St. David’s Day Welsh Cakes Recipe

We're the Swansea University Baking Society, and we are celebrating St David's Day by hosting a 'Welsh Week', during which our members will bake...

Katie’s Top Tips to Tackle Food Waste

When I was in my first year at University, I threw away far more food than I care to admit. I found it hard...

St. David’s Day

The way we think about key events in the Welsh social calendar is changing. Of course, change is normal, but the change in Wales...

Ubuntu: I am because we are

In this time of isolation it is too easy to lose a sense of oneself, and searching for my own identity like many of...

Isolated: The Student Lockdown Experience

As the year began, we all would have had some expectations for what may happen during the year 2020. Maybe passing exams and spending...

Accepting Imperfection: New Year’s Resolutions and Other Failures

As someone who has always struggled with anxiety and failure, I know how hard it can be when things are less than perfect. However,...

Erasmus Erasure

As Britain bids goodbye to the EU, studying abroad is set to change. As of January 1 2021, the United Kingdom has officially exited the...

Pride Around The World

Pride parades are a major part of LGBTQ+ pride celebrations, with events occurring across the globe. Usually, these parades take place during the summer,...

Vegan Past Veganuary

As Veganuary comes to a close, you may be wondering whether to keep going on your plant-based journey. Doing so is certainly a wonderful...

Rugby Union: A Driving Force in the LGBT+ Movement

It is fair to say that when it comes to sport and LGBT+ issues, it is behind other sectors of society, particularly in male...

The Top 5 Most Wonderfully Unconventional Societies at UK Universities

Everyone knows that joining a society at University is a great way to meet people and develop new interests. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast,...

Children’s Mental Health Week: 1st – 7th February 2021

Mental health has never been so high on the public agenda as it is at the moment, with everyone feeling the mental strain that...

Landing of the Perseverance

Perseverance is scheduled to become the latest rover to descend upon the Martian surface; proudly following in the tracks of Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, Curiosity,...

Trump’s Second Impeachment: An Infamous First in US Politics

By the time this magazine edition is published, Joe Biden will be President of the United States. This new chapter in American politics will...

“It’s not enough” – Swansea Rent Strike continues to push for...

“University students since the start of the pandemic have been treated as cash cows, not just by the university and its chancellors but by...

Others and Ostracism: The Problem of News Disproportionality

Where is the price tag? How do you measure human problems as more or less significant? What makes my history baseless, and yours, the...

Dydd Miwsig Cymru

Sefydlwyd Dydd Miwsig Cymru gan DJ BBC 1 Huw Stephens yn 2013. Pwrpas y diwrnod dathlu yw codi ymwybyddiaeth o bob ffurf a genre...

Welsh Language Music Day

Welsh Language Music Day was founded by BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens in 2013. The celebratory day’s purpose is to raise awareness of...

The Waterfront Team’s 2021 Music Desires

2020 was a disappointing year. Nobody can deny that! So for some positivity for our first publication of 2021, we at the Waterfront wanted...

The Local Scene – February

Icantdie Icantdie is a three-piece heavy alternative rock band from South Wales. Started in 2016 as a self-funded bedroom demo project by Kyle David Smith....

Shawn Mendes – Wonder

Shortly after the release of his self-titled third album in 2018, Mendes makes his return with his new smashing, first-class album ‘Wonder'.   Written and recorded...

Magic, Charisma & Love: The Montenegro I Know

Veljko Vlahović (1914-75) is poignant when writes of Montenegro as “sea foam and snow dust, a dance of steep cliffs and headlong streams, uproar...

LGBT+ Books

Since February is LGBT+ History month, some people might be looking for some media about/inclusive to the LGBT+ community. Included in this list are...

The Unbelievable Reality: Cyberpunk & Modern Technology

Cyberpunk 2077 is a contemporary game (2020) that allows a player to explore a vast world filled with multiple quests, with some ultimately affecting...

Top Ten LGBT+ Films and TV Shows

Content Warning: a number of the films and shows listed below deal with sensitive topics such as homophobia, conversion therapy, death, sexual assault, and...

Valentine’s In Lockdown

This Valentine’s Day, along with everything else at the moment, will be very different. With lockdowns continuing into February, a lot of people will...

We Need More Men in Dresses and Women in Suits

It’s undeniable that the last 12 months have been very trying for everyone, but as a queer person it has been an odd experience....

Margery Kempe’s Spiritual Medicine: Suffering, Transformation and the Life-Course by Laura...

On Wednesday 9th December, Dr. Laura Kalas, from the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing, and co-director of Swansea’s Medical Humanities Research Centre,...

