• Opening of Rainbow Crossing on Campus

    As a rainbow flag flew gently above the Trent Building, at the feet of the main entrance to the Portland building lay another rainbow. Decorated across the road in bright and cheerful paint was the new University of Nottingham rainbow crossing. “A generous crowd accumulated as LGBT+ officer Sam...
  • Anti-LGBT School Protests Banned

    On Tuesday the High Court in Birmingham ruled a ban on the anti-LGBT lesson protests occurring outside of Anderton Park Primary School. Since May, protestors have been chanting outside of the school gates causing disruption to the students and staff. Headteacher Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson described the demonstrations as “toxic and...
  • 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 Emily Casey: Your research focuses on gender and sexuality within sociolinguistics, what first attracted you to this field? Dr Lucy Jones:  For me, when I was an undergraduate and first learnt about sociolinguistics, we learnt about: language and gender;...
  • 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...