I Had the Time of My Life: Dirty Dancing – The...

The revamped version of the timeless classic did a brief stint at the Grand Theatre at the end of February. Being a colossal fan...

Passover

This time of the year means so much to so many different people. Around the corner are many religious holidays which people all around...

Making your Own Chocolate Easter Egg

Those of you with a sweet tooth will probably be looking for something special to sate your appetite this Easter, and what is a...

Going to University with a Learning Disability

Throughout my entire sixteen years in full time education, I have always been aware of having a learning disability. In my case, it’s dyspraxia....

Why we need to talk about intersectionality

Intersectionality is a word that we’ve heard a lot over the course of recent years. In a world as diverse as ours, it only...

They Are Us

In the wake of tragedy, it takes strength to hold a community together, and New Zealand’s president Jacinda Ardern has done just that. The...

Verve 37: For the Love of Tapas

Verve 37, “an award-winning wine bar and restaurant” reached out to us here at Waterfront in the hope of receiving some coverage, not only...

What should you give into for Lent?

This time of year is possibly the least stressful in the life of a student - exams are not yet with us and the...

Let’s talk about Polyamory

Let’s face it: love is a weird thing. It comes in so many shapes and forms, and nobody quite understands it. Some say it...

It’s normal not to be okay

Mental health has become an increasingly prevalent part of our society. The unrelenting pace of modern life is enough to drive the most organized...

Behind the curtain of Legally blonde

Having watched the show, I couldn’t wait to find out a bit more about what had been going on backstage. Here is what Director...

Ohmigod you guys: The Taliesin goes Blonde

On Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February, the Swansea University’s Performing Arts societies came together to put on a collaborative performance of the Broadway...

Diverse flavours and unique interpretations: Maisie’s and their new menu

Following our recent article on the latest addition to the Swansea dining scene, Maisie’s Gin Bar and Restaurant, the team graciously invited us back...

Agony Aunt – February 2019

Should I be dating if I don’t have my life together? First off, what student has their life together?! I always think it is good...

Blind Date – January 2019

Our Editor-in-Chief Carys and international student Mustafa volunteered to take part in our blind date event. They met up in JC’s, drink vouchers in...

Romantic affordable dates for Valentines

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is hard to know what to do to celebrate with a long term partner, or even...

Maisie’s Gin Bar & Restaurant

From the team behind Crepe Vine, the newly opened Maisie’s Gin Bar and Restaurant is a charming and cosy establishment with a peaceful, welcoming...

Society Spotlight: Swansea University Hispanic society

This issue’s Society Spotlight is focusing on Swansea University's Hispanic Society. Founded by James Walker, Sean Muñoz and Sebastian Saavedra, this society has been...

The Effect: We’re Affected

The Effect, a play by Lucy Prebble (creator of Secret Diary of a Call Girl and ENRON), tells the tale of two young volunteers,...

LGBT+ Figures & Activists throughout Welsh History

Wales has a rich history and culture, including a wealth of LGBT+ history. From writers to royalty, there have been numerous LGBT+ figures and...

Brunching at its Best

Swansea is full of great places to go out to brunch, so much so that the sheer choice can sometimes feel daunting. As someone...

A New Year’s Resolution on Palm Oil

With Iceland’s banned advert becoming a viral sensation, palm oil is on everyone’s minds. Deemed “too political” by advertisement board Clearcast, it details the...

Exam Stress & Relationships

January exams. It’s the topic of all conversation and nothing feels worse than revising – except not revising. Coming back to university after spending...

Agony Aunt – January 2019

My birthday is coming up and I have a strong feeling my boyfriend is going to propose but I think we should wait till...

How to Adult

Moving to university for the first time can feel as though responsibility has been catapulted at you whilst you were looking the other way. Juggling...

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...

Why am I still being told how to dress?

The “Burka Ban” has been at the centre of much conflict over the course of the last few years. With a growing global concern...

Agony Aunt – December 2018

I moved to uni last month and my boyfriend and I have already broken up. I feel like I missed out on freshers and...

The Pizza Boyz

Pizza. It’s a food that brings us joy - encompassing a myriad cheesy, meaty and saucy goodness. Domino's and Papa John’s are a safe...

Make Your own Festive Drink

With the passing of Halloween, we find ourselves looking to Christmas. A distant dream in this bleak world of overbearing assignments and deadlines. To...

Settling into Life at Uni

The fun of Freshers is now over for everyone and the reality of deadlines hits you. How do you cope with that? A part...

Our Mental Health is a Disability – An Open Letter

Someone with depression is not ‘just sad’. Someone who has anxiety does not just get ‘a little nervous’. We have taken steps forward where...

The right to gender neutral toilets

Going to the toilet is a basic human right. Bathrooms are an amenity that everyone should have equal access to, surely? In recent years,...

The Year of the Sea

Throughout 2018, we have all seen a great deal of cultural change, both on a local and global scale. It seems that celebrating the...

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...

Nothing to See-zure here

There’s a lot of words for what I have. Some people call it daydreaming (they’re wrong), some people call it being dizzy or dozy...

The King and I: A Triumphant Return to the West End

Over the summer, many theatregoers and I had the privilege of seeing the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical gloriously revived at the London Palladium....

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...

Macbeth – Director’s Cut Review

I’ve been bored in theatres before, but this was the first time I’d ever been bored by Macbeth. The performance history of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play...

Agony Aunt: November 2018

I cheated on my partner. I have nothing but regret but they won’t give me another chance. What should I do? Cheating, no matter on...

Online Dating & Long Distance: When it’s right it’s right

William and Rebekah Shackley are dear friends of mine, whose wedding I was fortunate enough to attend last April in Las Vegas. It seemed...

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a Southern European country located on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering with Spain. The country each year is gaining more and more popularity...

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...

A welcome from our food editor

My hope is to not only encourage other food lovers to come forward and write for this great paper, but I wish to educate...

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...

This Really is the Greatest Show

The lights turn down and a hush descends over the audience. Something is crackling in the atmosphere, a buzz of excitement. Boom. One bass...

Couples Costumes!

Halloween is a great time to dress up and have fun – celebrating with your partner can give you the opportunity to make and...

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...