Interview: Albert Hammond Jr

The Waterfront’s Harry Ballmann put questions to The Strokes’ guitarist gone solo - Albert Hammond Jr. Do you have any pre-gig rituals or habits? I try...

How it Feels to be Catcalled

Shona Johnson delves into the topic of catcalling... Before I go any further I would just like to point out that I understand that catcalling...

LGBT History Month Comes To Swansea Uni

Hannah Stewart talks about LGBT history... February, in the UK is officially LGBT History Month. It was first established in 2005 and takes place in...

Late Night Bus Service Still Under Threat

This week saw First nearly cut the night bus after a flurry of incidents surrounding the state of buses coming from the town center...

Gaming Events: SGS 24 Hour

Last weekend SGS (Swansea Gaming Society) held its first 24-hour event of 2016. Overall it was a great success! Featuring games of all genres...

Computer Tech: The Past, Present and Future

Computers are a funny thing. Constantly changing in shape and size, all whilst getting faster and more efficient. In order to better examine where...

Food: Coffee Punks

Nathan Lloyd looks at a new coffee shop in Swansea... This recently opened coffee shop on Swansea’s busy (and otherwise rather neglected) Kingsway is one...

Review: Regent’s Park Theatre adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird

Molly Dowrick Reviews a theatre adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird Growing up in the West Country, I’ve never experienced discrimination and so had never...

Album Review: Not to Disappear by Daughter

Harry Ballmann reviews Not to Disappear... Despite being an atmospheric affair, Not to Disappear proves enticing and in some respects, overwhelming. Upon my first listen,...

Questions and Troubles with Quentin Tarantino

Joshua Vaughan questions all-things Taranino... “Egotist”, “genius”, “geek”; these are just a trio of words which have adequately described Quentin Tarantino over the course of...

The Myth of Limited Housing

Students of Swansea University: quell the naïve sense of standards and scramble through a crowd of your course mates to half a dozen viewings...

Peace Mala Project Aims to Improve Interaction Between Faith and Cultural...

Peace Mala is a non-profit registered charity initialized in Swansea wit the aim of educating and empower children, young people and adults, and especially...

My Experience at the Women in Leadership Conference

On the 26th of January I took myself on the four-hour train journey all the way to Sheffield to attend the NUS Women in...

Are Swansea University and The Students’ Union Really Suppressing Free Speech?

Spiked-online, a libertarian news site, has released its second year of university free speech rankings. Swansea University and its respective student’s union scored the highest...

Super Bowl 50 – The Facts and Prediction

Tom Martin looks into this weekend's Super Bowl 50 showdown... This week, a single Sunday night will see multitudes of fair-weather fans descend on every...

The case for Coldplay

By Tom Martin Everyone hates Coldplay, right? They’re a bit bland, I keep hearing. They’re uninteresting. The less discerning critics among us just brand them...

Charity archery event really hits the mark!

By Chloe Hardman On Saturday 12 December 2015,  The University’s archery club held a charity shoot, their first of the year, in support of Disability...

Ospreys Brave the Winter Elements to Pip Welsh Rival Cardiff Blues...

By Will Humphrey On 28th of November, Ospreys lined up to take on their Welsh rivals Cardiff Blues in the latest round of fixtures in...

Swimmers qualify for div 1 national finals for the first time...

By Sally Carter On the 29th of November Swansea University swimming team took 16 swimmers to compete at BUCS southern team championships. The team led...

Blind Date!!!

Waterfront Relationships is BACK!! What would a student newspaper be without cringeworthy relationship advice and awkward blind dates! With that in mind we are asking...

Agony Aunt

The Waterfront’s resident Agony Aunt, Rhydian Morris, answers your burning questions! Dear Agony Aunt, My housemate keeps leaving passive aggresive notes throughout the house and it’s...

Battleborn: Born to win?

This past December, myself and a few others from Swansea University were invited down to Birmingham’s NEC for Multiplay’s tri-annual event Insomnia. Whilst we...

Copenhagen

By Nathan Lloyd From its quiet beginnings as a 10th century fishing village to becoming one of the most culturally important cities in the Scandinavian...

Instant Happiness: Just add Hot Chocolate

By Sarah Harris Fellow students, we have returned to Swansea. Moreover, we have returned to a Swansea where the sky is grey and miserable and...

Sweeney Todd @ Taliesin Arts Centre

Swansea University Performing Arts presents Sweeney Todd @ Taliesin Arts Centre Friday 12 February 7.30pm and Saturday 13 February 2pm & 7.30pm London, 1840. Sweeney Todd...

Fluorescent Stranger

By Daniel Williams Fixed, in plain sight, emitting a glimmer of life, my nocturnal stranger, a masterpiece of the night. Light the way for me, show me the glow of...

My Queen

By Nicole Kerr What comparison could define her being? No lands, no seas seen could total my queen Such words would render me as deceiving A love’s strength,...

Sorrow

By Daniel Williams The scum around your bathtub, the soggy biscuit at the bottom of your mug. The dog mess you scrape off your shoe, and the broken...

The Girl With The Violin

By Jack Knight “Last dance!” called the man in the straw hat, and the revellers leapt to attention, forming two lines, everyone facing their partners. The...

Winter Wet Weather Woes

By Enfys Walker When I got up on Wednesday I was brimming with enthusiasm; I’d made my new years resolutions (and broken a couple). This...

D.I.Y. High -Waisted Shorts

By Shona Johnson If you’re like me, denim shorts are acceptable for any season. Whether worn over thick wooly tights in the colder months, or...

Bowie Says Goodbye: Blackstar review

By Gareth Matson Blackstar was released two days before his death, the concept and the lyrics were there, we just failed to notice he was saying...

Ashes to Ashes: Farewell to the Starman

By Harry Ballmann Regrettably, there are very few things that can be said to give justice to a man which contributed so much to culture,...

It’ll be a good year…

With 2015 firmly behind us, the Waterfront’s Harry Ballmann takes a look at what to expect from the year ahead. Drake: Views from the 6 With...

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...