World Autism Awareness Day 2021

World Autism Awareness Day occurs every year on April 2nd. The United Nations says that over the past year, the “COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and heightened...

So What’s Wrong with Sia’s Music? An Autistic Perspective 

Several choices were made in 2020. Out of many terrible paths taken throughout that cursed year, one choice stands above them all.   Sia announcing her...

Multi Level Marketing: The New and Improved Pyramid Scheme, Maybe

Everybody knows that pyramid schemes are illegal, and as a society we have accepted they are bad. Right? So why are so many people...

The Women Who Are Saving The World

In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8 2021) I wanted to write about five important women who are doing their best to save...

Award-Winning Tirion Turns to STEM

As we approach International Women’s Day this month, it seems only appropriate to celebrate the success of Swansea University’s high-achieving female STEM students. Tirion...

International Women’s Day: Why We Still Need It

International Women’s Day falls every year on the 8th of March. Variations of this event have been occurring for the best part of the...

Tennis’ Most Influential Woman: Althea Gibson Breaks the Colour Barrier

During the 1940s and 50s, most tournaments prohibited African-American athletes from competing with white athletes. Despite this, Althea Gibson still launched herself to international...

The Local Scene – International Women’s Day Edition

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th every year around the world. As a result of this celebration, we are spotlighting two local...

Volunteer Opportunity for Developing a Covid-19 Nasal Spray!

In the future, it may be possible to use a nasal spray to protect against Covid-19 - and you could help to make it...

St Piran’s Day

St. Piran’s Day is the national day of Cornwall and is celebrated annually on the 5th of March. St. Piran is said to have...

Embracing Welsh Identity

Over the last few years, there have been a number of factors that have contributed to my desire to learn the Welsh language. I...

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi

Mae'r ffordd rydyn ni'n meddwl am ddigwyddiadau allweddol yng nghalendr cymdeithasol Cymru yn newid. Wrth gwrs, mae newid yn normal, ond mae'r newid yng...

We Need More Men in Dresses and Women in Suits

It’s undeniable that the last 12 months have been very trying for everyone, but as a queer person it has been an odd experience....

LGBTQ+ History Month

The month of February is LGBTQ+ history month. This month is very important to the LGBTQ+  community; we remember those who paved the way...

Finding the Perfect Student House

Finding the Perfect Student House By Rhianydd Sword Finding a student house for second year onwards is arguably an important part of university life. It can...

Student Ambassadors Do Movember

Student Ambassadors Do Movember By Iwan Taylor-Evans This year, the Student Ambassador Scheme at Swansea University has formed a Movember Team, to raise awareness for both...

SU Consent Workshop

Trigger Warning: Talks about sexual assault, sexual misconduct and rape   The Student’s Union has been hosting a range of different Zoom activities, from debates to...

Voices and Ears: Open Forum

Voices and Ears Open Forum By Emily Bollington   On Wednesday 7th October, the students’ union facilitated an online forum led by Theresa Ogbekhiulu, education officer, and...

Theresa Ogbekhiulu: On the BAME Student’s Advisory Committee 

Theresa Ogbekhiulu: On the BAME Student’s Advisory Committee  By Bethan Collins   Bethan Collins: So, let’s start off with you introducing yourself and explaining your role within...

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story? By Sophie Apps When we think of culturally diverse women today – the influential and inspiring – Michelle...

World Mental Health Day: Be Kind To Your Mind

World Mental Health Day: Be Kind to Your Mind By Sali Earls   October 10 is World Mental Health Day. It’s an important day in the calendar...

Postgraduate Research: What To Expect

Postgraduate Research: What To Expect By Sophie Sadler Are you a new PhD or Masters student this year? Or perhaps a third year considering research in...

Volunteering with Discovery

Volunteering with Discovery By Owain Brooks I started volunteering with Discovery during my second year in order to expand my CV and my employability. The first...

Euthanasia: Boon or Bane?

