This year's collection includes discussion of political engagement and identity, and the role and importance of education in serving the public good and producing young people equipped to front up to the issues of today and tomorrow.
Edited by Katherine Bruce, Sara Mhaidli, Benjamin Ong and Daniel Baron, volume five of the journal is comprised of seven essays by student thinktankers:
- Skye Curtis, Sheffield – Disengaged youth: How social capital can be used to increase levels of political participation among the younger generation
- Adam Ladley, Sheffield – Europe and the next generation: Why youth Europeanism could save the UK and how it could be done
- George Deacon, York & Arthur Baker, Manchester – The case against independent schools as charities
- Tobias Nowacki, Warwick – A European identity among British youth
- Maddy Haughton-Boakes, Sheffield – The 'generation without hope': Education as a way of giving the new generation a sense of autonomy
- Catherine Scott, York – Societal disillusionment of the new generation: How do we reverse the tide, both politically and economically?
- Kiryl Zach, Sheffield – It is not as Mustapha Mond says – or Why universities should be more about knowledge than employability
See previous volumes of Metis published by IPPR and written and edited by members of our student thinktank network:
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.