STEM awards

Discover more about how GSK is sponsoring opportunities for students to showcase their talents.

GSK is invested in inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers, and strives to offer them the tools they require to reach their goals. Find out more about GSK sponsorships in place to foster young STEM talent. 

The Big Bang Fair

GSK is one of the  major sponsor of the Big Bang Fair, one country’s biggest STEM events with over 80,000 visitors. The Fair gives young people the chance to hear from inspiring engineers and scientists from some of the UK’s biggest companies and find out about the opportunities available in science and engineering.

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GSK Young Scientist and UK Young Engineer of the Year

The Big Bang Fair is also home to the GSK UK Young Scientist and UK Young Engineer of the Year Award, where over 200 students get the chance to present their project at the Big Bang Fair. This setting gives students the chance to present their ideas to a large audience, inspiring other students in the process. Find out more from the 2018 winner:


The STEM Awards Healthcare Challenge

Additionally, GSK sponsors The Telegraph STEM Awards Healthcare Challenge. The 2018 competition challenged candidates to share their idea to prevent and treat pneumonia in children in developing countries. Childhood pneumonia is the biggest cause of preventable death among under-fives in developing nations. In 2015, almost one million children under the age of five lost their lives to this deadly disease. Find out more about the 2018 challenge here


    “We must all now continue to engage our school children in meaningful ways so that more and more young people are inspired to continue their STEM studies. This will help close the STEM skills gap and help demonstrate to our children that there are exciting future opportunities to achieve a rewarding and fulfilling job in STEM.” Nikki Yates, GSK’s Senior Vice President, UK & Ireland Pharmaceuticals