• National Sibling Day: Our Relationships

    National Sibling Day 2019 has just passed on April 10th. Here at Impact we have taken a look at our relationships with our siblings (or lack of) and deciphered the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Youngest Child Being the youngest comes with many perks: you can generally get...
  • Powerful Women on Campus: Dr Lucy Jones

    Emily Casey interviews Lucy Jones from the School of English Emily Casey: Your research focuses on gender and sexuality within sociolinguistics, what first attracted you to this field? Dr Lucy Jones:  For me, when I was an undergraduate and first learnt about sociolinguistics, we learnt about: language and gender;...
  • The Dark Side to Reality Shows

    Let’s be honest, most of us love a reality TV show, in fact, at least 50% of 25-34-year olds watch some form of reality TV in the UK, whether it’s a longstanding staple like TOWIE, or a yearly ritual like I’m A Celebrity. Whilst these shows do offer a...
  • Can You Start a Sport at Uni?

    In September 2018, The University of Nottingham won the prestigious ‘Sports University of the Year’ award. This is ,of course, a huge achievement – even on the international scale – but I want to look a bit closer to home and investigate how inclusive sports really is. The university’s...
  • Women – Your Infantry Needs You!

    Since the 21st December 2018, women who were not currently in the army have now been allowed to apply for the infantry, and training will begin in April 2019. This is a further development to the decision made by David Cameron in 2016 which allowed women already in the...
  • 3, 2, 1… Affirmative Action

    Affirmative action (also known as positive discrimination in the UK) is a system whereby members of groups known to have been previously discriminated against are given preferential treatment in the employment or education process. This can be in the form of quotas, or just employer/recruiter making their decision with...
  • Inclusivity: Can you paint with all the colours of Disney?

    The first fully animated Disney film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, was released in 1937. Being released two years prior to World War II means that the film reflects very different societal values and attitudes to todays. Thankfully, we now have characters like Merida in Brave who are...