LGBTQ+ History Month

The month of February is LGBTQ+ history month. This month is very important to the LGBTQ+  community; we remember those who paved the way...

Fashion Challenges And Choices For 2021

On December 31st, 2020, as the clock struck midnight signaling the beginning of a new year, it’s safe to assume that many of us...

The Dark Winter, 2021: A New Hope

米国 悪い夢 A dark winter begins ‘Witness Me!’ the darkness shouts The people shout back 雪 Yuki is her name Her sisters dance around me Falling to the ground ダース・ベイダー Like leaves of...

Breakfast at Epiphany’s

Barbeque sauce Smothered on his bacon, Like my kisses on the Stubble of his chin; Crispy, charred. Two tea-bags Cuddled in his cup; Crushed to copy the Strength of our love; Bitter, timeless. One...

Bethan’s Book of the Month – Cinderella Is Dead

Bethan’s Book of the Month By Bethan Bates Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron Published in 2020, Cinderella Is Dead is Kalynn Bayron’s debut novel. It is a...

Q&A with Vivienne Dodd: Trans and Non-Binary Awareness Officer  

Q&A with Vivienne Dodd, our Trans and Non-Binary Awareness Officer   By Bethan Collins     Bethan – To start things off, would you mind introducing yourself?   Vivienne - I’m...

Post-Veganuary Blues 

Post-Veganuary Blues  Katie Phillips, SU Welsh Officer In 2017, I went vegetarian overnight after watching the documentary ‘What the Health’. It opened my eyes to the...

Swansea University Students’ Union Advice and Support Centre 

Swansea University Students’ Union Advice and Support Centre  By Chris Ravenhill  There has been an advice centre at Swansea University, fully funded and supported by the...

Movember – Raising Awareness of Men’s Health

Movember – Raising Awareness of Men’s Health Interview with James Brooker, the Swansea University Movember Ambassador By Lauren Stodolnic   Lauren: Hi James, so what is Movember? James: We...

Addiction during the Pandemic

Addiction during the Pandemic By Abhishek Subhash   One thing that many people have struggled with during the COVID 19 pandemic has been addiction. When we think...

Study Abroad Culture Shocks! 

Study Abroad Culture Shocks!  By Jade Hughes Studying abroad is exciting and rewarding, but you might encounter some surprises along the way! I spoke to Swansea...

Christmas in Germany

Christmas in Germany By Jade Hughes During my year abroad in 2018-2019, I had the chance to experience a magical Christmas in Bavaria. As I reminisce...

Will the Biden presidency bring a renaissance of environmental policy in...

Will the Biden presidency bring a renaissance of environmental policy in the US? By Ladislav Zeman The regressive environmental policy of the Trump administration culminated with...

The Great Green Wall Project

The Great Green Wall Project: Africa’s ambitious all encompassing answer to the modern world By Fin Harris   Globalization has thrust the world into a frenzy of...

Sustainable Book Buying Guide

Sustainable Book Buying Guide By Bethan Bates   Alongside books and reading one of my passions is eco-sustainability. This means that I work to improve my part...

10 Tips for Sustainable Christmas Celebrations

10 tips for sustainable Christmas celebrations By Lucie Stepankova   Oh, Christmas. It’s the most unsustainable, materialistic and overconsumption-focused time of the year. A holiday celebrating the...

SUCES x Dynamic Dunescapes Beach Art Event

SUCES x Dynamic Dunescapes Beach Art Event  By The Conservation Society (Amy Shorley and Karolina Yagüe) Hi everyone, we’re the Swansea Conservation and Ecology Society! We’re...

Resurrecting the Media Society

Resurrecting the Media Society By Mathurin Aron   Who are we and what do we do?   We are the Swansea University Media Society, a dying society aiming to...

LGBT+ Speed Friending Event

LGBT+ Speed Friending Event By Cara O'Sullivan - LGBT+ President   In light of the current COVID restrictions it has been hard to organize in-person events, which...

ORIEL SCIENCE MUSEUM OPENING SOON

ORIEL SCIENCE MUSEUM OPENING SOON By Sophie Sadler Swansea University’s Oriel Science will soon be opening the doors to its new venue in the city centre. The...

Surviving 6 months of night

Surviving 6 months of night By Christina Karekla Both Poles experience 6 months of daylight in summer and 6 months of darkness in winter due to...

NASA to return to the moon by 2024

NASA to return to the moon by 2024 By Owen Wallace On the 11th of December 2017, the 45th anniversary of the last Apollo landing, “Space...

The US Election: What is going on?

The US Election: What is going on? by Louis Bromfield, PhD student in Politics Given how 2020 has unfolded, it was no surprise that the US...

