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

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

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...

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...

Top Tips for Securing Your Graduate Job

Now that your university years are finally coming to an end, it’s time to get out into the world and make your mark, and...

All things languages

There are almost 7,000 living languages in the world today, and approximately 6% of these languages have millions of speakers. Language is a beautiful,...

Students’ Union AGM report: Tuesday 1st May 2018

The results are in! Tuesday 1st May 2018 saw the Swansea University Students Union AGM. This saw 9 motions being put to vote, which...

Goodbye Swansea

It feels as though I’ve blinked and all of a sudden, I am about to finish my degree at Swansea University and move onto,...

Varsity 2018 round-up: Singleton events

Wednesday 25th April 2018 saw Swansea play host to Cardiff in the biggest sporting event of the University calendar – Varsity! Varsity saw the...

We need to talk about Swansea University Accessibility

The university has made a lot of changes over the last few years, including a brand new campus. However, there is still a lot...

A day on Bay: Varsity Edition

‘We have had a change of tactics and have got our full team together so we hope this time we can take the game’...

Look Up

Imagine a bustling town or city centre, with people everywhere. Overhead, there could be the clearest, bluest skies with the warmest sun beating down...

An interview with writer B.A. Hippsley

Former Swansea University, B.A. Hippsley is scheduled to have his first novel – Containment – published on 16th May 2018 by the independent publishers...

Growing Up

A poem by Emily Maybanks

INTERVIEW: Frank Turner on ‘Be More Kind’

by Jake Harvey Frank Turner’s new album ‘Be More Kind’ has finally hit the shelves, and with it comes a refreshed and refined sound from...

FEATURED ARTIST: Tom Grennan

By Jake Causley (Alt-J Show) Injections of soul, indie, and folk styles into the charts have rarely come about in recent times, but Tom Grennan’s...

ALBUM REVIEW: The Search For Everything – John Mayer (2017)

by Jake Causley (ALT-J show, Thursdays 4-6pm) There was only ever going to be one artist I was going to write an album review for....

VARSITY VICTORY CONTINUES – Monday round-up of kickboxing and boxing

by Meryl Hanmer Monday 23rd April certainly marked the most exciting Varsity day so far with two huge crowd pleasing events: kickboxing and boxing. Both...

First Minister Carwyn Jones Resigns

by Megan Thomas First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has just announced his plan to resign in the Autumn. In his speech at the Welsh...

SUNDAY VARSITY ROUND-UP – Archery & Rifle

by Meryl Hanmer Sunday 22nd April saw the first day of multiple competitions for this year’s Varsity competition.  Archery was first to take place in...

SUCCESS ON THE RIVER TAWE – Swansea’s second point towards the...

by Meryl Hanmer pics by Angus Thomas A successful start to Varsity 2018 as Swansea secures its second point towards the shield. First the men’s cycling...

CYCLING SUCCESS – Swansea’s first point towards the Varsity shield

by Meryl Hanmer Wednesday 18th April saw Swansea’s cycling team secure our first point towards the overall Varsity shield. Lead by men’s captain Kacper Gorski...

Getting involved at Festivals – an interview with Tom Parkinson

By: Emily Maybanks Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at some of the biggest music festivals in the UK? Ahead of BBC’s...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Bicycling by Ananas

by Jordi Juan Iveson Here at Xtreme radio we pride ourselves in providing a platform to showcase both student and local talent. Ananas are a...

REVIEW: Cosmosus EP by Ananas

by Jordi Juan Iveson Ananas are an experimental Lo-fi Neo Soul trio from Swansea. I am featuring their EP as they’re a testament to student...

The Little Prince – a book to return to

By: Emily Maybanks The Little Prince – originally Le Petit Prince – was penned by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and was first published in 1943. Now,...

Creative Writing – a series of interviews

By: Emily Maybanks Have you ever wondered how your favourite authors can make characters come to life in your mind? Or, maybe you've always felt...

