• Being Back at Home – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Most of us are probably back home, with our second semester being cut short suddenly. Just as we finally settled down and got comfortable after the Christmas break, it was time to up and leave. And now that we’re home for a long period of time, we’ve had to...
  • The ‘C’ Word

    As you read this, it is important to remember two things. The first being that I am incredibly cynical, and the second is that I love Christmas. I realise these two things seem to be at odds with each other but honestly the unfettered, mythical joy and ideology that...
  • 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...
  • Torn from home: Meeting Child Holocaust survivor, Joan Salter MBE

    Freedom is fundamental to our human rights, according to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. We are created to be free and to act freely. Our human rights may not free us from our daily responsibilities like paying rent or meeting a deadline, but they do provide us...
  • Celebrating All Types of Love on Valentine’s Day

    Growing up my parents always made an effort to show me I was loved on Valentine’s Day, potentially out of pity for my eternal singleness. My mom wrote me an ‘anonymous’ card every year along with some much appreciated chocolate, and my dad would buy me flowers. For me...
  • Holocaust: A history that should never be forgotten

    As I left my home on the freezing 4th of November morning in 2015, weary-eyed and barely awake, I felt a knot in the pit of my stomach for what the day ahead would hold. I was making the mammoth journey to Krakow, Poland and back in just one...
  • Curating Christmas: the pressure to have the perfect festive season

    What is supposed to be, for many, a time of family, friends, gifts, and celebration, can instead be a time of immense stress and expectations. Students perhaps understand this more than others. The month between the autumn and spring semesters is considered a holiday, but there barely seems to...