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The Big Bang Exhibition

Event Postponed

The Big Bang @ The Greater Peterborough UTC has announced that this year’s event - due to take place 22nd April 2020 has been cancelled.

We have been actively monitoring and following advice about the novel coronavirus Covid-19 over the past weeks. The unique nature of The Big Bang Fair - an indoor, hands-on interactive event for hundreds of young people from [the local community/across the region] - means that we feel this is the most appropriate decision to take at this time. We wanted to announce this decision as soon as we could to give as much notice as possible

The Big Bang Fair is only possible thanks to the support of sponsors, exhibitors, activity providers, teachers and volunteers. We hugely appreciate this continued support for our mission to inspire more young people to consider a career in STEM.

We are very disappointed not to be in a position to go ahead as planned. We know that cancellation of the event will be disappointing for the visitors who had booked to attend as well as the exhibitors and we hope to see them all once we have arranged a new date, which we will of course keep everyone updated on.

The Big Bang @ Greater Peterborough UTC is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math’s (STEM) for young people in the Eastern Region.

The Big Bang Fair 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.

Wednesday 22nd April 2020: 9.30am- 3.00pm

GPUTC, Park Crescent, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 4DZ

Book your free tickets

The visitor guide, including a map and show schedule, will be available to download ahead of The Fair

Why attend?

The Fair is free, and it gives young people the chance to try out hands-on activities, see 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.

About registration

Registration is open, book your free tickets now!

All visitors must book their tickets before arriving at the Fair.

All adults must be accompanying a child.

If you need any assistance with your booking please contact k.elias@gputc.com

What can you see and do?

The Big Bang Fair engages and inspires young people through interactive and engaging activities, workshops and shows.

  • There will be a large exhibition floor designed to encourage a journey of discovery through the event.
  • Many of the stands will feature working scientists and engineers, all available to answer any questions that young people have about jobs and careers. 
  • There will also be timed shows and workshops. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Practical information

Parking

Free car parking is available on campus.

Lunch options

Areas are available if bringing packed lunches. If you plan to buy your lunch at The Fair, there are a few options for hot and cold meals. We would recommend visitors bringing £10 if purchasing lunch.

Cloakrooms

Cloakrooms are available free of charge. All activities are hands-on, so we recommend using a rucksack to keep your hands free!

Accessibility

The Greater Peterborough UTC aim to be accessible for all.

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about specific requirements for your group, please contact k.elias@gputc.com.

Photography and filming

At the Fair, we will have official photographers who are permitted to capture images for marketing purposes. You can opt young persons in your group out of photography when booking your tickets. Please be aware it is a public event and many visitors will have their own cameras and smart phones.

Contact us

We are happy to advise group leaders who are planning or booking a visit. Please email k.elias@gputc.com with your query and we will respond to you within 48 hours, between the hours of 8am and 4pm, on weekdays. Alternatively, please call 01733 715 950 to speak to Mrs Elias.