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...

i will not be defeated

By Sarah Harris Accepting that I needed help for depression was one of the most challenging things I have ever done: I’ve struggled with various...

Mulled cherry tarts

These cherry tarts are a quick and easy way of pleasing guests and delivering the kind of low effort, maximum impact impression we all...

Got a problem? just ASC

By Cerys Humphries Since the beginning of the term, Swansea University has been buzzing with change. There’s new departments, new events, and sometimes it can...

Edible presents

‘Tis the season for giving, but let’s be honest none of us have any money and what we do have goes on food. Heather...

christmas in copenhagen

By Nathan Lloyd The semester is nearly done and things are beginning to feel a bit more festive. Parties have become a little more mulled...

changing of the seasons

With Summer waving goodbye for another year and Winter taking its place, it’s time to get out the scarves, jumpers and woolly hats once...

swansea surf society

By Rhys Poulton The University’s Surf Club got straight to work as soon as October hit. Socials, surf lessons and BUCS were on the agenda....

the art society: life drawing

By Hazel Stabler This year, a whole host of new societies have already become some of the most successful and incredible this university has ever...

shoreline theatre: waiters needed

Waiters Needed was a wonderful set of three one act plays encapsulating the audience and giving us a night of laughter, more laughter and...

Interview: stevie walters

Stevie Walters, a Swansea University Alumna, tells us how Dezrez Legal are using Swansea University Employability Academy’s Work Placement Programmes to find their next...

blind date: Emily & Alex

Emily (21), a fourth year American Studies student and Alex (21), a third year Ancient History student, met for a free drink in JCs....

agony aunts

Shannon and Faye are Waterfront’s very own agony aunts and matchmakers. If you’re interested in going on a Blind Date or have a question you...

US election: all nighter @ JCs

With more than 350 people attending on the Facebook event, JCs was full to the brim as it hosted the US Election All Nighter...

SEA: check out employment zone’s new digital jobs board

Looking for a graduate job? Want a work placement? Need a part-time job? Use SEA Employment Zone’s new digital jobs board. Employers are waiting for your applications! myuni.swan.ac.uk/employmentzone/ Employment...

Interview: RY X

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

Las Iguanas New Winter Menu

By Nathan Lloyd & Heather Wood Myself and Heather were invited by the Swansea branch of Las Iguanas to try out their new Winter menu....

Very British Year Abroad Problems

While on a year abroad in Geneva, Switzerland and Forlì, Italy, Emily Maybanks found herself feeling very British and it inspired her to write a list of...

Ten things I’ve learnt about Canada in ten days

English Literature student Molly Dowrick writes about first impressions of her study abroad year at Trent University Peterborough in Ontario, Canada.  Canadians are friendly -...

Leonard Cohen dies, aged 82

It pains me deeply to report the death of musician, novelist and poet, Leonard Cohen. He passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home...

Taliesin Arts Centre

Taliesin Arts Centre is your on campus arts hub, providing a range of films, live performances and live stream broadcasts to suit everyone. Live music...

Women’s football: 1st team continue winning streak

This week saw the Ladies 1st team continue their winning streak and the 2s win their first game of the season. The Ladies 1s, who...

Swansea Uni Feminist Society

Do you believe in equality of men and women? Yes? Congratulations, you’re a feminist! No, we’re not talking about those dreaded feminazis that The...

New societies for 2016

By Hazel Stabler Fresher’s fayre is over, the tent has been brought down, and lectures have begun. And yet, the time for joining new societies...

Inspirational Graduations

By Rachel Sanders This summer I had the privilege of being a part of the graduation ceremonies taking place in the shiny new Great Hall...

Album review: Head Carrier by The Pixies

By Daniel Coleman Head Carrier is evidence that bands are able to produce quality albums long past ‘their prime’ Returning with an album of catchy...

Top five places for breakfast in Swansea

By Heather Wood Zinco Lounge 24 Princess Way, Swansea SA1 5HE ££ Zinco Lounge is a relaxed atmosphere, full of character. A large restaurant, decorated with different tables,...

