‘They absolutely punched the crap out of me’: Impact investigates Stop and Search

Published by Impact Magazine. In print as lead cover story May 19, 2014 and online June 05, 2014. Nottinghamshire Police came under fire last year after a report into BME Policing experiences found the force was perceived to be ‘institutionally racist’.   The report, ‘Exploring and Improving BME Policing Experiences’, commissioned by Police and Crime…

Government miscalculation means tuition fees could rise again

Published by Impact Magazine (Online) April 01, 2014. Universities Minister David Willetts has admitted that tuition fees could rise further, while the government estimates that 45% of graduates will not be able to repay their student loans. The Conservative cabinet member stated that the government would “have to see how the income of universities performs”…

UoN drops in the World University Rankings

Published by Impact Magazine March 25, 2014. The University of Nottingham (UoN) has fallen in the Times Higher Education World University rankings and is now placed 157th for the 2013-14 academic year. Previously ranked 120th in the world with an overall score of 54.8 in 2012-2013, this years ranking saw the University’s overall score slip to 47.4.…

Aaron Calvert: Mind Games @ Nottingham Arts Theatre

Published by Impact Magazine March 16, 2014. Performing to a sold out crowd in Nottingham Arts Theatre, ‘Mind Games’ saw UoN’s own Aaron Calvert captivate the crowd with two hours of psychological hypnotism; using recognition of body language, questioning of volunteers and pre-show prediction to determine participants’ behaviour. Immediately likeable and clearly confident in front…

The Gramophones: Playful Acts of Rebellion @ Nottingham Playhouse

Published by Impact Magazine (Online) March 15, 2014. Centred around three causes each performer wants to stand up for, Playful Acts of Rebellion uses visual storytelling to produce a unique piece of theatre; involving multi-rolling, spotlighting and audio clips to present different events in the actors lives and audience participation to start discussion around the issues…