Generation Y

Generation Rent

Georgina Barnard | Posted 21.03.2014 | 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 19.03.2014 | 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 17.03.2014 | 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 26.02.2014 | 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 | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Marie Southard

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?'

How Safe Is Your Business' Reputation With Your New Joiners?

Monica Seeley | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Monica Seeley

Does email etiquette matter these days? Over the next few months lots of bright young things will be joining your workforce many of whom will be working in the 'real world' for the very first time. This digital generation (the Millennials) will be very technically adept but few will have much experience of how to leverage the technology to improve business and productivity.

Generation Zero: How a Culture of Casualisation in the Media Is Affecting Young People

Aalia Khan | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Politics
Aalia Khan

The reality of life on a zero-hour contract in this industry is grim. The working hours that are prescribed varies greatly. Due to the 24-hour nature of news and entertainment, staff are contracted to work a certain number of days on and off in the week. Zero-hour contract holders are not so lucky...

How Not to Get Promoted: Ask for Work-Life Balance

Adele Barlow | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

She knew that she didn't want to make partner. She knew that her health, family and ability to make a difference in the world were part of her definition of long-term success. Someday, she'd have the luxury of stepping back. But first, she wanted to build something up to step back from. She wanted to get promoted. And she wanted another promotion after that.

We Shouldn't Be Surprised By Couples Delaying Marriage

Helen Croydon | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Croydon

Teenage sweethearts who mate for life are becoming extinct, or so says a new study. Commentators have been quick to jump on this as more evidence of our restless commitment adverse culture or the demise of the nuclear family. But is it any wonder that people of marrying age today are apprehensive?

What Generation Y Means for Finance

Anil Stocker | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK
Anil Stocker

Rather than shrug their shoulders with indifference and powerlessness, young people today are taking it on themselves to transform finance and undermine traditional models of banking which are beginning to look increasingly out-dated.

The Imaginary Wars Between Generations at Work

Chris Ball | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK
Chris Ball

The way these generational warmongers write, it is as though older people are somehow morally implicated in this collective theft their children's birth rights - a risible notion to say the least.

Anything Men Can Do..

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Do we need a new word for feminism? According to a global and extensive study of 'Generation Y' or women who fall in the bracket of 21-34, they alread...

The Age Of Awkward

Yomi Adegoke | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Yomi Adegoke

We Millennials, children of the Nintendo/Atomic Kitten dance routines at lunchtime/Alien babies in the fridge generation, have one thing in common; we are all awkward as fuck. Let's face it, the majority of us make Screech from Saved By The Bell look like a regular Don Lothario due to our distinct lack of social grace.

Let's Hear It for the Oldies...

Robin Lustig | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Robin Lustig

Here's a little conundrum for you to chew over: it's estimated that over the next decade, there'll be something like 13.5 million job vacancies in the UK, but only 7 million young people will be leaving full-time education. So who's going to fill those jobs?

Stop Bashing Generation Y: They Are the Future

Helena F Williams | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Politics
Helena F Williams

There is a whole generation of voters out there, ready to be won if somebody can be bothered. Whilst I won't hold my breath, I'll keep an eye out (and a vote) for someone who can show that they care with real, helpful policies for Generation Y.

Do Twenty-Somethings Have It Worse Than Ever? Tough Times Call for Smart Measures

Katie Morley | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Morley

I think now might be the worst time in living memory to be a young person. But we don't get to decide when we're born - so here we are, in the wake of the 'Great Recession'; the first generation predicted to be financially worse off than our parents since the Second World War.

Could Star Trek Hold Some Answers?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

It was fortuitous that Star trek premiered in London on Thursday. Fortuitous because it book-ened a week which started with a tragic factory fire in Bangladesh. A factory producing cheap clothing for global brands sold internationally... today we find ourselves at a crossroads between the world we have always had and (metaphorically) the world of Kirk and Spock.

A Millenial Rallying Cry...

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics
Vivi Friedgut

Nothing can be more dangerous to an already anxious generation than to sink into a hole of depression. I am tired of reading disheartening articles about how younger generations are already failed and without a future. How we are doomed to despair, how older generations have given up on us as a hopeless case. All this negativity, it's no wonder we are starting to believe it.