UK Youth

Open Letter To A Trans Girl And Her Loving Mum

Fox Fisher | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK
Fox Fisher

In a final court case yesterday, a seven-year-old child was removed from their mother's care because the child (born as a boy) had "lived life entirel...

From Punk Rock Fashion to Activist: An Evening With Vivienne Westwood

Afton McKeith | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.

Why Am I Using Digital Media To Engage And Empower The Youth Within The British Bangladeshi Community?

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

A British Bangladeshi online TV network offered me the opportunity to present a chat show web series called Youth Corner. The aims of the series were to highlight the achievements of young and emerging talent in various fields, providing a platform for guests to share their experiences and inspiring stories

Young British Sikh: 'Protests Against Interfaith Marriages Have Left Me Worried'

The IPF | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

As a community, we must stand against those whose actions bring our religion into disrepute. In its place, we should encourage dialogue and debate. We should come together to find common ground.

Empowering Millennials: Our Future in their Hands

Lord Michael Hastings | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Lord Michael Hastings

Youth is a time of optimism and energy, and in the light of the complexities ahead and the pressure that surround us, nothing is as energy giving or cynicism destroying as building the potential for others to succeed and in that, I rest my hope.

A Writers' Responsibility: How I Get Young People Interested In Reading

Stuart Reid | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stuart Reid

Since 2001 more than two million pupils left primary school without the ability to read well. Reading well, and with enjoyment, is a skill that unlocks opportunities at school and in life. If children do not read well, and enjoy reading, by the age of 11 they are likely to suffer social, economic and cultural exclusion as adults.

Young People's Mental Health: Telling a Different Story

Toby Ealden | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Toby Ealden

In our Conservative led, austerity Britain, young people's social needs simply aren't recognised or prioritised. Our education system has become detri...

A Letter To My Younger Self

Stacey Hill | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stacey Hill

Dear 15 year old me. You probably won't read this letter because it's stuck in a pile of unfinished homework on your bedroom floor, next to the mouldy cups of coffee and your dirty underwear, that you're too bone idle to put in the wash bin.

Young Brits Are Blacking Out Drunk, Should We Be Worried?

Lewis Oakley | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Oakley

So is drinking too much alcohol simply a rite of passage for our young people? Think about it, when a child learns to walk how many times do they fall over before they figure out how to use their legs? Whether it be right or wrong alcohol is a part of life in the UK and people sometimes have to get their tolerance wrong before they get it right.

Young People Show Equality Through European Project

Shaniqua Benjamin | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Shaniqua Benjamin

TCFT is a process that not only allows young people to develop creatively, but it also allows them to develop as individuals and as leaders for the future, learning from each other in a safe, relaxed environment.

Young People Are Taking The World By Storm

Adam Bradford | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

Young people across the world are giving up more of their time to donate to good causes. We have already seen the masses of research and reports about Generation Y, Z, Millennials, whatever the name is you want to call the now generation - they suggest that young people now have more of a social conscience than ever and care more about their impact on the world than their wages.

Meet the Young People in the UK Changing Their World on Youth Day

Alex Kent | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Kent

Today, on International Youth Day, we're celebrating the world's largest ever youth population - now 1.8 billion strong, and the amazing impact that young people are having. 2016 has been a huge year of challenge, change and opportunity, especially here in the UK. Never has the energy of young people more relevant.

Bloodwise: Beating Blood Cancer

Jack Abrey | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Jack Abrey

Losing my Dad was the worst thing that's ever happened to me and I want to do everything I can to make sure that no one has to go through what I did again.

We Need to Build Bridges Between Generations

Lord Young | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lord Young

The generation gap is an open wound which weeps periodically, dependent on the latest national woe. Today, TV reports echo with young voices claiming the oldies have stolen their future. The young are accused of complacency, of lack of interest and low turnout.

Need Your Online Fix? Part 2: Are Young People at Greater Risk From Gambling Addiction?

Tayana Simons | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tayana Simons

The relative newness of this type of 'gateway' into gambling means that it is difficult to prove any link at this stage. With more games and apps being produced by the minute,it is clear that awareness from the gambling industry will be key to regulation, and therefore protection of young people in the future.

Sustainable Development Goals Go

Christian Friis Bach | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Christian Friis Bach

In these days, while UN member States meet in New York to assess progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals a new game, Pokemon Go, has been r...

The Challenge of Saving Nature Increasingly Falls to Millennials Like Me

Matt Williams | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK
Matt Williams

It can't have escaped your attention that more and more media coverage is written about the problems facing millennials these days. I'm only 29 years old and according to these articles I should be worrying about how I'm ever going to afford to buy a home, asking whether I'll retire before I'm 75, and wondering why I still feel young but no matter how hard I try I still don't really get Snapchat.

Pokemon Go Away: Halt The Take-Over

Tobias Harris | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Tobias Harris

Pokémon Go shows the frightening ease for technology to hijack reality. The game eliminates the boundary between real and virtual, where people put themselves in harms way for the benefit of their online exploits. Smartphones have a monopoly over our time and this game sets a precedent

The Queen's Young Leaders Are the Force That Will Change the World

Adam Bradford | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

It is an honour to have shared a week with these amazing young people and to have met Her Majesty The Queen. Here are just a few my fellow young leaders and friends who inspired me...

For a Democracy to Survive and Prosper We Need to Start Teaching Our Children Politics at School

Amber van Dam | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Amber van Dam

We know people aged 18-24 years old voted to remain in the EU and we know there was only a 31% turnout in this age group. On the 23rd June 2016 a da...

How the Youth Are Responsible for Brexit

Ryan Ellis | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Ellis

If there is one positive outcome of the United Kingdom withdrawing its membership of the European Union, I only hope it is to teach us youngsters a lesson. For the country that we desire, my generation will finally have to show up and fight.

The Biggest Danger of Brexit; Entitlement as Usual

Marko Kasic | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Marko Kasic

When Napoleon remarked 'In politics, stupidity is not a handicap' I doubt even he could have foreseen the damage of blending stupidity with unmasked plutocracy and obsequious entitlement. Last week's apathetic paroxysm by British citizens was far more about the obedient breakdown of society than it was about the affirmation of our individual and collective preservation.

The Great Irony of the United Kingdom - A Referendum Special

Harry Crawford | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Crawford

Strange that today, of all days, the rain stopped. Clear blue skies, sunshine, and a glimmer of hope. Such a shame, then, that I woke up, like the rest of the country, to the news: we have left the EU. Frankly, I'm terrified.

How TV And Sports Stars Achieved Success - And How You Can

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Parents

Celebrities who have won accolades and awards, the love of the nation and a lifetime of exciting experiences haven't achieved all this with simple goo...

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.