How I Came to Be the 'Zoella of Engineering'

Lily France | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lily France

'Zoella of Engineering' - quite the title to live up to. Big shoes to fill. Well, a cute petite girl's small and stylish shoes, but that doesn't have quite the same ring. Zoella's a household name with a fanbase hanging on her every word, and I'm a molehill to a Zoella mountain, but I'm gonna give this 'spreading the word' thing a shot anyway.

How Do You Tour an Online Sensation?

Stuart Galbraith | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Stuart Galbraith

In a world where a teenager can become an Internet sensation from the comfort of their bedroom it's no longer enough to just focus on the traditional routes. That's why we have been also looking to the online world to seek out our stars of the future.

YouTube and Vlogging: The Future of Fame and Fortune

Emily Hay | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Hay

YouTube and its vloggers are the future of entertainment as we know it; but if it's to stay as popular and widespread as it is today then it needs to have its content creators conform to the same kinds of regulations television and other forms of media do. With fame comes a certain responsibility - and these new YouTube celebrities need to take that upon themselves.

Cancer and...

Charlotte Eades | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Eades

Hello everybody, I have just uploaded a video to my YouTube channel introducing the launch of a new series. The series, entitled 'Cancer and...', aims to help people understand the effects of cancer on everyday life. In its introductory instalment, I encouraged my viewers to suggest subjects that they would like to see my cover.

We Know How Lucky We Are - That's Why We Believe Every Young Person Deserves a Chance to Succeed

Sam Chapman | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Style
Sam Chapman

We know how lucky we are. Especially when we know how many young people are out there, unemployed, reeling from the aftermath of the recession... With the right support and a little bit of self-belief, it is possible to achieve your dreams. We are living proof of that. So let's all make sure the next generation has as good a chance as we did.

How Vlogging Mums Are Challenging the Fairytale of Motherhood

Charlotte Peach | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Parents
Charlotte Peach

I wish I could give a shout out to all the mum vloggers. But I would like to say to all of you, bravo. For having the guts to pick up a camera and offer advice and inspiration to other mums by sharing the good, the bad and the downright ugly of this crazy ride that is parenting.

Why I've Chosen to Start Vlogging Such a Personal Story

Charlotte Peach | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Parents
Charlotte Peach

I love being a mum but that doesn't mean it's all been a breeze. The thing is, I've suffered with anxiety and maternal OCD and I think that isolating myself from other mums has actually just allowed those things to take a stronger hold.

Three BookTubers Talk About Their Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of 2015

Laura M. Bell | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Laura M. Bell

YouTube might not be the first place you go for that most low-tech form of entertainment: reading. And yet, YouTube has become the unlikely hero of a reading renaissance, thanks to the BookTubing phenomenon.

Why We All Need to Stop Talking About Zoella

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Montgomery

Excuse my ignorance but last month I hadn't even heard of Zoella, but now I can't even listen to Radio One without hearing a jingle in her honour - the extent to which this beauty blogger is being hailed as a feminine hero is seriously insane.

Was Robbie Williams Filming His Wife Giving Birth a Step Too Far?

Siobhan Freegard | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Siobhan Freegard

While celebs like Robbie undoubtedly use the vids for some serious self-promotion, for the rest of us it's an amazing chance to document the experience from start to finish and - in some cases - to share with the world.

Vlog for Your Life

Chloe Watts | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

The art of vlogging (video-logging) has been a source of revenue for many YouTube stars and fashion brands, due to the mutual benefits it brings to both parties.  With YouTube taking 4 billion hours each month of our internet time and ranked the second most visited website, it is no wonder YouTube is advertiser's honey nest.

YouTube - The New TV?

Alice Stansfield | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Stansfield

In 2012 I wrote an article discussing the ever growing video platform 'YouTube', and how it arguably has grown into the new TV. Since then I constantly rethink how within that time YouTube has still continued to grow...

The Next Big Thing? Interview: Dan Howell (danisnotonfire)

Alex Perry | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Alex Perry

Dan Howell is a London-based, 21-year-old YouTube vlogger. When watching his videos, you can't help but like him. And it seems like lots of people feel this way; Dan has 115,000 Facebook likes and 211,000 Twitter followers