UK Youth

Prime Minister, Please Listen To The Many And Not The Few - Time To Restore Justice And Bring Back The Youth

Alexander Temerko | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics
Alexander Temerko

Ignoring the youth vote was fatal. If the prime minister's circle and CCHQ had listened to the advice of the active party supporters, we would not be having to apologise today to colleagues who have lost their seats, and we would have the support of the generation who will have to build the country post-Brexit.

Why Beg-Packing Is Not Justified

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

Beg-packing is undoubtedly a phenomenon which should stop. Despite the lack of funds some travellers may face, it's the sheer ignorance they approach others in third world countries with that makes me question the moral conscience these backpackers truly have. The issue does not lie with the belief that people should stop travelling if they do not have the financial capabilities to do so but rather, they should be aware of the ignorance they have when they beg to fund their travels from people who need money more.

Have You Ever Self-Harmed Without Realising?

Samantha Glass | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
 Samantha Glass

With an average of one in ten people self-harming, it's important that we're all aware of the facts, the definition, and how we can help others. You may think that self-harm purely means somebody cutting themselves. This is not always the case; self-harm can describe many things people may do to themselves whilst experiencing overwhelming emotions.

Corbyn's Snapchat Told Teenagers The Story

Sue Pringle | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
Sue Pringle

Sitting around the kitchen table this morning with my 19 year old daughter and her 18 year old best friend was a joy. Somehow, what seemed impossible last night, became possible, and Corbyn created some unlikely allies in his inspired election campaigning.

Using Sport To Cope With Life For Better Mental Health

Lawrence Dallaglio | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Sport
Lawrence Dallaglio

I am constantly impressed to see our young people succeed, they have true determination and strength to be able to recognise their problems and better themselves. Participating in a new sport which is built on a foundation of encouragement and support really can offer a winning combination. The real question now is, what can these young people teach us?

Grandmother, 69, Quit Sugar Almost 30 Years Ago And Hasn't Looked Back Since

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A grandmother-of-four has credited a sugar-free diet and daily exercise for her youthful looks. Carolyn Hartz, from Perth, Australia, gave up sugar a...

Text Kiss Politics

Olivia Jones | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

Love bravely, text wildly and add an x wherever you go. Take back control. It's your choice to put the x not theirs and if you're not ready, don't put that x. If they take back their x, laugh wildly with your head back because they could not be as brave as you.

I Am Young, An Ex-Remainer And Live In A Red Safe Seat - Why Will I Be Voting Conservative?

Nicholas Brown | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Brown

Economists use the term 'opportunity cost' to describe the money that you cannot use elsewhere when deciding to allocate funds to one area. Jeremy Corbyn's spending plans epitomise this - there just isn't enough money to do what he wants without driving up debts and taxes!

Utilising Sports To Counter Extremism In The Muslim World

Muddassar Ahmed | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Sport
Muddassar Ahmed

The co-existence of different faiths and ethnicities is increasingly under threat in both the Islamic and Western worlds, now is the time to build new models to bring people together and celebrate what we share: our humanity.

Could Tech Solve Youth Unemployment? We Will Only Know If We Give Young People A Chance

Chas Moloney | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech
Chas Moloney

Could tech be the key to this? The introduction of new and innovative technology in recent years has certainly made the workplace far more attractive to today's tech-savvy youth. This particular demographic, also known as "millennials" or "generation Y" are well accustomed to the use of technology in every aspect of their daily lives.

Culture Exchange: Year Abroad

Louise Lawless | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Prior to Erasmus year, preparations centred around the financing of it, grants, part time jobs, au pairing etc. It isn't long before the penny drops...

Thirty Months On

Sangeeta Mahajan | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sangeeta Mahajan

I am his mother. I am also a doctor. I died with him. An amputated heart and a bruised soul somehow keep the tatters of my being together. The undying love between mother and son sustains. It finds expression through writing every day.

