• Petition To Re-Instate ‘Safety-Net’ Policy Following Covid Fury

    Isabelle Raikes Over the past week, an open letter to Deputy Vice-Chancellor Shearer West has been published, urging the revival of the university’s ‘no detriment’ policy, implemented in March as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The University decided to end this policy and not reimplement...
  • SU Strikes Back At Government’s Response As ‘Still Not Good Enough’

    Alice Nott The Students’ Union has written to the government, along with the Vice Chancellor and the University’s executive board, to express their fears over the response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as seeking immediate support and guidance. They begin the letter by praising the efforts made by...
  • MPs Debate On Refunding Students’ Tuition Fees

    Last week, MPs considered the proposals of a raft of student petitions concerning the refunding of tuition fees. Collectively reaching 980,000 signatories, the petitions advocate a range of compensation options, including the partial or full refund of fees for the 2019/20 and/or 2020/21 academic years....
  • Tier 3 Restrictions For Nottingham Confirmed

    New Tier 3 restrictions will be enforced in Nottinghamshire on the 2nd December, when the national lockdown ends next week....
  • How It Went Down: Notts PPE Society’s Westboro Baptist Church Event Cancellation

    Last month, the University of Nottingham’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) society invited a representative from the US-based Westboro Baptist church for an online ‘Q&A’ session. Within days, after sustained student backlash, the society decided to cancel the event....
  • UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights Report On Black Rights

    On Wednesday 11th November, the UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights published a damning report on the government’s failure to implement previous recommendations regarding the protection of human rights in relation to black people. The report focused not only on the stark statistics highlighting the racial inequalities that...
  • Impact Virtual Conference 2020 – Day Two

    After the successes of day one and the introduction to radio broadcasting, the second day of the conference turned its focus to TV and print media. Joined by individuals from the industries, the talks offered insight into the world on and off screen as well as discussing freelancing, networking...