London news Londoner starting a PhD at Cambridge University 'wasting her 20s' in lockdown Uk news
MetiNews.Com - Lakkayah Palmer talks about putting your plans on hold because of the pandemic
Breaking News ! Sign up to FREE email alerts from MyLondon - MyWestLondon NewsSubscribeWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid EmailFor most of us, 2020 was the year our lives were put on hold. And while post-Covid life is within touching distance after the success of the vaccines, there's still a way to go before we're back to normality. For young people in London and the rest of the country, it's been a year that's meant many of their plans have been put on hold.
. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here . 'I feel like I'm wasting my 20s' She had just been accepted for a history PhD at Cambridge University, and while that is a cause for celebration, thanks to the pandemic the career of her dreams and the usual joys of being in your early 20s has been put on hold. "It's been a very disheartening experience," Lakkayah said. She had to complete her Masters from UCL and has spent the past few months applying for PhDs after moving back home from Bethnal Green to West London with her family. A recent survey of 2,000 young people in the UK revealed the debilitating impact the pandemic was having on young people across the UK. 63 per cent of 16 to 25-year-olds said the pandemic had left them "always" or "often" feeling anxious - 64 per cent said they were feeling like they were "missing out on being young".
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