Derived from the Greek language, the word ‘euthanasia’ refers to the act of consciously ending one’s life with the intention of relieving them from...

Managing you

Managing time is a hurdle that every individual has to navigate, even after finishing university. Now that exam season has arrived, it quite easily...

My maintenance mantra

Student housing can be complex. The whole process of looking for a suitable house and finding a reliable letting agency can be overwhelming. After...

Racial Harassment in Welsh Universities

Let me take you back to November 2018, around the announcement of the Vice-Chancellor’s suspension. It overshadowed the incident where racist slogans were found...

Experimenting with a darkroom

During the height of studying over the Christmas holidays, finding new ways to procrastinate was key. And, obviously, I wanted to integrate photography into...

The new fundraising platform set to transform Swansea

It is often mentioned and encouraged that during your time at University, you should volunteer at least once. Not only do you get to...

Why the education system can only take us so far

School is the learning ground for how to retain and reciprocate information. Yet, what it means to live and become independent is overlooked. Upon...

Hit or Miss?

You’ve heard it all; you’ve seen the compilations on YouTube; you’re aware of the memes it’s producing. Tik Tok is the new platform on...

Is Instagram Bad For My Mental Health?

With nearly one billion users, Instagram is one of the biggest social media platforms around. A free, easy to use app that allows people...

It’s time to talk about PTSD!

*Disclaimer: Contains a brief description of sexual assault and descriptions of PTSD. I am not writing this as a medical article; yes, I’ll describe symptoms...

Xtreme Radio’s 50th Birthday

I bet you are wondering what Xtreme Radio is and why you should care. Well, we’re Swansea University’s student radio station and this year...

My Epilepsy Journey

When people think of epilepsy or seizures, most would automatically imagine convulsions caused by flashing lights, or that epilepsy is an obvious disability and...

Movember

With so many worthy causes out there to support, why donate some of your hard-earned cash to Movember? Unlike women’s charities and fundraising events...

Good Night Out Campaign

A YouGov poll from 2017 found that almost three-quarters of young people have witnessed sexual harassment on a night out, with nearly 63% of...

Epilepsy: All your questions answers

November is epilepsy awareness month. It’s important that everyone understands the condition that is epilepsy, who it affects, what triggers a seizure and what...

Should failure to act be considered a crime?

Is the UK justice system lagging behind the rest of the world by failing to implement a “good Samaritan law”? When considering the law of...

COFIWCH DRYWERYN

In 1965 a small Welsh village in Gwynedd, north Wales was drowned to quench the thirst of an English city. In 1956, a private...

THE ABERFAN DISASTER

On the morning of October 21st 1966, the young students of Pantglas Primary school stood for assembly singing the well-known hymn; all things bright...

Henna – everything you need to know.

Khadija Stone is a medical student currently studying at Swansea University. Khadija is also a self-taught henna artist who uses her henna skills to...

Swansea Student Media 2018

Ever fancied hosting your own radio show? Maybe you're a budding writer with a passion for publishing? Handy with a video camera or editing...

Your part-time officers 2018/19

Part-time officers represent different groups of students, run campaigns and hold the full-time officers accountable. They volunteer their energy and time to run campaigns to...

Build your own photo wall

The first days of university are the most daunting: you haven’t met the people who you’re living with and you’re supposed to be completely...

Has Social Media Empowered Millennials?

The internet is everywhere in the modern-day world, with Millennials being a unique generation as they were born during the conception of the internet...

Competing for Swansea University Pole Fitness Club

Competitions are thought of as an excellent way to immerse yourself into pole fitness, perfecting your best moves and using your creativity to come...

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 &...

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

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

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

Getting involved at Festivals – an interview with Tom Parkinson

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

GET OUTSIDE – Photography by Hamish Lawson

Sunshine has recently returned to Swansea Bay. Fresher’s should learn to make the most of the sun on its brief visits to South West...

Save, save, save – Our planet needs your help!

by Kareemah Malik Our planet is in danger and it is down to us to do what we can to save it. Living sustainably not...
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The Pulse Episode #1 (‘Ostriches are pretty much the fish of...

