Xtreme interview with Charli XCX

By Kiera Jones Kiera: Hi, I’m with Charli XCX. Say hi! Charli XCX: Hello K: You’ve just done a fantastic set at Summer ball. How was it?...

15 wonderful words from other languages that relate well to student...

By Emily Maybanks Inspired by reading a book called ‘The Greeks* Had a Word For It. (*and the Russians and the Japanese and the Dutch)’...

Bug Week Invades Oriel Science during May Half-Term, Monday 29th May...

Get up close to cockroaches, giant millipedes, stick insects, maggots and more during Oriel Science’s Bug Week from Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd...

Launch of Gorffennol, the Swansea University History Department Student Journal

By Amy Megson Thursday, 25 May, is the launch of the History Department’s student-led journal, Gorffennol. We would like to welcome students and staff, from...

Success for Swansea Uni Sub Aqua Charity Event

On the 10th May, Swansea University's Sub Aqua club organised a  beach clean and BBQ fundraiser at Swansea Bay. Club member Evie Furness said "We had...

TheVRzone: Swansea’s New Gaming Experience

By Declan Murphy Right above the High Street Arcade near Gamers’ Emporium across from Argos, you’d be forgiven for not noticing this little gem at...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Netflix Binge

By Becky Elms It’s that time of year again; the sun is shining and we poor students are forced to sit inside cramming a whole...

Mindhorn: review

By Rachel Sanders Paying obvious homage to films such as Anchor Man, Mindhorn is a quirky black comedy with enough laughs to make you forget...

A Tale as Old as Time: Beauty & the Beast Review

by William Kriescher Who isn’t a fan of Disney? We all love them. However, when I heard they were making a live action movie of...

Biorhythms with Ballmann: A BBC Radio 6 Interview

Our Music Editor Harry Ballmann was given the opportunity to take part in a radio interview on BBC6 Music with presenter Lauren Laverne, speaking...

Music Reviews: May

By Harry Ballmann Alt J: Relaxer Alternative art-indie trio prove as enigmatic as ever, boasting a musical collective;  surprising their audience with an array of...

Fashion: Where Did It Come From and Where Is It Heading?

By Ellie Thompson As my role as Fashion Editor and undergraduate at Swansea University is coming to an end, I’m looking ahead at what I’m...

Liberation: Year in Review

By Akosua Darko I am proud to have been Waterfront’s first Liberation Editor since 2015. Thank you to everyone who has read my articles and...

Drunken Glory: Inspired by the lyrics of ‘Glory’ by Bastille

By Emily Maybanks We’re lying with our backs against the solid, cold pavement; our heads against the curb, dangerously close to the road. The velvety...

A Case For Dating Older Men

By Anonymous I am sick of going on dates with people around my age, 21. Most of them have no goals, ambition or gentlemanly etiquette....

Blind Date Re-cap

By Shannon Jones & Faye Vlietstra Seeing as it’s the end of the year, we decided to catch up with a few of our blind...

Goodbye my lover…we’re just friends

So, you’ve finally done it, you’ve finished your essays, finished your exams, all that’s left to do is graduate…and finish your relationship (if you...

Agony Aunts

Dear Shannon and Faye, I’ve started dating someone, I really like them, but there are a couple of red flags. Their personality has completely...

Why I’m proud to be a millennial

By Sarah Harris I am a millennial... Bad news for those of you who were born in the years ranging 1980 to 2000, you are too....

Beetroot, Butterbean & Dill Burgers

By Nathan Lloyd On the subject of ‘the end of uni’, it’s quickly approaching the time when, like turtles looking for a mate, migrating students...

Fan of Craft Beer and Burgers? You Need to Try The...

By Nathan Lloyd American food is equally as easy to nail as it is to mess up monumentally. Hands up, who’s had more than one...

Summer Ball ’17

By Harry Ballmann Swansea Summer Balls understandably aspire better the previous year, and the 2017 ball proves no exception. With a host of live performances,...

How To Plan The Perfect Barbecue

By Heather Wood The temperature is rising, the shops are selling sunglasses and swimsuits. It must be summer. Well almost. The evermore occurring sunshine means...

