The Big Bang is back!

Mar 10, 2022

The Big Bang was the focus in this month’s The Engineer column written by Dr Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK. Hilary expresses the importance of empowering positive change through careers education in line with National Careers Week, and the opportunities for organisations to get involved.

“This month we celebrate National Careers Week from 7 to 12 March which is all about empowering positive change through careers education. The week provides a focus for careers guidance activity to support young people leaving education. It is so important to inspire young people about the careers and opportunities that are out there for them. It’s therefore also a great time for me to share with you that The Big Bang Fair is returning!

“After a 2 year hiatus, the UK’s biggest celebration of STEM for young people is back. I am so happy that we will have the chance to excite young people with STEM in person once more and, most importantly, help them understand how they can translate this inspiration into fulfilling careers. We are looking for organisations and volunteers to join us from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 June 2022 at The NEC in Birmingham and help create an incredible experience for young people.

“The global pandemic disrupted delivery of the Fair over the past 2 years and we delivered digitally in 2020 and 2021. We plan to use this experience to put on a Big Bang Digital accompaniment to the face-to-face Fair this year. This will extend our reach and we’re also interested to compare how in-person and online delivery engages different students in different ways, to inform our future plans.”


Read the full opinion piece on The Engineer website.

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