Top 5 Places to go to drink coffee

By Nathan Lloyd Congratulations, you’ve made it to week - what week is this again? Whatever. You’ve made it this far. While the weather’s been...

Marathon woman

A Swansea University Masters student has been working towards the goal of one marathon a week or 52 marathons this year. Laura Fiteni, a...

Advice for your final year

By Roberta Attuquayefio ‘Record numbers of students are beginning university this term, making the big emotional step of a new independent life, with many living away...

Interview: Eats everything

Eats has established himself as one of the most professional and internationally accepted DJs to rise from the UK, arguably since Fatboy Slim and...

Music reviews November 2016

Mac Miller: The Divine Feminine - 9/10 The Divine Feminine will certainly help to establish Mac Miller as an intelligent and popular musician. Already, the likes...

Why I won’t be watching Doctor Strange

By Michael Fraser The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown from the humble beginnings of the first Iron Man film into one of the most famous,...

Agony aunts

Shannon and Faye are Waterfront’s very own agony aunts and matchmakers. If you’re interested in going on a Blind Date or have a question you...

Scan & sit: far from perfect

My first day back in a lecture hall after a year and a half away from Swansea and my lecturer promptly announces, “Big Brother...

Rise of the Masters

By Charlotte Barnfather After already completing three years of studying, meeting deadlines and endless stress over January and summer exams, why are so many students...

Roasted parsnip & brown mustard soup

By Nathan Lloyd So, the evenings are starting to draw in and we’re nearly ready for scarves and mittens. What better way to see in...

Cult classic: House Of Flying Daggers

A 2004 martial arts masterpiece, this is one of my favourite films of all time. Fresh off the back of ‘Hero’ (another masterpiece), director...

Interview: You Me At Six

Waterfront editor Declan Murphy sat down with Josh Franceschi from You Me At Six ahead of their Swansea gig in Brangwyn Hall. Here’s what...

Butternut squash & thyme frikadeller

By Nathan Lloyd A simple twist on the classic dish, made with squash and herbs. You’ll need: Half a roasted butternut squash, de-skinned 1 onion, chopped finely 1 tsp...

Fulton Outfitters

It is almost a tradition to have an item of clothing with your university’s name on, and we all love a keepsake to remind...

Mental health check up

By Shona Johnson Making the move to university isn’t an easy undertaking, even for the most prepared of students. Pair that stress with mental illness...

Blind Date: Emily & Josh

Emily 21, level three American Studies and English Literature and Josh 22, level one Chemical Engineering, met at JCs for a free drink on...

Nintendo switch it up

After multiple leaks, hints and speculation over the last year, Nintendo have finally announced their new console. The main premise seems to be that the...

Scary stories: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

By Hazel Stabler Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a film centred around Jake, a young man who, after a tragic family incident, follows...

Home

By Nezere Parkin The rain is beating against the window pane So much force My heart is racing as I receive another blow to my face, my stomach, my...

Vintage vibes

You may have seen or been to the vintage fair that was in university recently, the ‘one stop pop up shop for all your...

Five places to take your parents

By Nathan Lloyd That inevitable phone call comes - “We’ll come and see you! Just before Christmas, we’ll pop down to bring your things home....

United societies: Skate & photography

Swansea University’s Photography and Skate societies recently met up to capture the first skate social of the year. President of the photography society, Princess,...

Chemical spill in Wallace building, Singleton campus

A potentially hazardous chemical spill has caused a number of campus buildings on Singleton campus to be evacuated. Police have confirmed the incident as non-suspicious, however emergency...

Jess Glynne at The Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Jess Glynne’s fame began with her feature vocals on tracks by Clean Bandit, Tinie Tempah and Route 94. Rather Be with Clean Bandit was...

Stay safe with Safe Zone

Students at Swansea University residences this year are set to get a direct line to security and first aid services, with the launch of...

Welsh students set to receive equivalent of national living wage in...

Welsh students are set to receive a radical overhaul to how student finance is organised at university. Published in Wales on the 27th September...

Swansea University Lectures Scan In To Sit

  Swansea University have recently announced that for the academic year 2016/2017 students for the first time will have to use their student card to...