REVIEW: Man in an Orange Shirt

By: Emily Maybanks Man in an Orange Shirt was first shown on BBC Two last summer. A two part series, it was at the heart...

Varsity breakdown

The Cup Historically, Swansea have come out on top when it comes to the Welsh Varsity Cup match. Winning 13, losing 7 and drawing once....

Are we ready for Varsity? – Find out what the captains...

by Meryl Hanmer RIFLE: Glen Dighton How have you been preparing for Varsity? Trials for the Varsity team are usually straightforward and now have a good idea...

How to wear your Varsity shirt

by Gwen Miles It's an iconic element of the Welsh Varsity, it’s included in the £28.50 package, it's a symbol of solidarity and support, and...

The battle of two brothers – Swansea vs Cardiff sibling rivalry

by Meryl Hanmer Varsity is the most eagerly anticipated event of the year for our university sports players, all of whom are training hard to...

On track for Varsity: Women’s cycling team make their debut

by Meryl Hanmer Since coming to Swansea University in the 2016/17 academic year to study sport science, Izzy Whiteley has made it her mission to...

Understanding: Boxing

by Meryl Hanmer With the recent boom in popularity for boxing, not only as a sport to take part in but as a spectator sport,...

Understanding: The Swansea Titans

by Meryl Hanmer The Swansea University American football team, ‘The Titans’ are a force to be reckoned with on the field, year after year out...

Interview: Women’s Rugby

by Emily Maybanks In 2017 they beat Cardiff at the famous Millennium Stadium, for the first time ever. This year, they are hoping to do...

Moonstruck

by Carlos Tseng It’s hard to believe that Norman Jewison’s Moonstruck is now 30 years old. In 2018, the film is still a delight to...

Netflix Binge: Black Mirror

by Alex Udraufski-Osborne The Students' Union elections signal the end of the academic year. That means deadlines, exams, and, ultimately, stress—which all sounds daunting and,...

Perception

By Natasha Mawera We all see our own stories. We hear the words we know our souls long for us to accept. This is what...

LANGUAGE STUDENTS Making the most of your year abroad

by Meryl Hanmer Embarking on your year abroad is both daunting and exhilarating in equal measures. It is without doubt the most exhilarating fifteen months...

PRE-YEAR ABROAD NERVES and how to calm them

by Meryl Hanmer No matter how confident a person you are or how well prepared you feel, there will always be that niggling voice of...

Fickle Friends: The Globe, Cardiff, 26/02/18

When I first heard Fickle Friends, I was amazed by how captivated I could be by something so joyful, given as I had previously...

Interview: Rejjie Snow

by Will Barnston That is until now. In a rare occurrence, 24-year-old Irish rapper, Rejjie Snow. The catalyst to his career was his 2013 'Rejovich'...

Another closure of an LGBTQ+ venue, but why?

When I arrived in Swansea in 2016 I was excited to experience the LGBTQ+ scene. So, when attending my first LGBT+ society event I...

SOLO TRAVEL: It isn’t as scary as you think!

by Meryl Hanmer Whilst I understand the desire to share treasured moments abroad with friends, there is an equally compelling case why solo travel makes...

TRAVEL HACKS: Picking the perfect hostel

by Meryl Hanmer Although the thought of staying in a dorm room with complete strangers is a daunting prospect for many, (it certainly was for...

Belgium: At a glance

By Meryl Hanmer Bearing the scars of centuries worth of wars, battles and invasions, Belgium is a place of pilgrimage for all those looking to...

Taekwondo take the South League!

By Niraj Wadher Swansea University Taekwondo club take the lead at the British University Taekwondo league. Swansea University played host to the British University Taekwondo South...

Can sport improve your mental health?

By Olivia Rogers With Varsity fast approaching, I caught up with four members of Swansea Badminton Club to see whether students at Swansea University felt...

5 Reasons Why You Need More Sleep

By Lauren Lewis Life can be incredibly stressful sometimes, especially for students. We’re subjected to what feels like an endless cycle of presentations, projects, and...