Welsh Government statement on student travel for the winter holidays

Welsh Government statement on student travel for the winter holidays Jordan Onslow   The Welsh Government on the 11th November issued a statement in conjunction with Welsh...

What Makes A Christmas Song

What Makes A Christmas Song By Cat Daczkowski From Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ to Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody,’ songs are the aspects that...

The Local Scene

The Local Scene By Cat Daczkowski Hook: Every month in this section, we will highlight musicians, venues and other music-based organisations in the South Wales area....

The “Save Our Venues” Initiative

The “Save Our Venues” Initiative, is it too late to save the industry?  By Jordan Onslow In the COVID era, it is difficult to keep track...

oh, to gouging eyes out

oh, to gouging eyes out by Jan Delos Santos  It is tiring to be this complex in nothing  but thoughts and words and sound.  It is too much...

Haikus from the Plague-Lands

“Haikus from the Plague-Lands” by Benjamin Nichols 1. Nature goes to sleep, The silly apes keep routine, The dark winter starts. 2. Spring a distant thought; Once the good survive...

Bethan’s Book Of The Month – The Gravity of Us

Bethan’s Book Of The Month By  Bethan Bates The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper   I picked this book up over lockdown for one very simple reason: it...

A MOST UNUSUAL PITCH: A DRAGON’S DEN FANTASY

A MOST UNUSUAL PITCH: A DRAGON’S DEN FANTASY by Ikeke Azeke Nervous wrecks are the norm when entrepreneurs step into the Den. But our protagonist, JC...

Finding the Perfect Student House

Finding the Perfect Student House By Rhianydd Sword Finding a student house for second year onwards is arguably an important part of university life. It can...

Student Ambassadors Do Movember

Student Ambassadors Do Movember By Iwan Taylor-Evans This year, the Student Ambassador Scheme at Swansea University has formed a Movember Team, to raise awareness for both...

Is It Possible to be Sustainable and Have a Wardrobe with...

Is It Possible to be Sustainable and Have a Wardrobe with the Latest Trends? By Rhianydd Sword A question that I always used to ask myself:...

Greenwashing: Fast Fashion’s New Tactical Weapon 

Greenwashing: Fast Fashion’s New Tactical Weapon  By Lucie Stepankova   As we’re all becoming more aware of how important it is to make greener choices on a...

Two Poems

Two Poems by Sophie Apps “Untie Me” Time buried me in a casket – I gorge on your name; Hungry for a different set of vowels and consonants. In...

Things That Are Red

Things that are Red by Abhishek Subhash Things that are Red: The eyes of a stoner, The pen of a teacher, The pavement where they chewed paan, The ketchup I...

NaNoWriMo: How Did it Go?

NaNoWriMo: How Did it Go? By Catrin Lawrence For the last few weeks, I’ve been taking part in my first ever National Novel Writing Month, a...

PCOS – The Hidden Battle Many Women Face

PCOS - The Hidden Battle Many Women Face By Cat Daczkowski Hook: PCOS is a hormonal condition that affects 1 in 10 women. When I was...

How To Get Involved With Digital Volunteering 

How To Get Involved With Digital Volunteering  Make-A-Smile Swansea    Make-A-Smile is a charity founded by Luke Morgan, a Cardiff University student. He intended to create an...

SU Consent Workshop

Trigger Warning: Talks about sexual assault, sexual misconduct and rape   The Student’s Union has been hosting a range of different Zoom activities, from debates to...

Orangutan Conservation

A recent study on the attitudes and knowledge of the local children of West Kalimantan, Indonesia, on the Bornean orangutan, has been carried out...

How Swansea University and Swansea Student’s Union Support Black Students?

How Swansea University and Swansea Student’s Union Support Black Students? In honor of black history month, we here at The Waterfront thought it was important...

Changing Gender Norms In Fashion

Changing Gender Norms In Fashion By Rhianydd Sword   Arguably, fashion is a culture that has always been pretty gender-specific. Skirts for girls, trousers for boys, we...

Black Excellence in the Bubble

Black Excellence in the Bubble By Efan Willis In the midst of the fight for racial equality across the globe, few sports associations have shown their...

ASHLEY WILLIAMS – CAPTAIN, LEADER, LEGEND

ASHLEY WILLIAMS – CAPTAIN, LEADER, LEGEND by Siôn Misra The terms captain, leader and legend are often overused in the sporting world, however, when it comes...

How Societies are Adapting to Adhere to COVID-19 Restrictions

How Societies are Adapting to Adhere to COVID-19 Restrictions By Rachel Hart Societies are currently facing much adversity at the hands of the ongoing pandemic and...

