23/04/2015 - By RC-Admin1
With the upcoming general election less than a month away a hot topic at the moment focuses on why the majority of young people are increasingly disengaged from politics? With headlines such as ‘Youth Vote could be key in 2015’ it’s a concern across the UK.
Statics show last year less than half of 18-24 year olds voted. This proves that young people have the smallest voice when it comes to politics but do they know how politics affects them? Are young people being educated to understand that everything from how much they are paid per hour down to where their clothes are made is all related to politics? More importantly what is being done about it?
Efforts to encourage youth to vote include a quiz in the style of a popular social media site ‘Tinder’. You simply swipe to agree or disagree to a number of statements covering topics such as NHS, the benefit system and nuclear weapons. Their answers then produce a pie chart which will indicate which party your believes are best suited to. Other methods are video’s showing the importance of votes, social media hash tags and young campaigners on the streets.
The purpose of all these methods is simple; get young people talking about politics!
Here at the Resource Centre we employ four young people all eligible to vote.
Have you got young people in your office and will they be voting?Back to news
23/08/2019 - By RC-Admin1
We live in a world in which most of us travel a lot. Chances are you’ve been on a holiday involving a long-haul (or at least medium-haul) flight in…
14/06/2019 - By RC-Admin1
As we are now in June, summer’s unmistakably on its way, although not if you look at the weather outside! Summer means a whole range of things, from barbecues…
23/04/2019 - By RC-Admin1
The period from late March to the end of May seems to be the season for bank holidays. Two at Easter, one at the beginning of May, one at…