Exams halls are deserted, tumbleweeds roll through the streets of Lenton, and the Hallward Library has less life than the English football team. Yep, the academic year has come to an end, and Impact has published its last issue. It’s been a great year for the magazine, not least as it launched its first ever online edition.
Sadly, the current staff are going their separate ways; next year Impact has a whole new editorial team with plenty of fresh faces. Personally, I’m off to America – Portland, Oregon, to be precise – as part of my American Studies course. I’ll still be your Online Editor though, and I hope to transform this column into a sort of ‘Letter from America’ – Impact’s intrepid foreign correspondent, if you will… Chris Regan, our outgoing Editor-in-Chief, will also continue to contribute to the site, chronicling the trials and tribulations of a freshly-minted graduate seeking his way in the world.
There are still a few more articles to load up this year, and this week we’ll be finishing the archiving of our recent issues. Still, since this is a magazine for and by students, we’re pretty much shut down over the summer. I promise to use the downtime productively though! Lots of lessons have been learnt from our opening stint, and we’ll be relaunching the site in September with a fresh new look, lots of added features and gizmos, and all the great content and witty writing that you’re used to from Impact.
So, wherever you are, have a great summer, and I’ll see you in September. And don’t forget to pick up your copy of Impact 176 on your way home!