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Seeking a young person to write a column for the Guardian newspaper

Posted: Wed Oct, 2014

Author: Claire Cody

For the past four years Carlene Firmin, a Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre, has written a monthly column for Society Guardian, now she thinks it's time for a change and is looking to find a young person to take over her column.

For the past four years Carlene Firmin, Head of the MsUnderstood Partnership and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bedfordshire, has written a monthly column for Society Guardian – Girl in the Corner. Carlene has used her column to share her views on a range of social issues from alcohol addiction and sexual exploitation, to the impact of bereavement and school safety.

Having written nearly 50 columns she thinks it's time for a change. Carlene is committed to ensuring that young people's voices are heard and the column is a great way to realise this ambition. For the next six months Carlene will write her column with a different young person on an issue that is current in the news and in which they have an interest. She will use this process to see if she can find one young person to take over her column.

If you are aged 16-25 and have opinions on social issues that affect you, your friends, family and local neighbourhood she wants to hear from you.

To apply for this opportunity please visit the MsUnderstood website for more details.

Any queries please email Carlene on column@msunderstood.org.uk