Gym Gym (Gymdeithas Gymraeg)

by Rebecca Martin, translated by Meg McNab  Ar y 25ain o Fawrth, 2017, fe wnaeth Y Gymdeithas Gymraeg cynnal digwyddiad a oedd yn gwbl newydd...

Reaching Wider

The South and West Wales Reaching Wider partnership offers a range of learning and aspiration raising activities to those living in Communities First areas...

The Ten Types of Students During Exams

By Sarah Harris With the impending dark cloud of exams following everybody around, it’s a familiar reality that those around you will be dealing with...

So, I Joined a Sorority…

By Shannon Jones We’ve all heard the stereotypes of the sorority girl: the pretty, popular, stuck-up girls that aren’t too sharp when it comes to...

Students as Consumers: Fair or Fatal?

By Hilary Webb The end of every university year is always a little more ‘final’ for some more than others, the some being the non-returning...

Five fantastic reasons to volunteer at a festival this summer

By Emily Maybanks As someone who had never stepped foot into a music festival before 2015, when I spontaneously applied to work at Reading Festival...

Bus Crash at Student Village

Reports have come in on social media sites that a bus has been involved in a collision with a parked vehicle at the Swansea...

Revisited: 10 reasons students use not to vote DEBUNKED

 Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap General Election, so at Waterfront we’ve raided our archives (from not very long ago as it...

theVRzone: Swansea’s New Gaming Experience

Right above the High Street Arcade near Gamers’ Emporium across from Argos, you’d be forgiven for not noticing this little gem at first. But...

Eight Reasons Why Swansea is Better than Cardiff

Eight Reasons Swansea is Better than Cardiff Cardiff and Swansea. Ospreys and Scarlets. Kilvey and Hygiene. All big rivalries, however there is no doubt in...

What Does Varsity Mean To Our Clubs?

Varsity is a day dedicated to celebrating sport at Swansea University, by being a student here you become part of the Green and White...

Rocking All Over The World

This January Surf, Snowriders and Rowing set out on some epic trips across Europe! The Surf club have recently returned from Fuerta Ventura after taking...

Lifesaving Work Hard at Welsh Nationals

The last weekend of January saw the lifesaving team push their skills at Welsh Nationals held in our very own Wales national pool. Teams...

Men’s Hockey Mid-Season Update

With the season set to resume after the winter break, now is as good a time as any to review the club’s progress so...

Swansea Ultimate defeat Winchester with 15-0 victory

After suffering a string of losses in their regional matches, Swansea University Ultimate have found their footing with this home game after the holidays....

When women get their hands on technology

By Hilary Webb In October 2015 co-founder of Lastminute.com Martha Lane Fox shared her notes for a speech entitled ‘Women as Digital Warriors’. Fox, who...

The Raid 1&2

By Joshua Price Given that March 1st is St. David’s Day, it seemed fitting to have some kind of Welsh theme running through this month’s...

Agony Aunts

By Shannon Jones & Faye Vlietstra Shannon and Faye are Waterfront’s very own agony aunts and matchmakers. If you’re interested in going on a Blind Date...

Wonderfully Welsh & Weird: Submarine

By Hilary Webb About as weird and Welsh as it gets, Submarine (2010) is based on a book by the same name written by Swansea...

Netflix binge: ‘Y Gwyll’

By Becky Elms Celebrate Wales this March by watching an original Welsh production. Y Gwyll, or Hinterland as it is known on Netflix, is a...

Mis Mawrth Unwaith Eto

By Meg McNab Chwifiwch hwyl fawr i Chwefror, mae’r gwanwyn wedi dod. Byddwn yn gweld y diwedd o’r gaeaf a’i thywydd erchyll. Fe fydd hi...

Twin Town

There are many options available to me to introduce you to a true part of Welsh heritage, some you will know (you can’t avoid...

Bonobo: Migration

By Harry Ballmann Migration, n.: The action of passing from place to place, of passing into a new condition or form. Of a person or...

Semper Femina: Laura Marling

By Nathan Lloyd It’s hard not to be bewitched by the soulful timbre of Laura Marling’s voice which swells to fill every corner of the...

March music reviews

The XX I See You An album with such high levels of anticipation is always in danger of leaving us unsatisfied. Sitting with this album for...

What’s the Nintendo SITCH?

