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

BEM For Swansea University Staff Member By Mahaboob Basha   I have been enthusiastic about volunteering for a long time and the Students' Union created more opportunity...

INTERVIEW WITH THERESA OGBEKHIULU: DIVERSITY IN ACADEMIA

INTERVIEW WITH THERESA OGBEKHIULU: DIVERSITY IN ACADEMIA By Sophie Sadler Sophie: Hi Theresa! Earlier, Bethan spoke to you about the BAME advisory committee, but I...

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 ...

Album Review: Millie Manders and The Shutup – Telling Truths, Breaking...

Review: Millie Manders and The Shutup – Telling Truths, Breaking Ties By Jordan Onslow    In an era in which the world and the status quo deserve...

Album Review: Bring Me The Horizon – POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR 

Review: Bring Me The Horizon - POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR  By Jordan Onslow    BMTH are a band that have always refused to stagnate, with an obsessive...

Abusive Relationships: Know The Signs

Abusive Relationships: Know the Signs By Swansea University Feminist Society   According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, in the year ending in March 2019...

Na-No-Wri-GO!

Na-No-Wri-GO! by Catrin Lawrence As the days draw in and there’s less to do due to a combination of cold and Coronavirus, many writers will be...

Experiences of Bisexual Erasure 

Experiences of Bisexual Erasure  Edited by Bethan Collins Compiled in this article are a range of some anonymous students’ experiences of bisexual erasure and how these...

Creating Your Own Halloween Costumes for at Home

Creating Your Own Halloween Costumes for at Home By Rhianydd Sword Normally a tradition where we dress up and go trick or treating, Halloween may look...

10 Movies Which Prove Horror Is Making A Comeback

10 MOVIES WHICH PROVE HORROR IS MAKING A COMEBACK By Sophie Sadler Whether you’re a fan or not, it’s hard to deny the increasing prestige and...

All Bi Myself

All Bi Myself By Jessica Williams   Aged nineteen now, it doesn’t feel like it was long ago that I came out for the first time at...

As Rohit

"As Rohit" By Ashish Dwivedi As wise as my palm speaks, as bald as the privacy doors, as brave as a wounded seagull, as feminine as the...

Dopplle – the clothes swapping app for university students

Dopplle is a student led start-up that aims to bring accessible, sustainable fashion to students who want to look good whilst on a budget,...

Reasons to Join a Society

Reasons to Join a Society By Rachel Hart “Should I join a society?”- The oh-so familiar question every fresher asks themselves upon arriving at University. You...

World Mental Health Day: Be Kind To Your Mind

World Mental Health Day: Be Kind to Your Mind By Sali Earls   October 10 is World Mental Health Day. It’s an important day in the calendar...

Ssshh, Wait!

I think the Nobel is the reason.   I was reading a savvy introduction to Animation Studies, ed. by Jayne Pilling, and was determined to finish...

A Passion For Podcasts

A Passion for Podcasts: Bingeworthy Audio Drama by Sali Earls   I love podcasts. I’ve been listening to a wide range for years, from documentaries and news...

Singleton: Keeping The Park

Surrounded by the settlements of Derwen Fawr to the west, Sketty to the north, Brynmill to the east and part of the sweep of...

Trans and Non-Binary Support Group

TNBS - pronounced Tenbies - is a monthly support group that has been set up by the Societies and Services Officer Georgia-Rose, after the...

An Introduction to Societies at Swansea

An Introduction to Societies at Swansea By Rachel Hart University provides the perfect opportunity to meet people, diversify and immerse yourself in new activities. Despite the...

Postgraduate Research: What To Expect

Postgraduate Research: What To Expect By Sophie Sadler Are you a new PhD or Masters student this year? Or perhaps a third year considering research in...

No Longer Sick Of It

No Longer Sick of it By Alex Speed On March 23rd Prime Minister Boris Johnson sat down to address the nation. In his short speech, he...

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Bethan’s Book Of The Month by Bethan Bates Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi  Recommended to me by a friend and fellow literature student, I bought...

How Clothes Can Create a First Impression

How Clothes can Create a First Impression By Rhianydd Sword Welcome Freshers! I hope that you’re all settling in and getting used to what will be...

Dressing For Socials

Dressing for Socials by Chiara Cimmino   When it comes to hockey, the sport itself isn’t the only thing, there are also the socials that need to...

In Her Eyes

In Her Eyes By Sali Earls I groaned as the alarm went off. Five more minutes. Just five more. I knew I had to get up...

Swansea Sports: Three That Fit For Freshers

Swansea’s Sports: 3 That Fit for Freshers. By Efan Willis University sports enables students, both old and new, to enjoy the full benefits of student living;...

Volunteering with Discovery

Volunteering with Discovery By Owain Brooks I started volunteering with Discovery during my second year in order to expand my CV and my employability. The first...

Some Advice To Incoming Freshers

Some Advice to Incoming Freshers! By Bethan Collins  Despite now going into my third year at Swansea, it really doesn’t feel like freshers was so long...
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Catering Outlets on Campus

Find out where to eat, drink and shop on campus at Swansea University! Between two campuses with over 15 outlets, Catering Services at Swansea University...

Glimpse of Ramadan experience in Swansea during Covid 19

This year sees an unusual Ramadan for many families, staff members, and students at Swansea University. Twelve weeks ago I was sitting with staff and...

Passover Bagels – Recipe

Makes 12 bagels ½ cup cold waters Pinch of salt ½ cup vegetable oil ½ tablespoon sugar 1 cup matzo meal 3 large eggs   Method Put water, salt, vegetable oil and...

What Exactly is Passover?

Passover or Pesach, is an annual festival, and arguably one of the most observed within the Jewish religion. It is a holiday filled with...

Quarantine Coiffeur – Stay Sane with Societies

James is a proud Swansea University student and since being in lockdown, James has got rather experimental with his hair. Through various escalating stages, his haircut has given him...

Society of the Month – February

Winners  This year’s Society of the Month is the Malaysian Society  The Malaysian Society spent the month of February organising the WMS: Welsh Malaysian Shield. This...

DMAs Interview

One of my favourite songs of yours is In the Air; what was the inspiration behind that song? It's a love song about moving on...

The International Student’s Mental Health

As University Mental Health Day is approaching we just thought we would give you a few hints and tips on how to survive uni...

DMA’s Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, November 11th 2019 (supporting Liam Gallagher) –...

Upon entering the front doors of Cardiff’s sold-out Motorpoint Arena from the chilly night air, the temperature change is tangible. There is a real...

The Right Side of History

In our classrooms In 2019 We sit and we learn Of everyone in history who was wrong We convince ourselves we And we alone Would have fought for the good...

Pice ar y maen/Welshcakes

Cynhwysion/Ingredients: 250g (8oz) blawd/self-raising flour 75g (3oz) menyn (wedi’i dorri’n fân)/butter (cut into small pieces) 75g (3oz) cyrans/currants 75g (3oz) siwgr caster/caster sugar 1 wy/egg Ychydig bach o laeth (i...

The CTE Epidemic

CTE, or ‘chronic traumatic encephalopathy’, is a “progressive brain condition that is caused by repeated blows to the head”, according to the NHS. Many...

Long-Distance Valentine’s

Even if you’re familiar with the struggles of a long-distance relationship, this article might give you some new ideas on how to celebrate the...

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I missed home in London, missed Abertawe in Lancaster, missed my father in the unwanted streets of my asylum called mind. I missed my laughter in this flat I...

The Room Mates By Rachel Sargeant – Review & Interview

Imagine reliving the horror of freshers’: the strangers for flatmates, hoarding dirty dishes in the sink, projectile vomiting at pres and the mystery of...

The Year I Didn’t Eat By Samuel Pollen – Review

I normally read within certain genres of fiction, so I tend to challenge myself to read outside of these fictitious boundaries, to explore other...

Queen and Slim Review

An awkward first date that very quickly evolves into a lovers on the run scenario, in this directorial debut from Melina Matsoukas. There is...

Studying Abroad: What to Look Forward To

Travelling to a brand new country can be a daunting thing, especially when you’re planning to stay there for a significant amount of time...

Lent

Lent is a liturgical season within the Catholic Church that takes place over forty days beginning on Ash Wednesday and runs through to Holy Thursday;...

Meet Swansea’s Filipino Society

Here at Waterfront, we are determined to help promote all the different societies and events one can get involved in here at the university...

