The Big Bang Fair South West returns!

Jun 27, 2017

The South West's largest celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) The Big Bang Fair South West returned to the University of Exeter on June 21st.

Almost 2000 students from across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Swindon descended on the university campus to explore the wide range of opportunities available in the field of STEM. Over 60 local, national and international organisations, including Beckton Dickinson, Babcock International and Spirent were on hand in the exhibition hub to showcase their work and inspire students to broaden their horizons.

An amazing 'Mega Class' in the form of an interactive science session, led by the National Space Academy, took place in the Great Hall and involved more than 500 students. The room was buzzing with young people exploring astronautics and the future of spaceflight - a fitting topic which has been highlighted in the Queen's speech this week.

We are also proud to be the host for the regional heats of the prestigious Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineering Competition and this year's schools from across the Peninsula entered over 50 projects. The competition aims to recognise and reward young people's achievements in all areas of STEM and provide them with the opportunity to build their skills and confidence in project based work.

View our full list of winners here

Well done to everyone who participated!

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