UK Youth

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...

From Punk Rock Fashion to Activist: An Evening With Vivienne Westwood

Afton McKeith | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.

Why Am I Using Digital Media To Engage And Empower The Youth Within The British Bangladeshi Community?

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

A British Bangladeshi online TV network offered me the opportunity to present a chat show web series called Youth Corner. The aims of the series were to highlight the achievements of young and emerging talent in various fields, providing a platform for guests to share their experiences and inspiring stories

Young British Sikh: 'Protests Against Interfaith Marriages Have Left Me Worried'

The IPF | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
The IPF

As a community, we must stand against those whose actions bring our religion into disrepute. In its place, we should encourage dialogue and debate. We should come together to find common ground.

Empowering Millennials: Our Future in their Hands

Lord Michael Hastings | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Lord Michael Hastings

Youth is a time of optimism and energy, and in the light of the complexities ahead and the pressure that surround us, nothing is as energy giving or cynicism destroying as building the potential for others to succeed and in that, I rest my hope.

A Writers' Responsibility: How I Get Young People Interested In Reading

Stuart Reid | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stuart Reid

Since 2001 more than two million pupils left primary school without the ability to read well. Reading well, and with enjoyment, is a skill that unlocks opportunities at school and in life. If children do not read well, and enjoy reading, by the age of 11 they are likely to suffer social, economic and cultural exclusion as adults.