Have Nintendo cracked it? Or are we looking at the next gimmick from the Japanese giants. In January Nintendo released more details about the Switch,...

Blind Date

We send our blind date couples to JC’s bar and coffee shop, which serves a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, speciality coffees, pub meals,...

Jackfruit ‘Lamb’ Cawl

By Nathan Lloyd Cawl is an institution in Wales, the cornerstone of hearty home cooking that dates back to time immemorial. It’s traditionally a simple,...

Freezy meals: Potato and Stilton soup

By Harry McKenna This recipe is great for lunches as the potato adds extra weight to the soup, filling you up for longer. I bought...

Traveling in Style with Brendan Sheerin

By Sarah Harris The red cards are poised, the Segways are on standby and our favourite tour guide is back in business. Brendan Sheerin is pinning...

Debating and Feminist Society Collide!

The 8th of March marks International Women’s Day. This day commemorates a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women....

Cinderella

By Zoe Stabler All of the performing arts societies collaborated together for a performance of the much loved ‘Cinderella’ performed in February in the Taliesin....

Get inspired by the internet’s favourite fashionistas

By Ellie Thompson Forget magazines for fashion inspiration, fashion blogs and YouTube tutorials are where it’s at. According to social media surveyor Netbase, 64% of...

Waste & Recycling

Students from Swansea University conducted a roadshow, being a part of SWELL (Sustainability and Wellbeing) at Fulton House on Friday the 17th of February....

Swansea amateur cook makes the finale of LoSalt’s food competition

By Heather Wood Representing Wales, Jordan Brice, a Swansea Maths undergraduate made the finale of a national cooking competition in early February. Jordan and four...

Reaching Wider: Swansea Student Media

Reaching Wider has been working in collaboration with Swansea Union Student Media to deliver a ‘Student Media Event’ to care experienced young people from...

Reaching Wider – A student’s experience

So I’ve been asked to write this article for the Waterfront, Swansea University’s Newspaper. Disclaimer: I am keeping it anonymous. Not because I’m afraid...

Plight of the Seagulls: Greedy gulls cause a flap outside Fulton

by Claire Cuddihy Many of us (including myself) will happily confess to having boasted to friends attending inland universities that Swansea has “the closest campus...

Lectures: An avoidable burden or a breeding ground for passion?

By Sarah Harris University without lectures is like a gin and tonic without ice – the content is the same, but it’s served disconcertingly differently....

The Greatest Super Bowl Ever: Tom Brady, Hamilton, Gaga and a...

Another year; another Super Bowl. The grandiose event that showcases the American love for spectacle. Arguably, the biggest sporting event in the U.S., if...

Find your ROOT to good health

We all know student life is full on. From the pre drinks to the almighty weekly "sesh" and studying in between, it is a...

A Day With CSI – Discovery Student Volunteering Swansea

Gemma Maguire is a volunteer on Discovery’s COP Project working with South Wales Police on crime reduction and awareness raising campaigns in student residential...

Swansea Stands up to Donald 

Hundreds gather in Swansea to show solidarity to Refugees and minorities that President Trump has threatened.  All around the United Kingdom, citizens picked up their...

Blind Date

By Shannon Jones & Faye Vlietstra In a bid to try and help more Swansea students find love this Valentine’s, we decided to matchmake two...

Agony Aunts

By Shannon Jones & Faye Vlietstra Shannon and Faye are Waterfront’s very own agony aunts and matchmakers. If you’re interested in going on a Blind Date...

Hiraeth

By Megan McNab Beth sy’n dod i’ch meddwl pryd ydych yn gweld eisiau cartref? Efallai’r bryniau gwyrdd sy’n estyn ym mhob cyfeiriad. Neu awel y...

Swansea food: cheap & easy

By Heather Wood In the finale of Planet Earth 2 last year we saw the team exploring the new habitat providing an urban area for...

Armenian stuffed peppers

By Nathan Lloyd You’ll need: 5-6 medium/large red bell peppers, charred For the filling: 80g of cooked rice (per person) 1/2 fried courgette, chopped finely  (I used some from...

The vinyl revival

By Harry Ballmann I’m going make the case for vinyl and it’s pure procedural brilliance. It is a package. It is a ceremony. It is...

