• Introducing Impact: Lifestyle

    As part of Welcome Week 2022, Impact would like to introduce our magazine to newcomers. This series will introduce our 8 main sections giving you an idea of what we do, who we are and how to get involved!

    Impact is the University of Nottingham’s official student magazine. We are...
  • Is Social Media Damaging To Our Health?

    Most of our lives nowadays are totally online. The intense growth of social media has established a completely new way of life compared to those a few decades ago. It has for many become a necessary part of their everyday lives. Whether that be the photos we share on...
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: Is The Student Lifestyle Damaging Our Brains?

    Megan Cuerden  Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in the UK, meaning, it causes a progressive decline in the functioning of multiple areas of the brain causing a direct impact on a person’s way of thinking, feeling, behaving and general overall functioning.  The most common association...
  • The Virtual Reality of Relationships: Can we actually find true love on a dating app?

    Tinder, Bumble, Grindr, Hinge… There are endless new dating apps popping up at an increasingly jarring rate. From once just matching with someone nearby, you can now use apps that handpick your conquests based on age, religion, wealth - with the list going on and on. As the number...
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    Taking The Plunge: My Experience Trying Cold-Water Swimming

    Anna Boyne  Swimming in a lake would probably not sound like most people’s idea of fun – let alone in winter when temperatures are in the single digits. However, more and more, cold-water swimming is becoming a popular hobby. Participants all seem to be raving about their experiences and...
  • Will Streetwear Become A Less Male-Dominated Industry?

    Streetwear has always been an area of fashion that is very male-dominated. Few mainstream streetwear brands currently accommodate clothing solely for women. Even when big brands supply female streetwear, the epicentre tends to be male clothing - this is reflected in both the styles of clothing and the unequal...
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    Professor Anne Green’s Talk: Into The Dark Side

    The first instalment of Impact’s ‘Lunchtime Science Lecture’ series took place last Wednesday and was titled ‘Into the Dark Side’ and was given by Professor Anne Green. In her talk Professor Green explained how dark matter (her field of research) is, in her opinion, the most likely theory to...