• Nottinghamshire Police Accused of Victim Blaming

    The Nottinghamshire police force have been criticised for victim blaming due to a Facebook post warning women they risk attacks if walking unaccompanied.  The Facebook post suggests that women should not walk alone at night as they are more likely to be assaulted or physically attacked. The post states...
  • The Next Election will be Fought on Facebook

    Since its emergence in the late 1980s when entertainment platforms like radio, television talk shows, and tabloid newspapers, took on prominent political roles and gave rise to the infotainment genre, new media has changed the face of politics beyond recognition. News Editor, Olivia Stock, explores the role of social...
  • No Social Media- Am I Living in the Stone Age?  

    What does social media mean to you? Why do you use it?  Is it to interact with a whole range of people, or to stay tuned with world affairs? Are you curious as to what goes on in people’s lives, or knowing what your favourite celebrities are up to?...
  • Sounds Like a Plan: Productivity in Exam Season

    Spring is in the air and it wouldn’t take David Attenborough to notice a change in the environment at UoN: takeaway coffees are the staple accessory, the hour of the day is becoming irrelevant and you’re venturing into the darkest realms of the library to root out the fifth...
  • Unisalad: An interview with owner Rebecca De Beukelaer

    After the launch of the new UniSalad app in January, Impact sat down with University of Nottingham alumnus and creator of the Nottingham buy/sell Facebook page, Rebecca De Beukelaer, to reflect upon the process and the future of her business. How have you found the process over the past...
  • Facebook under Scrutiny for Privacy issues and Monitoring their Users   

    Recently, one of the hottest topics that is related to the social media world is Facebook and the Cambridge Analytica Scandals.  Concerns have grown about the influence of false information and its ability to speak unscrutinised on social media. As one of the most popular social media platforms, Facebook...
  • Me, Myself and I

    With social media sites such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram becoming such a predominant part of society, it’s hardly surprising that we are all becoming a little self-absorbed. In fact, with LinkedIn and Skype becoming more prevalent in the world of work, one could argue that there is an...