UK Youth

Why Middle-class Kids Are Dressing Like LA 'Gang Bangers'

Jonathan Ilan | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK
Jonathan Ilan

Four years after the fear and fury over the UK riots, and some months after the much hyped displeasure about Britain's top grime MCs performing with K...

The 'Multiplier Effect' - Mentoring the Next Generation of Youth Advocates

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

"Our advocates are so vibrant and vocal, but we know they won't always be there and so mentoring should always be a process, a chain, where one person...

I'm Not 'Another Myth Put About By Pro-Europeans'

Ella Marshall | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Marshall

If you still disagree with votes at 16, I dare you to label my peers and I as childish as we assemble and organise ourselves. In your conviction you won't be aware of the campaign's success until we are queuing up outside the polling station with you.

Giving Tips to the Powerful: No Pledge for Youth Without Youth

One Young World | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

The OECD suggests that young people are more likely to experience poverty than their parents. It is precisely facts like this that set alarm bells ringing: youth must be included in decision-making.

'Every Good Deed is an Act of Charity'

Yousaf Aftab | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yousaf Aftab

Kamal Aftab, who has died aged 33, was a youth mentor, fundraising champion and optometrist. He was also my younger brother. Originally from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, Kamal died at Leeds' Saint James's University Hospital on the 7 August 2015 after a six-week battle against Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. My brother's passion was simple, but vast: it was the service of humanity.

Youth Clubs: Helping Young People Find their Voice

Ruby Wright | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ruby Wright

Youth clubs in the UK provide a similar function to the ones in Bangladesh. Young people have the chance to help in the community, play sports, and receive vocational training. In Bangladesh, this is where VSO volunteers came in - training youth club staff and organising vocational courses for youth club members.

US President - Barack Obama's Impact on African Youth

Meron Semedar | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Meron Semedar

In July 2015, US President Barack Obama became the first sitting President to visit the Horn of Africa, as well as Kenya, his father's place of birth....

The Reinvention of Youth

Andy Law | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK
Andy Law

Sometime towards the end of the 1990's I read an article in a newspaper with the title "Middle Age Stole My Youth". It was written by a teenager. I ca...

Reflections of a Muslim Student: Cameron's Five-Year Plan

Yusuf Hassan | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yusuf Hassan

We need dialogue between the police, security services and Muslim organisations to tackle threats and issues in local communities. This cannot happen if Muslim organisations feel targeted and are treated as being part of the problem instead of the solution.

Less Than a 100 Days In

Kenny Imafidon | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kenny Imafidon

We have spent less than 100 days under a Tory-majority government, and already they've done the expected. Well, for me it was the expected. Allow me to elaborate further before scourging me with thumbs-down's and heckling.

The Case for Our Generation

Dipo Faloyin | Posted 07.07.2015 | 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...

Tearing Down Walls: Here's How to Start

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

'Breakingwalls' ambassadors perform in CapeTown 2014 Courtesy of Fran Tarr "Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Tear down this wall." Those words s...

Youth Will Not Define Adulthood

Maliha Reza | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Maliha Reza

Youth is a time for experimentation. To make mistakes and suffer the consequences, but then to do it again because it was just as thrilling as the first time. I'm not saying your youth is meant for recklessness but it is one of the few times you can be reckless and have no serious repercussions; depending on the context of course.

Don't Teach Boys Not to Hit Girls, Teach Them Not to Hit

Eamonn Crowe | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eamonn Crowe

Here, I want to stress that violence against women is far too common and is an extremely serious matter, which I would never want to be seen to advocate. I just believe that the conversation could be more effective if its emphasis is shifted to trying to stop violence as a whole.

Life After Exams - What to Do While You're Waiting for Results

Darren Jaundrill | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Darren Jaundrill

Many of you have finished your exams for the year and the rest will be finishing soon. And that means your immediate future, while you wait for your results, is a unique period of around six weeks where everything can feel very uncertain. But while it's a nerve-wracking time, it's also a period of opportunity.

T-Shirts, Chicken Joints & Murals: Apparently Hitler's Really Popular in Thailand

Lewis Barton | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK
Lewis Barton

From fashion to fast food, Thailand has a real fixation with Hitler and Nazism! For most people the idea of wearing a T-shirt with the image of Hitl...

Cameron's Cowardice in Not Giving 16 and 17-Year-Olds Their Say on Europe

Allan Päll | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Allan Päll

If Mr. Cameron truly does want Britain to remain part of the EU, there's clearly no tactical advantage to be gained from excluding this age group from the referendum. But it's not just about seeing the UK stay in the EU; it is rather about the principle of empowering the broadest range of voters when taking decisions about their future.

A Circus School That Brightens Up the Townships

Aloïs Angebault | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Aloïs Angebault

Yes, inequalities are not a myth and unmovable townships are still facing wealthy residential neighborhoods. But many other things have changed and successful projects have been blooming for a longer time than you may think.

Your CV May Be Holding You Back, Here's How To Fix It

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tremaine du Preez

The traditional CV is a relic of the pre-electronic age, it seems to be going the way of big hair and platform shoes as it retreats into the ever lengthening shadows of the digital world. You can no longer afford to be a subject matter expert and nothing more. You are a business and your career is the product of how you position yourself across different platforms as well as the risks that you take. Your CV should reflect this in a way that is as unique as you are.

Millennial Movers: Meet the Dynamo Behind the World's Largest Offline Search Engine

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Selfie sticks obsessions aside (not a fan, sorry), I see the moral fibre and generosity of Gen Y first-hand. We refuse to work for brands that aren't ethical or inspiring (we won't buy from them either), rally support for community causes and have a decidedly 'global-local' mindset.

Young Votes Matter, Too

Louise Wilson | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Wilson

If I may be so bold as to ask one thing of you, it's to take half an hour out of your Thursday to head to the polling station. Make your mark. Make your voice heard. Because en masse, that 56% can make a difference.

Police Impunity Isn't Excusive to the United States

Kwame Ibegbuna | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Kwame Ibegbuna

There is no justice for those who have already lost their lives. But there is hope that the perpetrators of those crimes will not be perpetually exonerated. The greatest legacy can be our continued fight to achieve it.

It's Our Future and It's Time to Own It

Darryl Morris | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
Darryl Morris

The future is a funny old thing. That word has been thrown around so often during the tiresome back and forth of this campaign that it's lost all meaning, blending into the dull humming noise that the election has become.

Investing In Arts Education To Create Crime Free Futures

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Julie Mills

At Milton Keynes College we have a strapline: Transforming lives through learning. It is so much more than a strapline - we really believe in it and ...

Creating Equal Opportunities for Film, Television and Games Careers

Sara Putt | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sara Putt

This year will see the first students who paid tuition fees of £9,000 a year graduate from their degree courses. The idea of spending thousands more on a postgraduate course specifically focussed on film, television or games could seem like one more hurdle too many for some people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.