• The University of Nottingham in World War One – The Untold Story

    Few events have shaped the history of this country as much as the First World War. As we reach the 100th anniversary of its outbreak, there has been heightened focus on the re-telling of the war. But the historical facts only offer part of the story; the individual stories...
  • Life Behind Bars: UoN student volunteers help prisoners find new lives

    When student volunteers enter the prisons, they are offered a glimpse into the reality of life behind bars. They are given no information about the inmates they will be helping, and are armed only with knowledge of the Prisoner’s Rehabilitation Act. “Every few paces there’d be another door they’d...
  • TV Review – Game of Thrones, Season 4: Mid-Season Review (Spoilers)

    Can you believe it? We’re already halfway through Season 4 of Game of Thrones. In one month’s time, we’ll once again be waiting impatiently for our next nerdy fix in 2015. Still, we’re not there yet, and the next five episodes should be jaw-droppingly awesome – I’ve written down...
  • “I was shot at in Pakistan”: Meet the academics who venture beyond UoN

    For many lecturers at the University, teaching is only a tiny part of their schedule. Impact spoke to four of the University’s most intrepid researchers. Sam Okyere – Sociology “I work with children in Ghana who are involved in informal gold mining” WHAT IS YOUR MAIN AREA OF RESEARCH?...
  • Meet the neighbours: the realities of students and locals living side by side

    With students now making up a fifth of Nottingham’s total population, according to the Complete University Guide, it might be easy to forget that it’s home to other people too. Ever wondered what it’s like for the local Nottingham residents who live next to students on a daily basis?...
  • TV Review – Game of Thrones: Season 4, Episode 1

    Finally, the wait is over. It’s been a long year, and there have been more teaser trailers than any TV show really needs, but Game of Thrones is once again appearing on our torrent clients TV screens. Can it possibly live up to the massive expectations it’s managed to...
  • Don’t Hate, Procrastinate! #10

    Description: Don’t waste your time when you’re wasting time! This Procrastination Pack is your weekly dose of the Internet, in which we find the best things to do when you should be writing an essay/in a seminar/having a shower. Directions for use: One pack weekly. Do not leave in direct...