Butternut Squash and Chorizo Orzo

After Christmas, exams, and the month long slog that is January, getting back into a good routine can be difficult. So here's a lovely,...

Gwisg Gymreig Draddodiadol

Fel rhan o draddodiad Cymreig fe greuwyd y wisg draddodiadol nôl yn y 19eg ganrif. Fe ddaeth y ddelwedd yn boblogaidd yn gyntaf yn...

Santes Dwynwen

Ar y 25ain o Ionawr bob blwyddyn mae’n ddiwrnod Santes Dwynwen, ond pwy yw Dwynwen a pam ei bod yn ddiwrnod cenedlaethol Cymreig? Nawddsant cariadon...

Tymor yr Hydref

Rydym fel cymdeithas wedi cael tymor brysur a llwyddiannus yn ystod yr Hydref, gan gynnal nifer o ddigwyddiadau hwylus a gwahanol i’n aelodau. Cododd...

What is Going On?

The coming weeks are looking to be very interesting in the world of News, and that 2020 has so far provided us with many...

Society of the Month – November

Conservation & Ecology November’s Society of the Month is the Conservation & Ecology Society. They’ve been very hard at work engaging with not just their...

Zero Waste Living and Eating

As we become more aware of how we as humans affect our environment there is a growing interest in zero waste living, especially surrounding...

Society Spotlight – October

October 2019  Society of the Month – Geography Society  On Monday 7th October, the Geography Society held a drop in Coffee and Cake morning in aid of the charity YoungMinds. This charity focuses...

Swansea University Lacrosse Club Summer News

Swansea University Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse teams had an incredibly successful season last year. With an undefeated season in the Western 1A for the...

Another great year for Swansea University Badminton

Swansea University Badminton have had a successful year with a lot of victories. At the start of the year, we lost two of our teams...

A Glimpse At Varsity Spirit

This Varsity was the spot of Cardiff's defence of their Shield and title. The day was graced with beautiful weather and even finer camaraderie....

Capturing A Snippet Of Varsity

Varsity was an exciting, eventful and energetic day for both competitors and spectators. It was a day of triumphs and losses with the upper...

Swansea University Kickboxing

On the 23rd of March, Swansea University Kickboxing took part in the University Kickboxing Championship in Leeds, a huge event with almost 249 fighters...

A Poem From The Soul

A Poem from the Soul I was once told Poetry comes from the soul. Told, It flows out of you So, I listened. Listened to my soul, To what she had...

The Lights Are On

In the broken elevator. Tom pressed the alarm five minutes ago. The shock-second, when the elevator shuddered, is over. He did the automatic; pressed...

Howards End – The Ultimate Period Drama

It’s hard to find a film that is both eloquent and insightful in its search for meaning and nourishment, but Howards End also finds...

The Top 5 Indie Games of 2019

Afterparty Available on PC/ MAC. Produced and written by Night School Studio, this vivid game relies on its electric storytelling. This game’s atmosphere is unusual...

Google Steps into Console Gaming

With hundreds of millions of people watching gaming content on YouTube every single day, will Google really be able to make this platform a...

Live Review: The Amazons

11th February, Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach. I walk inside out of the cold night to be greeted by a small, intimate venue known for...

Balley Records: The Home of Modern Punk

Founded by Idles manager Mark Bent and Idles vocalist Joe Talbot, Balley Records is revolutionary as the home of hardcore punk bands due to...

Summer Ball

We’ve got a stellar line-up for Summer Ball this year with some of the biggest artists in the country coming to join us for...

Women’s Hockey Head to Varsity

The day arrived and the Swansea University Ladies varsity squad were up early ready to get the bus to Cardiff. The girls were excited...

How Swansea Women’s Hockey Prepare for Varsity

The lead up to varsity can be a very stressful and straining time for the Swansea University Ladies varsity squad. Having a well thought...

Varsity: How Do Swansea Teams Prepare?

On April 10th, thousands of Swansea University students will descend on Cardiff for the most hotly awaited event of the year- Welsh Varsity. For...

BUCS Indoor Athletics Nationals 2019 Report

In what is always one of the most exciting weekends of the athletics calendar, BUCS Indoors was upon us once again and saw the...