Ones to Watch’s pick of the student publications for June is the University of Nottingham’s Impact.
June is normally a bit of a ‘graveyard hour’ for student media, with students busy finishing exams, celebrating the end of the year and packing up to go home, but Nottingham students have pulled out all the stops to ensure Impact remains packed with fresh and interesting content.
Impact is particularly good at investigative features and this month was no exception. Oscar Williams’ look at what has happened to student protest, including interviews with key figures, featured on Ones to Watch – as did Hannah Pupkewitz’s investigation into drink spiking, based on an FOI carried out by Impact into the number of incidents in Nottingham.
Also picked up by Ones to Watch was a feature interviewing graduates to compare their experiences of life after university and one offering advice on how to stop your student kitchen turning into a hell-hole, as well as a report on a controversial departure of a university lecturer and a discussion on why cuts to science funding will affect everyone.
There has been so much going on at Impact this month we’ve struggled to feature everything here, but our other top picks are its coverage of the Olympic torch relay and the Queen’s visit to Nottingham, and last but not least, Impact’s very own revealing sex survey.