Employers are invited to engage with 11,000 young people through the Big Bang North East programme of activity.
What is The Big Bang North East?
The Big Bang North East is a great FREE programme of events designed to show how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects make a difference in the real world. It inspires students to consider the exciting opportunities that studying and working in STEM open up to them.
The Big Bang North East is part of a major UK-wide programme led by EngineeringUK. The Big Bang programme also celebrates and raises the profile of young people’s achievements in STEM through the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition.
Why should I be involved and who is it for? A group of partners – Tees Valley Combined Authority, Teesside University, Northumbria University, Thinks Physics, and The Reece Foundation led by NYBEP, together with our Headline Sponsor, Accenture is embarking on an ambitious programme of activity to involve 11,000 young people (aged 7-19) from across 100 schools in STEM activities in 2017. This will be part of the UK-wide Big Bang programme, led by EngineeringUK.
The Big Bang Near Me programme opens students’ eyes to the opportunities STEM can offer them as a future avenue of study and work. It brings classroom learning to life, showing how it is used, and helps students identify the range of career opportunities a STEM education can bring. Without this experience, many students who have the enthusiasm and the capabilities STEM employers seek may ignore these fulfilling and worthwhile sectors of employment and research. We all need more young people to consider these sectors as valuable career options, for all the reasons outlined above. We and our partners would be delighted to have your support in bringing the Big Bang to as many young people as possible in North East England.
When and where is it?
The Big Bang Fair Tees Valley, kindly hosted by Teesside University
3rd July 2017 – Event dedicated to primary schools (7-11 years)
4th July 2017 – Event dedicated (11-19 years)
The Big Bang North East Fair, kindly hosted by Northumbria University
14th July 2017 – Event open to students 11-19.
All above events run 10:00am to 2:30pm
Big Bang@School Roadshow – Various dates across the year (please contact us for further information)
How can I get involved? There are many ways in which you can be involved:
- Sponsorship – we have many sponsorship opportunities at each event – Big Bang North East Sponsorship Pack
- Be part of the Employer Zone (provide an interactive activity that relates to you business)
- Judging/volunteering – please email us for further details
- Providing a hands-on activity
- Careers Stand
We will provide you with an appropriate space and a table for your stand/drop in activity.
How do we sign up?
To register your interest in supporting selected or all the events please complete and return the reply slip
or for further information please contact us: