• Amplify Festival: Andromeda Playwright Interview

    Ahead of the Amplify festival at Nottingham Playhouse, Nina chatted to playwright Hannah Greenstreet on her queer adaptation of Andromeda with director Charlotte Vickers. ...
  • Creative Corner: ‘Pride’ Showcase

    To mark the LGBT+ pride celebrations occurring across the UK in July, this month Impact's poetry showcase explores pride with poems submitted by a range of students. Whether inspired by current affairs or personal experience, calling out homophobia or exploring queer desire, the showcase celebrates pride and highlights the...
  • Genre Fluid review

    Genre Fluid is Dan Webber’s first collection of poetry, formed after three years of touring and performing spoken word shows. Describing itself as ‘a study into labels in everyday life, in the arts and the LGBT+ community’, Genre Fluid is a humourous yet reflective and candid exploration of how...
  • Powerful Women on Campus: Dr Lucy Jones

    Emily Casey interviews Lucy Jones from the School of English Interviewer: Your research focuses on gender and sexuality within sociolinguistics, what first attracted you to this field? Dr Jones:  For me, when I was an undergraduate and first learnt about sociolinguistics, we learnt about: language and gender; language and...
  • Ariana Grande and Manchester Pride Live 2019: the Right Person to Headline?

    I remember reading the news the night of the terrorist attack on Manchester Arena. I stayed up into the early hours until it was clear that this was a directed act of terror on my hometown in which twenty-two people lost their lives. This isn’t an article about the...
  • Meet your 2019 LGBT+ Officer Candidate

    Jake Card is a first year Chemistry student running to be your LGBT+ officer for the 2019-2020 academic year. The following are a few key points from his manifesto: Believing that “community change is always required”, Jake is committed to people being “taught about the past issues and main...
  • Queering the bookshelves: a Century of Same-sex Fiction

    As a self-confessed bookworm, fiction has always been my way of making sense of the world. But when I began to question my sexuality in my mid-teens I became disenchanted with the popular Young Adult series that I was reading; the best-selling books, such as The Princess Diaries, Harry Potter,...