UK Youth

Political Literacy: An End To Apathy?

Matteo Bergamini | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Politics
Matteo Bergamini

It's the modern equivalent to the old proverb, 'give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but teach a man to fish and you feed him for a life time'. In a similar fashion, if we ask them to vote, they will do it once before getting bored or disillusioned, but if we give them the tools to understand the system they will remain engaged for a lifetime.

We Need A Mental Health System That Is Aware Of Taboos Relating To BAME Communities

Nikhwat Marawat | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nikhwat Marawat

Many times, I've read articles saying it's time to talk, mental health is important and every other recycled term relating to mental health. Honestly, every time I've agreed with them, we do need to talk, mental health IS important and every recycled term surrounding mental health stands.

A Holistic Approach For Youth To Build Peace

Amjad Saleem | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK
Amjad Saleem

The youth demographic is on the rise. We cannot ignore the case in many parts of the world that the majority of the society is under 30. The youth are not just the future as the cliché goes, they are the present. This means that they need to be included and embedded in processes taking place now, not as token representations but with agency and influence. And it's not like they do not want that engagement.

What Can Vulnerability Teach Us About The Future Of Work?

Monica Parker | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Monica Parker

Fear of Falling Fun fact: we're only born afraid of two things - loud noises and falling. Sort of strange when you think of it. But in truth, our bra...

At 16 You Can Have Sex With Your MP - But You Can't Vote For Them!

Cat Smith | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Politics
Cat Smith

To build a healthy democracy we need young people to be engaged and to feel valued. We also want out political system to recognise the abilities of young people, which is why votes at 16 is so important.

The Hard Fruits Of Labour

Sai Villafuerte | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK
Sai Villafuerte

As children, we are told to 'dream big'. We are told that hard work gets you to the top and that by doing so, you can lead a successful and happy life...

LGBTQ Children's Experiences Prove Why We Still Need Pride

Javed Khan | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

Things have come a long way. Public attitudes towards LGBTQ people have improved over the last few years and we're slowly seeing better representation of our country's diversity, both in the media and in politics.

Young People Turned Up At This General Election - Now's The Time To Keep The Pressure Up

Tim Connor | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics
Tim Connor

The work is by no means over. An analysis of the election result could just as easily conclude that it was the Conservatives alienating older voters with policies attacking their houses and winter fuel payments that lost them the election. And while Jeremy Corbyn attracted a large youth vote, he still fell well short of being able to form a government.

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

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

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

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...