Do young people have a future in a post Brexit world?

Across the country, there has been a growing concern amongst young people about their futures in a post Brexit world.

According to YouGov polling data, 75% of young people voted remain in the 2016 EU referendum. Two years on, and more than 1.4 million additional young people are now eligible to vote, but unfortunately they missed out on the decisions that will affect their future.

Now many are expressing their fears that life after Brexit could mean rising costs of living, a lack of affordable study abroad opportunities, and their future careers – that involve travel within the EU – being jeopardised, amongst other issues.

There has been a lack of focus on these issues from the Brexit experts and the uncertainty from the woman at the very heart of all discussions, Theresa May, has everyone on edge about the future, but especially the younger generation.

We have spoken to young students at Stirling University, who shared their main concerns with us; as well as a representative from Our Future Our Choice (a youth lead organisation campaigning for a people’s vote on the Brexit deal); and VP Communities Jamie Grant at Stirling Student Union to investigate what the future may hold for young people after Brexit.

Talia Evans

Journalism Student. Blogger. Music enthusiast. Book worm. Lover of Netflix.

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