Lucy Sherriff
Lucy Sherriff is editor of HuffPost UK Young Voices. She also reports on environment.

Entries by Lucy Sherriff

A Graduate Had Her Job Offer Revoked Because The Company 'Does Not Accept' Braided Hair

(109) Comments | Posted November 26, 2015 | 6:56 AM

A Bournemouth University graduate was left "disgusted" after she had her job offer revoked because the company did not "accept" braided hair, as part of their uniform requirements.

Lara Odoffin posted a message from her prospective employers who told her: "If you are unable to take them out I unfortunately...

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Autumn Statement 2015: George Osborne Didn't 'Have The Balls' To Tell Graduates His Spending Review Could Cost Them £6,000

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2015 | 5:44 AM

Students have reacted angrily to major changes to how England's poorest graduates will need to repay their tuition fee loans, which were excluded from George Osborne's Autumn Statement speech yesterday.

As part of a raft of unpopular measures that will hit young people, the government confirmed...

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Katie Hopkins Gave A Talk At Brunel University. And Everyone Just Walked Out

(159) Comments | Posted November 26, 2015 | 5:14 AM

Brunel students gave us all a masterclass in how to deal with motormouth Katie Hopkins when she gave a talk at the university - and everyone just walked out.

The Daily Mail columnist was part of a panel at Brunel University debating whether the welfare state had a...

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Student James Patrick Has Just Made The World's First 3D Printed Gun

(4) Comments | Posted November 26, 2015 | 3:58 AM

A mechanical engineering student is claiming he's made history after designing the "world's first" 3D printed revolver - capable of firing real bullets.

James Patrick's PM522 Washbear is a gun which can fire up to eight bullets between reloads. And, bar an few components, it's made entirely by a 3D...

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Autumn Statement 2015: George Osborne Cuts Grants For Student Nurses - And Replaces Them With Loans

(57) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 8:39 AM

Student nurses are to have their grants cut and will instead have to take out loans to pay for their tuition fees, George Osborne has revealed in his Autumn Statement.

The students will stop receiving bursaries in the hope the move, which has been described as "devastating", will...

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When Pupils Get Detention For Ridiculous Things

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 8:30 AM

Not handing in homework, talking in class, wearing the wrong kind of shoes. They're all (kind of) acceptable no-nos which warrant a detention session.

But volunteering as tribute? Or bringing out cat pictures?

Come ON!

Thanks to one Imgur user, who posted various detention slips detailing utterly...

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Nottingham Muslim Schoolboy Stood In The Cold For Two Hours Offering Free Hugs To 'Combat Islamophobia'

(7) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 6:36 AM

A Muslim schoolboy from Nottingham stood in the cold for two hours offering free hugs to strangers to show "not all Muslims are terrorists".

Yusf Pirot, a 16-year-old who moved to Britain from Iraq in 2007, blindfolded himself and stood in the centre of the city with a sign reading:...

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Guy Comes Out To His 'Conservative' Dad, And Gets The Most Heartwarming, Emotional Text In Response

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 5:54 AM

A 20-year-old whose 'conservative' father found out his son was gay on Snapchat has shared the touching, emotional response he received from his dad.

Writing on Reddit, Brett said: "So my dad texted me first because he saw something "troubling" on snapchat. I had called myself a f****t...

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University Students In England Are Now Paying The Highest Tuition Fees In The World

(4) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 4:54 AM

Students in England now pay, on average, the highest university tuition fees in the world, around six times more than those studying in Switzerland and Italy.

And fees could rise even higher after it was announced universities could decide how much they charge if they can prove they...

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20-Year-Old Jordy Hurdes Releases Shocking Video Showing His Reaction To Taking Ecstasy

(3) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 10:39 AM

A 20-year-old has posted a video on Facebook about how is life has been drastically affected by taking a bad ecstasy pill which left him fighting for his life in hospital.

Jordy Hurdes, who lives in Australia, said he was "lucky to be alive" after taking the part drug, but...

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How One Syrian Student Escaped Kidnap And Helped Found A University For Refugees

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 7:35 AM

In 2013, Mohammed Odai Al Hashmi was due to catch a lift back home from Al Wadi International University with two friends. They were supposed to convene at 1pm sharp. But, thanks to having a mid-term exam which overran, Syrian-born student was 10 minutes late to meet his classmates. And...

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Bristol Students Watched Porn Together For A Social Experiment

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 6:03 AM

Students from the University of Bristol were filmed watching porn together for a social experiment. And, well, the results were a little awkward to say the least.

The group of 10 were brought together by third year student Gemma Wilson, who filmed them for UBTV.

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Medic Student Banned From Being A Doctor After Posting 'I Will Find You' Taken Quote On Facebook

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 5:40 AM

A medic student has been banned from practising medicine because he posted a quote from blockbuster film Taken saying: ""I will look for you, I will find you. And I will kill you."

Ravindu Thilakawardhana, a student at Leicester University, wrote the quote, along with posting Liam Neeson's image, on...

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Hussain Manawer, The Essex Boy Who'll Be First British Muslim In Space, Is Dedicating His Trip To Mental Health Sufferers

(9) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 5:07 AM

A 24-year-old from Essex who is set to become the first British Muslim to go to space after winning a competition has dedicated his win to everyone who lives with mental health problems.

Speaking to the One Young World summit after he was announced as the winner, Hussain Manawer, who...

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There Are 400,000 More Young People Living In Poverty Than There Were A Decade Ago

(7) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 12:01 AM

There are 400,000 more young people living in poverty than there were a decade ago as a lack of well-paid jobs and affordable homes is making it harder to build a secure future, according to a new report.

A study for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation also found that young people were...

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Yeonmi Park: Is It Really That Hard For Cameron To Ask China To Help North Korean Refugees?

(8) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 9:17 PM

A North Korean defector who fled her country and was sold as a sex slave in China has criticised David Cameron for not tackling the issue with the Chinese president.

Speaking to The Huffington Post UK, 22-year-old Yeonmi Park called for action against China, which she says turns back "helpless"...

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North Korean Survivor Yeomni Park Slams Western Media For Treating 'Murderer' Kim Jong-Un As A Joke

(16) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 12:58 AM

North Korean survivor Yeomni Park has criticised Western media for portraying dictator Kim Jong-un as a joke and a cartoon character.

Addressing the One Young World summit in Bangkok, the 22-year-old, who escaped from her home country when she was 13, said: "When I came to the West I found...

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John Simpson: British Media Is 'Grotesquely Selective' In Reporting Terror Attacks

(48) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 10:46 PM

One of the UK's most respected foreign correspondents has hit out at the British media's "grotesquely selective" reporting of deaths from terror attacks around the world.

Admitting he is "depressed" over where newspapers and television are headed, John Simpson says he is disheartened at how foreign correspondents have "almost vanished"...

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'Being Gay Isn't As Sexy As ISIS': One Young Man's Fight For Rights For Iraq's Queer Community

(21) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 11:51 AM

"Being gay isn't as sexy as ISIS. So no-one pays us any attention."

These are the words of Amir Ashour, a 25-year-old Iraqi and the founder of the country's only organisation for its queer community.

Amir left behind his home and family a year ago and is currently living in...

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Watch Six Young People Implore Their Governments To Tackle Climate Change #CallOnCOP

(1) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 5:06 AM

Young people from around the world are imploring their heads of state to tackle climate change in a series of video messages filmed for the run up to the COP21.

At the One Young World summit, young leaders from every country in the world addressed their governments on YouTube two...

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