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Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert, Launches Scathing Attack On Government Over Retrospective Student Loan Changes

(0) Comments | Posted 31 May 2016 | (16:43)

Martin Lewis has slammed the government and Universities Minister Jo Johnson as "pig-headed" in their refusal to properly address concerns about retrospective changes to student loans. 

Lewis issued the comments while congratulating a petitioner whose appeal achieved enough signatures to prompt a possible parliamentary debate on the...

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European Drug Report 2016 Suggests 'Sophisticated, Targeted Marketing' Of Ecstasy Behind More Potent Comeback

(0) Comments | Posted 31 May 2016 | (12:22)


The "sophisticated" marketing of ecstasy is behind a rapid rise in its use by young Europeans, a report has found.


Tactics such as branding, shapes, colours and even the use of superhero logos have coincided with an explosion in its use, the 2016...

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Jeremy Corbyn Issues Plea For Young Voters To Register Amid Rank And File Confusion On Labour’s EU Position

(0) Comments | Posted 31 May 2016 | (11:26)


Jeremy Corbyn has appealed to young people to “have their voice heard in the EU” by registering to vote in next month’s referendum.


Writing exclusively on The Huffington Post UK, the Labour leader said that it is those...

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Introducing Young Voters: #EURef

(8) Comments | Posted 31 May 2016 | (00:00)

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Today, HuffPost UK Young Voices launches Young Voters: #EURef giving young people a voice ahead of the referendum on Britain's membership of the EU on 23 June.

Young voters will potentially cast the deciding votes in this referendum - and they'll...

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'Boaty McBoatface' Inspires Trend To Get Young People Voting

(0) Comments | Posted 27 May 2016 | (13:43)

When #BoatyMcBoatface began trending, it propelled a little-known campaign to name the government's new research vessel across the globe.

But now the hashtag could prompt another trend - all to get young people registered to vote in the upcoming EU referendum

#VoteyMcVoteface.

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AQA Chemistry 2016 Exam Puzzles Students With 'Physics' Question

(0) Comments | Posted 27 May 2016 | (10:43)

Friday's AS-level chemistry exam had students believing they were sitting a physics paper instead.

Post-exam Twitter was lit, as sixth formers took to social media en masse to console each other and complain.

Although it's true the two branches of science share the study of matter, students...

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BBC EU Referendum Debate Prompts Response To George Osborne's Brexit Warnings

(0) Comments | Posted 27 May 2016 | (08:47)

Young voters don't believe many of the dire economic warnings issued ahead of the EU referendum, the first televised debate revealed.

Asked whether they believed the...

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BBC EU Referendum Debate Sees Young People Criticise 'Petty' Campaigning

(0) Comments | Posted 26 May 2016 | (20:39)

Young voters used the first televised debate ahead of the EU referendum to pillory a panel of politicians for the "petty" state of campaigning.

An audience of under 30s at...

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BBC EU Referendum Debate For Young People Includes 66-Year-Old Panellist

(0) Comments | Posted 26 May 2016 | (15:07)


A special BBC EU referendum debate specifically targeted at young voters aged under 30 includes two panellists in their 60s.


The average age of the four politicians appearing on Thursday night's 'How Should I Vote? The EU Debate' is 59, despite the invited audience...

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Student Loan Changes Petition Nears Threshold For Debate Consideration

(0) Comments | Posted 26 May 2016 | (12:15)


A petition against retrospective changes to student loans will surpass 100,000 signatures today, prompting a potential debate in Parliament.


Amendments to terms and conditions implemented by George Osborne last year will mean graduates pay thousands more than they were initially told to expect.

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Edexcel Maths 2016 GCSE Exam Prompts Gallows Humour From Pupils

(0) Comments | Posted 26 May 2016 | (11:22)

If you were ever in doubt at just how strong post-GCSE Twitter game is, look no further than #EdexcelMaths.

Thousands of students followed Thursday morning's Mathematics exam with a storm of anger, fury, and very British fatalism.

And our age-old tradition of gallows humour is...

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'Alarming' Rise In Islamophobia Risks Dissuading Muslim Politicians, Malia Bouattia Says

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2016 | (16:13)

An "alarming" increase in Islamophobic abuse on university campuses threatens to dissuade a generation of Muslim politicians, the incoming president of the National Union of Students (NUS) has said.

Malia Bouattia told The Huffington Post UK that Muslims elected democratically to represent students were seen as...

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Graduate Criticises Government's 'Underhanded' Student Loan Changes In Viral Letter

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2016 | (12:34)


A recent graduate's criticism of the government's “underhand” changes to student loans has gained support from thousands online.



UPDATE: Petition for debate of retrospective student loan changes achieves 100,000 signatures



Simon Crowther, a 22-year-old social media entrepreneur,...

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EU Referendum Campaigns Don't Seem To 'Get' Young People

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2016 | (09:02)


With less than a month to go before Brits cast their ballots in the EU referendum, efforts to engage young people have taken a turn for the bizarre.


From former teen TV presenters to elder statesmen, grey-haired experts to branded condoms, Britain's youth vote must...

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Hull University Students Vote To Disaffiliate From The NUS

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2016 | (14:57)


Students at the University of Hull have voted to disaffiliate from the National Union of Students (NUS).


Voters overwhelmingly supported leaving the NUS in a referendum held this week.


The result, announced on Tuesday, follows Lincoln and Newcastle's decision to cut ties with...

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University Strikes Set To Cause Disruption To Thousands Of Students

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2016 | (08:14)

Students across the country face huge disruption caused by university strikes this summer, with the first day of action due to begin on Wednesday.

Undergraduates are set to be affected by delays in marking exam papers.

Meanwhile open days and graduations may also be changed, delayed or cancelled...

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Schoolgirls, 13, Accused Of Theft By Police After Mistaken Identification

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (14:12)


Two teenage girls falsely accused of theft by police officers will now help coach bungling officers to improve their links with young people.


Francesca Galelli and Molly Curtis, both 13, were left in tears when images of themselves were sent by police to local news...

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AQA English Literature Exam Has People Wishing They Were Lennie From Of Mice And Men

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (11:17)

Hundreds of thousands of students came out of their GCSE English Literature exam with pretty mixed emotions on Monday.

Some people had a great time.

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EU Referendum Date 'Unknown' To Majority Of Students

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (08:49)

The majority of university students "do not know" the date of the EU referendum, a shock poll has revealed.

READ MORE: How do I register to vote? EU referendum and Brexit vote dates and times

Two-thirds (63%) of those surveyed said they were unable to...

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How Much Are Young People Paid? Statistics Reveal Lower Average Pay For Younger Workers

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2016 | (14:29)


Young people earned some £6,700 less than the national average last year, while women were paid marginally more than men, government statistics reveal.


Employees aged 22 to 29-years-old had an average gross annual pay of £20,900 in 2015.


This compared with an average salary...

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