'13 Reasons Why' Is Not A Driving Force For Mental Illness

Roisin Kelly | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Roisin Kelly

13 Reasons Why should not be seen as a driving force for mental illness, as it fails to accurately or sensitively depict the link between mental illness and suicide. Although not intentionally, it is somewhat an exploitation of serious issues in young people today and could have a negative impact on vulnerable, impressionable teenagers.

Are The Aspirations Of Young, Talented, BAME Individuals Limited By A Lack Of Diverse Role Models In Certain Industries?

Louise Thomas | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK
Louise Thomas

Get the straight weave, not the braids. Get used to being asked where you're really from. Get used to being seen as an authority on all matters to do ...

Born To Be Mild

Caragh Little | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Someone's always telling you what you ought to do. Read the papers often enough and you'll end up at once enlightened and confused. Chocolate will be part of the sugar scare one day, and will save you from strokes and heart attacks the next; red wine will give you cancer in January but save you from it in March.

Are You A Global Citizen?

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

British, European and American politicians will have to manage groups who see the world in very different ways, protect their jobs and enable them to live their lives in a rapidly changing, digital economy where success means less barriers to travel and trade. Trump and Brexit won their elections on the back of declarations to protect those who see their future within a less open state, that they can recreate the world before globalisation and that international free trade has damaged their lives. It's a gamble which is unlikely pay off.

So they have found a large diamond. How come we remain poor?

PJ Cole | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
PJ Cole

A pastor has just found the second largest diamond mined in Sierra Leone weighing 709 carats. The diamond is the talk of town and of course the storie...

How Dropping Out Of High School Turned Into Successful Entrepreneurship

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

So, is the moral of Julian's story to quit your day job and pursue your dreams? No, of course not. It's about realising that if following your dreams is what you truly want to do, you should go for it and never be afraid of the consequences. It's all about believing in yourself (as cliché as this is) and going for it from that point onwards. Some people are always going to be dreamers and some are always going to be do-ers and if being a do-er is what you want to be, you can.

The Importance Of Festivals and Culture

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

Whilst festivals in other parts of the world have a sole emphasis on getting drunk and making a mess, this festival has an emphasis on thinking about Mother Nature and authentic enjoyment. With the soulful music, gleaming blue skies and an intense focus on giving back to the community, this festival is unique to the Philippines and is a remarkable hidden gem.

'We Are Facing A System In Denial': Hidden Homelessness In UK Is At Crisis Point

Seyi Obakin | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Seyi Obakin

Centrepoint's research shows that for each one of those young people we see on the streets, dozens more are sleeping on the sofas of extended family and friends and, in some cases, in the beds of strangers.

Support European Youth Uniting Through Art

Shaniqua Benjamin | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Shaniqua Benjamin

When following the news, it's become commonplace for us to hear about Brexit, fractured relationships in Europe, Trump wanting to ban immigrants from the USA and many other examples of conflicts throughout the world.

Youth Violence In The Capital Should Be A Bigger Scandal

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

Violence amongst young people continues to surge in London and I can't see anything happening in the near future that will offer any real change. How many more times will we need to read 'a 19-year-old man has become the latest teenager to be stabbed to death in the capital after being knifed on the streets' or words to that effect?

My Journey As A British Chinese

Johnny Luk | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Johnny Luk

I went to a school where I was one of the very few Chinese people there and I found myself really struggling with my identity. That became stronger when other friends began to date; it was so hard to ask girls out because I felt so 'different' which for a teenager, really killed my confidence.

Do Any Political Parties Really Care About Young People?

Danny Angove | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Angove

Political parties have traditionally rarely cared about young people, because young people don't tend to vote. Why don't we vote? Well, that'll be because nobody's representing our interests, and nobody's representing our interests because there are no votes in it. It's a vicious cycle, and one that's not going to be halted unless something changes.

It's Time For Youth Mental Health Services To Respect Young People's Rights

Grace Jeremy | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Grace Jeremy

A generation of young people who understand their rights and responsibilities is a generation who are empowered to hold services to account and create social change, as a sustainable social movement.