Interview with Ben Harries from Clwb Rygbi Tawe

Hi Ben, thank you for agreeing to talk today. So firstly, tell me about Clwb Rygbi Tawe. Clwb Rygbi Tawe is a relatively new club...

Macbeth – Director’s Cut Review

I’ve been bored in theatres before, but this was the first time I’d ever been bored by Macbeth. The performance history of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play...

Club in Focus: Hockey

Here at Swansea University, we have two Hockey clubs; a Ladies’ club and a Men’s club. Each boasts incredibly successful sides from elite performance...

Ladies day 2018 raises £642 for Mind

Our annual ‘Ladies Day’ took place on Wednesday 3rd October, and was an event which saw women from a number of sports teams compete...

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Review

Last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins left us with an appetite to want to traverse the ancient world further. Fortunately, 12 months later Assassin’s Creed...

Agony Aunt: November 2018

I cheated on my partner. I have nothing but regret but they won’t give me another chance. What should I do? Cheating, no matter on...

Online Dating & Long Distance: When it’s right it’s right

William and Rebekah Shackley are dear friends of mine, whose wedding I was fortunate enough to attend last April in Las Vegas. It seemed...

Eminem vs Machine Gun Kelly

Now that some time has settled in the long awaited war of words between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly, I am sure that I...

Young Minds

One in five young adults are diagnosed with a mental health disorder; I myself being one of those one in five. Mental health disorders, specifically...

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a Southern European country located on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering with Spain. The country each year is gaining more and more popularity...

Ryanair: A different perspective

As a frequent flyer and constant traveller, I have flown across the globe with around 7 different airlines (inc. British Airways, EasyJet, Emirates and...

Travel Hacks: Fly like a pro

Despite being a frequent flyer myself, I’ve never enjoyed flying. I’ve always found it such a hassle, but because of flying so often (about...

How ‘A Quiet Place’ gives lessons in horror

Over the summer, I watched A Quiet Place for the first time. I found that the film, for the most part, lived up to...

Solid as a Rock?

In American Studies, we are encouraged to pursue a year of study in the United States, so that we can experience learning about the...

Last of the Light Bringers – Awaken

She opened her eyes to darkness. Head raised, gasping desperately for air, she felt the coarse grains fall from her skin. She lifted a...

Dreams, Cold, Old, New

Door windows of shattered colour shards, Here, where Gods hang round in bars Lilting choir on the jukebox New polish on the locks Mercury and Mars Playing cards. Where to...

Good Night Out Campaign

A YouGov poll from 2017 found that almost three-quarters of young people have witnessed sexual harassment on a night out, with nearly 63% of...

A welcome from our food editor

My hope is to not only encourage other food lovers to come forward and write for this great paper, but I wish to educate...

Get lost in Swansea

One of the main ways I found that Swansea was the place to be was by getting lost - at first, you will feel...

Swansea University announces partnership with Columbia

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Programme will see joint PhDs for students from Swansea and the United States. Swansea University vice-chancellor, Professor Richard B....

Cold War

It’s been three years since Pawel Pawlikowski won his Oscar for Ida, the first film in the Polish language to win an Oscar. This...

5 Top Tips for Your Year Abroad

The emails reminding you to start your applications are flooding in, the paperwork is piling up, and the to-do lists are getting scarily long....

Epilepsy: All your questions answers

November is epilepsy awareness month. It’s important that everyone understands the condition that is epilepsy, who it affects, what triggers a seizure and what...

Real World Buffalo Bill

Iconic classic movies; Silence of the Lambs, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Psycho, all have one thing in common: they were modelled after killer...

Should failure to act be considered a crime?

Is the UK justice system lagging behind the rest of the world by failing to implement a “good Samaritan law”? When considering the law of...

This Really is the Greatest Show

The lights turn down and a hush descends over the audience. Something is crackling in the atmosphere, a buzz of excitement. Boom. One bass...

Why do we love being scared?

We’ve all been there. You’re home alone, curtains drawn, all the doors are locked (checked twice). The wind is howling outside, and the rain...

FIFA 19: New Journey mode

The latest instalment from EA sports certainly feels like the most comprehensive football game out there, mainly due to the addition of the official...

COFIWCH DRYWERYN

In 1965 a small Welsh village in Gwynedd, north Wales was drowned to quench the thirst of an English city. In 1956, a private...

THE ABERFAN DISASTER

On the morning of October 21st 1966, the young students of Pantglas Primary school stood for assembly singing the well-known hymn; all things bright...

Henna – everything you need to know.

Khadija Stone is a medical student currently studying at Swansea University. Khadija is also a self-taught henna artist who uses her henna skills to...

Couples Costumes!

Halloween is a great time to dress up and have fun – celebrating with your partner can give you the opportunity to make and...

PS4 Spider-Man

The collaborative effort from Sony and Insomniac Games has led to one of the finest and most sophisticated superhero games since DC’s Batman Arkham...

Education Officer update

Disclaimer: These are personal opinions, not those of the Students' Union. - - - It’s been a busy start to the year! Since starting back in June,...

