Impact (student magazine)

Impact (student magazine)

Infobox Magazine
title =Impact Magazine

image_size = 250px
image_caption = Impact issue 191 - September 2008
editor =Rob Barham
editor_title =Editor in Chief
staff_writer =
frequency = Monthly
circulation = 4000
category = News, Sport, Travel, Fashion, Film, Music, Arts, Nights, Science
company =
publisher =
firstdate = Unknown
country = Flag|United Kingdom
language = English
website =
issn =

Impact Magazine is the official student magazine of the University of Nottingham.cite web | url= | title=About Impact 07/08] Run on a voluntary basis using funds from the Students' Union, the magazine is available for free to students. Impact has also had a website, which has been online since January 8, 2006.

Format and content

The 56 page glossy magazineCitation | title=Impact Magazine issue 187 | issue=187 | date=January 2008] is split into sections, each with their own editors and writing team.

; Contents and editorial : A single contents page is followed by a page containing the "Letter of the Month" and an editorial, which is written by the magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Editor and Deputy Editor.; News : Usually 4 to 5 pages, this section covers a range of student-related issues, split into three categories: "On Campus", "Local" and "National". There is also "The Debate" at the end of the News section, where a particularly controversial issue is discussed, with two opposing views are given in addition to a summary.; Sport : Typically 2 or 3 pages, this covers a range of national and campus sports.; Features : This is the main part of the magazine, spanning between 12 and 14 pages. It contains articles on a variety of student-related topics, usually with a headlining piece of 3 to 4 pages, with other 1 and 2 page articles throughout the rest of the section.; Grapevine : This is a 2 page events summary outlining student activities for the month.; Travel : A 2 page section, typically with 3 or 4 articles about destinations and travel experiences around the world.; Style : Usually 4 pages, Style contains a photo shoot and a small article.; Spare Parts : A 2 page section with recurring features such as "Our Man In...", "Impact's Guide To..." and "Vent Your Spleen".; Nice Arts : A 2 or 3 page section covering theatre, literature and the arts.; Nice Film : 2 or 3 pages of articles and reviews of film and DVD releases.; Nice Music : A 4 page section containing reviews and typically an interview with a band.; Nice Science : A 2 page section with a variety of science and technology coverage.; Nice Nights : 2 or 3 pages of nightlife and entertainment articles and reviews.; Nice Gratis : A page of competitions and magazine credits.; Famous Last Words : A single page interview with a celebrity. Recent interviewees have included Jeremy Paxman [Citation | title=Impact Magazine issue 186 | issue=186 | date=December 2007] and Tessa Jowell [Citation | title=Impact Magazine issue 184 | issue=184 | date=September 2007] .


Impact Magazine has won several awards at the annual Guardian Student Media Awards. It won "Student magazine of the year" in 2001 [cite web | url= | title=The Guardian Student Media Awards 2001 ] and was runner-up in this category in 2005 [cite web | url= | title=The Guardian Student Media Awards 2005 ] and 2007 [cite web | url= | title=The Guardian Student Media Awards 2007 ] It was also runner-up in the category for "Student Publication Design of the Year" for the 2006 awards [cite web | url= | title=The Guardian Student Media Awards 2006 ] . Writers for the magazine have also won individual awards, including Amy Franks for "Student columnist of the year" and Nosheen Asghar for "Student diversity writer of the year" in 2002 [cite web | url= | title=The Guardian Student Media Awards 2002 ] , and Paul Robins for "Sports writer of the year" in 2004.The Guardian panel in 2001 described Impact as having "great design and great articles that brilliantly reflected its student readership but could have been a real stand-alone magazine". [cite web | url=| title=The Guardian Student Media Awards 2001 ] ,

Current editorial team

* Editor in Chief: Rob Barham
* Editor: Ian Steadman
* Managing Editor: James Sanderson
* Associate Editors: Lucy Hayes, Sophia Levine, Meryl Day
* Design Editor: Amy Bell
* Associate Design Editors: Anna Vickery, Sam Evans, Charles Walker
* Image Editors: Nicole Samuels, Caroline Wijnbladh
* Web Editor: Philip Morton
* News Editors: Susannah Sconce, Camille Herreman, Sophia Hemsley
* Sports Editors: Ben Bloom, Charlie Eccleshare
* Travel Editors: Bruno Albutt, Samuel Selmon
* Fashion Editors: Laura Sedgwick, Nikki Osman
* Arts Editors: Lottie Clifton, Clarissa Woodberry
* Film Editors: Oliver Holden-Rea, James Warren
* Music Editors: Elise Laker, James Ballard
* Nights Editors: Louise Fordham, Steph Aldrich, Kirsty Taylor
* Science and Technology Editors: Henry Blanchard, Sophie Stammers
* Publicity Manager: Scott Perkins

Past Editor In Chiefs


External links

* [ Impact Magazine]
* [ Join the Impact Magazine Mailing List]

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