UK Youth

The Reinvention of Youth

Andy Law | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK
Andy Law

Sometime towards the end of the 1990's I read an article in a newspaper with the title "Middle Age Stole My Youth". It was written by a teenager. I ca...

Reflections of a Muslim Student: Cameron's Five-Year Plan

Yusuf Hassan | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yusuf Hassan

We need dialogue between the police, security services and Muslim organisations to tackle threats and issues in local communities. This cannot happen if Muslim organisations feel targeted and are treated as being part of the problem instead of the solution.

Less Than a 100 Days In

Kenny Imafidon | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kenny Imafidon

We have spent less than 100 days under a Tory-majority government, and already they've done the expected. Well, for me it was the expected. Allow me to elaborate further before scourging me with thumbs-down's and heckling.

The Case for Our Generation

Dipo Faloyin | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dipo Faloyin

I'm sat in a coffee shop on Brick Lane, desperately trying, but failing to be productive. It's a Saturday in April, and the bitterly cold air is heavy with the sort of enticing energy that can only be formed when the scent of roasting beans, and the fulfilled promise of free wifi collide...

Tearing Down Walls: Here's How to Start

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

'Breakingwalls' ambassadors perform in CapeTown 2014 Courtesy of Fran Tarr "Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Tear down this wall." Those words s...

Youth Will Not Define Adulthood

Maliha Reza | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Maliha Reza

Youth is a time for experimentation. To make mistakes and suffer the consequences, but then to do it again because it was just as thrilling as the first time. I'm not saying your youth is meant for recklessness but it is one of the few times you can be reckless and have no serious repercussions; depending on the context of course.

Don't Teach Boys Not to Hit Girls, Teach Them Not to Hit

Eamonn Crowe | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eamonn Crowe

Here, I want to stress that violence against women is far too common and is an extremely serious matter, which I would never want to be seen to advocate. I just believe that the conversation could be more effective if its emphasis is shifted to trying to stop violence as a whole.

Life After Exams - What to Do While You're Waiting for Results

Darren Jaundrill | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Darren Jaundrill

Many of you have finished your exams for the year and the rest will be finishing soon. And that means your immediate future, while you wait for your results, is a unique period of around six weeks where everything can feel very uncertain. But while it's a nerve-wracking time, it's also a period of opportunity.

T-Shirts, Chicken Joints & Murals: Apparently Hitler's Really Popular in Thailand

Lewis Barton | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK
Lewis Barton

From fashion to fast food, Thailand has a real fixation with Hitler and Nazism! For most people the idea of wearing a T-shirt with the image of Hitl...

Cameron's Cowardice in Not Giving 16 and 17-Year-Olds Their Say on Europe

Allan Päll | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Allan Päll

If Mr. Cameron truly does want Britain to remain part of the EU, there's clearly no tactical advantage to be gained from excluding this age group from the referendum. But it's not just about seeing the UK stay in the EU; it is rather about the principle of empowering the broadest range of voters when taking decisions about their future.

A Circus School That Brightens Up the Townships

Aloïs Angebault | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Aloïs Angebault

Yes, inequalities are not a myth and unmovable townships are still facing wealthy residential neighborhoods. But many other things have changed and successful projects have been blooming for a longer time than you may think.

Your CV May Be Holding You Back, Here's How To Fix It

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tremaine du Preez

The traditional CV is a relic of the pre-electronic age, it seems to be going the way of big hair and platform shoes as it retreats into the ever lengthening shadows of the digital world. You can no longer afford to be a subject matter expert and nothing more. You are a business and your career is the product of how you position yourself across different platforms as well as the risks that you take. Your CV should reflect this in a way that is as unique as you are.

Millennial Movers: Meet the Dynamo Behind the World's Largest Offline Search Engine

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Selfie sticks obsessions aside (not a fan, sorry), I see the moral fibre and generosity of Gen Y first-hand. We refuse to work for brands that aren't ethical or inspiring (we won't buy from them either), rally support for community causes and have a decidedly 'global-local' mindset.

Young Votes Matter, Too

Louise Wilson | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Wilson

If I may be so bold as to ask one thing of you, it's to take half an hour out of your Thursday to head to the polling station. Make your mark. Make your voice heard. Because en masse, that 56% can make a difference.

Police Impunity Isn't Excusive to the United States

Kwame Ibegbuna | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Kwame Ibegbuna

There is no justice for those who have already lost their lives. But there is hope that the perpetrators of those crimes will not be perpetually exonerated. The greatest legacy can be our continued fight to achieve it.

It's Our Future and It's Time to Own It

Darryl Morris | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
Darryl Morris

The future is a funny old thing. That word has been thrown around so often during the tiresome back and forth of this campaign that it's lost all meaning, blending into the dull humming noise that the election has become.

Investing In Arts Education To Create Crime Free Futures

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Julie Mills

At Milton Keynes College we have a strapline: Transforming lives through learning. It is so much more than a strapline - we really believe in it and ...

Creating Equal Opportunities for Film, Television and Games Careers

Sara Putt | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sara Putt

This year will see the first students who paid tuition fees of £9,000 a year graduate from their degree courses. The idea of spending thousands more on a postgraduate course specifically focussed on film, television or games could seem like one more hurdle too many for some people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Things We Don't Say About Voter Engagement

Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Politics
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

According to research, the most common excuses for not voting are: "My vote won't make a difference", "They are all the same", "I'm not interested in politics", "I don't know enough to choose", "The parties don't represent my views" and "I don't believe parliament is important." Some of these can be resolved very easily...

Springing Into Action for Medicines

Alex Kent | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Alex Kent

I'm dreading Spring. Forget the season of new beginnings, all I can think of are the looming months of itchy eyes, snot filled tissues and freak sneez...

5 Foods You Need In Your Life To Ward Off Ageing

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to your skin, the phrase "you are what you eat" couldn't be more true. With that in mind, it'll come as no surprise that eating fatty...

Things Not to Say to Cancer Patients

Kayla Redig | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kayla Redig

Sometimes the best thing you can do for a cancer patient is to just be there. Listen. Put aside your own discomfort and sit in those hard moments with someone. You can't take away cancer, you can't cause a certain outcome, and you can't control this. The sooner you give up the impossible role of being able to fix things, the sooner you can help.

Youth Centres Are Being Treated as an Alternative to Mental Health Care

Claire Greaves | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

It is unacceptable to rely on youth charities and youth centres to hold mentally unwell young people steady. People deserve better than that, young people deserve recovery and a chance at living a fulfilling life.

If Britain Is Broken - They Didn't Break It

Duane Hopkins | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Politics
Duane Hopkins

I was born in 73. I grew up in a working class family. A big family. A working class family that was part of a community. A community that was empl...

Media Coverage of Politics Needs to Change

Stuart Thomson | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

There has been a collective failure to attract a younger audience to politics and current affairs. This is in very large part the fault of the parties themselves. Trying to blame the media would be foolish and wrong. They do, however, have a contribution to make.