The Big Bang Fair and the GSK UK Young Scientist and Young Engineer of the Year Awards

The Big Bang Fair

 The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.

We’ve been a major sponsor of The Big Bang Fair since 2013 which aims to show young people aged 7 to 19 the exciting and rewarding opportunities out there for them with the right experience and qualifications, by bringing classroom learning to life. The Fair is free, and it gives young people the chance to try out over 100 hands-on activities, see dozens of mind-boggling shows, hear from inspiring engineers and scientists from some of the UK’s biggest companies and find out about the opportunities available in STEM.

Open to all UK residents aged 11-18, The Big Bang Competition recognises and rewards young people's achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), whilst providing them with the opportunity to build their skills and confidence in project-based work. Since 2018, we’ve sponsored the GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year Award and more recently in 2019 also sponsored the GSK UK Young Engineer of the Year Award. Learn more about the 2019 GSK Award winners.

Both the Big Bang Fair and Competition are important part of our commitment to STEM and inspiring the next generation.