• Why High Speed Two Isn’t the Way Forward for the North

    While the government is pushing full steam ahead with its development of high speed two rail, creating a so called ‘northern power house’ there is clear evidence to see that high speed two would have irrevocable damage on the North, rather than the aim of improving the north’s economy....
  • The Red Box Project Tackles Period Poverty across Schools in the UK

    Period poverty is a huge issue across the globe, and is especially detrimental to the education of school children; with an estimated 49 per cent of young woman aged 14-21 having missed an entire day of education because of their period....
  • Does NHS Privatisation Work?

    The words NHS and privatisation, coupled together, were hot press in 2019. However, the reality behind what privatisation really entails, and the differences it will make, were often forgotten. Talk of a future trade deal with America 'selling the NHS' was misleading and left much of the electorate in...
  • Staff strikes: solidarity or sleeping in?

    On Monday 25th UCU members at UoN started an 8 working-day strike over changes to their pensions, rates of pay and working conditions. Unfortunately for students, the whole point of striking is to be as disruptive and inconvenient as possible and it often feels like it’s to our detriment...
  • The Ethics of Extinction Rebellion

    Extinction Rebellion are prominently and currently known for disrupting ‘business as usual’ with non-violent, disruptive civil disobedience, which has been enacted in previous weeks in their International Rebellion to raise awareness of the current ‘climate emergency’ and shake the current political system. Within the strategy of Extinction Rebellion, as...
  • The Civil Service Fast Stream: An Inside Scoop

    On the afternoon of the 30th of September, I caught up with Jack Taylor, a University of Nottingham English graduate, ex-Features Editor at Impact, and successful Civil Service Fast Stream applicant. After weighing up his post-graduate options, Jack decided to apply for the Civil Service Fast Stream at the...
  • Impact Food Investigates: Junk Food Adverts and Childhood Obesity

    There is no doubt that in recent years, obesity has become a formidable issue within society. The word is persistently cropping up in news headlines, and with recent statistics showing that 40% of London’s children are overweight or obese, it is not hard to understand this statistic. It seems...