Generation Y

The Generation Game: Managing Money Through the Ages

Sarah Willis | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willis

The verdict on Generation Y so far is that they're lazy, narcissistic, entitled and materialistic. Broad generalisations are dangerous, and comparing generational characteristics is arguably nothing but a parlour game; but when it comes to money, today's young do seem more profligate.

A New Generation as Generous as its Grandparents

Sophie Livingstone | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Sophie Livingstone

While we are enormously grateful to the baby boomers for digging deep into their pockets for so many years, I believe there is a new generation waiting in the wings who, if their current 'giving' is anything to go by, will be just as, if not more generous in ways that only they will determine.

Think Outside the Inbox - Keeping Pace With Technology

Monica Seeley | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Tech
Monica Seeley

In my 40+ years in science and technology, it feels as though the pace of technological change has never been faster and wrought more upheaval than now and especially in my own field of electronic communications.

Generation Z Is Coming, Workplaces Need to Adapt

Garry Veale | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech
Garry Veale

As a result, this group has spent its entire life with immediate access to an abundance of data on any and every subject that crosses their minds. They have never had to experience the frustration or the effort of searching through the M-O volume of the encyclopaedia to find out about Olive Oil.

Generation Z Is Coming - How Will It Change Business?

Marcus Jewell | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

'Generation Y' has been the focus for many years as those born in the 1980s and early 90s have entered the workforce, bringing with them new demands and ways of working. Now however, attention is turning to a still younger group that is soon to come of age: Generation Z.

Why the 'Clipped Wing Generation' Is Flying Higher Than Ever

Laura French | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura French

When people complain about the apparent loss of community and kindness, they seem to ignore the good things Generation Y have done; numerous youth-led initiatives, student-run committees in schools across the country, young people working together to create opportunity and equality for everyone.

The New Way to Keep Employees Happy: Find Them Friends

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

In a survey of 11,500 professionals across 14 countries, approximately 46% of those aged 16 to 65, including 60% of those aged 16-24 years old said having friends at work made them feel happier, with 50% reporting more motivation.

Why Taking Laughing Gas Really Isn't Funny....

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It would be easy to assume nitrous oxide - more commonly known as laughing gas - is pretty harmless. After all, its name does suggest it might be a ga...

'Generation Create': Their Rise & What They Can Teach Us

Simon Pont | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon Pont

It's not an over-claim. We're all living through a revolution. The Digital Revolution. But let's not too quickly jump to thoughts of tech. Any new technology is there to make new things possible. Invention is the trigger for what follows.

No One Talks Anymore

Carina Maggar | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Carina Maggar

Recent research shows that our phones are proven to be affecting the way we talk, think, have sex, eat and even go to the loo. We have become slaves to technology, only this time, our hands are handcuffed to our phones. Those red circular icons on our home screens have become our very own version of a newborn baby crying out for attention.

The Generation Divide: Where Do We Draw the Line in an Always-On World?

Louise Orpin | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
Louise Orpin

Regardless of age, this is about good old-fashioned manners and I can only hope that once away from the astonished fellow diners, Mum and Dad buried Daughter's phone in the snow or better still, threw it off the highest mountain!

Bringing Tech-Savvy Into the Workforce

Garry Veale | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Tech
Garry Veale

I have four teenage children, so as you can imagine, wi-fi usage is pretty high in our house. They each have several connected devices and they use all of them, (a lot!), both at home and when out and about. They are pretty typical teenagers and like their peers are really interested in new technologies. For them, tech is cool. For me, their attitude heralds great things.

After Generation Y...Generation Tech

Duncan Higgins | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Duncan Higgins

How do we become adults? Is it by quietly learning, from our books, teachers and parents, until we have enough knowledge to go out into the world? Or is it by writing our own rules, taking risks and trying new ways of doing things?

Generation Rent

Georgina Barnard | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Barnard

You think you've finally found the perfect place; you've dazzled them with your charm, wit and perfect blend of 'I'm serious and clean, but obviously totally easy-going and fun' and then, BANG, you get the news: 'Thank you very much for your interest in the room but we've decided to go with someone else'. Brutal.

