• Pets At Home!

    We know that isolation can be tough, so we’ve rounded up some of the Impact committee’s cutest furry friends to bring some joy to your social distancing.  ...
  • “She does WHAT to herself?!” It’s Time to Break the Taboo Around Female Masturbation

    Attending a mixed comprehensive secondary school, I vividly remember overhearing the boys’ locker room talking about masturbation- it was a common and accepted thing. However, what I also remember were the rumours that went around about any girl even daring to do the same thing to herself, branding her...
  • 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...