• The Perks of Being Older Than An iPhone

    In a recent lecture on environmental history, my lecturer told our group that the average British prisoner now spends more time outside than the average primary school child. This statement truly shocked me. As a nation we typically associate primary school with a time of discovery and freedom without...
  • Are Physical Copies a Dying Format?

    When was the last time you saw someone read a book on the bus into campus? It’s probably not an impossible memory to recover but one that is slowly being overlaid by those consisting of people wearing headphones plugged into their iPhones, laptops, or reading on their Kindles. Here...
  • My life in phones: a brief history of technological memories

    Motorola clamshell, Nokia 1600 and Sony Ericsson k700 – a long lost generation of mobile phones that first introduced us to the technological world. Do you remember the initial excitement that pierced your heart when your fingers impatiently ripped the wrapping paper apart to reveal the one little piece...
  • Thou Student Will Survive #1

    Thou Student Will Survive is a guide to university – with a difference. Through her personal experience of UoN life, Impact’s resident columnist Olivia shares her student commandments… Thou shalt not be a Grinch Up until now I’d banned my housemates from playing Christmas songs. ‘All I want for...
  • Happy App’nin: Meet UoN’s Student App Developers

    Games, lifestyle, cooking, education, maps, languages. Nowadays, it seems everything is covered by mobile apps. With the rise of smart phones, apps have become a huge business in the last few years. In 2013 it was estimated by Gartner that 102 billion apps were downloaded. Despite 90% of these...