Raising the game

During 2016, many of the University sports teams undertook fundraising efforts for very good causes.  Here we look at a few of the events...

Valentine’s day binge watch: House of Cards

by Becky Elms Now, I am aware this isn’t the most romantic choice but it is a convincing argument that the House of Cards release...

Ready for Cardiff: Swansea University boxing club

by Charlotte Barnfather There is a new and exciting year ahead for Swansea University’s boxing club. The boxing team holds the Varsity trophy for three...

Owl

I have lain awake listening for the owl’s cry. A note that chills Thrills Then does die. One day This bird of prey Will carry my soul away, Or so the...

Going Dutch – My Adventures in the land of the bikes,...

By Lauren Putt It’s hard to believe that over a year ago I was getting ready to embark on my third year abroad in Nijmegen,...

Onion rings, not engagement rings – A Valentine’s day survival guide…

By Shannon Jones & Faye Vlietstra It’s that time of year again: Valentine’s Day, where everything becomes overpriced and love seems to be the only thing...

Are remakes going backwards?

By Joshua Price Hollywood’s recent trend of churning out one remake after another is a big discussion within the industry right now. What does it...

Alternative film picks for Valentine’s day

Make love weird with ‘Amelie’ By Rachel Sanders ‘On September 3rd 1973, at 6:28pm and 32 seconds, a bluebottle fly capable of 14,670 wing beats a...

New term, new you: The key to fitness fashion

By Ellie Thompson With the sale of workout gear ever growing and the sports industry booming (estimated to be worth more than £6bn in 2015),...

FTO interviews: The halfway point

By Declan Murphy With elections on the horizon I had the chance to sit down with four of the FTOs and ask them a few...

Croeso Lounge: A Real Gem For The New Mumbles Waterfront

By Nathan Lloyd and Heather Wood The adventurous bar group, Loungers, has opened another venue in Swansea. Located in the centre of town overlooking the...

The Space Oddity: A reflection a year on from the death...

By Harry Ballmann 10th January, 2016. The exact day that light slowly bled into the darkness. The enigmatic king of pop was lost into space,...

Interview: Fickle Friends

  By Ffion White Two years after dropping their debut track ‘Swim’ online, Fickle Friends are taking the music world by storm. I caught up with...

Review & interview: Vant @ Hoyfest

By Alex Evans VANT headlined Hoyfest at the Gates Art centre in Cardiff, on Saturday 19th November and brought their trademark energy to their show. VANT...

Pixies at The Motorpoint: An undeniably indie affair

The Pixies shouldn’t be seen as little creatures with wings, rather, a formidable indie rock band who essentially define the kind of garage rock...

RY X interview

Waterfront’s Harry Ballmann spoke to the rising contemporary downtempo singer songwriter RY X on his upcoming tour, the art of being succinct and playing...

cult classic: space jam

By Joshua Price The world was a very different place in 1996. It was a time when Nicolas Cage was able to win an Oscar,...

binge watch: gilmore girls

November 25th, the day every Gilmore fan has been waiting for, Netflix has released a four-part event ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’....

the art and the artist

By Joshua Price Given that awards season is now well underway many film fans will already be placing bets on or speculating who will take...

trychineb aberfan

Pumdeg mlynedd yn ôl, ar yr 21ain o Hydref, 1966, daeth tirlithriad erchyll i lawr ar Ysgol Gynradd Pantglas a wnaeth crynu holl bentref...

i,daniel blake

“I am a citizen, nothing more, nothing less”. Where to start? You’ve all heard the news surrounding this film. ‘That’s the one about benefits, yeah?’,...

the secrets of simplicity

‘Hamburg Demonstrations’ by Pete Doherty Turning up to Clouds Hill Recordings studio unannounced is only really going work if you carry as much talent and musical...

interview: local natives

Waterfront’s Harry Ballmann caught up with Local Native’s lead singer Taylor Rice, talking about coming of age and what it is to make music. Do...

what world am i living in?

Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States of America, Brexit wins, far right movements across Europe are rising and winning because...

Staying safe

By Robin Benson The past few years have unfortunately seen a large increase in Sexual Assaults across Universities in Wales. At Swansea University, we are...