• Is Social Media Damaging To Our Health?

    Most of our lives nowadays are totally online. The intense growth of social media has established a completely new way of life compared to those a few decades ago. It has for many become a necessary part of their everyday lives. Whether that be the photos we share on...
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: Is The Student Lifestyle Damaging Our Brains?

    Megan Cuerden  Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in the UK, meaning, it causes a progressive decline in the functioning of multiple areas of the brain causing a direct impact on a person’s way of thinking, feeling, behaving and general overall functioning.  The most common association...
  • The Virtual Reality of Relationships: Can we actually find true love on a dating app?

    Tinder, Bumble, Grindr, Hinge… There are endless new dating apps popping up at an increasingly jarring rate. From once just matching with someone nearby, you can now use apps that handpick your conquests based on age, religion, wealth - with the list going on and on. As the number...
  • Why Women Are Deleting Their Period Tracking Apps After Roe V. Wade

    Arabella Mitchell Many women are deleting period tracking apps after the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs Wade on June 24th 2022. This ruling saw 22 American states ban women’s rights to abortion after nearly fifty years. In light of this decision, women are being urged to...
  • Hometown Holiday: Chester

    Coming to university is a reality check for most freshers. Whether that’s learning to cook for yourself, experiencing binge drinking culture, or having to be totally self-motivated in your studies. For Anna Boyne, the biggest realisation was that hardly anyone in the UK has heard of her home city....
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    Taking The Plunge: My Experience Trying Cold-Water Swimming

    Anna Boyne  Swimming in a lake would probably not sound like most people’s idea of fun – let alone in winter when temperatures are in the single digits. However, more and more, cold-water swimming is becoming a popular hobby. Participants all seem to be raving about their experiences and...
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    Professor Anne Green’s Talk: Into The Dark Side

    The first instalment of Impact’s ‘Lunchtime Science Lecture’ series took place last Wednesday and was titled ‘Into the Dark Side’ and was given by Professor Anne Green. In her talk Professor Green explained how dark matter (her field of research) is, in her opinion, the most likely theory to...