To make politics inclusive and win the vote of Britain's youth, parties must be talking about the issues that matter to young people. As political parties rally their armies in the race to parliament, sustainable international development is being overlooked as a factor that could tip the scales by encouraging young people to vote.
When we see terrible acts of violence on the news attached to 'Islamist' groups, we have to consider how it is that normal people can get sucked into groups whose raison d'être is violence. Therefore it is relevant to look at the growth of Islamic extremist groups when we talk about Islamic extremism, rather than looking at the origins of particular ideologies.
So, you're about to graduate. Congratulations! I'm proud of you. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, though, but as much as this feels like the final hurdle, it isn't. And that's what makes the Post-Graduate Blues so painful.
The boat race might not quite be the Olympics, but as the buzz from the race dies down, I'm hoping it leaves a legacy of its own. I hope that it encourages women to look at rowing in a new light, maybe even give it a go! As those women proved, rowing isn't just for men.
It's really odd, and really common, that people preface feminist statements with 'I'm not a feminist, but...' and I still don't understand why. Well actually I think I do, but I'm going to pretend I don't for the purposes of this argument for a minute...
The Scottish independence referendum was proof that a positive campaign, engaging rather than side-lining young people, will inspire people of all ages to vote. The major political parties have forgotten this... But there is an alternative.
Whatever operational option an independent Scotland would choose, the conceptual details would be the same: a sovereign government cannot default and faces no financial constraints. Taxes would not have to be raised, and spending would not have to be cut, unless there was a political decision to do so based on the political will of the population.
To keep up with the world as it stands in 2015, students must have a broader historical education than they have ever had before, with a much greater focus on understanding the world around them right now.
The couple's marriage was known as a "golden age" for both sides in the Virginian region. It brought eight years of peace before a second war from 1622 to 26. Although the English reported that she wished to remain with her new people, as a diplomatic figure for both sides, Rebecca still expressed concerned for the security of those she had left behind.
What's the solution? Claiming to know how to restructure society so that everyone feels engaged, and duly represented, in a fair political system would be the height of ego - so I won't attempt...
My appearance is one of my hobbies. I enjoy researching skin creams and hair masks, I look forward to nose pore strips, the make-up section of Superdrug calms me down on stressful days like I'm an unglamorous Holly Golightly and it is my Tiffany's. I'm vain, and someone reading this just drew a lot of conclusions about the rest of my personality from that one fact.
"I feel like I should care, but I don't," said a 23 year old artist in London, when asked if she planned on voting in the upcoming election. While London is the location where women gathered from all over the country to fight for the vote, many young women today are less than inspired.
India's Daughter, Leslie Udwin's recent and controversial documentary, honed in on the infamous Delhi gang rape of 2012, which has become a highly provocative and sensitive issue in India...
I refuse to be put into any position that seeks to threaten this, and, customer or not, we are all human beings and all have a basic right and deserve to be treated that way.
Paying homage to those women and encouraging them to speak up and inspire the younger generations is precisely what we also do with the Inspiring Women Campaign and that is why I decided to support the WIE network (and yes, I am doing this in the middle of a general election - and no, it is not an oversight). Because no matter your age, your skills or your background, every woman has an inner role model and it is the duty of every woman of my generation to stand up for young girls.
Let me start first by saying this, politics is a huge part of my life. I've been following political debates for a long time, I've written articles for newspapers and websites about political issues and I'm finally inching towards the end of a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics after six years without a social life. However, what you're watching on television and reading in the newspapers at the moment could only generously be described as politics...
I am so fed up with Northern Ireland being tip-toed around internationally because of the past. This is a cross-community issue which is being painted Orange and Green, as usual. Speaking out against the DUP's attempts to institutionalise homophobia does not implicitly align anyone with the Nationalist parties, or Sinn Fein.