Generation Y

Millennials Only Want Experiences That Can Be Shared on Social Media

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Tech
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

If a millennial goes to a club and no one on social media is around to see it, did it really happen? An unmaterialistic generation, all millennials w...

Post-Brexit Prime Minister Must Embrace Millennials and Our Progressive Outlook

Andy Johnson-Creek | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Andy Johnson-Creek

Millennials. Generation Y. Call us what you will, but those of us born in or just after the eighties, who were teenagers in the noughties and young adults in a post-recession UK, must be one of the central focuses for the new Prime Ministers #Brexit vision...

Blaming Baby Boomers for Brexit Is Just Wrong

Alan Grant | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

Perhaps losing this one will teach our younger generation that 'likes' do not equal votes and that no amount of memes can get you the policy that you want. Maybe, it could be a harsh lesson for a generation that is desperately in need of one.

Dear Sadiq: Please Stop the Mass Millennial Exodus from London

Elizabeth Sharma | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Elizabeth Sharma

London is the love of my life. Our magnificent capital has been my happy home for 29 years. But every day my heart sinks a little lower, as I watch more flash developments slowly devour the city's vibrancy, diversity and soul. Billboards advertising "luxury flats coming soon" may as well read "your time is up, millennials!" The cost of living here is spiralling out of control, and the burden is becoming too much for the young to bear.

The Age of the Boomerang Boys: Why So Many Young Men Live With Their Parents

Alan Grant | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Grant

Part of the reason that young men are still living 'at home' is economic. We have grown up against the backdrop of a severe recession that has robbed us of the cheap credit and plentiful homes that were available to the men that came before us. Our earning potential and job security has also been diminished - making the big move more unlikely than it was for previous generations. The economy has not been kind to the Boomerang Boys.

Today's Teenagers Are the Real Education

Trevor Hardy | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Trevor Hardy

Exam season is upon us again, and as the nation's teenagers and young adults look forward to a sweaty summer of swotting up and settling down to a gru...

The Diversity prize is a great one, but are you ready for it?

Zaid Al-Zaidy | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK
Zaid Al-Zaidy

The lack of ethnic Diversity in our creative industries is a little like Global Warming. Some deny it's happening, some say that we're not responsible...

Until the Mayor Takes Action on Rents, Young Londoners Will Keep Their Lives on Hold

Dan Wilson Craw | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Dan Wilson Craw

The only real options are either to leave London entirely, or give up on having a family. If the next Mayor doesn't take drastic action on the cost of housing, they will drive away workers and their children, leaving a hamstrung economy and eroding communities.

This Could Be The Reason Why People Under 35 Are Completely Screwed

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK

People under 35 are more likely to put their trust in estate agents and government ministers than older people, according to research which reveals su...

Who Pays? Generation Rent's Time-Bomb

Ed Green | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK
Ed Green

But the real problem is failure to recognise the long-term consequences for a working population that rents. What happens to today's Generation Rent when they hit retirement?

10 Reasons You Know You're an #Adultbaby

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annette Bette Kellow

At first being an adult baby shocked me, surely I was alone in my dreamy cloud of infantile thoughts? But after studying the statistics I realised there are a quite a few out there and its now more common place. Here are my top ten reasons you might be on the Peter Pan side...

Millennials? Y-ers? Z-ers? AA-ers? Can We Please Sort Out Our Generations?

William Higham | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
William Higham

Teenagers today are probably the most observed and analysed generation ever. So it's ironic that we're unable to come up with a definitive name for th...

The Generations of the UK

Alasdair Rae | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Tech
Alasdair Rae

Numbers and statistics can be used to produce interesting maps and charts but, much more importantly, they can help us understand current and future policy problems. That's the real message here.

The Case for Our Generation

Dipo Faloyin | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dipo Faloyin

I'm sat in a coffee shop on Brick Lane, desperately trying, but failing to be productive. It's a Saturday in April, and the bitterly cold air is heavy with the sort of enticing energy that can only be formed when the scent of roasting beans, and the fulfilled promise of free wifi collide...

Why We Aren't Growing Up

Alan Grant | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK
Alan Grant

I spend a lot of time on public transport and, as any seasoned commuter will tell you, there is an art to enjoying yourself while getting from A to B;...

Does Great YouTube Power Come With Great Responsibility?

Emma J Brooke | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech
Emma J Brooke

While it takes all of two seconds to find out how to do the perfect eyeliner flick, it's not so easy to find a vlogger talking about the UK general election in a way that's relevant and engaging to a mass audience.

My Millennial Heroines: What We Can Learn From Generation Y's Leading Ladies

Frances Dickens | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Frances Dickens

In my view there is nothing quite as empowering for women as real life examples of other women's success. And it's important to look across the age spectrum to find examples of inspiring women.

A New Generation of Business Traveller

Diane Bouzebiba | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Diane Bouzebiba

This changing workforce demographic poses a number of challenges, not only for businesses with travelling employees but also the hotels, airlines, and other travel providers that serve their travel needs.

Is Facebook Destroying Our Ability to Be Happy?

Lizzi Hart | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzi Hart

Your profile is supposedly a 'private' representation of your life that only a select few can see, and it is individually interpreted. Yet, as much as we try to ignore it, the trends of online activity amongst Generation-Y are proving to be unhealthy, addictive and damaging.

Notes on Living at Home In Your Twenties

Georgie Bradley | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

So, late-launching millennial, you've found yourself moving back into a time warp of retro music posters, loudly coloured walls, furry furniture and an unacceptable single bed. You're either: part of a new crop of graduates, a time biding naval gazer or a career starter putting some money in the kitty for the future.

The Generation Game: Managing Money Through the Ages

Sarah Willis | Posted 26.01.2015 | 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 03.02.2015 | 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 23.01.2015 | 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.