Aston at the Big Bang Fair 2012


8 March 2012

Fancy becoming a disease detective? Finding out about the bionic eye? Testing your attention span and having a go at walking on custard? These are just some of the activities available on the various stands hosted by Aston University at this year’s The Big Bang Fair in Birmingham. The fair is taking place at The NEC from 15th -17th March and is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths in the UK.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet inspiring engineers and scientists from some of the biggest and most interesting companies and universities in the UK and take part in over 150 different activities around science and engineering.

The organisers are expecting around 25,000 young people to attend the fair this year so it is set to be a busy and fun filled three days. Thursday and Friday (15th and 16th) March is for school groups, while the Fair welcomes families on Saturday 17th.

In addition to running its own activities Aston University are proud to be supporting stands run by its colleagues at the British Psychological Society, The Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Society for Applied Microbiology.

For more information about Aston University’s stand at the Big Bang Fair, please contact Claire Hopkins

For more general information about The Big Bang fair please visit