BEM For Swansea University Staff Member

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INTERVIEW WITH THERESA OGBEKHIULU: DIVERSITY IN ACADEMIA

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Anti-Abortion Laws in Poland – #The Revolution Is Female

Anti-Abortion Laws in Poland – #The Revolution Is Female By Weronika Kowalska The motion to delegalize abortion in Poland followed through on the 30th of October,...

Is the current music streaming model “fit for purpose”?

Is the current music streaming model “fit for purpose”? The DCMS will investigate By Cat Daczkowski   The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee are launching an...

How Racial Inequality Has Inspired Artists to Create

How Racial Inequality Has Inspired Artists to Create By Cat Daczkowski   Hook:  Protest against racial inequality through music is no new concept. However, with the huge #BLM...

Chapati Recipe

Chapati Recipe By Mitchelle Wamahiu: East African Society   Similar to Naan, Parantha, Roti, Safati, Phulka, and Roshi, chapati is a very well-known dish eaten anytime of...

Voices and Ears: Open Forum

Voices and Ears Open Forum By Emily Bollington   On Wednesday 7th October, the students’ union facilitated an online forum led by Theresa Ogbekhiulu, education officer, and...

Theresa Ogbekhiulu: On the BAME Student’s Advisory Committee 

Theresa Ogbekhiulu: On the BAME Student’s Advisory Committee  By Bethan Collins   Bethan Collins: So, let’s start off with you introducing yourself and explaining your role within...

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story? By Sophie Apps When we think of culturally diverse women today – the influential and inspiring – Michelle...

How the World of Fashion Responded to Black Lives Matter

How the World of Fashion Responded to Black Lives Matter By Rhianydd Sword   When I think of October a few things come to mind: Halloween, the...

Diversity Within The Dance Industry

Diversity Within The Dance Industry By Hannah Courtney Thomas: Dance Society President   Inclusive. That’s one word we would use to describe the environment we create Swansea...

Appreciating the Origins of Cultural Phenomenons

Appreciating the Origins of Cultural Phenomenons By Cora-Jane Jordon   This Black History Month, a good way to take account of the role the black community have...

Strong Black Women Leading the Way in Audio Drama

Strong Black Women Leading the Way in Audio Drama By Sali Earls For this month’s podcast review, I wanted to look at dramas led by formidable...

In and Out of the Closet

In and Out of the Closet By Bethan Noorwood Questioning sexuality is something that every LGBTQ+ person goes through. Equally, coming out is also a rite...

Coping with Lockdown at University 

Coping with Lockdown at University  By Bethan Collins   Living away at university can sometimes be difficult – being away from familiar faces like family and friends,...

Does the Sustainability Community Have a Racism Issue?

Does the Sustainability Community Have a Racism Issue? By Lucie Stepankova   The sustainability community is known for not backing away from the difficult conversations – but...

Students Saving Our Theatres: Shoreline’s Summer Project

Students Saving Our Theatres: Shoreline’s Summer Project By Sam Binnie On March 12, 2020, Broadway shut down. Slowly, theatre by theatre, London’s West End followed. Since...

Written in Invisible Ink: A Celebration of Ethnically Diverse Writers

Written in Invisible Ink: A Celebration of Ethnically Diverse Writers By Sophie Apps In celebration of Black History Month, here is an extraordinary and unappreciated list...

The Children of Wounded Warriors: from Okara to Beyond

The Children of Wounded Warriors: from Okara to Beyond by Ashish Dwivedi   Often lauded as the “first Modernist poet of Anglophone Africa”, Gabriel Okara (1921-2019) has been...

Bethan’s Book Of The Month – Noughts and Crosses

Bethan’s Book Of The Month By  Bethan Bates Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman Noughts and Crosses is set in a ‘dystopian’ world in which black people are...

Oriel Science Museum Seeks Ambassadors

ORIEL SCIENCE MUSEUM SEEKS AMBASSADORS By Sophie Sadler Swansea University’s Oriel Science will soon be opening the doors to its new venue in the city centre,...

Student Mental Health and COVID-19

Student Mental Health and COVID-19 By Swansea Student Minds Going to University is one the most exciting and nerve-wracking moments a student will experience - moving...

Long-Distance Lessons: What I’ve Learnt So Far 

Long-Distance Lessons: What I’ve Learnt So Far  Suz Mendus We can all agree that nothing replaces physical interaction. We didn’t need a pandemic to prove it,...

A Band That Shouldn’t Be Absent From Your Spotify Playlists… 

A Band That Shouldn’t Be Absent From Your Spotify Playlists…  By Sophie Apps Screaming from the streets of Cardiff since 2015, upcoming Alternative Rock band Holding ...