• The University of Nottingham in World War One – The Untold Story

    Few events have shaped the history of this country as much as the First World War. As we reach the 100th anniversary of its outbreak, there has been heightened focus on the re-telling of the war. But the historical facts only offer part of the story; the individual stories...
  • Life Behind Bars: UoN student volunteers help prisoners find new lives

    When student volunteers enter the prisons, they are offered a glimpse into the reality of life behind bars. They are given no information about the inmates they will be helping, and are armed only with knowledge of the Prisoner’s Rehabilitation Act. “Every few paces there’d be another door they’d...
  • Do you even lift? Impact speaks to Ms University.

    Impact speaks to the strongest female student in Britain, Ms University. The 2014 Mr and Ms University competition saw 40 finalists from over 20 UK universities battle for the title of best student bodybuilders. Impact spoke to this year’s winner, Holly Welch, a 3rd year Physical Education student at Sheffield...
  • Campuses set for Labour’s red coup in 2015

    Campuses are an important battleground at general elections. But who will we vote for come May 7th next year? It would seem that the Liberal Democrats are destined for failure. YouthSight’s 2014 poll found a mere 6% of students intend to vote for Nick Clegg’s party in 2015. Remarkably,...
  • Would university teaching benefit from Gove traditionalism?

    The best teacher I had during sixth form operated like clockwork. Topics would be covered through a regular timetable of note-taking, dictation, textbook questions, and a fortnightly essay: as ordered and regimented as the impeccably labelled VHS tapes on his office shelves. But never a bad word would be...
  • Should the NUS officially oppose UKIP?

    Impact Comment debates if the NUS was right to oppose UKIP. YES Fraser Collingham “I’m not overly convinced that man is to blame for the change in climate”, Paul Nuttall, the deputy leader of UKIP, proclaimed during his talk at UoN last month. This is just one of his...
  • “They absolutely punched the crap out of me”: Impact investigates stop and search

    Nottinghamshire Police came under fire last year after a report into BME Policing experiences found the force was perceived to be ‘institutionally racist’.   The report, ‘Exploring and Improving BME Policing Experiences’, commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping, found that there was differential policing treatment given to...