Swansea University Outsources Counselling Service

From the beginning of the Academic Year Swansea University Wellbeing service will no longer be providing counselling service in house. Instead, counselling will be...

‘To Kill a King’: the President of National Historical Association Delivers...

On 20 August 2016, the Swansea branch welcomed the president of the national Historical Association, Professor Justin Champion, to deliver the President’s Lecture at...

Eddie Izzard – Stand up for Europe

  SU-TV's Lewis Israel interviews Eddie Izzard ahead of his Stand up for Europe talk at the University's Grove Lecture theatre on Saturday 28th May...

#TazTalks – When Taz met Eddie Izzard

#TazTalks to Eddie IzzardPosted by Tasnim Uddin on Saturday, 28 May 2016

HAVE A TRIP COMING UP? GOOD NEWS: TRAVEL MAKES YOU HAPPIER!

By Tim Morizet Happy belated 4th International Day of Happiness everyone! Having been founded in June 2012 by the UN, the first International Day of...

MIKAH MEYER ON HIS WORLD RECORD AND HAPPINESS

By Tim Morizet This week I had the pleasure to talk with self-confessed travel maniac Mikah Meyer, who some of you probably recognise from his...

GET THE LOOK YOU WANT ON A STUDENT BUDGET THIS SUMMER

By Ellie Thompson With spring finally here and summer on its way, now is the time to update your wardrobe. From super natural accessories to...

ALBUM REVIEW: KANO MADE IN THE MANOR

By Jack Spencer Kano’s latest album is his fifth, marking a little over 10 years since he released his début album Home Sweet Home back...

BLOC PARTY: HYMNS

By Jack Spencer Bloc Party Discuss new album Hymns ahead of their forthcoming tour How does your new album HYMNS differ from your previous releases? Has...

THE ISSUE WITH MODERN HORROR

By Joshua Vaughan In the film world, there are two genres which stand out as the most difficult to get right. The first is comedy,...

NUS WOMEN’S CONFERENCE AS REPORTED BY YOUR 2016 DELEGATES

By Heather Wood Each year the NUS Women’s Campaign hosts an annual conference who define to discuss, debate and vote on motions and all importantly...

WOMEN’S VOTE OF APPROVAL FOR FULL TIME TRANSGENDER OFFICER POSITION

By Heather Wood The NUS Women’s conference gave a resoundning YES vote for a Full Time Trans Officer to be appointed. Thanks to the strength...

HAREEM GHANI ELECTED NUS UK WOMEN’S OFFICER FOR NEXT ACADEMIC TEAR

By Heather Wood The decision to elect the newest NUS UK Women’s Officer was undoubtedly a difficult one. Two candidates, Hareem Ghani and Anna Lee,...

THE PANAMA PAPERS: A DODGY DOSSIER?

By Harry Ballmann Scandal. An word all too familiar to the British public, all we have to do is cast our minds back to Piggate...

CONTROVERSY OVER FIRST BLACK NUS PRESIDENT

By Rhydian Morris NUS national conference made history today by electing their first black student president in its history. Malia Bouattia defeated the incumbent NUS...

NUS WALES TO WORK CONSTRUCTIVELY WITH UKIP

By Rhydian Morris Eyebrows have been raised recently by the NUS Wales 2016 conference decision to back a motion for NUS Wales to work constructively...

NUS VOTES TO BAN YIK YAK ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

By Rhydian Morris NUS sparked controversy this week by a vote at national conference to seek to restrict Yik Yak use on university campuses.  The...

CHARITY ABSEIL FROM SWANSEA UNIVERSITY HALLS OF RESIDENCE

Fancy falling 150ft for Charity? Well we have some good news… This summer, in celebration of Discovery’s 50th Anniversary, two locally based grass roots charities...

CONTROVERSY OVER FIRST BLACK FEMALE NUS PRESIDENT

By Rhydian Morris NUS national conference made history today by electing their first black student president in its history. Malia Bouattia defeated the incumbent NUS...

WELSH VARSITY 2016 TAINTED BY POOR EVENT PLANNING

Varsity this year had all the elements to be an exciting and landmark event in the University calendar, incredible sunny weather, a fantastic cooling...

