• UoN International and EU staff talk life after Brexit

    Impact talked to two non-UK teaching staff from the University of Nottingham (UoN) about how they have been affected by Brexit. Many educational experts claimed that the referendum result to leave the European Union would leave a devastating impact on EU teaching staff at British universities. It has now,...
  • Catalan independence: an explanation

    On the 1st of October, 90% of Catalans who voted in the region’s independence referendum voted in favour of secession from Spain, despite Spanish authorities shutting down polling stations and confiscating ballot boxes.   The Spanish government suppressed the referendum, calling it illegal, undemocratic, and unconstitutional. Despite this, Carles Puigdemont, President of Catalonia,...
  • Gender Neutral Toilets: Referendum Passed by UoNSU

    The University of Nottingham’s Students’ Union (UoNSU) has today (20th March) passed a motion to provide at least one gender neutral toilet on all floors, with more than two gendered toilets on the same floor. A referendum opened on the 9th March, and closed with the SU elections on...
  • Gender Neutral Toilets: ‘Not just a trans thing!’

    Recently, the Students’ Union Council held a vote for the creation of gender neutral toilets on campus, but the notion failed to achieve a sufficient majority, marginalising students who do not identify as either male or female. A referendum is now going out to all UoN students, and votes...
  • Nick Scott: “Has the NUS Decided to Grow Up?”

    After a close call in the summer, the NUS needs to show students it is getting its act together. Confession time. In the referendum on whether the University of Nottingham should disaffiliate from the National Union of Students, I voted leave; but no, I voted remain on June 23rd...
  • Beth Webb-Strong: “The Country is Descending into Chaos”

    The country is descending into chaos. Newspapers are crammed full of catastrophic predictions for the disintegration of our economy. JK Rowling has compared Farage’s Leave campaign to Nazi propaganda (and with good reason). The ‘breaking point’ poster was a step too far in the Leave campaign’s immoral and obtuse...
  • Jack Taylor: “Our Nation is Divided”

    If the referendum result has shown us one thing, it is that our nation is divided. There is no doubt that the referendum has thrown up some serious questions for our country as a whole to deal with. But it has also brought into contention the issues and the...