Album Review: Alt J – Reduxer

Rating: 4/5, ‘…what could have felt like a jumble of remixes thrown into a pot has instead got the feel of a well-executed experimental...

An introduction to sport at Swansea University

Welcome, Freshers, to the fast-paced, high-energy bubble that is Freshers Week! With so many new opportunities coming your way, be sure to check out...

Cymuned Gymraeg Prifysgol Abertawe

I fyfyrwyr newydd – llongyfarchiadau a chroeso i Brifysgol Abertawe a’n cymuned Gymraeg! Hefyd, i hen fyfyrwyr – croeso nôl! Barod am flwyddyn braf...

Strava: apps to get you going

Looking to start work on those fitness goals but not sure where to start or concerned about gym membership costs? Strava, a free fitness...

Revolut: the future of banking?

Revolut the online bank, which launched only three years ago in July 2015, has over 2 million customers and growing. But how has this...

SWITCH: Nintendo’s revival

After the disappointing reception of Nintendo’s Wii U, the Switch appears to have offered the manufacturer's a new lease of life in an extremely...

Studying abroad Pros + cons

Considering taking the plunge and bidding farewell to Swansea for a semester or two? Here are a few points to mull over with a...

Don’t just stick to big Tesco, go local!

Everyone is tempted to go to the same big Tesco, Sainsbury's or Lidl, do all their shopping there and leave it at that. Though...

Swansea Student Media 2018

Ever fancied hosting your own radio show? Maybe you're a budding writer with a passion for publishing? Handy with a video camera or editing...

Travel Swansea

Swansea; it doesn’t matter how you ended up here, there will come a time when you will have had enough of watching Netflix from...

Let’s talk sexual health

As a new student it is important to have all the contacts you need to keep yourself safe! So, here’s a list of facilities...

Am I really qualified for this?

Well, who really is? Even if you have a worked a lifetime to receive a doctorate on the subject it is a purely situational topic....

Autumn 2018 Preview

Halloween October 19th Crazed serial killer Michael Myers is back. Just in time for Halloween. Get ready for chills and gore galore. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of...

Tom Cruise: The man who needs no stunt double?

Mission Impossible: Fallout was released back at the end of July and instantly became one of the surprise hits of the summer. The sixth...

Can a film be more than just a film?

For a few years now, I’ve been dabbling in film journalism on and off again on my personal blog and I’ve got a bit...

Your part-time officers 2018/19

Part-time officers represent different groups of students, run campaigns and hold the full-time officers accountable. They volunteer their energy and time to run campaigns to...

Your full-time officers 2018/19

Meet your new officers. They get voted in by students and they're here to represent you with all things Uni-related. If you're having an...

Tips and Tricks to writing fiction

So you’ve decided to write something, huh? Maybe you have an idea for a novel that will blow Harry Potter out of the water;...

A Fresher’s guide to Wind St: Four clubs, four different vibes

Starting off your university adventure is full of daunting experiences. A new place, meeting new people, it can all be quite scary. But we...

How to stay safe during Freshers

With freshers now upon us, it’s important to know how to stay safe in this new, exciting chapter of your life. A new, independent...

Your guide to Students’ Union services

The SU are a huge part of life at Swansea Uni. They bring the best events to the city like Summer Ball and the...

Build your own photo wall

The first days of university are the most daunting: you haven’t met the people who you’re living with and you’re supposed to be completely...

Now For More: Swansea’s mini weekender!

To all of you returning to Swansea: welcome back! And to all of you new starters, welcome to your charming home for the next academic...

Coming out at University

Coming out is a different experience for everyone who goes through it; for some, it’s smooth sailing, while for others, it can be a...

5 Reasons why you should join a society

As the saying goes ‘New year, new memberships’. It’s a heavily paraphrased saying, but it’s that time of the year again, and it’s time...

A guide to university

So, you’ve started university. A rite of passage for many young people, the prospect of living away from home for the first time can...

Proposals for new student flats opposed by Swansea Council

Swansea councillors have criticised plans for the development of two blocks of flats for the city’s student population. In the same meeting, however, councillors also...

No Halls No Worries: Freshers when you’re not in halls

Panic! Everything seems to be going wrong after going through clearing and you have had to find a house with a bunch of strangers....

Settling in to University Life

Congratulations, you’ve made it! You’ve made it to university. Whether Swansea is your first choice, your insurance choice or you came here through clearing,...

LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE: How to start

In an increasingly globalised world, the learning of at least one foreign language is something that all culturally engaged individuals (should) aspire to. To...

Egyptologists denied visas to take part in Icom conference in Swansea

Three professional curators of Egyptian artefacts who had been invited to deliver a research presentation at an international museum conference in Swansea have been...

Is the ‘popular film’ Oscar category patronising?

On the 8th August this year, The Academy, home of the Oscars, announced the addition of a new category to the world’s most well-known...

Has Social Media Empowered Millennials?

The internet is everywhere in the modern-day world, with Millennials being a unique generation as they were born during the conception of the internet...

