The Big Bang is a national programme which celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.  The regional event incorporates the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition, which is a platform for young people to share their fantastic discoveries, no matter how big or small to the professional world.

The Big Bang South West includes a variety of events throughout the year giving access to students across the region. It includes the flagship ‘Regional Fair’ which provides a range of engaging and inspiring opportunities for young people to get hands on with STEM. Across the region the Big Bang programme of events attract over 10,000 young people each year.

The South West Regional Fair 2018 will be held;

Wednesday 27th June 2018

At the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Whether you are a school, an employer or, an individual that loves STEM you can be involved in The Big Bang South West.

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Exhibiting at the Big Bang South West Regional Fair

Are you a business that works with Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM)?

Do you want fantastic exposure to the next generation of STEM brilliance?

Our regional event gives students the opportunity to see what their futures could hold through inspirational interactive exhibits from a variety of dynamic and innovative businesses like yours.

Be part of something big  – Inspire, Invigorate and Get Excited!

At The Big Bang Fair South West 2017 we:

  • Hosted 80+ local, national and international micro employers, SME’s and global giants.
  • Entertained and inspired 2,000+ students from across the South West
  • Featured a massive Megaclass delivered by the National Space Centre
  • Hosted The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition heats
  • Wowed students with a world class science show

Sound interesting?

To exhibit at the event you should:

  • Have a highly interactive stand
  • Be available from 8 – 3.30pm (plus set up time)
  • Showcase your business and how STEM helps it function

Interested in exhibiting? Click here to complete our quick form.

Would you like to be an Exhibitor or Sponsor? BBSW pricing details

Alternatively, email  or phone us on 01392 215501

Judging at the Big Bang Fair South West

Judge at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition

A highlight in the STEM calendar is The Big Bang South West.  Last year over 80 incredible student projects were presented to judges who are all fantastic ambassadors for science, technology, engineering and maths.  The feedback from judges is always overwhelmingly positive with many commenting on just how impressed with work the South West’s brilliant young minds are producing.

We’re looking for experienced judges and of course welcome new judges to this superb day.  Training is delivered on the day so no previous experience is required.

Date – 27th June 2018

Venue – University of the West England (UWE)

Time – 8.30am – 1pm

Our judges said;

“I have to be honest, I enjoyed the day far more than I had hoped. I am also looking forward to helping again next year”.

“I did enjoy the day – very much!  How wonderful to meet so many young people with so much talent“.

“I thought it was brilliant, the students had such great ideas, and some of them really should be taken into mainstream.”

“I was a first time judge at the Big Bang SW event yesterday and just wanted to compliment you all on a job well done. I had an immensely enjoyable time and the students we met and projects we saw were brilliant. It is so refreshing to meet such enthusiastic young people dedicated to their projects and producing such impressive end products.  The passion of one particular student for the field of architecture was a particular highlight to me, it was a good reminder of exactly why I ended up in engineering and actually reignited my enthusiasm for the field.”


If you are interested in judging or volunteering at this year’s Big Bang Fair South West, please complete this form – click here.

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