COPING WITH REJECTION: HOW TO TAKE CHARGE AND TAKE ACTION

By Gareth Hill - Swansea Employability Academy advisor Trying to find the right graduate job for you can be a frustrating experience. With the high...

NUS CREATES FULL TIME TRANS STUDENT OFFICER IN HISTORIC VOTE

By Rhydian Morris Trans students rejoiced today as NUS officially voted to create a full-time Trans officer and autonomous trans campaign at the NUS 2016...

Election results – Your officers 2016/17

A massive congratulations to all those who ran and to those who were appointed. Here is the full list of your new officers for 2016/17.   Full-Time President – Lloyd...

What’s on @ Taliesin – March 2016

Taliesin Arts Centre is your on campus arts hub, providing a range of films, live performances and live stream broadcasts to suit everyone. Live music...

Swansea’s Jade Lewis Does the Business at BUCS Judo Tournament

Last weekend while most people were recovering from a heavy night out and ordering hangover food, Swansea’s Jade Lewis was representing the university by...

Swansea Named Most Beautiful City in United Kingdom

Rhydian Morris Swansea has been named the most beautiful city in the UK in a study conducted by webblinds.com a blinds and curtains company. Swansea...

Burger King Trials Delivery in Swansea

You better start shopping for a size up in your wardrobe this year as Burger King announces it will be extending its home delivery...

Welsh assembly student Hustings

On Tuesday March 1st Politics and International relations society and the Debating society collaborated to hold a night of political debate featuring student representatives...

Campaign Success for Robiu! No More Saturday Exams!

Saturday exams are on the way out following consultations with University colleges. Following a vote held by Education Officer Robiu Salisu’s ‘Saturday Exams Campaign’...

University Mental Health Day

Student mental health is extremely important. Mental illness is most likely to develop between the ages of 18-25, the group that students encompass. It’s not...

Register to Vote!

Rhydian Morris This year sees two important elections for the future of Wales. In May anyone residing in Wales, will be able to vote for...

Should we stay or should we go? The ins and outs...

Harry Ballman In the past two weeks, news coverage of the ‘Brexit’ campaign has spiralled out of control, leaving many overwhelmed and actually quite disinterested...

The Syrian Conflict – Origins & Evolution

Lewis Charles Aleppo, once a contender for Syria’s oldest and most impressive cities, now lies in ruins. The conflict began shortly after a wide series...

Dealing With The Debt Of A University Education

Will Humphrey Debt is one of the major reasons teenagers around the country are reluctant to think of university as the first choice for the...

Islamic Awareness Week

Karsen Breanne For the past few years, Swansea University Islamic Society has been hosting Islamic Awareness Week- a weeklong event dedicated to sharing the true...

March is Women’s month.

Akosua Darko You’ve made mistakes but it’s OK, I have too. I am putting myself out on a limb but I’m learning to love the...

Should We Stay or Should We Go? Students for Europe Society...

Over the last couple of weeks the UK has exploded with talk over our EU status. Should we stay? Should we go? That question...

Women, your day has come! International Women’s Day 2016!

What is International Women’s Day? International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on 8th March. The day is a used a general celebration of women...
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Six Simple Ways to Make the Most of your Work Placement

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Dismay at ‘swanseastudents’ snapchat deletion

Swansea students expressed their dismay this week over the deletion of the popular snapchat sharing group ‘swanseastudents’. The popular image sharing site allows users...

Design: Places to shop in Wales and the South West

Nathan Lloyd looks at essential design shops here in the South West... London has long been the focal point for design in the UK. For...

Got Milk?

Thu Ya Win examines whether milk is good for us... Milk is such a ubiquitous liquid that nobody thinks twice about pouring it with their...

English Society represent Wales at UniSlam

By Molly Dowrick, Societies Editor for the Waterfront and Social Secretary for the English Society On Sunday 31st January, three society members and two committee...

I’m your Boohoo girl!

Following on from January’s employability week, the Waterfront caught up with a student who combines her passion for fashion with her academic studies... For those...