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Youth Empowerment: Opportunities for our Youth

One of our fantastic Youth Empowerment interns, James, wrote this informative piece about his time volunteering with Studenteer, and the importance of giving opportunities to our youth. What is Youth? This refers to those in adolescence before one has developed into an adult. Young people have been severely affected by the pandemic due to the…

How has the COVID-19 pandemic forced charities to go digital?

In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, many charities have experienced a big shift in their services. Just as the pandemic has affected many businesses financially, the same applies for the charity sector. As many as 2 in 5 charities reported that their financial situation had deteriorated in October alone, and this was before the…

Empowering our Youth

Ultimately, today, young people aged 10 to 24 make up one quarter of the world’s population. It is the motivations and aspirations of the youth today that will shape the future. What is Youth Empowerment? Youth empowerment is a process whereby young people obtain the ability, authority, and agency to form decisions and implement change…

Get Involved!…The Importance of the May Local Elections

The upcoming Local Elections, on the 6 May 2021, are some of the most important this country will ever have. Across the United Kingdom, there are over 5,300 seats up for election, which is simply a huge number. Whilst media coverage has historically given more attention to national elections, I want to emphasise the importance…

The Future is Digital… And Students are Ready!

It comes as no surprise that this past year has been incredibly hard for students. With classes being moved online and summer internships being cancelled, many students are struggling to find opportunities to gain internships and experience for their CVs. On top of the financial and mental health consequences, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic…

Climate Action: Student Sustainability

“The earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry In recent years, we have begun to understand the severe consequences that human activity has had on our planet. We are currently at a pivotal moment; evidence suggests that we only have just over a decade to prevent irreversible damage to the planet…

What can we do to support Black Feminism/Women?

If you ask someone to define feminism, they will probably say ‘Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights. Feminists aim to define the economic, social, and political equality of the sexes’. To an extent, this definition is true, but the truth is feminism means many things to many people. People have their definitions of feminism….

Green Skills: How to Futureproof your CV

In light of the Government’s recent announcement of the Green Jobs Taskforce, which aims to develop a long-term plan for securing the Green Skills needed for the low carbon future, we thought it would be useful to explain everything ‘Green’. A year ago, as we settled into the first Covid-19 lockdown, we were able to…

Bristol Kill the Bill Protests 2020

KILL THE BILL! KILL THE BILL! The chant echoed through the streets of Bristol as close to 3000 people marched on 21 March to protest the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021. This blog post aims to give you a short overview of the bill and the subsequent responses to it.   What…

Is climate change fuelling gender inequality?

Climate change is defined by the National Geographic as “a long-term alteration of temperature and typical weather patterns”, its impacts felt on a regional and global level, affecting everyone to a varying scale of degree. However, it is important to consider how women who face barriers due to not only their gender but factors including…