• Creative Corner: Rush Hour Rhythm and Blues

    Saxophone sirens in dissonant symphony with horn blare of hurtling hornet blur taxi cabs, streets speckled with spectators come to watch the world burn in the embers of their cigarette butts.   You stand alone, still, aside from the lurch in your stomach at each fresh cacophony and jostle...
  • A Guide to Notts Nightclubs

    Welcome Week is a busy time of settling in, making friends and working out how to get to the Portland Building. For some, it will also be the first opportunity to check out Nottingham’s nightlife scene. So, Impact have put together this handy guide, providing you with a quick...
  • Housing Agencies vs Students

    Moving into your first student house or flat is a rite of passage for a lot of young people. It’ll be your home from home for many months, so you need to find the right property. “The University of Nottingham currently has 34,329 students compared to 29,996 at Nottingham...
  • Friend Run – York

     have visited York on multiple occasions since I started University as one of my best friends from home studies there. Like a lot of UK cities boasting two popular University’s, the University of York and York St John University, York is one of those love-hate cities for students. Campus...
  • Home Run: Manchester, England

    Though I was born across the Pennines in the depths of Yorkshire, for most of my life I (like nearly half a million others) have been proud to call Manchester, the self-appointed capital of the north, my home. Geographically, the city is ideal. It’s a large city with everything...
  • How Does Notts Help the Homeless?

    Homelessness in the UK has risen 54% in the UK since 2010, and, according to the homeless charity Framework, rough sleeping in Nottingham has increased to its highest level in 20 years – hardly shocking to students who would have by now realised that it’s rare not to see...
  • UoN students help the ‘People of the Streets’

    Everybody knows that homelessness is a big problem in Nottingham. You can’t go for a walk through the city centre without seeing half a dozen people huddled up in their sleeping bags in the cold. A start-up company based in Nottingham, People of the Streets, is seeking to change...