Two Minutes With…Nicole Zographou

Name? Nicole Zographou Age? Gettin’ on… I’m 24 Where are you from? Best in the South West….Bristol! What do you do? Currently I am unemployed, I graduated in International Development, now looking for work in Events management. Any special hobbies/talents/interests? I don’t know if anything I’m interested in is ‘special’ however I have a passion for cooking, literacy and poetry. I enjoy a challenge and love to fundraise, last year I was abseiling down an 185ft building and doing 3 miles in a wheelchair. As a young person what is the worst and the best thing about living where you live? One of the best things about Bristol, is that it has everything you need but hasn’t lost the friendly community feel other big cities have. Everyone knows each other and there is lots to offer a young person in terms of activities and learning. However the transport system is really poor. If you’re a young person who lives on the outskirts of the city buses are in frequent and very expensive. This is something that really needs to change. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? I think it would have to be Bermuda, a Caribbean paradise where everyone has a good standard of living, health care and a good wage. It could lack some entertainment but other islands are only moments away! If you had to swap bodies with any historical/political figure, living or dead, who would it be and why? That is such a difficult question because I have been inspired by so many people. However I tend to be inspired by...
The Media Debate at the Houses of Parliament

The Media Debate at the Houses of Parliament

On Monday the 25th of March, the Youth Media Agency in collaboration with Bite the Ballot campaign held a debate at the Houses of Parliament. Bite the Ballot, is a national campaign created by young people, which encourages fellow young people to use their democratic right to vote and Youth Media Agency (YMA) is a youth organisation that uses their social media website to promote youth media platforms including magazines, radio stations and television. For YMA, their ‘Press4change’ campaign has been at the forefront of their work, in which a call for a fair representation of young people within the national press, and a submission into the Leveson Inquiry was only the start. The main issues of the debate revolved around how far the regulation of the media and the press should go, whilst discussing the issue of censorship and freedom of speech in the context of culture and ethics of the British Media. First Part: Introduction Highlights of the beginning of the evening included the reading of a poem called ‘Nowadays’, written by Deanna Rodger, a spoken-word artist, who raised crucial political and philosophical questions through her performance. Her passionate piece included the essence of politics, human interaction and communication, the lack of emotion and connection between individuals and the increased sense of ego and competition in today’s life. She claimed ‘who cares about politics nowadays? Who cares about truth?’ Deanna’s performance was emotional and powerful and made a difference to the whole evening, as she used her talent to get a very important message across, through the help of art and not through political arguments. Shortly after...

Work Experience Poll

Hey everyone,  Just wanted to send out a quick survey on work experience and the prospects of receiving a job afterwards, so if you are between 16-24 check it out below! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JZ39FY9...

Two Minutes With…Natalie Aidoo-Davies

Name?  Natalie Aidoo-Davies Age?  20 Where are you from?  Ghana What do you do?  Full-time student at Middlesex University Any special hobbies/talents/interests?  I love to cook and organise events. As a young person what is the worst and the best thing about living where you live?  The best thing about where I live is the fact it is central to most destinations. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? Switzerland, because their economy is on the right track to success. If you had to swap bodies with any historical/political figure, living or dead, who would it be and why? Rosa Parks because she changed a generation. If you had to invite 3 people, living or dead, to a dinner party, who would they be? Mali Music, Francis Chan and Michelle Obama. What is your favourite form of art? Do you find art to be relevant to society today? Dance and Drama. Yes there is a relevance because these forms contribute to the economy in this country. Are there any issues concerning young people that you feel are not getting enough attention? Unemployment is a huge problem that needs to be sorted. As a young person, what is your perception of the actions and values of the prominent politicians of your country? Do you feel there are many aspects of the current political life that need to be changed? As a young person I feel that politicians are fooling aroung, they are messing with the education system, having cutbacks on certain programmes. I am glad I am nearly out of the education system because it is really getting...