• SU Elections 2022 Winners: Women*’s Officer – Noa Holt

    India Marriott Noa Holt has been elected as your new Women*’s Officer for 2022/23. Impact’s India caught up with Noa to ask her a few questions.  Q1. What are you most looking forward to in your role?  I’m really really excited to speak to as many people as possible...
  • Why Am I Still Protesting For The Rights My Mother Fought For Forty-Four Years Ago?

    On Saturday, I took to the streets of Nottingham with hundreds of other women and girls in order to ‘Reclaim The Night’. Together we pounded the pavement. Together we shouted, chanted, whistled, screamed, and laughed. There were glow sticks and drums, fairy lights and blowhorns. In other words: we...
  • Misogyny As A Hate Crime: Two Steps Forward And One Step Back?

    Poppy Read-Pitt Following a slew of violent crimes against wom*n this year, our government is now considering making misogyny something that the police would record as a hate crime. While this does point towards positive change, the pitfalls in our justice system mean it will almost certainly serve as...
  • New Workshops Aim To Improve Women’s Safety On Campus

    It’s become increasingly difficult to ignore the gender inequalities plaguing our society. This isn’t an issue solely reserved for women, men need to play a role in combatting these problems. 'Beyond Equality' run workshops with men and boys allowing them to better understand how they can help towards creating...
  • Fresher’s Memoirs-Day 5: Stories

    Laura’s short story reflects on the struggles faced as a young woman starting university. From an early age, I was taught never go anywhere on your own. To take my sister everywhere with me. Especially to public toilets. You hear stories, don’t you? Just last week, as well. All...
  • The Irish abortion referendum: dividing a nation

    The results of the Irish abortion referendum on May 25th revealed that the Yes campaign, in favour of legalising abortion, had won by an unprecedented majority, securing 66.4% of the vote, with a turnout of 64.1% of the electorate. Under current law, abortion in Ireland is illegal in almost...
  • One day is not enough to celebrate women

    The 8th of March passed as quickly as it came. Whilst the University of Nottingham hosted an array of events to celebrate, we ask: was it enough? International Women’s Day. A commemoration of the movement for women’s rights. A celebration of two X chromosomes. 24 out of the 8760 hours...