• Fresher’s Memoirs – Day 4: Induction Contradictions

    A new year, a new start. I’ve been here before / It’s all new to me. Just the same old / A strange, different timetable, campus, ID, IT. Last year seems suddenly so far away as I walk into this new term, so Similar / Different compared to last...
  • Fresher’s Memoirs – Day 1: First Day

    So here you are. First day of university life. Sat upon a freshly made bed, your mum’s parting gift, trying to get your head around the fact that you’re actually here. You made it. Months of studying, then a summer of anticipation, researching what to bring to uni, societies,...
  • Creative Corner: Reindeer Eat Snowman’s Noses

    ‘Please, call me Kate, not Catherine’ suggested that I start writing this. It might help, she offered with another of her well-meaning smiles. She also suggested that I take Ella and Theo away for a bit. How long’s ‘a bit’? Kate doesn’t deal in absolutes. Her sentences start with...
  • Creative Corner: Sea Above the Clouds

    He was on a plane, in the sky, above the clouds. A girl was next to him, someone he barely knew, who had only ever been on the very edges of his vision. A closer friend was sat behind him. The interior of the plane was cool and quiet,...
  • Creative Corner: Hydrangea Macrophylla

    Impact’s Esther Kearney brings us a beautiful short story about change and new beginnings to welcome in the next academic year. I remember the Malaysian sky being an ombre of crimsons and pinks stretching along my windowpane like the fingers of a lost lover desperately trying to make me...