Don’t just stick to big Tesco, go local!

Everyone is tempted to go to the same big Tesco, Sainsbury's or Lidl, do all their shopping there and leave it at that. Though...

Let’s talk sexual health

As a new student it is important to have all the contacts you need to keep yourself safe! So, here’s a list of facilities...

Am I really qualified for this?

Well, who really is? Even if you have a worked a lifetime to receive a doctorate on the subject it is a purely situational topic....

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...

Your full-time officers 2018/19

Meet your new officers. They get voted in by students and they're here to represent you with all things Uni-related. If you're having an...

Now For More: Swansea’s mini weekender!

To all of you returning to Swansea: welcome back! And to all of you new starters, welcome to your charming home for the next academic...

Coming out at University

Coming out is a different experience for everyone who goes through it; for some, it’s smooth sailing, while for others, it can be a...

5 Reasons why you should join a society

As the saying goes ‘New year, new memberships’. It’s a heavily paraphrased saying, but it’s that time of the year again, and it’s time...

A guide to university

So, you’ve started university. A rite of passage for many young people, the prospect of living away from home for the first time can...

No Halls No Worries: Freshers when you’re not in halls

Panic! Everything seems to be going wrong after going through clearing and you have had to find a house with a bunch of strangers....

Settling in to University Life

Congratulations, you’ve made it! You’ve made it to university. Whether Swansea is your first choice, your insurance choice or you came here through clearing,...

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...

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 &...

The Death of Societies?

We all know the scene: you’re whittling away the week with work and then society night (or nights, in some cases) rolls around. You’re...

Is Uplands really as hip as it claims to be?

After being tagged in a WalesOnline article dubbing Uplands as ‘one of the hippest places in the country’ which was mainly due to a...

Coming out at University

Earlier this year, I decided to take the plunge, and skilfully ‘used’ February’s LGBT+ History Month to come out properly as a bisexual woman....

MY Story

In the world today, identity, culture and citizenship have been the key aspect of widespread political and social controversy on a global scale. The...

Exam positivity

With summer exam season looming, and for those third years possibly your last set of exams, the pressure is beginning to mount up. For...

Agony Aunts

Heather and Emily are Waterfront’s very own Agony Aunts and matchmakers. If you’re interested in going on a Blind Date, have a Campus Crush or...

Why is Pride important?

Thursday 17th May 2018 saw many people worldwide show their support for the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOTB). The aim of...

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...

The Little Prince – a book to return to

The Little Prince – originally Le Petit Prince – was penned by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and was first published in 1943. Now, 75 years...

REVIEW: Man in an Orange Shirt

By: Emily Maybanks Man in an Orange Shirt was first shown on BBC Two last summer. A two part series, it was at the heart...

PRE-YEAR ABROAD NERVES and how to calm them

by Meryl Hanmer No matter how confident a person you are or how well prepared you feel, there will always be that niggling voice of...

Another closure of an LGBTQ+ venue, but why?

When I arrived in Swansea in 2016 I was excited to experience the LGBTQ+ scene. So, when attending my first LGBT+ society event I...

Can sport improve your mental health?

By Olivia Rogers With Varsity fast approaching, I caught up with four members of Swansea Badminton Club to see whether students at Swansea University felt...

5 Reasons Why You Need More Sleep

By Lauren Lewis Life can be incredibly stressful sometimes, especially for students. We’re subjected to what feels like an endless cycle of presentations, projects, and...

A peek inside the Dylan Thomas Theatre

by Carys Svendsen Way back in September, I wrote a cultural guide of Swansea and mentioned the Dylan Thomas Theatre. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until February...

Swansea labelled “part of writing history” with Egypt centre discovery

By Alex Evans An exciting new discovery at Swansea University’s own Egypt Centre has been described as “part of writing history” by Egyptology students here...

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...

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...

‘Research as Art’: A 2017 Review

By Carys Svendsen The ‘Research as Art’ competition is back once again and needs you! From personal memory, I recall one of the winners -...

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...

Money For Nothing at Grand Theatre Swansea

By Nicola McAndrew Gather round Dire Straits fans, this one’s for you. Who here loves Dire Straits? Yes, an obviously rhetorical question. I can almost hear...

Friendships

by Emily Maybanks Friendships are often the most valuable relationships we will experience throughout our lives, especially at University where we’re all thrown together during...

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

by Emily Maybanks March 2018 is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is the biggest gynaecological killer of British women, with UK survival rates amongst...

Give it a Go! Week & the Mega Quiz

by Heather Dimmer Every year, coinciding with Refreshers, societies participate in ‘Give it a Go!’ week, where we host taster events open to the whole...

