Film review: The Hateful Eight

By Alex Roden Love him or loathe him, Quentin Tarantino always seems to get people talking about his films.  His latest venture, The Hateful Eight,...

Film review: The Revenant

By Alex Roden Will he win it? That is undoubtedly the first question that will enter your head when watching The Revenant, possibly Leonardo Di...

January Blues: a Survival Guide

By Becky Whittaker January is one of the toughest months in the year for a university student (at least that’s how it feels). It’s a...

Uncovering men’s mental health

By Rhydian Morris Modern society has many problems, but one that often goes unadressed is the poor state of male mental health.  This is such...

Swansea Student Media

By Shona Johnson 2015 proved to be a fantastic year for student media at Swansea University. A media co-ordinator was appointed, SU-TV started airing its...

Celebrate LGBT history month, this February

February is LGBT history month, and this year, the LGBT+ Staff Network are organising as series of events to celebrate our history and culture,...

Liberation

By Akosua Darko Dear women, LGBT students, International students, Black students and disabled students - happy new year! Opression has held us back, made us the...

Students’ union Study Aid Success!

By Rhydian Morris The bi-annual tradition of student Study Aid kicked off this January 11th and continued till the end of the exam period on...

Big Bike Day

On Monday 30th November 2015, the Students’ Union hosted ‘The Big Bike Day’, a day totally dedicated to bike care, safety and maintenance. The day...

Holocaust Memorial Day, 27th January

The university will mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January, where we will remember the millions who have been murdered or whose lives...

Students risk life by ignoring Meningitis vaccine

Charity Meningitis Now has renewed its call for students to take action to protect themselves from a particularly deadly strain of meningitis this winter,...

Government to scrap maintenance grants for English Students

In a drastic move the Government is to remove maintenance grants for English students. A movement that Prime Minister Cameron ruled out in 2010,“We...

Varsity 2016 is coming to Swansea!!

With Christmas overindulgence a fading memory, we look forward to the pinnacle of the year for many students. We can confirm that the Welsh...

Gamers Unite to Raise Money For Children’s Charity!

On December 5th through to December 6th, SGS (Swansea Gaming Society) will be playing twenty four hours of games to raise money and awareness...

The Christmas Wishlist: Phones, Games and More!

With Christmas just around the corner and the January sales just after that, you’re more than likely going to be greeted with a whole...

A student’s guide: How to cook Christmas dinner

By Sarah Harris The big day itself may still be a few weeks away, but chances are you only have a week or two left...

Dancers Raise Money For Charity In Their Pyjamas

Between the 16th to the 19th of November, Swansea University Dance Society wore pyjamas in classes to raise money and awareness for Children in...

Strictly Come Dancing Great Success – Dance Society raise over £600...

The SU Dance Society organised their annual “Strictly Come Dancing” event this year. Where seven enthusiastic sport committee members partnered up with seven dance...

What does ‘Vintage’ actually mean, and why should I care?

By Shona Johnson You’ve probably heard the term ‘vintage’ thrown around in relation to second-hand clothes and shabby furniture, but what does the word actually...

Why you should get your bra size measured NOW

By Shona Johnson Most women, at some stage in their life come to the conclusion that they’ve gotten a bit too bouncy to not wear...

Interview: Skinny Lister

The Waterfront’s Gareth Matson interviewed Dan and Lorna from Skinny Lister prior to their support slots with Frank Turner.  How’s the tour going? Yeh just come...

Interview: Will Varley

Gareth Matson interviewed singer songwriter and Frank Turner’s support  Will Varley Have influences remained consistent throughout your albums? Influence is such a weird thing, you’re never...

Album Review: Human Love by Newton Faulkner

By Harry Ballmann The quirky ginger dreadlocked guitarist, Newton Faulkner is best known for two things other than his flamboyant style and personality. Firstly, his intricate...

Interview: Frank Turner

The Waterfront’s Gareth Matson sat down with punk-folk hero Frank Turner before his shows at Bristol’s Colston Hall. Most important question first, what is...

Star Wars: Iconic Scenes in Cinema

By Joshua Vaughan It is pretty apparent that Star Wars may just be the most iconic film series of all time; from its generation-defining original...

Getting Reel with Cinema and Co.

By Charlie Trotman Led in by the fairy lights, beer and salted snacks, I discovered Swansea’s most recent venue: an arty cinema located in a...

Life As A Mature Student

Rachel Sanders, a fresher studying English language, discusses what it’s like to be a mature student and discusses the challenges and benefits this life...

Swansea University Equal Access Campaign Asylum Seekers and Refugees Welcome!

By Hamzah Nurgat We have all witnessed the harrowing images of people fleeing terror in conflict areas like Syria and Iraq, people huddled in poorly...

Spending Xmas in Swansea for International Students

By Akosua Darko Whether you are spending three months, a year or the whole duration of your course in Swansea. You should have a little...

Liberation Campaigns

By Akosua Darko In the past weeks I’ve discovered some members of the students’ union, as well as staff, do not understand what an autonomous...

Hate Crimes Reported on Campus

Last week Swansea students received a mass email reminding them of the University’s zero tolerance policy to harassment and threatening or discriminatory behaviour of...

