UK Youth

'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.

The Dream As A Side Hobby

Louise Lawless | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Selling out - we all enter college hoping to change the world. By Christmas of final year, we all have traineeships in big firms. At what point, did we sell out? Did we realise we sold out? Is this even selling out or is just looking out for yourself?

Ten Confessions Of An Angsty 22-Year-Old

Wemmy Ogunyankin | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Wemmy Ogunyankin

My tenth confession is a complete embracing of all my imperfections: I'm an idealistic yet pessimistic romantic. I'm a health conscious periodic binge eater. I think I'm so good but I'm super self critical. I'm sweet but I'm angry. I am a bundle of contradictions but again, I challenge anyone to say they are anything other.

Why Today's Kids Can Be The Most Health-Conscious Yet

Trevor Hardy | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents
Trevor Hardy

This generation has already set the pace by drinking and smoking less than ever before. But with the rise of obesity it is now time for young people (and their parents) to take hold of the opportunities they have and create a truly healthy life.

Are We Losing Our Religion?

Tom Killeen | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Killeen

The decline of religious belief in the UK is happening. Its progress is slow, and inconsistent, but it is happening. The British Social Attitudes survey, an annual process, tracked the moment in 2013 when the Church of England's practising community fell below 50% of the total population. This year's BSA study recorded 48% of participants to have "no religion" at all.

More Young People Need To Turn Out To Vote, But Lowering The Voting Age Is Not The Answer

Thomas Smith | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

The primary and obvious argument against lowering the voting age is that 16 year olds are simply not sufficiently mature, or knowledgeable enough about politics, to be able to make decisions that have substantial impact on the future of the country

Chapecoense: How Football Fans Are Often United By Tragedy

Lawrence Tallis | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Sport
Lawrence Tallis

The football community is often united by tragedy. We share so much that we often want to express that commonality to people in the community who are hurting, and so we come together to show our respects.

Erasmus: The Show, Starring Me

Louise Lawless | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Erasmus will always be a leap of faith, immersing yourself in the unknown, hoping that it will lead to adventure, rewards, and unique experiences. It won't be for everyone. Putting yourself out of your comfort zone so starkly in foreign lands is no mean feat. But no matter what you'll learn that adventure is out there, the world is vast and ready to be travelled whenever you are.

We Must Confront The Epidemic Of Youth Loneliness

Emma Atkins | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Emma Atkins

What we are witnessing is vast becoming an epidemic. The cost of youth loneliness is up to £34 billion in London alone and in addition the past few years has seen a significant rise in the number of young people seeking counselling for emotional and mental distress, which has been linked back to loneliness.

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

Three Essential Reads For The Frustrated Millennial

Dan Hughes | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Hughes

Being a millennial isn't always the easiest job in the world. Okay, the average member of Gen Y is tech-savvy, less susceptible to online advertising scams, and has grown up in a time where technology has risen to incredible heights.

Selfie Deaths - A Life For A Like?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

However, a sonorous and vivid alert could make the level of danger worse by scaring the selfie-taker. Whether or not the alert increases danger is another question and would need to be tested (hopefully not with real high mountaintops).

'You've Got A Great Attitude, But You Haven't Got Enough Experience' - Are These The Leaders Of Yesterday?

Azhar Kholwadia | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Azhar Kholwadia

"You're a bit too young." "You've got a great attitude, but you haven't got enough experience". Phrases that I'm sure most of us can relate to, havi...

Me And My Father's Suicide: The Importance Of Sharing How You Feel

Ed Hunte | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Hunte

bmm banner.jpg On the surface, my father was someone who had everything, yet he still chose to end his life. If his suicide has taught me anything, it's the importance to not hesitate in getting things out in the open, to share challenges and struggles with those you trust and to not be afraid of expressing who you truly are. I still continue to work on these skills myself and I deeply recognise them to be the remedy for the generations of men who choose to give up on their lives each day.

Landing And Leaving Expat Life In Dubai

Susan Devaney | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

I'm standing on the cobbled streets of Rome, surrounded by politely pink pastel walls. It's my final stop. I had moved to Dubai shortly after my 2...

Brexit's Disenfranchised Youths: Don't Get Mad, Get Active

Eddie Keough | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Eddie Keough

The events of last Thursday have somehow cast more uncertainty into the most uncertain political situation in the UK in recent memory. Even before the ruling, the country lay in a state of political limbo. An environment where countless young people felt let down or angry.

Young Entrepreneurs: How To Champion Your Inner Entrepreneurial Spirit

Debra Charles | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Debra Charles

Young entrepreneurs are the future of our country - they will be the ones that grow our economy and shape our society. Yet unemployment is having an...

Ain't Getting Any Taller Or Younger...

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

My parents are short people with tall personalities. I wished it had been the other way round. Then it was my religion. It had clearly turned its back on me. Despite my constant prayers, I stayed put at five feet. And then it was friendship.

The Inequality Of Internships

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Danielle Cuaycong

The lack of social mobility is apparent in the UK and although the effects of not having an internship may not be immediately evident, the fact that there is a disparity in the ability to receive internships as a result of differences in socio-economic backgrounds its an indication of inequality itself in this country.

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...