UK Youth

Festival Treason: Why I Won't Be Buying a Ticket This Season

Isabella Smith | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Isabella Smith

It's not that I don't like music. I like music, loads. All different kinds of music. It's not even that I don't like camping. I have voluntarily, repeatedly, slept in a field without a tent in February with the Army Reserve. Festival camping is veritable luxury compared to that. You don't have to poo in a bush. You don't have to eat cold yellow soup of an indeterminate flavour out of a foil bag.

One Judgement Fits All?

Esther Hayden | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

Recently I walked into my local swimming pool at 6.30am. Among the swimmers wiping sleep from their eyes, there was one woman racing up, down, up, down, up, barely raising her head for breath. What assumptions are you already making about her? Keen? yes. Fit? clearly. Thin? no.

Our Youth Hate Themselves

Anna Moody | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I see trouble ahead...don't you? Our children are heading into the abyss of low self-esteem and self-loathing at a startling rate. Let's assess the recent incident in Magaluf. One young woman and 23 young men involved in a sexual act in public. I have read various viewpoints in the newspapers.

Why Road Trip 2015 Could Win the Election for the Tories

Danny Bowman | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics
Danny Bowman

The next election is upon us and the Tories have a new weapon in their arsenal - it's called road trip 2015. This involves young future Tory politicians going out on the streets campaigning on issues that matter to local communities.

The Political Apathy Myth: How Young People are Redefining Political Engagement

Danny Bartlett | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
Danny Bartlett

Political apathy is a term usually associated with youth. Whether it's low voter turnout, disengagement from democratic processes or the lack of knowledge to make informed decisions, young people have been identified as the one demographic seemingly beyond saving.

The End of the Academic Year Is Upon Us - With Both Students and Business Facing the Same Choices About 'Investing' in Future Capabilities

Leo Quinn | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Leo Quinn

Across the country, tens of thousands of students are getting ready for the end of the academic year - and facing one of the most crucial decisions of...

Sick And Disabled Suffering Due To IDS' Benefits 'Fiasco'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics

Thousands of terminally ill and disabled Britons have been caused unnecessary suffering due to Iain Duncan Smith's "shocking" flagship benefits plans,...

Three Keys to Understand Recruiters

Jeremy Lamri | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK
Jeremy Lamri

Assessing a candidate accurately is honestly very hard, and it generally takes years to be good at it. But the way to do it is very easy to understand. It is only about relevance and coherence. If everything about you is relevant and coherent, then you are a good candidate.

Starbucks Youth Action

Dominic Cotton | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Dominic Cotton

In the Queen's speech this week, the Queen stated that delivering the best schools and skills for young people remains a government priority with further reforms under way to prepare school pupils for employment. In addition, the government will increase the total number of apprenticeship places to two million by the end of the Parliament. This very public commitment is a step in the right direction...

21st Century Britain: Are Men More Body Anxious Than Women?

Sam Thomas | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

Traditionally body image hang-ups have been widely accepted as something of a 'women's problem.' However, over the past decade, there has been a growing trend of men becoming increasingly body anxious and insecure.

Is Subculture Dead?

Charlotte Mallory | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Mallory

At this year's Brit Awards, Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys, used his acceptance speech for Best Album of the Year to announce that "rock n roll will never die." He then threw the mic he was using down on the floor and mumbled "invoice me for the mic if you wanna."

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen - New Recruits

Danny McCubbin | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Over 10 years ago now Jamie Oliver had an idea that he could take 15 young people who had no formal training in cooking and over the period of a year teach them all to be top class Chefs. Jamie believes that anyone can cook...

From Rapping in the European Parliament to a Pornographic Cartoon: How to Get Young People to Vote

Giuseppe Porcaro | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Giuseppe Porcaro

We hope to see, over these next few days, some of these campaigns have an impact on the number of young people across Europe going to cast their vote. However, catchy campaigns are not enough to make the difference. Educating young people in political life, how to vote and what political parties offer them on the issues that they care about, is also vital.

ZIK'R: My Mystical Journey From India to Sadler's Wells

Karen Ruimy | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

I am excited to announce that I will be performing my new show ZIK'R on June 18th at the prestigious Sadler's Wells. Together with Youth, my musical collaborator, the show which started life in the foothills of India and then moved to Morocco, now arrives in the UK for the first of several dates.

The 2015 Election Will Affect 16-year-olds as Much as 18-year-olds, So We Deserve the Right to Vote

Daniel Wittenberg | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Wittenberg

Politics is a rare aspect of British life that people under 18 are not allowed to be part of, which merely underlines how outdated the existing voting age has become. Young people are perfectly capable of making choices, so it's time for the Westminster classes to lower the drawbridge for a democratic election to everyone bound by its result.

From UK To Uganda: Youth Exchange With Benefits

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

As Uganda has the second youngest population in the world, youth groups which can educate people about issues such as sexual health and professional development couldn't be more relevant. In 2012 78% of the Ugandan population were below 30 years of age...

Youth and the Police: Forever Broken?

Tala Sweiss | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tala Sweiss

Why is it that black youth still feel they are discriminated against in the 21st century? And why is it that young people in general tend to have some form of pessimism towards the police?

Business Needs Innovation in Making Money and Giving to Charity

Polly Gowers OBE | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Polly Gowers OBE

Anyone who wants to be successful in business needs to stay ahead of the game, that's why I've built my career around innovation. From the early days of competing in equestrian competitions and progressing to training and selling horses, I then learned the ropes of internet marketing and set up my own company in my garden shed...

London's Youth Finally Get Their TV Voice!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

London360, produced and presented by young Londoners, will reach more viewers in the capital when it is shown on new TV channel London Live starting...

Breaking Away From Expectations

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Our society is built around expectations. Expectations as to how we look, how we behave, the type of job we should have, the type of person we should marry, the trajectory our life should take. Often these aren't even conscience thoughts about a person, just things we naturally assume to be the case. But why?

Cameron, Farage and the Reality of a University Degree

Kat Hind | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kat Hind

The two politicians stand in complete opposition as our Prime Minister defends degrees such as the ever popular golf course management degree while Farage criticises our society where 'we are encouraging people to go and get degrees, in many cases not particularly good degrees.'

Politicians Don't Care About Young People

Rick Edwards | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Politics
Rick Edwards

I passionately believe that we have to stall this slump in the youth vote. And then reverse it. We are in real danger of letting down an entire generation. We need to force politicians to care by hitting them where it hurts - the ballot box. Which brings me onto Russell Brand...

The Male Size Zero

John Mason | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John Mason

To have and maintain a body like the ones men's magazines portray, I had to dedicate myself to it like it was a full time job. In fact, it WAS a full time job. Surely that 's (Like the Size Zero) unattainable to the majority of men? How can someone maintain that training regime with a family, career, dog etc?

The Truth About Britain's Feral Youth

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

To read our daily papers one would imagine we reside in a hellhole, where feral youth run riot across the country and make Lord of the Flies look like an Enid Blyton children's fantasy...

Stories of Polish Gay Immigration in the UK

Pamela Sposito | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pamela Sposito

Homophobia in Poland is another major reason of Polish immigration to the UK. Who would have thought? In fact, gay Poles decide to book a one-way flight ticket to London to escape discrimination.