UK Youth

What If I Were You

Josh Fields | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Josh Fields

Two young Muslims, completely different backgrounds, the same objectives and similar rationale. They do not appear to be a new axis of evil, but a very natural by-product of our military behavior.

The Government's Failure to Tackle Youth Unemployment is Ridiculous

James Morris | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Morris

Ordinarily, an impending election would whip politicians into a mad frenzy of desperately trying to rectify such a disaster; then things might actually change. Another good reason for young people to vote.

Want to Make a Difference? Just Do It.

Jenny Garrett | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a woman of my word. I set out thinking about how I could help girls. My first foray was to provide workshops for teen Mums, but I didn't feel that was enough and I wasn't sure I was the right person to make a difference with that audience.

Why 'Britain's First Gay School' is a Terrible Idea

Josh Marshall | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Josh Marshall

Being gay is not different, it is not wrong , it is not 'alien' - It is perfectly normal and just another wonderful colour on the spectrum of love.

Homerton and Hebdo: Thoughts on Violence in and From the Margins

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK
Dan Smith OBE

It is one thing for some of the world's leaders to march for freedom of expression. Well done that they did so, even if some of them were being more than a little hypocritical. But freedom of expression should be used to help build a more just and fair world. Let millions march for that too.

Can't Leave the House? Can't Get a Job

Martina Milburn | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Martina Milburn

The list of things which can go wrong in a young person's life is a long and ugly one. From a troubled home life featuring violence or emotional abuse, to bullying, health problems or being the caregiver for family members; young people are often carrying more than just the burden of growing up.

This Is How to Halt Instant Gratification

Jojo Furnival | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

Google will provide an answer to pretty much anything, but I'm afraid there are some things that Google just can't help us with. Google can't tell you what you should be doing with your life, or reassure you that you made the right decision yesterday. So, in our fragile, digitally reliant states, we worry. And more and more of us are worrying more of the time.

Let's Send the Right Message to Young People

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

We don't just owe it to the young people who are most vulnerable to maintain our youth services, we owe it to all young people who have so much potential and are deserving of support that will foster and nurture their interests and needs.

Drugs To Banish Wrinkles Could Help You Live Longer Too

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget the Mediterranean diet or exercise, there's a new lifespan extender in town. This time, the secret to long life could lie within anti-agein...

Labour Is the Only Party Committed to Giving Young People the Opportunity to Shape Our Country

Furqan Naeem | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Furqan Naeem

Politicians are beginning to wake up to the fact that they can no longer silence the younger generations. For far too long young people in our country have been taken for granted with a view that they are not passionate, engaged or informed enough to shape it and its future.

A Street Style Journey: What Defines British Youth Style..?

Paul Drury | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Drury

89:14 has been curated by youth archivist Tony Turk to celebrate 25-years of iconic British streetwear brand Boxfresh and runs from December 4th to 7th. The exhibition will document the real reasons people chose a certain look and how trends can connect and mutate; creating tribes from the catwalk to the street.

The Youth in Britain Have Been Ignored for Far Too Long

Phill Hudson | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Politics
Phill Hudson

The youth in Britain have been ignored for far too long, how we can be expected to engage in politics when all parties consistently neglect the wants, needs and opinions of the almost 10 million 18-30s of our country is beyond me.

Podemos: A Youthful Warning

Asher Kessler | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Asher Kessler

Podemos should serve as a warning to the British political class. If you kick us too hard, we could just kick you back.

'The Foundation of Every State Is the Education of Its Youth' - Diogenes

Ian Baxter | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK
Ian Baxter

I've been fortunate to attend five educational establishments in my life; one primary school, two secondary schools and two universities...

What the Media Industry Can Learn from London360 About Getting Diverse Young People Jobs in the Media

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

It would be easy to think the diversity debate about diversity in the media industry is a new thing but it's not. Seventeen years ago I sat on the first diversity committee of a mainstream broadcaster and the question was the same then as it is now: how do we diversify our sector?

Young People Have Spoken With Their Feet - Give the Vote to 16-Year-Olds!

Allan Päll | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Politics
Allan Päll

After the Scottish referendum which saw a huge number of young people taking to the polls, having been given their democratic right to vote for the first time, how can David Cameron go on ignoring 16 and 17-year-olds who are desperate to let their voice be heard?

Sports Leadership - Practical Learning With a Qualification to Show

Linda Plowright | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Linda Plowright

Vocational learning is wide ranging and inclusive for all abilities, far more so than many academic styles of learning. We need to encourage a culture where vocational and academic qualifications are seen as equal, and learners follow the route most suited to them with pride.

So, do you think you know Generation Z? Well think again - meet The Gen-erators Z: They are Self-Starters, not just Selfie-Takers

Paul Drury | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Paul Drury

I've always been intrigued about what makes young people tick, so was great to see so much hype around a new Gen-erators Z report released this week. ...

Labour Should Engage the North Too

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Labour should be commended for their efforts to bring the disengaged into politics, whether those for whom the referendum in Scotland rejuvenated their interest in politics or for young people and ethnic minorities. They should go further too, they need to ensure the regions where the anger at Westminster bubble matches that felt by many Scot, once again take part in the political process, both for their chances in 2015 and for the condition of British democracy.

Grooming Gangs: Tackle the Crime Not the Community

Sara Yasmin Anwar | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK
Sara Yasmin Anwar

All those that participated stressed that those who commit sexual offences on the Pakistani community are a very small minority of people. Therefore, it's grossly unfair for the media to portray sexual grooming as being a feature of the Pakistani community.

Youth and Crisis: How Libya's Key Demographic are Making a Difference

International Political Forum | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics
International Political Forum

Tawfik Ben Saoud, one of Benghazi's most prominent activists, summed it up by saying, "A military movement alone can't solve the crisis; there must a civil movement that works parallel to it. If youth are given a chance, they can find a peaceful solution. My message to Libya's youth is, you are powerful and you can make change. You just need to take the opportunity and act."

Youth Power: The Film Premiere with a Difference. #SwingTheVote

Rae Mullins | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Politics
Rae Mullins

A wondrous event took place in London town last night. A premiere like no other, vInspired's Swing The Vote set out to reveal what's remained a secret 'til now: exactly what will get the UK's 18-24 year olds to the ballot box next summer.

Government Must Act Now to Improve Our Children's Future

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Millions of children face a bleak future, neglected, homeless and living in poverty because help isn't getting to them and their families soon enough. Spending time and money on preventing a problem early on can avoid greater cost, effort and future harm.

Stop Fearing Young People

Scott M. Weber | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott M. Weber

"If we exist, it is because society has failed..." a prominent gang leader in Central America told me as we discussed why the "Maras" (a slang word for gang) are so important in the lives of young people today. "We're their family", he told me with pride.

Stop Teaching Your Child to Read!

William Higham | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Higham

The government is launching a new campaign this week to encourage better reading among the young: "Read On. Get On". Based on a report that links the inability to "read well" with potential joblessness later in life, it's the latest of many articles and reports bemoaning a decline in traditional reading skills among young people.