• The Best Drinking Games For Freshers

    It’s a truth universally acknowledged that alcohol makes talking to strangers easier. Impact has found a bunch of ways to liven up drinking and make Freshers that little bit easier too PICCOLO No cards or cups to hand? Trade in some battery life instead with Piccolo, the handy drinking...
  • Drinking: Safety Among Students

    On Thursday 31st of January, two students, at two different universities went missing after a night out. Daniel Williams (19) was last seen by his friends leaving the university’s student’s union bar, and Libby Squire (21) was last seen by friends who put her in a taxi after she...
  • Dear Agony Aunt: I don’t know how to cure my hangover…

    Dear Auntie Carol… How do you get over a hangover? Dear reader… “I’m not going to tell you that you should’ve drunk water or eaten bread before going to sleep – that’s your mum’s speech. I’m the cool Auntie, remember?” Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you that...
  • ‘To your health:’ Being Kinder To Your Liver On A Night Out

    Whilst not everyone at university, but certainly a whole lot of us, regularly drink, it is important to keep safe and try to prevent health risks as we do so. Without sounding like an old parent, lecturing you about your drinking habits, I am here to say it’s perfectly...
  • The ultimate Lenton pub guide

    Considering the sheer number of students who live in Lenton, it’s unsurprising that there are so many pubs between University Park and Nottingham city centre. On 31st October, Impact decided to find out which pub was best. Deciding which pub is ‘best’ is often arbitrary, but there is one...
  • Street drinkers in Nottingham can now be fined £70

    In an attempt to curb antisocial drinking, Community Protection Officers (CPOs) can now fine you £70 if you are caught drinking on the streets of Nottingham. From now, a Community Protection Officer can: • Require a person not to consume alcohol • Require a person to surrender any alcohol...
  • What is the Media’s Problem with Freshers’ Week?

    The cycle begins again – like every year, the tabloids have been full of stories in the last few weeks, covering tales of drunken Freshers’ fouling the streets and generally embarrassing themselves. Articles like these clearly disapprove of the behaviour of Freshers’. They infer a sense that drunken A&E...