UK Youth

The EU Benefits for Young People Hardly Anyone Knows About

Eddie Keough | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Eddie Keough

Being an alumnus of several projects has made me a staunch believer in this cause and in the social benefits EU membership brings to our country. My experiences took me from a relatively aimless graduate with little professional experience to leading international projects both at home and abroad.

Video Killed the Radio Star? Not even close.

Loren Treisman | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

In this global digital age, initiatives which give youth a chance to express their views and shape their futures are needed more than ever. Technology can help this information spread further and faster.

Syria, Five Years On: Building Peace in the Midst of War

Harriet Lamb | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Harriet Lamb

Today, 15 March, marks five years since the absolutely brutal civil war erupted, leaving Syria a broken and divided country. The figures are shocking: Some 6.6 million people are internally displaced within Syria, and 4.6million have fled, mostly living in neighbouring countries such as Turkey, Lebanon or Jordan.

Trans Storyline on BBC 'Casualty': Half a Celebration?

Fox Fisher | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Fox Fisher

Because there is not enough representation and these are early days, we are impatient to see aspects of ourselves represented in the media. We often get angry or upset when we don't see ourselves reflected in a mainstream character, no matter how authentic they may be.

Young People Reveal Holes in the Foster Care Safety Net

Andrew Lam | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Lam

Liberty Dycus, 23, who was adopted from Ethiopia as a child, ended up in foster care after being abused. She says that when she emancipated at 19, sh...

To Tackle Youth Unemployment in London the New Mayor Must Reach Out, Enable and Connect

Steph Taylor | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Politics
Steph Taylor

We all share the same ambition: for young Londoners to take advantage of the opportunities that this great city has to offer. We want the next Mayor, and everyone else who has a role in shaping policy for helping young people find work, to be brave, imaginative and resourceful in meeting this challenge. Just like the young people who've succeeded through Talent Match London.

I'm Proud I Helped My Friend Recover From Anorexia, But I Wish I Didn't Have To

Amber van Dam | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Amber van Dam

This feeling of thinking you have made a difference is something special and indescribable and I therefore encourage everyone reading this to fight every injustice and try and make a difference because we all have the power to do so. I know it sounds cheesy but if you really want to change something big you can if you just try.

Wilko Fever and the Top Five Guilty Pleasures for Under 25's

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jonnie Bayfield

At 23, I was under the assumption that a shop containing every single domestic cleaning product you could ever want, would be far from my mind; replaced only by casual sex and 'Meeting new people'- something I have not done in a long time.

Film Review: Spotlight - Youth - Innocence of Memories

Clive Botting | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

With it's documentary feel, sharp script and a spot on cast 'Spotlight' is a tension filled insight into The Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize Spotlight Team's investigation of long hidden systemic child abuse by Catholic priests in Massachusetts and the Church's complicity in it's cover up. It's riveting cinema with shades of 'All the President's Men.'

Caroline Frost

Harvey Keitel: 'The Whole Culture Of Hollywood Needs To Change'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Big fans of Harvey Keitel already know him to be an actor of rare range. Others who know him best from his extraordinary turns in ‘Pulp Fiction’, ...

#Trustat40: How The Prince's Trust Saved My Life

Craig Butler | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Craig Butler

To the Prince's Trust, their staff, supporters, volunteers, ambassadors and anyone else connected: a heartfelt thank you for giving me my life back.

12 Young Women That Inspired Me in 2015

Alex Kent | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Kent

Finally, we've made it to the the end of 2015 - a long awaited year for so many of us working in international development. There have been negotiations aplenty, 17 new Global Goals and ambitious commitments.

Digital Is the Future in the Wake of Strong Decision Made by the UK

Gi Fernando | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Tech
Gi Fernando

Limiting internet use will also negatively affect young people's social lives; we live in an era where social media makes up the fabric of social interaction. That which is optional for an older generation is as natural and as necessary as a telephone for today's youth, and offers opportunities for creativity and expression that it is simply wrong to curtail.

The Art of Moving On

Aaron Vallely | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Aaron Vallely

One can change their city. One can change their friends. One can change their job. One can change their hairstyle. What one cannot do, is change their experience.

Standing on the Shoulders of 18-year-olds

Rachel Lees | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK
Rachel Lees

With COP21 in full swing, COY acted as a charged and poignant prelude. For starters climate change will affect this generation more than any other. Secondly, it's on these teenage shoulders that our future rests...

The Prince's Trust: A British Success Story That We Are Proud to Share

Martina Milburn | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Martina Milburn

Over the years, 825,000 young people in the UK have been helped by The Prince's Trust. Umesh, 19 from Peterborough, is one of them. He experienced several difficult years as a teenager, characterised by expulsion from school, gangs, crime and homelessness.

Should Free Time Be a Right?

Nicky Goulder | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Goulder

These people can be of any age, ethnicity or gender. They always put someone else's needs and welfare before their own, often without recognition or praise. Many have little chance to socialise, which can lead to isolation; and they have an overwhelming sense of responsibility. Who am I talking about? The UK's 'hidden workforce' of unpaid carers.

The Government Are Destroying the Futures of Young People: we Cannot Suffer in Silence

Tom Bailey | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Bailey

In 2005, David Cameron was elected as leader of the Conservatives in the hope that his youthful and moderate image would appeal to younger voters. He ...

Could a Gender Balanced Parliament Exist in the UK? Once Again, Young People Pave the Way

Owen Winter | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

The House of Commons cannot make decisions in the interests of the people whilst it is so unequal. When I sit on the green benches on Friday, there will be an even split of young men and women. Let's hope that the House of Commons catches up within my lifetime.

No Light at the End of the Tunnel for the EU's Youth

Rob Comley | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Comley

Across Europe, Eurosceptic student groups are gradually coming together. They see the need for less government, not more. They realise the EU has been a cause of their troubles - or at least a symptom of the cause - which has done next to nothing to cure their problems. Just like many countries on the continent, Britain's youth is finally realising, the only way to truly solve this crisis is to Get Britain Out of the EU.

I Am Forgetting to Live

Maliha Reza | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Maliha Reza

I hope both you and I read this in a few years and realise we learnt how to live in our own ways. I hope we learn more every day and I hope memories that we made become (in time) something we come to treasure rather than despise.

Youth, Violence and Extremism: The Urgency of a Counter-narrative

Simon O'Connell | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
Simon O'Connell

If we are going to reduce violence and conflict in some of the most fragile places in the world, youth are going to be the ones to lead. We must not simply clamp down on youth as the trouble-makers, the dissenters, and isolate them. We must engage with youth and the opportunities they bring, offering them a new narrative and a better vision for the future.

Don't Hound the Hackers - Question Our Inability to Engage Them

Gi Fernando | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Tech
Gi Fernando

Young people like Aaron Sterrit are capable of breaking down security walls, but they are also capable of making them stronger. The proverbial bike thief employed by the police to help identify top spots for bike theft has become the young digital pro who can spot the cracks in a firewall.

Designer Brands: It's Time to Start Selling to Your Real Customers Not Imaginary Ones

Jan Shure | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Style
Jan Shure

If it is actual customers, why do most of the ads feature exquisite but dishevelled 13-year-olds when, with a few exceptions (perhaps the tiny band of rich, young yummy-mummies or actresses living in Notting Hill or Primrose Hill) the demographic which can actually afford these clothes is the over-50s.

Unlocking Potential: Children Held in Isolation

Anne Longfield | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Anne Longfield

The BBC's latest film presents Mini's life as one long missed opportunity, in spite of his potential. My hope is that these changes help us to avoid turning out another generation of missed opportunities.