• Survival of the Fresher: 5 of the Best Recovery Foods

    So, you’ve woken up feeling rough after a night at a fresher’s event. Who knows, maybe you’re even nursing a build-up of hangover symptoms from partying multiple nights in a row, or need to pick yourself up to go out again? Don’t panic – here are my top five...
  • Poems For Making Sense of Freshers

    Coming to university and being a Fresher is both exhilarating and daunting. Impact’s art editor Lauren offers six poems that encapsulate the experiences of freshers and starting university. Literature has always held a power in using language to express experience and capture what it is to be human. I’ve...
  • Packing for Uni: Entertainment Home Comforts

    Moving to university is often your first experience of living away from home, and bringing items from home helps make your new living space your own. For all your entertainment needs, here are ten items to bring with you to university. ...
  • Fresher’s Memoirs-Day 5: Stories

    Laura’s short story reflects on the struggles faced as a young woman starting university. From an early age, I was taught never go anywhere on your own. To take my sister everywhere with me. Especially to public toilets. You hear stories, don’t you? Just last week, as well. All...
  • Graduate Reflections #2: Highlights of UoN

    The University of Nottingham has been three years of highlights and memories, and there are many things that have made it such a distinctive place. Having studied English Literature, I found the course to be really varied and there was a chance to do everything: I’ve been on trips...
  • Six things university has taught me outside of my degree

    University is a time of personal growth, learning and preparation for the world of work. But after a year and a half of being here, I’ve found that I have gained many more valuable lessons from general student life than from my degree itself. From cooking and cleaning skills...
  • When Home Isn’t Home Anymore

    Home is a deeply rooted word; it’s a word that must grow from somewhere ancient and buried. For many Freshers’, going to university also means leaving home for the first time, and it’s common for students to feel homesick and isolated in a new city. Home is both where...