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.

Freshers’ Week Guide

by Pavitra Panditha Leaving home and settling into university life can be both exciting and daunting, especially when having to make new friends in an...

Your Full Time Officers 17/18

by Lauren Kent Let us introduce you to the new student union officers for the academic year 2017/2018! The full-time and part-time officers were elected by...

Eid Mubarak!: Eid Celebrations at Swansea University

By Rory James On Friday 1st September, Muslims around the world celebrated “Eid Ul Adha”, the “Sacrifice Feast”, which is one of the holiest events...

Wolf Alice interview

Xtreme radio's Alex Evans speaks to Theo Ellis and Joff Oddie from Wolf Alice ahead of their show at the Muni Arts Centre. Alex: How...

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...

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....