• The Socially Distanced Show Must Go On

    Indie singer-songwriter Sam Fender paved the way for Covid-era live music last week as he headlined the first socially distanced gig of its kind. But with moshpits swapped for platforms, what does the future of gigging entail?...
  • Student Pages: Online Toolbox or Daily Irritant?

    I am in no doubt that day after day your Facebook feed is filled with posts to groups like The Nottsfessional and Overheard in Hallward (if people still use that). Hugely popular, often controversial and sometimes tiresome, these posts have the ability to both entertain and bore. But the...
  • Mugshots on Campus

    During the first week of University, photos of criminals clung prominently to the walls of the security stands. Their faces, devoid of colour, creased and haggard, were hung against the typical mugshot backdrop for all new students and staff to see. Having studied crime and its causes, this struck...
  • Nottingham Ranked 8th Most Unsafe University City

    A report issued by the Complete University Guide this year has announced that Nottingham is ranked 8th in the list of university cities most affected by crime.  This ranking comes from data compiled from www.police.uk during 2012-2013. Crimes that occurred within 3 miles of each university’s main campus were...
  • Shining a light on UoN’s cycling nanny-state

    At the start of this year I bought myself a Peugeot. Not of the electric blue, boy racer 206 type, but one with two wheels, rusty pedals and brown tape over the handlebars. Despite its 1980s fatigue, cycling in and out of campus was proving a quick and cost-effective...
  • Guardian, NSA and Snowden: We all should be concerned at attempts to curtail a free press

    The Guardian newspaper has claimed that the UK government is attempting to deny the right of journalists nationwide to a free press due to the “serious consequences” of continuing to publish material about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programme. We at Impact – being out-in-the-open, free press types – are therefore concerned...