SUSU CIVSOC

by Thomas Edge CIVSOC is Swansea University’s brand new Civil Engineering Society. CIVSOC aims to enhance students’ university experience, CPD, networking opportunities and broaden their...

PREVIEW: The Embroidery Girl at Grand Theatre Swansea, 30th March ’18

After Swansea losing the ‘City of Culture 2021’ bid last year, it’s exciting to find that despite the loss, Swansea is still wealthy in...

SIT DOWN YOU’RE ROCKING THE THEATRE – Review: Guys and Dolls

by Molly Dowrick I had high expectations for this year's Swansea University's performing arts societies musical Guys and Dolls, and I was not disappointed! I...

Ogre The Edge – Doug Scott’s battle against nature

by Laurence Brown To celebrate the BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour coming to Llanelli at Ffwrnes Theatre on 22nd March, Laurence Brown recalls...

Sweden: At a glance

by Meryl Hanmer From every direction, the most inexplicably beautiful landscapes await in the sparsely populated Nordic country of Sweden. From the steep alpine peaks...

The Cherry Orchard at The Dylan Thomas Theatre

By Carys Svendsen ****/5 A great night out full of drama as well as a fair few laughs throughout the performance. If you’re a fan...

LGBT+ History Month – Exploring Sexuality

By: Emily Maybanks February in the UK is LGBT+ History month, and with the month coming to a close, I wanted to write something that...

University Mental Health Day 2018 – Community

By: Emily Maybanks University Mental Health Day this year is held on Thursday 1st March 2018 (for us here at Swansea University and across Wales...

Guys and Dolls Interview with the Director (Jevan Cannon) and Assistant...

by Molly Dowrick Jevan Cannon began planning and preparing for this year's Performing Arts Societies musical Guys and Dolls last May! Setting out to create...

LGBT+ History Month – The fear of coming out

Because February is LGBT+ History month, and our printed edition of Waterfront this month features some coming out stories as well as some advice,...

LGBT+ History Month – Coming out in foster care

Firstly, I would like to wish everyone a happy LGBT+ History Month! This month is intended to honour the achievements and experiences of members...

Swansea University’s Triathlon Club

by Fin Hardie Triathlon may not spring to mind as the easiest club to get involved in for a beginner, but this idea is a...

Preview: Guys & Dolls

Guys and Dolls is Frank Loesser’s toe-tapping musical comedy based on the stories and characters of Damon Runyon. This year, Swansea University’s Performing Arts...

LBGT + History Month, February 2018

February is LGBT+ History Month in the UK. This month’s relationship section is about experiences. Coming out is massive for anyone in the LGBT+...

Cosy Contentment at Hoogah – Swansea’s newest cafe

by Annie Harte Following its exploding popularity, you might have heard of the latest well-being craze of ‘hygge’ (pronounced ‘hoo-ga’). Hygge stems from Danish culture...

Hearty Irish Stew

By Hannah Fenlon You will need: 2 lamb chops 2 large potatoes 1 medium onion 1 carrot Salt & pepper to season How to make: Cut the meat into neat pieces, removing...

Blind Date January 18

Rhian, a Masters student studying Communication, Media Practice and PR. Nick, a Masters student studying Politics met at JC’s for a drink. Here’s what...

Agony Aunts January ’18

Dear Agony Aunts, I failed my first piece of coursework and I’m doubting that Uni is for me. Any advice? Okay, first things first we’d...

Pakistan’s attack on transphobia

By Zoya Chishti Pakistan is one of the most conservative countries in the world. It’s a country where homosexuality is still illegal, child marriage makes...

A Christmas Carol @ The Grand Theatre

By Carys Svendsen & Laurence Brown ***/5 ‘You shall be visited by the ghost of reviews past, the ghost of reviews present and the ghost of...

Leviathan Review

By Carys Svendsen *****/5 “...to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath...

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography Review

By Carys Svendsen **/5 Jane Eyre is very much the marmite of the literature world. When Taliesin announced the show Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, I leapt...

Walking in a Swansea Wonderland

By Carys Svendsen It’s that time of the year again: Time for reluctantly accepting the freezing Welsh rain (and perhaps snow) in your warmest outfit...

Upcoming society events

by Heather Dimmer As 2017 comes to a close, a lot of societies will have big events planned to celebrate the end of term or...

Agony Aunts

Dear Heather and Emily, I’m an international student and will not be returning home for the holidays. I’m scared I’ll be really lonely as...

Blind date

Chisomo Phiri, President of the Student’s Union, and Padmanabh Phadke, a second year Business Law student, met at JC’s for a free drink, here’s...

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

By: Emily Maybanks Wednesday (15th November 2017) afternoon saw me – a twenty-something-year-old university student – sitting in the front row at Swansea Grand Theatre,...

