UK Youth

London's Youth Finally Get Their TV Voice!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

London360, produced and presented by young Londoners, will reach more viewers in the capital when it is shown on new TV channel London Live starting...

Breaking Away From Expectations

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Our society is built around expectations. Expectations as to how we look, how we behave, the type of job we should have, the type of person we should marry, the trajectory our life should take. Often these aren't even conscience thoughts about a person, just things we naturally assume to be the case. But why?

Cameron, Farage and the Reality of a University Degree

Kat Hind | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kat Hind

The two politicians stand in complete opposition as our Prime Minister defends degrees such as the ever popular golf course management degree while Farage criticises our society where 'we are encouraging people to go and get degrees, in many cases not particularly good degrees.'

Politicians Don't Care About Young People

Rick Edwards | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Rick Edwards

I passionately believe that we have to stall this slump in the youth vote. And then reverse it. We are in real danger of letting down an entire generation. We need to force politicians to care by hitting them where it hurts - the ballot box. Which brings me onto Russell Brand...

The Male Size Zero

John Mason | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John Mason

To have and maintain a body like the ones men's magazines portray, I had to dedicate myself to it like it was a full time job. In fact, it WAS a full time job. Surely that 's (Like the Size Zero) unattainable to the majority of men? How can someone maintain that training regime with a family, career, dog etc?

The Truth About Britain's Feral Youth

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

To read our daily papers one would imagine we reside in a hellhole, where feral youth run riot across the country and make Lord of the Flies look like an Enid Blyton children's fantasy...

Stories of Polish Gay Immigration in the UK

Pamela Sposito | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pamela Sposito

Homophobia in Poland is another major reason of Polish immigration to the UK. Who would have thought? In fact, gay Poles decide to book a one-way flight ticket to London to escape discrimination.

As Young Workers' Month Ends: It's Time to Get Organised

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Josiah Mortimer

It's been a bad couple of weeks for trade unionism. Two of its greatest champions - Tony Benn and Bob Crow - have both passed away. But beneath the sadness, something interesting has been happening. Something that offers hope for a previously moribund movement...

The UK's Youth Need Help, They Need to Get Connected.

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

There are 9.8million young people aged 14-25 in the UK and 65% will seek help for an issue before they are 25. A recent survey revealed that over a quarter of young people think that their future prospects have been permanently damaged by the recession, and most worryingly 21% of unemployed young people believe they have 'nothing to live for'.

Paris For Free - If You're Under 26

Nola Chesworth | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Ah, Paris! You're oh so beautiful, so romantic, and also, somewhat expensive. The chic boutique hotels, the mouth-watering steak frites, un vin rouge along the Boulevard Saint-Michel - just staying, eating and drinking in the French capital can be a costly experience before you even add on the 'must-see' sights of the city.

Why You Should Create Your Dream Job

Jeremy Lamri | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Jeremy Lamri

We are all willing to align our passions, our talents and our values to use our professional life to make a difference to society, while earning enough money at the end of the month to pay our bills and live a comfortable life. And it is totally right to look for it...

You're Fired! Golden Opportunity But Only for a Few

Angela Vesey | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Angela Vesey

It's National Apprenticeship Week! The popular TV programme 'The Apprentice', like it or loathe it, has probably achieved more than any campaign to raise young people's awareness of apprenticeships...

Web for Everyone Launches Campaign to Fight Internet Inequality

Freya Bromley | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

As we celebrate 25 years of the World Wide Web, the Web for Everyone coalition wants to give thousands of people the power to learn new digital skills. The aim of the partnership is to address 'internet inequality' by encouraging people from all walks of life, young and old, to not only use the Web but create it.

A War on the Young? The Closure of BBC Three

Des Freedman | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Des Freedman

The BBC's decision to close its sole youth-focused TV channel, BBC Three, is both depressing and divisive. Depressing because it represents yet another attack on a generation that is already facing the sharp end of austerity policies with high youth unemployment, welfare cuts, the prospect of huge debts for those who choose to go to university and the lack of affordable housing which will now prevent millions of young people from leaving the family home.

My Journey to World Sufi Spirit Festival (Part One)

Karen Ruimy | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

This weekend I will be performing my new creation El Camino with my inspired and inspiring creative collaborator Youth, and we will be appearing at the World Sufi Spirit Festival in Jodhpur.

It's SO Unfair!

Nick Abbot | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

The kids are revolting. And they are revolting against stereotyping by the media. That is so typical of them, what with their whining and their egotism and their thinking that they are the centre of the universe. Unless that is stereotyping, in which case I take it back (and taking things back is typical of the lilly-livered, spineless middle aged).

Literature's Resurgence, Rap's Rebranding and Young Londoners Reconnecting the Two

Marvin Williams | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marvin Williams

Through literature hip hop's viewed beyond the negative preconceptions. Through hip hop, literature's no longer a dreaded GCSE exam but a popular pastime again.

Jon Savage Talks 'Teenage'

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

Teenage uses archive footage alongside narrated stories of real young people of the time, the film explores the birth of the modern teenager as well as early subcultures like the Bright Young Things and the Swing movement in the United States. The film also explores what life was like for teenagers under the Nazis.

How to Survive Turning 50 - the President Francois Hollande Method

Mr Pickwick | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mr Pickwick

Catching sight of myself in mirrors, shop windows and spoons to prepare for this new age, I have become a stooping figure, with enormous cheeks (depending on which side of the spoon you look at) and a thoughtful demeanour hiding the weight of the World on my shoulders lightened by a tendency to laugh at fart gags.

If You Want Something Done Properly, You Best Do It Yourself

Kimberley Duke | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kimberley Duke

The Us Society is now a fully-fledged social enterprise on a mission to help change the way smaller business interact with their customers to help them gain back the upper hand from massive corporates.

Can National Voter Registration Day Spark a Revitalisation of Politics

Alvin Carpio | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Alvin Carpio

Don't let politics die. Let this be the generation that recognises the value of politics as a change maker. Today marks one spark in what must be the revitalisation of politics. The health of our democracy depends on it.

Apathy - Don't Blame the Kids

Brie Rogers Lowery | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Brie Rogers Lowery

Maybe it's not young people who are disengaged at all, maybe it's that politicians aren't talking to them about the issues they care about in the places where they are. So how about let's stop blaming the kids and start encouraging politicians to engage with young people on the things affecting them.

The Young Vote: Why the Youth Are Politically Exploited

Blerta Berisha | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Blerta Berisha

There are so many issues which affect young people's lives and we are putting ourselves at a great disadvantage by not voting. How can you help to change something if you don't include yourself in political dialogue? With rising long term youth unemployment and trebling of university fees, now is the time to make our voices heard.

Brian Westby: A Review

Will Bordell | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Will Bordell

It's a good job Forrest Reid didn't write to be famous. Almost seventy years after his death, his novels gather dust in libraries: unthumbed and unadmired. Highly thought of by friends like E.M. Forster and Walter de la Mare during his lifetime, the Ulster writer has since fallen into obscurity. Until now, that is.

'You Don't Know You're Born' and Other Tales of the Hopeless Youth of Today

Kristina Egan | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kristina Egan

The world's a very different and connected place now, the old tried and tested methods from 'the day' aren't going to work for us. Massive changes, like the tech revolution, have happened so quickly in a short space of time that no one knows what the hell is going on or quite how to navigate it safely into the future.