• A Pandemic Year Abroad

    “Une année à l’étranger” is, in my opinion, a staple of the MFL degree. I hadn’t realised until I got out to Belgium this year how absolutely essential it is for students to be dunked headfirst into a scenario that forces them to converse with others in their studied...
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    Featuring You – Episode 2

    Impact Features Join Impact’s Features team as they catch up with Rachel Elphick, winner of our Article of the Month award and meme historian extraordinaire! You can check out Rachel’s winning article here. Featured image courtesy of Isabelle Raikes and Impact Podcasts via Canva. Music courtesy of: https://www.purple-planet.com/ Did you know...
  • WOMEN WHO INSPIRE US

    In the spirit of International Women’s Month and Mother’s Day, we at Impact Features are paying homage to the women who inspire us....
  • A STAR-STUDDED SU2C: HOW THE BAKE OFF BRAND HAS RISEN TO NEW HEIGHTS

    Most miserably, lockdown in Britain is back for 2021. However, as we are all herded back into our houses by a mix of new viral variants and government incompetence, there is once again Bake Off to brighten the gloom. This time, it takes the form of its Celebrity Stand...
  • Have Yourself A Merry Boris Christmas – The 2020 Holiday Season In COVID Britain

    It would have been a lovely occasion, for those who celebrate Christmas. Having toiled through each and every wave of hardship and despair 2020 has thrown at us, imagine if we could have gathered together with all of our loved ones, eaten good food, drank mulled wine, and sang along with Michael Bublé’s...
  • The Rise of the Student Baker: Exploring Our Generation’s Relationship with Cooking

    A few weeks ago now, The Great British Bake Off 2020 came to its textbook, comfort-telly conclusion. I was most perturbed to discover, however, that Peter Sawkins, the eventual winner and the nation’s newly adopted grandson, is in the same academic year as I am....
  • Is This… An Insight? The Power Of Memes Through The Eyes Of A Future Historian

    ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ is perhaps not an analogy we’d initially think to use when describing our 21st century meme culture. Such a literary turn of phrase should be reserved solely for deciphering meaning behind political cartoons published in early Victorian newspapers, or tenuous unpicking of...