• What is Being Done About Homelessness?

    Christmas is coming with the promise of family, feasting and plenty of warmth in cosy homes; but not for everyone. The homeless in the UK are facing more and more suffering as the years roll by, and I wanted to explore what is being done to tackle this issue,...
  • 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...
  • Nottingham-based student initiative raises £3,500 to support the homeless

    Stories of the Streets, a unique photography exhibition which conveys images of homelessness from the perspective of those experiencing it first-hand, has raised £3,500 through product sales and cash donations to support the homeless community. The exhibition was held in the intu Broadmarsh Shopping Centre from Friday 17th November to...
  • The Students’ Union Officers experience a “life changing” event

    On 18th November, the Students’ Union Officers of the University of Nottingham (UoN) slept outside for a night to raise awareness for homelessness. The event, better known as The Big Sleep Out, was to raise money for Framework, a charity and housing association dedicated to preventing homelessness and improving living...
  • How Does Notts Help the Homeless?

    Homelessness in the UK has risen 54% in the UK since 2010, and, according to the homeless charity Framework, rough sleeping in Nottingham has increased to its highest level in 20 years – hardly shocking to students who would have by now realised that it’s rare not to see...
  • UoN students help the ‘People of the Streets’

    Everybody knows that homelessness is a big problem in Nottingham. You can’t go for a walk through the city centre without seeing half a dozen people huddled up in their sleeping bags in the cold. A start-up company based in Nottingham, People of the Streets, is seeking to change...
  • Nottingham Experienced: HoMed helping out the homeless

    Believe it or not, there’s more to do in Nottingham than lectures, clubbing and societies, and Impact is determined to experience as much of it as possible. From heated political rallies to teeth chattering ghost walks, we’ll be there. In the latest edition of Nottingham Experienced, Emily joined HoMed...