• ‘Be The Change’- Important Petitions To Sign This January

    At Impact, we recognise the importance of using your voice to make the world a better place. One of the ways we can do this is by signing petitions. In order ‘be the change’ we want to see in the world in 2021, we have decided to compile a...
  • The Rise of the Menstrual Cup

    Sustainability has never felt more important than at the current moment. As a society, we are surrounded by news of the growing climate emergency and plastic pollution. More people than ever are vocal about the necessity for more individual and collective effort at reducing waste, for a balance with...
  • A look at STAR: The Fiver Challenge and a Week Dedicated to Student Action for Refugees

    This week students up and down the country will attempt to understand the horrendous difficulties of living as an asylum seeker in the UK. I spoke to George Shaw, the University of Nottingham’s Vice President of the Student Action for Refugees society (STAR), who is going to be attempting...
  • “You can’t comb over racism”: Nottingham Rallies Against Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’

    Protesters gathered on King Street last night (30th Jan) to take a stand against Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ executive order. The legislation has been described as a ‘Muslim ban’ as it involves suspending people from Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Iran and Yemen, all of which are devout Islamic...
  • Refugees Then and Now

    In mainstream media we are often told that the refugee crisis we are experiencing today is the worst the world has seen since after the end of the Second World War, conjuring up images of poverty, war-torn nations and a lack of justice. But besides the occasional news report...
  • Liberty for Who? America, it’s time to give up the gun.

    ‘Somehow, this has become routine,’ Barack Obama said wearily of the Oregon school shooting in October. ‘The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up becoming routine… We have become numb to this.’ The President of the United States was reduced to reacting to gun violence...
  • Don’t Stare Too Long: The Sun Newspaper

    I’d be inclined to think of my uncle as a decent man, but he once said to me one of the worst things anyone ever has. I asked him about those souls drowning across Europe in leaky, over packed vessels – desperately trying to make it to our shores...