• UK Festivals – Where Are All the Women?

    Music festivals are great: an essential part of British culture, they unite us in our common love of music and all its various genres and artists. In recent years, however, it has become abundantly clear that women get far less recognition and exposure in such events than men. Kit...
  • Summer Reads Scrapbook

    With university in far off September, the lack of deadlines and exams makes summer the perfect opportunity to read for fun. Perhaps you remember those summer reading challenges at the local library and fancy reading again, or you’ve got space in your suitcase for a beach read. Whatever the...
  • The Reading Aloud Scheme

    Take one: June 2016  University open day, a room in Portland Building that I do not think exists anymore, tote bags everywhere. Adam Rounce is giving a talk about something and the only thing I will remember is my maths-degree father laughing at a very literature-degree joke about Tess...
  • Dear Agony Aunt: I’m struggling to sleep at night…

    Dear Agony Aunt… I’m struggling to relax and sleep at night, do you have any tips for how to unwind? Agony Aunt says… I may not be a sleep expert, but I HAVE been given the Divine Right from our God above (Impact‘s Editor-in-Chief, Emma Heasman) to answer questions...
  • Garden Gems of UoN

    University can be a pretty stressful place and often we’re so busy with lectures, projects and deadlines that we can forget to take in some of the beautiful green spaces University Park has to offer. Aside from Highfields Park and the lake, many of the gardens are sequestered behind...
  • Darikwa takes chance and Brereton shoulders increasing burden – Karanka on positional competition

    Aitor Karanka believes that 18 year old striker Ben Brereton is “a strong character” who will cope with added responsibility as teammates Daryl Murphy and Apostolos Vellios struggle with illness and fitness to provide viable options upfront for Forest. Brereton’s situation contrasts to that of many other positions in...
  • Book Of The Month: April

    TITLE: A Monster Calls AUTHOR: Patrick Ness GENRE: Low fantasy PUBLISHER: Walker Books PUBLISHED: 2011 PAGES: 214 WARNING: Story centres around a family’s experience with cancer. Also, you will cry. A Monster Calls is a short novel written by Patrick Ness, from an idea developed by Siobhan Dowd, whose own terminal cancer inspired the...