Our Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Susi Farnworth, explains some of the many steps we take to make The Big Bang Fair an accessible event.
We are committed to making EngineeringUK’s programmes accessible to all young people. Our Big Bang Fair attracts tens of thousands of young people from around the UK every year. We know this event is an opportunity to inspire all young people into a career in STEM, so we have an ongoing ambition to make this highly inclusive and accessible to all young people. Here, we share some of the ways in which we did this at The Big Bang Fair 2023.
We promoted The Big Bang Fair widely, including highlighting that it would be highly accessible. As a result, 26 special educational needs schools attended, and over 15% of the students who attended The Fair were disabled or had special educational needs. We also ran an unlocked session for families, which was very popular with families bringing disabled children.