UK Young People

Young People Need Our Support More Than Ever

Martina Milburn | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Martina Milburn

Dramatic changes in the UK's political climate in recent weeks have had a profound effect on everyone, both young and old. Naturally, there is an air of uncertainty about the future and it's unsurprising that recent polls show anxieties have been particularly felt by the younger generation.

Brexit Britain Needs a Socially Mobile Britain More Than Ever Before - That's Why I'm Backing Theresa May

Justine Greening | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Politics
Justine Greening

Making Britain a place that enables our young people to become the very best versions of themselves they can be isn't just about their success, it's about how we make sure we are successful as a nation. A big part of how we unite our country after the EU referendum must be an even stronger focus on opportunity. It's got to be a level playing field of opportunity for everyone - that's how we will deliver the country that Theresa May describes, one that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.

An Open Letter to a Generation I Once Admired

Darryl Morris | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Darryl Morris

Look around you. Look at the poison you have created and ask yourself, what are you leaving me? This is your legacy and, regardless of Thursday's result, my generation may well spend the rest of our lives cleaning up.

Condescendin: Why Remain Risks Losing My Generation's Support

Sam Povey | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Povey

Young voters will determine the outcome of the EU referendum. Remain campaigners know this and spent last week trying to enthuse young voters, get them registered and, eventually, into voting booths. But their attempts to connect with my generation are failing; unless Remain rethinks its approach, they risk handing victory to the Brexiteers.

Why Young People Like Me Should Back Brexit

Ollie Lewis | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ollie Lewis

For British students, discussion on the EU boils down to several issues, one being Erasmus. The myth being pedalled by the NUS is that, if we leave the EU, all opportunities for students to study abroad will cease overnight. Yet from Chiba University in Japan to the University of Campinas in Brazil, the Erasmus programme extends far beyond EU member states. Simply put, no students planning to head to the EU whether in the interim period or longer term after we voted to leave would be affected.

Solving the UK's Young People Crisis Requires a Change in Attitude

Emma Atkins | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Emma Atkins

In the current social and economic climate, with issues such as mental health and poverty hitting the headlines as prevalent issues, young people are going to require these attitudes - in particular resilience - more than ever over the coming years. It's our responsibility to make sure the support is available to bring these out and empower young people to lead their own positive lives.

Warm Words About 'the Next Generation' Do Nothing to Repair Damage This Government Has Done to Young People's Life Chances

Gloria De Piero | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Politics
Gloria De Piero

Eighteen times Mr Osborne claimed to be speaking up for "the next generation". But I cannot count the number of times I have heard from young people about the harmful effects they are suffering from this Government's policies.

Young People Speak Up, Adults Do (Sometimes) Listen

Alexandra Heal | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alexandra Heal

I have just turned 21. Forget the felicitations; all I see ahead is boring adulthood and inevitably losing my ideals as I start to pay tax. But I don't want to talk about adult cynicism. I want to talk about youthful optimism.

A University Has Been Banned From Taking Foreign Students

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Buckinghamshire New University has been barred from accepting foreign students after it exceeded the government's accepted visa refusal rate by 1.16%,...

These Students Are Saving The World... By Urinating

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University of the West of England (also known as ironically UWE) in Bristol are doing their bit for environment - by emptying their bl...

A 15-Year-Old Has Made £240,000 From Babysitting

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Noa Mintz is a savvy schoolgirl who is already worth an estimated $375,000 (£243,000) after starting her own babysitting service. Nannies By Noa i...

Girl Moans About Starting New Job On Twitter, Gets Fired Before She Even Starts Work

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

You know the feeling, you're young and getting a job so you can make a bit of money to splash, but you're not too keen on the job. You're not looking ...

Under 30? These Two Have Actually Made You Poorer

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Politics

Young Britons have been hit by a real-terms drop in weekly wages of around 10% under the coalition, analysis released by Labour shows. Earnings for...

How A Party Lead To These Two Building A Seriously Fast Growing Firm

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

University friends Tom Brooks and Peter Dowds decided last year to pack in their high-flying City careers to go into business together after throwing ...

Asa Bennett

After Taming The Dragons, What Now For These Young Tea Entrepreneurs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

After having to decide between three Dragons fighting to invest in their luxury tea blend line "PHOM", things have taken off for 23-year old entrepren...

Why Does Harvey Nichols Want A Piece Of This Young Entrepreneur?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

26-year old Darryl Adie is helping top retailers improve their online stores through his ecommerce agency, Ampersand Commerce, which he set up in 2009...

Meet The 16-Year-Old With Three Businesses And Two Fancy Cars

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Ollie Forsyth has been through a lot, after being bullied at school for his dyslexia and told by his peers that he would amount to little later in lif...

These Student Entrepreneurs Are Already Making Thousands (INTERVIEW)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

24-year old entrepreneur James Flynn has been a very active businessman, having set up three firms with his business partner Jose Maria Macedo, and ot...

Asa Bennett

How Is This Young Entrepreneur Aiming To Shake Up Your World Cup?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

World Cup 2014 has kicked off this week, Brits have planned their sweepstakes, while 22-year old entrepreneur Danny Hakimian has developed a timely ap...

This 15-Year-Old Is Training The Next Generation Of Tech Stars

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

15-year old Irish tech whizz Harry McCann certainly seems altruistic, having started a business - Kid Tech - with the plan to teach fellow young peopl...

How Do You Get Into the Creative Industries?

Paul Stafford | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Stafford

The question 'How do you get into the Creative Industry?' has been asked over and over again, usually around graduation time. I'm sure there are a thousand different answers, but the reality is that there is no hard and fast rule.

LOOK: How Many Young People Still Live With Their Parents?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

More than 3.3 million young people are now living with their parents as people have struggled to afford to move out, new figures have revealed. Acc...

Work Until You're 70, Osborne Tells Young People

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne will confirm in today's Autumn Statement that millions of young people will be forced to work until they're 70 years old, under plans t...

Asa Bennett

What Will Osborne Do For Young People Like Michael?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Politics

Michael left university with a 2:1 in economics, backed up by a glittering array of A levels and GCSE results. The 21-year old, however, has since spe...

Does Dragons' Den Put Young People Off Business?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

The Apprentice and Dragons' Den TV shows may be putting young people off becoming entrepreneurs by showing a caricature of business life, one of Brita...