• Giving Blood: How to Save a Life in 20 Minutes 

    In 2018, 830,000 people gave blood in England alone. Incredible numbers at face value, right? But in the grand scheme of things, that’s just less than 2% of the entire population who are donating. Giving blood is one of the easiest ways to make a huge difference in a person's...
  • How to be Sporty When You’re Skint

    From a distance, David Ross Sports Village looks more like the high-tech training centre from The Hunger Games than it does a gym. Packed fill with squash and badminton courts, a massive swimming pool, snazzy fitness suites, outdoor pitches and even a sauna and steam room (!) this 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...
  • The Academic Tinder

    Starting university is an exciting time, but can also be incredibly scary. You’re meeting new people, adapting to a new way of living and having to grasp a whole new way of learning in a very short period of time. You’ve got a million and one questions and no...
  • Sounds Like a Plan: Productivity in Exam Season

    Spring is in the air and it wouldn’t take David Attenborough to notice a change in the environment at UoN: takeaway coffees are the staple accessory, the hour of the day is becoming irrelevant and you’re venturing into the darkest realms of the library to root out the fifth...
  • Suicide Awareness at University

    Whilst it is often referred to as ‘the best three years of your life’, in reality university can be a very lonely and isolating place. As students, we face pressures from all aspects of our lives: are we working hard enough, are we socialising enough, are we making the...
  • The All-Too-Necessary Guide for…Surviving University Cold and Flu

    It has happened to us all; whether it’s the bog-standard Freshers’ Flu, or a more general snotty-bunged-up-ness that passes from bedroom to bedroom, door handle to door handle, and lecture theatre to lecture theatre – we’ve all been there. And isn’t it just so much worse being unwell at...