Competing for Swansea University Pole Fitness Club

Competitions are thought of as an excellent way to immerse yourself into pole fitness, perfecting your best moves and using your creativity to come...

Conversations with Lethal Bizzle and DJ EZ at Swansea’s Summer Ball:...

Swansea had the pleasure of welcoming two legends of their respective genres to blitz the Summer Ball last month, DJ EZ and Lethal Bizzle....

The Waterfront’s Guide to Graduation

So, you’ve come to the end of your degree and to celebrate, you’re going to wear graduation robes and stand up in the Great...

Xtreme Radio #SSB18 Interviews

At this years Summer Ball, we got the chance to speak to some of your favourite artists. Check out the interviews below. Eleri Angharad &...

UK Government rejects plan for Swansea Bay tidal lagoon

The UK Government has rejected long-term plans to construct a tidal lagoon across Swansea Bay. Greg Clark, the Business and Energy Secretary for the...

From Waterfront to the world

There are many reasons why students choose to get involved with student media; some decide to get involved for the experience, because it’s an...

Volunteering For All

Each year, from 1st to 7th June, Volunteers’ Week is recognised and celebrated nationally. It is “a long-standing, popular event in the voluntary sector,...

True Crime: The Black Dahlia

A World-Famous Case Before we begin, I must warn you that not only is this case world famous, but incredibly graphic in nature. You’ve probably...

The Death of Societies?

We all know the scene: you’re whittling away the week with work and then society night (or nights, in some cases) rolls around. You’re...

Clothes Swap Cinema & Co.

Many students will be familiar with Cinema & Co. in town - a versatile space that acts as a cafe, bar, gallery, independent film...

Summer events in Swansea: Outfit planning

I’m coming to the end of my time at Swansea, and in my three years here I’ve planned my fair share of outfits for...

Study Abroad: From Applicant to Co-ordinator

Studying abroad as part of a degree programme can be a simultaneously thrilling and daunting process. This proves to be true for the dedicated...

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

As the summer term gets under way, it is likely that most of us will be busy with revision, deadlines and exams; with little...

Why you should give the DC extended universe another chance

Aside from Wonder Woman, critics and audiences have not been kind to the DCEU, and this I believe is a misunderstanding of their content....

Is the horror genre still ‘good?’

The horror genre, like many others, is ever-evolving to meet the criteria of its audiences across the world of cinema. As we evolve as...

Titanic: The Last Great Hollywood Epic

I doubt that there are very many of you who have yet to see the cultural phenomenon that is James Cameron’s Titanic. Recently celebrating...

Julia Michaels: An interview with pop’s behind-the-scenes gem

Whether you’ve heard her name or not, chances are you’ve heard her music. Julia Michaels is the song writing mastermind behind chart-smashing hits such...

Is Uplands really as hip as it claims to be?

After being tagged in a WalesOnline article dubbing Uplands as ‘one of the hippest places in the country’ which was mainly due to a...

Creative Writing – Together

by Emily Maybanks

Coming out at University

Earlier this year, I decided to take the plunge, and skilfully ‘used’ February’s LGBT+ History Month to come out properly as a bisexual woman....

MY Story

In the world today, identity, culture and citizenship have been the key aspect of widespread political and social controversy on a global scale. The...

Quidditch, Care of Magical Creatures & Study of Ancient Runes: An...

In March, a group of care experienced young people from across the Swansea area took part in a Harry Potter themed day organised by...

Exam positivity

With summer exam season looming, and for those third years possibly your last set of exams, the pressure is beginning to mount up. For...

Agony Aunts

Heather and Emily are Waterfront’s very own Agony Aunts and matchmakers. If you’re interested in going on a Blind Date, have a Campus Crush or...

Italy: At a glance

With a long Mediterranean coastline, unlimited 24-hour wine fountains and inspiring gastronomy, it is no wonder Italy is a world favourite destination all year...

Staying healthy while travelling: Keeping fit and eating well

Travelling is medicine for the mind, the body and most importantly the soul. It feeds our desires, inspires our imagination and provokes our feelings...

Travel Hacks: Which Apps to download and why?

Organising flights, accommodation and activities can be a stressful task to endure, but today in 2018 there is an abundance of apps which make...

Why is Pride important?

Thursday 17th May 2018 saw many people worldwide show their support for the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOTB). The aim of...

Big success in the water!

Following fantastic earlier successes in the year at both Short and Long-Course individual BUCS, where we placed a record 8th, came the week we’d...

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 and an insight into men’s mental...

*DISCLAIMER* - mention of suicide Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 – stress From Monday 14th May through to Friday 18th May 2018, it was Mental Health...

An insight into studying in Geneva

The second most populous city in Switzerland, Geneva is arguably perfectly located surrounded by mountains and next to a lake (Lake Geneva). As well...

Swansea Zine Fest 2018 – an interview with the organisers

Ahead of Swansea’s first ever Zine Fest on Saturday 19th May 2018, held at Volcano Theatre, I caught up with the organisers of Swansea...