• Impact Language Guide: Tagalog

    If you ever find yourself in the Philippines, English is widely spoken, and you might just get away with not having to speak any Tagalog whilst you are there. However, if you want to impress the locals and have a more meaningful experience, here are some phrases and expressions...
  • Your Year Abroad: What to Expect

    The build-up to your semester or year abroad can feel like a lifetime. Particularly when you have chosen to study a language, your year abroad is constantly in your sights from up to three years before it finally begins. After hearing the experiences of others and seeing people on...
  • Impact Language Guide: French

    French people can sometimes be mistaken as rude, but more often than not there are subtle codes of conversation underpinning the language which, if you do not know, may prevent you from having successful interactions. But do not fear, we have compiled a list of useful phrases to make...
  • Times have changed, why not our words?

    I must start with a confession. Cardiff Metropolitan University has recently chosen to ban words they deemed politically incorrect. The list includes words ‘manpower’, and ‘sportsmanship’. On first reading, I found myself rarely, and rather worryingly, agreeing with the Daily Mail, who branded the decision as ridiculous. I couldn’t...
  • New year, new me: how to make the most of your time at university

    With a new year comes a new start – or so they say. But really, after a couple of days the feeling of being born again has already been stamped out. Nothing is different from how it was the year before; the weather is the same, the people are...
  • How to Make the Most of Your Summer at Home

    Term ended a few weeks ago and already the bubble that is University is fading into blackness, as students up and down the country, far away from their Midland home of Nottingham, are beginning to wonder: what did I ever used to do with all this spare time? We look at how to...