'I’m probably going to grow up to be like one of them'
Emotional distress amongst Manchester's young people; the graduates finally getting their chance to celebrate; and a noisy tram journey on football night
Dear members — we’re having a youthful week on The Mill. On Tuesday we published an interesting piece by Dani about the growing issue of insecure work. And in today’s edition, Jack speaks to Professor Neil Humphrey, who has conducted a massive survey of 40,000 young people across Greater Manchester to find out how they are feeling about their lives and thinking about the future.
Plus, thousands of students in Manchester had their graduation ceremonies this week (including our very own Mollie), so Dani went to meet some of them outside Whitworth Hall. We also have some great recommendations for the weekend, and a nice piece by Jack about his tram ride home with lots of Manchester United fans.
Before we dive in, a couple of requests:
We’re working on a story about homelessness in Greater Manchester, and in particular the massive growth in the number of people living in council-funded “temporary accommodation”. We’re crunching the data with the help of a little team of data science stude…