• Travel Opportunities at the University of Nottingham

    For months now holidays have been cancelled, plans have been ruined and the constantly changing quarantine rules have led to travel seeming a far-off possibility for many of us. If you missed out on the ‘gap yah’ experience, don’t worry, as the university offers plenty of options for you...
  • My life in phones: a brief history of technological memories

    Motorola clamshell, Nokia 1600 and Sony Ericsson k700 – a long lost generation of mobile phones that first introduced us to the technological world. Do you remember the initial excitement that pierced your heart when your fingers impatiently ripped the wrapping paper apart to reveal the one little piece...
  • Floss Thinks…

    …about Gap Yahs vs. gap years! Many of UoN’s students seem to have had a year out before starting first year. If this time was spent working for a season in the Alps, donning the compulsorily patterned harem trousers while backpacking in Thailand, or partaking in manual charity work...
  • The Trials and Tribulations of Third Year #2

    In this week’s installment, third year Natalie talks about the dreaded post-graduation world that we all secretly fear. Recognise how she is feeling? Comment below and let us know. Since my last angry column, I initially decided that I’d focus on the positives this week… But as usual, life...
  • Students Over Summer #2

    What do UoN students get up to in the long months of summer, when they’re free from the confines of Hallward and essay deadlines? That’s what Impact is finding out. We interviewed Chemistry student Tom Peters, who has just returned from inter-railing around Europe with his twin brother and a friend. Can...
  • Advice: Uncle Sam on Gap Yahs

    They call him Uncle Sam. The advice giving, suggestion slinging, arm-round-the-shoulder everyman who’s always there for you. Unless he’s too tired that day or too busy or something. He likes helping you help yourselves. He doesn’t like self introductions, lists or irony.  “Dear Sam, I’ve not been feeling very...