• The Best Drinking Games For Freshers

    It’s a truth universally acknowledged that alcohol makes talking to strangers easier. Impact has found a bunch of ways to liven up drinking and make Freshers that little bit easier too PICCOLO No cards or cups to hand? Trade in some battery life instead with Piccolo, the handy drinking...
  • What I Learned from Coming to University as an Only Child

    Moving into university halls of residence, for myself and doubtless thousands of other freshers, has been an experience akin to being thrown into the deepest part of a jungle. I arrived on my first day, an only child from a sleepy town in Staffordshire, and was immediately overwhelmed by...
  • Hallin’ Ballin’

    Here it is: the big change. Hopefully, you’ve been here for a week already and you’re settling in swimmingly. You’re finally making the transition between being cooped up in your maternal home to being completely unmonitored in a flat of your very own, how exciting. But just to make...
  • Impact investigates drugs on campus

    Living in halls is a time of freedom and experimentation for many, and for some that includes drug use. In a recent Impact survey of 900 students, 18% revealed they have bought drugs on campus and 19% admitted to taking drugs on University grounds. Katie Jones* is a student...
  • “I’VE BEEN THREATENED WITH POOL CUES”: Impact speaks to hall porters

    Whether or not you remember your hall porters, they will have had a bigger impact on your hall experience than you might think. Although the relationship between the porters and students is usually a laid-back one, there are the occasional tricky moments. Impact spoke to four porters, who shared...