Foods you’ll fall for: The best places to visit this Autumn...

by Kassy Fox Though the common practice with most students is to just hop to town and jump into the wonderful chaos that is Tesco...

Foods you’ll fall for: The best places to visit this Autumn...

by Annie Harte Turtle Bay is a funky Caribbean themed restaurant which has just opened on Castle Street. It brings chilled vibes, mouth-watering street food...

Blind date

By Heather Harvey & Emily Jane Griffiths Emily a Masters student studying Professional Translation and Amin a Second Year War and Society student met at...

Agony aunts

Heather and Emily are Waterfront’s very own Agony Aunts and Matchmakers. If you’re interested in going on a Blind Date, have a Campus Crush...

Women Graduates Swansea University Society

by Brandi Hill, President WGSUS The Women Graduates Swansea University Society promotes and advocates for women in higher education to progress in academia and achieve...

‘We’ll see how we roll’ : A short guide to Swansea...

by Carys Svendsen By now you’ve probably seen a cart being wheeled around campus and at least 2 people running behind it while somebody inside...

Quidditch: What is it?

by Charlie McLeod I first joined the Swansea Swans Quidditch Team after noticing the stall at Freshers Fayre. I knew quidditch as the sport played...

The Silent Genocide We Don’t Seem to Care About

by Zoya Chishti Myanmar, also known as Burma, is home to over a hundred different ethnic groups. Myanmar is a Buddhist majority nation, with Buddhists...

A Written Tour of Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

by Carys Svendsen Picture the scene: it’s a typical Swansea day and you’re walking into town whilst horizontal rain is striking your already soaked and...

A Festival Fit for a Poet

By Nicola McAndrew If you’re a university student new to Swansea, or have lived here your whole life, you’ll know by now that this seaside...

Review: La Bohème @ Taliesin 8th October 2017

By Lizzie Findley Since La bohème’s operatic debut, there have been countless interpretations of Puccini’s masterpieces, and 2017 brings us the latest adaptation from the...

Emily talks about Il Divo

  Il Divo is a multi-national classical crossover group. There’s Sébastien Izambard who is a French singer-songwriter; Baritone, Carlos Marìn from Spain; Tenor, Urs Bühler...

Review: Sunset Boulevard at Swansea Grand Theatre

By Molly Dowrick "I am big. It's the pictures That got small" I've always been a bit of a theatre luvvie and I've always enjoyed musical theatre,...

Professor Elwen Evans QC Interview

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

SUTV's Carlos Tseng speaks with Professor Richard B Davies, Vice Chancellor or Swansea University.

Swansea Fringe Festival highlight review – Swansea Laptop Orchestra

By Tom Emlyn September’s Swansea Fringe Festival was a remarkable affair – a 3-day extravaganza that filled the High Street with music, poetry and comedy....

I Don’t Really Understand Surrealist Comedy: Swansea Fringe Giant Seagull Comedy...

By Rory James My relationship with comedy has always been a bit strange to say the least. That’s not to say that I don’t like...

A World of Welsh Whisky: Swansea Fringe Festival

By Heather Dimmer As part of the Swansea Fringe weekend, I attended a whisky tasting session at the Tech Hub in the Urban Village, just...

Review: Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced

By Ben Larwood & Carys Svendsen ‘The question is: who is going to be murdered?’ As an Agatha Christie newcomer who’s only watched the Doctor Who...

So Why Should You Join A Society?

  by Heather Dimmer Freshers Fayre feels overwhelming, they all have membership fees, and you don’t know which ones to choose. Seriously, don’t worry about it....

The Freshers Guide To Moving Away

by Heather Harvey, Emily Jane Griffiths and Carys Svendsen Moving away from family and friends Moving to university is a huge step for everyone, with the...

Believe me…

by Molly Holborn Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. In our generation, we've been accepted more than ever. With severe change progressing over a full 20 years,...

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.

A Freshers’ Guide to Culture in Swansea

by Carys Svendsen So you’ve arrived at Swansea and you’re craving a need for a culture adventure but wondering where to go. Fear not, for...

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...

Review: Abba Forever

By Carys Svendsen Now I know what you’re thinking: how could there possibly be a review for a tribute act for one of the most...

Swansea Science Festival

By Heather Dimmer This year’s annual Swansea Science Festival at the Waterfront Museum played host to more than forty exhibits over seven exhibition zones, with...

Swansea Fringe: The Preview Review

By Rory James The Swansea Fringe Festival cometh, and it promises to showcase talented performers, poets, musicians and comedians, all from the local area. The...

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...

Preview: ABBA Forever @ Swansea Grand Theatre, 7th September

By Carys Svendsen ABBA – Forever, presented by Sweeney Entertainments, is one of the UK’s leading International tribute shows. It’s enjoyed by  theatre audiences from...

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...