• Postgraduates “Woefully Undervalued and Underpaid”

    An NUS survey undertaken at the end of last year has suggested that “the hard work of postgraduates is woefully undervalued and underpaid by their institutions.” The survey found that, in real terms, just under a third of postgraduate teachers are paid below the minimum wage (£6.90/hour), with 43% of respondents describing...
  • “The Only Connection I Have With The NUS Is My Card”

    The failure of the NUS protest in November 2012, which resulted in leader Liam Burns being assaulted with eggs and fruit, has left the National Union of Students facing many questions. Critics point to disorganisation, apathy and an irrelevant approach to student issues as the root of their problems....
  • The Executive Strikes Back: Incumbent Officers Allowed to Run Again

    Incumbent SU sabbatical officers will be able to re-run for positions in the University’s Students’ Union elections for the first time this year, following legislation introduced in 2012. Joseph Clough, Disabled Officer in 2011, told IMPACT that because some candidates running aren’t currently students, this means that “several of...
  • EU Sanctions Crippling Syrian Students at Nottingham

    Syrian students across the UK are in need of urgent financial aid due to the on-going conflict in their homeland. Of the 670 Syrian students in UK universities, 21 are studying at the University of Nottingham. Approximately 420 students across the UK have been sponsored by the Syrian government,...
  • Motherboard Before The Mortar Board: Student Game Developers at the University of Nottingham

    Students are no strangers to playing games, but how about making them? We interviewed a few talented student developers to find out some of the intricacies of game development while at university. Dimitrios, a PHD student with Horizon DTC, found his love of creating games whilst he played them, “but...
  • Britain’s Dullest Days Out

    January is upon us; that month of perpetual gloom. We find ourselves emotionally spent, adrift on a sea of revision and daunting word counts. Nothing to look forward to, nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. However, life could be worse. You could be whiling away your days at one...
  • An Acquired Taste – Impact Reviews Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody

    Beneath its silicone exterior, Avengers XXX is a story about relationships. In an early scene, Thor (Brendon Miller) proclaims, “If we are to become comrades, we must first become friends!” It soon becomes obvious that if the Avengers are to conquer the demons of New York City, they must...