• Meet the Candidates: Union Development Officer- James Pheasey

    James Pheasey is running in the 2020 SU Elections for the role of Union Development officer. Impact's News Editor Lauren McGaun caught up with him and asked why he would make a good candidate for the position....
  • Extraordinary Scrutiny Panel: SU President

    On the 5th of March 2020 an Extraordinary Scrutiny Panel was called for the University of Nottingham Students’ Union President, James Pheasey. In general, the purpose of a scrutiny panel is to provide a way to hold SU officers accountable for their actions. Thursday’s scrutiny panel came as a...
  • Game Publisher Censors For China

    Game publisher Activision Blizzard are the masterminds behind World of Warcraft and Overwatch. They also enforce censorship for the Chinese government. You probably know about the situation in Hong Kong, where protesters are violently clashing with police over their rights to democracy. You’re probably not aware of Hearthstone, a...
  • The fight for the Living Wage continues

    Following the student referendum which took place in June, with 901 votes for, and 38 against, which requested that the cost of paying the Living Wage to be funded by price rises in the shops and bar. Despite the results of the referendum, the board has not taken the...
  • Catalan independence: an explanation

    On the 1st of October, 90% of Catalans who voted in the region’s independence referendum voted in favour of secession from Spain, despite Spanish authorities shutting down polling stations and confiscating ballot boxes.   The Spanish government suppressed the referendum, calling it illegal, undemocratic, and unconstitutional. Despite this, Carles Puigdemont, President of Catalonia,...
  • Liam Inscoe-Jones: “The Royal Family is the Greatest Embarrassment to Britain”

    As a nation, Britain is in turmoil. A month of increasingly ugly campaigning in the lead up to the EU referendum culminated last Thursday with the murder of an innocent MP, whilst indisputably racist propoganda is being foisted like it’s 1968, and football hooligans are commerating a miserable Euros...
  • Nationalism: A Naïve Foreigner’s Perspective

    Last Thursday I had a conversation with a friend that left me feeling distressed. With it being the queen’s birthday, my friend had cheerfully informed me (the naive foreigner) that this was only one of them. She has her official birthday in June. This is an odd state of...