focus on promoting STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) to students aged 14 - 15 across the region.

Read more about 2016's fair.

Get involved

Making STEM fun and engaging for students who are studying at GCSE level and on the cusp of choosing their career paths is vital - and your involvement will show them how varied and interesting careers in science, technology, engineering and maths can be.

We're looking to engage students in interactive workshops run by employers - with activities which challenge them to think differently about the subjects and what companies and organisations in the sector do. Watch the highlights from 2014 on YouTube and see the atmosphere for yourself. .

There's also the very popular employers' marketplace in the Ivor Crewe lobby - where you can have a stand for your company, and talk to students individually as they explore the fair.

The fair is a brilliant opportunity to get onto campus, see how you can work with us, and most importantly inspire and support young people.

Next steps

Got an idea? Get in touch and we'll work with you to make it happen. You can reach the Big Bang event team by email at