Leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett spoke at the BU Election event this week urging young people to vote.
Britain is undergoing a struggle with itself which threatens her strength and stability. Young voters are disenfranchised and feel utterly disconnected from the political process. This is contributing to the rise of extremist parties like the BNP, and feeding the authoritarian right in the form of UKIP.
MEP candidates in this year's European Parliament elections debated at an event held at Bournemouth University last week to reach out to younger voters.
It may not be glamorous, but bird conservation is vital to our planet. Volunteers at Bournemouth Aviary are fighting to save our feathered friends.