Students join Santa to call on University to give Cleaners the...

Students will join trade unions, academics, faith groups and community organisations (and Santa Claus!) at 10:00 on 9th December for a seasonal #LivingWage4Xmas action...

The Union Reports of the NUS Wales Zone Conference with Eyerinmene...

Two weeks ago, the team filled with FTO’S, PTO’S and Wales Delegates attended the NUS Zone conference in Harwich at the top of Wales....

International Day for ‘Elimination of Violence against Women’ in Fulton House

On the 25th of November, it was the international day for the Elimination of violence against women. Upon the UN website, it acknowledges that...

Why Do We Need a Full-Time Women’s Officer ?

Early December, on the 3rd to be exact, I will be delivering a motion I’ve been working on for the past weeks to the...

Swansea University Celebrates 45th Omani National Day

Friday 22nd December saw the Exhibition Inaguration on the 45th Omani National Day at Swansea University, opening the celebrations for a weekend of events...

Students are being warned of the dangers of spiking

Students are being warned of the dangers of spiking after recent incidents were brought to the Students’ Union’s attention in which students reported being...

Swansea’s Wind Street tops list of most crime-ridden area in Wales...

According to police crime data, 506 crimes were committed on or near Wind Street and were reported to the police between January and September...

Jeremy Corbyn visits Swansea Bay Campus

On Thursday 19th November, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, made his first visit to Wales where he toured the faciities of our new Swansea Bay...

Life As A Graduate

By Ina Pace Whilst graduation this July was a very rewarding, albeit brief experience, the thought of what to do afterwards was always a slight...

A Guide To Student Budgeting

By Callum Maguire So you’ve bought your textbooks, you’ve blown a small fresher’s fortune and the nail of accommodation payments has been hammered into your financial...

Disability History Month

By Diana Isajeva, Students’ with Disabilities Campaign Officer. November 22nd marks the start of  disability history month and, the lovely NUS Wales disabled students officer Diana...

Islamaphobia Awareness Month

By Karsen Breanne, Swansea University Islamic Society. It’s Islamophobia awareness month and, Karsen Breanne from Swansea University Islamic society ( ISOC) provided information on why...

My Education Demo Experience

Earlier this month, on a miserably cold morning of Wednesday 4th November, a small but enthusiastic delegation travelled from Swansea University Students’ Union to...

PTO Campaign

Following on from the recent Part-Time Officer election, in the next few weeks the Students’ Union will be launching its Part-Time Officer Campaign. The...

Cymraeg: Cyweliad â’ch Swyddog Materion Cymraeg Newydd / English: Get to...

Cymraeg Yr wythnos ddiwethaf, penodwyd myfyrwraig Cymraeg Lauren Evans yn Swyddog Materion Cymraeg. Pleidleisiodd myfyrwyr Abertawe dros swyddogion rhan amser mewn etholiad ar-lein a fydd...

Student Forum: YES or NO?

Situated in the coffee side of JC’s, a small number of the student body gathered for student forum on the 10th of November. Turned...

Welcome to the Hangover of Life!

Your Students’ Union Welfare Officer, Lloyd Harris, takes a look at Mental Wealth and the stigma surrounding mental illness. The hype of Swansea Freshers’ fortnight...

TV licensing: What’s the deal?

A guide for freshers, returning students and their parents. Moving into accommodation at university isn’t easy. We all get that. You’ve left the confines of...

Living with strangers

Let’s face it. People aren’t all that great. They have the ability to really suck at times. As you’re well into your life as...

Lock ‘yer gaff!!!

Students are being asked just to make sure they Lock their Doors and Windows when they leave their accommodation, even if they are just...

Bay store opens after long wait

On Tuesday 27th October, the Tesco express store on Bay campus opened its doors to the public - more than month after most students...

Charity Week 2015

In a packed Islamic society (ISOC) calendar, there is nothing quite as exciting as charity week. Charity week is a fantastic initiative which first...

Your Union FTOs: Full Time Dedication

So we’re over month into the academic year and as a result we’re over a month into the tenures of our FTOs. So what...

Students warned of risk if found without a TV license

Statistics just released from TV Licensing have said 352 18-25 year olds from Swansea, Port Talbot and Neath were caught without a TV license....

What’s it like to be a disabled student?

Starting university is a tough and uncertain time for anyone. But if you’re a student with a disability, you may feel extra confused at...

Will uni be right for me?

Decisions. We're always making them - like when to pop out to buy a pint of milk and a paper, when to order a...

Students’ Union in website overhaul

Swansea University Students' Union has finally unveiled an overhauled website, as promised by the newly elected president in his manifesto. Lewys Aron, who was elected...

So you’ve been accepted to Swansea

  So you've got your results back and got that email from UCAS. You've likely been inundated with notifications, from your Gran congratulating you in...

University faces tough questions as Piercy resigns

Swansea University is facing hard questions over why it allowed the toxic reign of Prof Nigel Piercy to go on for so long, following his resignation this week. The...

Tributes paid to SU staff member Ben Rees

The students' union has paid tribute to one of its staff members, Ben Rees, who died while on a trip to Berlin. Ben, 23, from...