Welcome to a weekly new series which explores the weekly lives of students! This week we explore Carys' life, which seems to be full...

Volunteering at the Vetch – Bringing students and community together

By Hamish Lawson Discovery Student Volunteering Swansea is dedicated to helping out with different community projects around Swansea city, creating a connection between Swansea students...

Swansea University Students’ Union’s Advice & Support Centre

by Emily Maybanks & the ASC team The Swansea University Students’ Union Advice and Support Centre offer free, independent and confidential advice to all students...

Reaching Wider

In July, 15 young people who are care experienced joined Reaching Wider for a 2 day residential programme. The young people came to us...

Looking after yourself during exam season

By Emily Maybanks January is exam season, and January exams are the worst because the weather is miserable, we all have post Christmas/New Year blues...

#StudyAid

By: Emily Maybanks For us students here at Swansea University, the first month of the New Year – January – can mean only one thing:...

The challenging side of Christmas

By: Emily Maybanks The festive season is generally seen as a time of joy, celebrations and spending time with loved ones; however, for some people,...

Five things I’ve learnt in 2017

By: Emily Maybanks It’s reached that time of year when people use the phrase “if I don’t see you before, have a lovely Christmas”, which...

Yule

by Kassy Fox Also known as Alban Arthan by the Druids, stretches back in history to many ancient practices. Most of which prominently feature a...

Thoughts from the mind of a final year student

by Emily Maybanks Coming back to Swansea in September and being thrown right in at the deep end for my final year of my BA...

A festive nightmare

by Meryl Hanmer In 2014, I suffered my first epileptic seizure whilst sat at home watching a movie with my parents. I stood up to...

Feeling Sad?

by Emily Maybanks SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder. According to the website of the mental health charity Mind, “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a...

The Root to eating healthy

by Tobi K. Adedeji Root caters to vegetarians and vegans along with those that have special dietary needs such as gluten intolerance. As a partnership...

Why is it so vital to take care of our emotional...

By: Emily Maybanks I watched a BBC Three documentary on BBC iPlayer called Death On Campus: Our Stories. It’s been on iPlayer since 12th November...

International Education Week 2017 – Learning Languages

By: Emily Maybanks From Monday 13th until Friday 17th November 2017, it is International Education Week 2017 #IEW2017. Each year, the British Council encourages the...

International Education Week 2017 – Teaching Languages

By: Emily Maybanks Monday 13th to Friday 17th November 2017 is International Education Week 2017 #IEW2017. Every year, the British Council encourages the celebration of...

Talking about bereavement

Sharing my experiences of bereavement, through losing my Dad to cancer when I was seventeen, as well as speaking about why bereavement isn’t talked...

National Stress Awareness Day

by Emily Maybanks For more information visit: nationalstressawarenessday If you would like to speak to someone about stress or health and well-being, please contact the Students'...

Swansea’s Student Lifesaving Revolution

Students from Swansea University have recruited a remarkable 308 students to the Anthony Nolan stem cell register in the last two years. Swansea University is...

In our nature, in our cities

by Kareemah Malik I have never really been a fan of tall buildings, huge crowds and New York-styled lights. Not a great start for a...

Surviving the money storm

By Jodie Loaring So, you’re just a couple of weeks into your new ocean of liberty, and already there’s a lot of month left at...

Professor Elwen Evans QC Interview

SUTV's Carlos Tseng speaks with Professor Elwen Evans QC, Head of the College of Law at Swansea University

An interview with Swansea University Graduate, Lauren Putt

Emily Maybanks speaks to former Swansea University student Lauren Putt about life after University; the highs and lows of graduate life, and what she...

World Mental Health Day 2017

Emily Maybanks talks about issues surrounding mental health and touches on her own experiences.

World Teachers Day 2017

Emily Maybanks celebrates World Teachers Day 2017 and recalls the teachers and experiences that have made a difference to her life.