A peek inside the Dylan Thomas Theatre

by Carys Svendsen Way back in September, I wrote a cultural guide of Swansea and mentioned the Dylan Thomas Theatre. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until February...

TALIESIN’S £2m MAKEOVER

By Megan Thomas Work to update the inside of the Taliesin building has finally been completed. Starting at the beginning of the year, the construction...

REVIEW: Bad Sounds, 5th February Tramshed Cardiff

By Caleb brown On the 5th of February I had an interview with Bad Sounds as they supported Rat Boy in Tramshed Cardiff alongside Ten...

Cut pretty flowers from their stems

By: Rhys Swainston * disclaimer - contains content that some may find upsetting I walk past the café every day. There is a girl who works there...

The Greatest Showman – why is it doing so well?

By: Emily Maybanks With the recent news that the soundtrack to the film (released in UK cinemas on Boxing Day 2017) The Greatest Showman has...

Interview with Illustrator, Emily Wren

By: Emily Maybanks Living and working in Basel, Switzerland, Emily Wren is a freelance Illustrator and has recently illustrated a short story in Popshot’s recent...

Swansea labelled “part of writing history” with Egypt centre discovery

By Alex Evans An exciting new discovery at Swansea University’s own Egypt Centre has been described as “part of writing history” by Egyptology students here...

THE POST-TRANSLATION PROCESS ― what is it and why is it...

By: Meryl Hanmer Last time, in ‘THE PRE-TRANSLATION PROCESS – what is it and why is it useful?’, I debunked the myth that translators dive...

Learning & reflecting – An interview with life-coach Tony Phillips

By: Emily Maybanks It’s all too easy to become very caught up in everyday life and let the stress of life take over our minds...

THE PRE-TRANSLATION PROCESS – what is it and why is it...

By: Meryl Hanmer There is a lot more to translation than meets the eye. The essence of the translation process is to transform a piece...

ALBUM REVIEW: Calum Scott – Only Human

By: Emily Maybanks On 9th March 2018, Calum Scott released his debut album Only Human. For those who don't know, Calum Scott is a British singer and...

World Poetry Day 2018

By: Emily Maybanks Today – 21st March 2018 – is World Poetry Day. Poetry is, of course, literary work in which the expression of feelings...

‘Research as Art’: A 2017 Review

By Carys Svendsen The ‘Research as Art’ competition is back once again and needs you! From personal memory, I recall one of the winners -...

REVIEW: Call the Midwife, Series 7

By: Emily Maybanks *WARNING: contains spoilers!* “Why did I ever start this? I must have been mad!” These are the opening words of Jennifer Worth’s memoir...

Translation vs. Interpretation

By: Meryl Hanmer Both translation and interpretation operate with the aim of converting information from one language to another, therefore these are two closely related...

EP Review – No Sense Of Groove

by Dare Balogun Reviewing electronic music at time can be very difficult sometimes. Its not like I’m reviewing a band and I can talk about...

Losing my Mother to Cancer

By: Meryl Hanmer On the 7th January 2017, I was half way through my year abroad; studying in Valencia. Up to that point, my time...

My three most inspirational women

By: Emily Maybanks International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on 8th March 2018. It commemorates the movement for women’s rights. International Women's Day is...

How my skin shattered my self-confidence

by Olivia Rogers After reading a report by the British Skin foundation stating that around 20 % of people who suffer with acne have thought...

Graduation Anxiety What happens next?

by Emily Maybanks December’s edition of the Waterfront featured an article I wrote called ‘Thoughts from the mind of a final year student’. In this...

If you could see me now

By: Emily Maybanks Based on the lyrics to 'If you could see me now' by The Script. Got to keep myself calm but the truth is...

Beast from the East: Swansea Edition

by Nicola McAndrew You all know by now about the Beast from the East (no, I don’t mean Ivan Drago). Amidst Tesco’s deserted shelves, persistent...