• “Me, Privileged? Is it Because I’m White?”

    Am I privileged? I don’t notice or feel like I’m more privileged than anyone else. But then I read a quote saying, “white privilege is like the air we breathe: we don't really know it's around us unless it's unavailable”, making me reconsider just how advantaged I really am....
  • Maya Angelou: The Escaped Bird

    Maya Angelou or Marguerite Annie Johnson (birth name) was a Civil Rights activist, a poet, a writer and a very good singer who deserves to be celebrated during Black History Month. Angelou lived a long life, 86 years to be exact, but unfortunately her childhood was stripped away from...
  • Monetising Mental Health

    Thursday 10th October was World Mental Health Day. You probably saw plenty of posts on social media from celebrities, authors, bloggers and the like. Raising awareness of mental health is a step towards dismantling stigma and creating a more open society where everyone can receive the support they need....
  • Resting your Weary Head on Campus

    We can all agree that uni can get a bit much at times. If it's not workload, it's your irritating housemates, the dirty kitchen, the lack of home-cooked food, missing your dog, 'hangxiety' or the suffocating feeling of regret from the night before looming over you. Whatever it is,...
  • The Civil Service Fast Stream: An Inside Scoop

    On the afternoon of the 30th of September, I caught up with Jack Taylor, a University of Nottingham English graduate, ex-Features Editor at Impact, and successful Civil Service Fast Stream applicant. After weighing up his post-graduate options, Jack decided to apply for the Civil Service Fast Stream at the...
  • You Made it: an Open Letter to Incoming Students

    Rory Jones, features writer and soon to be graduate, offers his insight into the opportunities that university offers, regardless of how you got here. Students, With my time at the University of Nottingham drawing to a close, I thought I would take this opportunity to address you – as...
  • Safety First: An Interview with the University’s Head of Security

    University campuses aren’t always the safest places to be, even for students. Whether it’s recent stories of muggings on the University Park campus, or the wider acknowledgement of gun crime in the United States, students have reason to be concerned. It is certain that the threat of a school...