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A Leg Up The Ladder: How Online Mentoring Can Boost Social Mobility

Dr Tessa Stone | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tessa Stone

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Running the London Marathon? Jog on Jack!

Jack Wilson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

I cannot emphasise enough just how far removed I am from those annoying people who are seemingly born with a 6-pack and effortlessly cruise through runs without breaking a sweat. It's all about hard graft for me. Like many 'growing lads', I was a victim of chronic puppy fat/grow baggage at school and running was the last thing I wanted to do.

Why I Support Ambitious About Autism's 'Ruled Out' Campaign

Jo Worgan | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Things have to change. Autism now accounts for one child in every 88; these children cannot be forgotten or be made to fit into an antiquated system. The entire education system needs to change to meet these growing needs.

Selfies With Homeless People: A Vile New Trend

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Welcome to the crummy new depths being plumbed by the "selfie" genre – selfies with homeless people. Yep, just to be clear, that’s selfies wit...

Walk In Her Shoes: How YOU Can Make A Difference On International Women's Day 2014

Chenice Clarke | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chenice Clarke

8 March marks International Women's Day. A day where women, and men, worldwide come together in a bid to work towards equality. To ensure women are given the same opportunities as men, to ensure women earn as much as men, and to ensure laws change as well as attitudes in society.

How I Started Taking Charity Seriously

Francesca Day | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Day

Pledging to give 10% might be the most important decision I will make in my life. Whatever else happens, I will save and elevate countless lives - the lives of those who most need my help. That's worth giving up a few lattes.

Risque New Campaign Gets People Talking About the Joy of SAFE Sex, but What Is Its Message..?

Paul Drury | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Drury

Just before Valentine's Day, a hot new TV advert is celebrating the joy of SAFE sex. The provocative ad has certainly got people talking - but what is its message?

Cancer: It Is Not a Competition

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Delyth Morgan

Charities play a vital role in raising awareness of early diagnosis and hard-hitting campaigns can be effective in this aim. However, charities do have a choice about how to do this, considering the thoughts and feelings of many who could be affected. Yes it has got people talking but at the expense of distress to others and I am not convinced that is a fair or necessary price to pay.

Where's Mavie?

Angela Singh | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Angela Singh

As a young woman living with a disability in a disaster-affected community Mavie faces even more challenges than most - Plan works hard to ensure that the rights and needs of children like Mavie are taken into account when planning for, and responding to, disasters like Typhoon Haiyan.As a young woman living with a disability in a disaster-affected community Mavie faces even more challenges than most - Plan works hard to ensure that the rights and needs of children like Mavie are taken into account when planning for, and responding to, disasters like Typhoon Haiyan.

Taking a Stand Against Violence

Adam Fouracre | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Adam Fouracre

Lloyd lost his life through the actions of others and the only reason for his untimely death was that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Despite seeing similar stories on nearly a daily basis in the media it is something you never think could ever happen to your own family. I decided that it was time to do something about this.

DONT WALK

Alina Abouelenin | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alina Abouelenin

Don't walk: two words that most people would never associate with fashion, let alone a fashion show. Nonetheless, it is this very name that has become prominent in the small town of St Andrews, notorious for its infamous parties, fashion shows and most importantly its tendency to raise controversy in a setting of seeming tranquillity.

Revolution Rock: Why the Work of Strummerville Matters

Robyn Strachan | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robyn Strachan

So what is Strummerville? In the years after Joe Strummer, legendary member of pioneering punk group The Clash, passed away, his friends and family set up a not-for-profit charity that aimed to reflect his particular values and musical contributions by offering support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who wouldn't normally have access to them.

Afghanistan, K2K and I

Nancy Atkinson-Turner | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Nancy Atkinson-Turner

With an election fast approaching in Afghanistan the presence of the country in our news is stronger than ever. We see it on our TV's everyday and read about it in our newspapers.  But what do we actually know about the country? Behind the bombs?

Vote For Your Favourite Canvas

Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

AOL UK has partnered with international charity Free The Children, an organisation that believes in a world where all young people are free to achieve...

How Completing a Dryathlon Helped Me Grow Up

Michelle Gleaves | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Gleaves

Before my month away from the tipple, I was very self-aware about how young and immature I was. Now I feel as though I am actually an adult. Someone who can have one drink and mean one, who can have a diet Coke instead of a shot of vodka at a busy venue, who doesn't feel obliged to stay out if in fact they want to go home.

Two Hours in the Life of an Atlantic Rower

Dan Howie | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Howie

Since setting off in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge nearly seven weeks ago, we have been rowing continuously in two-hour shifts - essentially our lives have been Eat. Sleep. Row. Repeat. for almost two months. The only time this ceased was when a violent storm during the first ten days of the crossing meant we were unable to row at all.

Ellie Goulding Tops We Day Extravaganza

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

International charity Free The Children is bringing its leading youth event, We Day, to the UK for the first time on 7 March in a star-studded event a...

The Importance of Face to Face Contact

Trevor Lyttleton | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK
Trevor Lyttleton

For isolated older people in the UK there can be periods of days, weeks, even months where they see no one in person. Family may have moved, partners may have passed away and mobility may be limited.

Street Collections to Slacktivism, a Conversation With Ben Carter of Response One

Hannah Gal | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Hannah Gal

Times of austerity and highly savvy consumers mean challenging times for charities. In order to keep existing supporters and attract new ones, charities need a sound understanding of customers' buying behaviour, attitudes and habits. This is where Response One comes in.

Who Will Be Clever Enough to Be Britain's Next Mark Zuckerberg?

John Nickson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
John Nickson

We are suffering from a lack of leadership, something the Victorians had in spades. By failing to give significantly, the new rich are failing to set an example and inspire those who will follow them. Government makes noises about encouraging more philanthropy but most politicians follow focus groups rather offer leadership...

The Rise of the Corporate Foundation - A New Philanthropic Trend for 2014

Michelle Wright | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK
Michelle Wright

There is a definite and exciting move afoot in the corporate sector, with many companies seeking to establish charitable corporate foundations - charities established by commercial companies.

Disabled People Should Not Work for Free

Simon Stevens | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

f I was paid what I was really worth, in relation to my peers as well as my expertise and experience, I would be on a six figure salary and living very comfortably indeed. But as an self-employed disability issues trouble shooter, prepared to tackle the issues no one else can, I have found it very difficult to be taken seriously, yet alone be paid.

Why Exempting Charities From the Lobbying Bill Is the Only Option

John Low | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Politics
John Low

If the Lobbying Bill comes into effect without an exemption for charities, we believe the UK will damage its reputation for advancing civic freedoms and undermine the nation's "soft power" as a consequence. We have long been admired globally for our enabling environment for civil society organisations, but this Bill would see us following regressive international trends in the relationship between governments and civil society.

Our Tactile Sensory Suitcase From Cerebra

Jo Worgan | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

This week we received a tactile sensory suitcase from the charity, Cerebra. I have had the pleasure in using many of Cerebra's fantastic services over the past couple of years to help both myself and my young autistic son.

Corporate Social Responsibility for the Digital Age

Adrian Moxley | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech
Adrian Moxley

Today's business landscape is increasingly transparent, meaning that the pressure is on for companies to demonstrate accountability. Thanks to the rise of social media, companies are more visible to consumers than ever before; information can spread quickly and virally.