My spirits were lifted this week by the report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development report which told us that on average teenagers are happy with life and give life 7.3/10 in a happiness score [BBC]. In the UK the average 15 year old scores happiness at 7/10, which is a positive affirmation in a world which throws so many challenges in their direction. Far from being grumpy the young people we bump in to around the offices here in Canada Water (Southwark) are mostly happy if occasionally bashful!
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An exciting opportunity has come up through the The IARS International Institute's independent publishing arm, IARS Publications, for a junior researcher to join the Youth Voice Journal. As the Secretariat for the Youth Voice Journal your role will be key to the development of the Journal. You will support the PA to the Director with supervision by Dr. Theo Gavrielides, on the organisation, development and promotion of the Journal.
Today marks the 49th anniversary of Enoch Powell's infamous Rivers of Blood speech where he expressed his concerns about the level of migration and the impact that this could cause. His predictions of 7 million migrants in the UK by the year 2000 didn't come true, with actual figures of around 4.6m reported in the 2001 census [BBC, ONS]. At the time his words sparked uprisings of workers worried about their jobs and led to his sacking from the shadow cabinet.