• What do we want? Puppies! When do we want them? Now!

      Students at the University have been campaigning for a room full of puppies. This comes after Dalhousie University in Canada introduced a puppy room in December for their students to deal with exam stress. Aberdeen University also plans to open one for the the upcoming exam period. Student Tom Denton set...
  • The New Kids on the Blockbusters

    Since Steven Spielberg and George Lucas revolutionised the film industry in the ‘70s, the blockbuster has been a reliable moneymaker for the Hollywood machine. While technology has certainly improved over the past four decades, there has not been a great deal of innovation in terms of storytelling and its maturity. Compared with...
  • Notts about Music? A Guide to Nottingham’s Hidden Music Gems

    Way back in September, we offered up a serving of the best large gig venues in Nottingham. Now, with the end of the year in sight, we’ve lined up our favourite places to enjoy music in an intimate atmosphere. The Maze This small and cruelly neglected venue prides itself on its...
  • Bling versus Budget: The Top and Bottom Range Gadgets on the Market

    Think forking out over £500 for the latest iPhone or £200 for a games console was expensive? Turns out they’re just the basic models. Luxury gadgets are now not complete without being covered in diamonds or plated in precious metals. These gadgets may be more fashion than function, but for the outrageously...
  • Nottingham Playhouse Turns 50

     This year sees Nottingham Playhouse celebrate its fiftieth year on its current site. Naturally, the theatre holds many a story from years gone by. What better way to discover these hidden gems than a good ol’ rummage through the props cupboard?  Deep within the bowels of the theatre, piles of newspapers...
  • Getting Back in the Game

    We took a few willing volunteers, whose last experience of gaming was a few frantic years of Pokémon, and put them face to face with a plethora of great games. How would they react? Tom Plays… Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 We introduced Tom, a French student, to the...
  • ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ – Finding Your Career in the Gaming Industry

    Gaming is renowned for its difficulty, and getting into the industry surrounding it is no different. IMPACT quizzed a few who, thanks to a bit of luck and a lot of talent, have forced their way into the multi-billion pound industry that is gaming. This was their advice… So you want...