The Importance of Following Guidelines - How the Home Office Is Pushing Us to Perform Our Relationships According to Their Script

Clara Dublanc | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Clara Dublanc

The UK government and a simplistic definition of what constitutes a real relationship are conditioning personal and intimate decisions of many Britons. Relationships are beautiful because they are unique, they evolve organically and they might not fit under one specific script.

Is the 'Need for Speed' Killing the Media... And Us?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

Breaking news used to be just that: hard news, a big story that had just happened. Today rolling 24/7 TV news shows need their yellow ticker to contain something all the time. They're no longer content to have no ticker when there's nothing to say. The ticker has become a roundup of all stories breaking or not. Where do they go from here? What happens when there is some real breaking news?

When It Comes to the Hostile Environment, We Really Are All in This Together

Kiri Kankhwende | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK
Kiri Kankhwende

One of the familiar gripes of those opposed to immigration is that we don't talk about it; but if you're a migrant, it feels like we do little else. Early February show on Channel 5, the Big British Immigration Row, sums up everything that's wrong with the current discourse on immigration: lots of heat and very little light.

Y Do We Always Criticise Generation Y?

Jameela Jamil | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jameela Jamil

Lazy, social media obsessed and filled with a sense of entitlement. The all too familiar criticisms that levelled at Generation Yers today. Like millions of others born between the early 1980s until the early 2000s, I'm part of a group that everybody seems to have an opinion on. We're a group who can't focus on anything, a 'boomerang generation' who run back to their parents every time they face a problem and expect a glittering career to be handed to them on a plate.

The Week That Was: Teenage Kicks

Carla Buzasi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

The Millennials don't have it easy. Generation Y were brought up to believe they could have it all, and yet find their employment prospects gloomy, the housing ladder out of reach, and ahead of them an aging population they will be required to pay for in years to come.That, of course, is all before they have to worry about their love lives. As well-meaning columnists wring their hands in angst at the sexting and snap-chatting, teenagers in the UK will be counting themselves lucky this autumn that public displays of affection are their absolute right, even if their parents don't necessarily approve.

Ten Things Students Should Never Do

Sandi Mann | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sandi Mann

After fifteen years as a University Lecturer, I have seen and heard students do many things that frustrate lecturers. The amazing array of ways that students can infuriate their professor never ceases to astound me. Here is my top ten of what students should never do...

What Moving to the UK Has Taught Me About Music

Marie Southard Ospina | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Marie Southard Ospina

All in all, it was a lonely existence in which no one ever wanted to put my iPod on shuffle at gatherings. And then I moved to the UK.

The Nature and Nurture of Generation Y

Nick Clements | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

Without much justification we expect Generation Y to respect and trust us, they don't, and they are pretty suspicious of our motives. As the older, more wise, generation we need to show young people respect and trust, and then they will show it to us.

Dreaming of Not Being Average

Nick Abbot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Abbot

Can you imagine the pent up tsunami of disappointment that awaits the young when they grow up and discover that Simon Cowell will not be rescuing them from their drab and pedestrian existences and catapulting them to riches and stardom? Just think how upset they will be when they find out that Jay Z and Rihanna will never be returning their calls.

Why Babyboomers Don't Really Understand the Internet

Hannah Lippitt | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Hannah Lippitt

The Boomers don't always seem to understand that over the last few years there's been a significant shift away from the belief that the State will be with us all from cradle-to-grave and that now there's a visceral, unspoken understanding among a proportion of their children, that things won't be so easy for them.

A Plan to Tackle Youth Unemployment

Alvin Carpio | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alvin Carpio

In Newham, the borough I was born and raised in, over 3,000 young people are unemployed. Across Britain, one million young people are unemployed. We have been called the lost generation, the scarred generation, the hopeless generation. We are not 'generation y', we are generation 'y is it so hard to get a job?'