St. David’s Day Welsh Cakes Recipe

We're the Swansea University Baking Society, and we are celebrating St David's Day by hosting a 'Welsh Week', during which our members will bake...

Katie’s Top Tips to Tackle Food Waste

When I was in my first year at University, I threw away far more food than I care to admit. I found it hard...

St. David’s Day

The way we think about key events in the Welsh social calendar is changing. Of course, change is normal, but the change in Wales...

Isolated: The Student Lockdown Experience

As the year began, we all would have had some expectations for what may happen during the year 2020. Maybe passing exams and spending...

Accepting Imperfection: New Year’s Resolutions and Other Failures

As someone who has always struggled with anxiety and failure, I know how hard it can be when things are less than perfect. However,...

Pride Around The World

Pride parades are a major part of LGBTQ+ pride celebrations, with events occurring across the globe. Usually, these parades take place during the summer,...

Vegan Past Veganuary

As Veganuary comes to a close, you may be wondering whether to keep going on your plant-based journey. Doing so is certainly a wonderful...

Rugby Union: A Driving Force in the LGBT+ Movement

It is fair to say that when it comes to sport and LGBT+ issues, it is behind other sectors of society, particularly in male...

The Top 5 Most Wonderfully Unconventional Societies at UK Universities

Everyone knows that joining a society at University is a great way to meet people and develop new interests. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast,...

Children’s Mental Health Week: 1st – 7th February 2021

Mental health has never been so high on the public agenda as it is at the moment, with everyone feeling the mental strain that...

Dydd Miwsig Cymru

Sefydlwyd Dydd Miwsig Cymru gan DJ BBC 1 Huw Stephens yn 2013. Pwrpas y diwrnod dathlu yw codi ymwybyddiaeth o bob ffurf a genre...

Welsh Language Music Day

Welsh Language Music Day was founded by BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens in 2013. The celebratory day’s purpose is to raise awareness of...

The Waterfront Team’s 2021 Music Desires

2020 was a disappointing year. Nobody can deny that! So for some positivity for our first publication of 2021, we at the Waterfront wanted...

The Local Scene – February

Icantdie Icantdie is a three-piece heavy alternative rock band from South Wales. Started in 2016 as a self-funded bedroom demo project by Kyle David Smith....

Valentine’s In Lockdown

This Valentine’s Day, along with everything else at the moment, will be very different. With lockdowns continuing into February, a lot of people will...

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...

Q&A with Vivienne Dodd: Trans and Non-Binary Awareness Officer  

Q&A with Vivienne Dodd, our Trans and Non-Binary Awareness Officer   By Bethan Collins     Bethan – To start things off, would you mind introducing yourself?   Vivienne - I’m...

Post-Veganuary Blues 

Post-Veganuary Blues  Katie Phillips, SU Welsh Officer In 2017, I went vegetarian overnight after watching the documentary ‘What the Health’. It opened my eyes to the...

Swansea University Students’ Union Advice and Support Centre 

Swansea University Students’ Union Advice and Support Centre  By Chris Ravenhill  There has been an advice centre at Swansea University, fully funded and supported by the...

Movember – Raising Awareness of Men’s Health

Movember – Raising Awareness of Men’s Health Interview with James Brooker, the Swansea University Movember Ambassador By Lauren Stodolnic   Lauren: Hi James, so what is Movember? James: We...

Addiction during the Pandemic

Addiction during the Pandemic By Abhishek Subhash   One thing that many people have struggled with during the COVID 19 pandemic has been addiction. When we think...

Study Abroad Culture Shocks! 

Study Abroad Culture Shocks!  By Jade Hughes Studying abroad is exciting and rewarding, but you might encounter some surprises along the way! I spoke to Swansea...

Christmas in Germany

Christmas in Germany By Jade Hughes During my year abroad in 2018-2019, I had the chance to experience a magical Christmas in Bavaria. As I reminisce...

Will the Biden presidency bring a renaissance of environmental policy in...

Will the Biden presidency bring a renaissance of environmental policy in the US? By Ladislav Zeman The regressive environmental policy of the Trump administration culminated with...

SUCES x Dynamic Dunescapes Beach Art Event

SUCES x Dynamic Dunescapes Beach Art Event  By The Conservation Society (Amy Shorley and Karolina Yagüe) Hi everyone, we’re the Swansea Conservation and Ecology Society! We’re...

Resurrecting the Media Society

Resurrecting the Media Society By Mathurin Aron   Who are we and what do we do?   We are the Swansea University Media Society, a dying society aiming to...

LGBT+ Speed Friending Event

LGBT+ Speed Friending Event By Cara O'Sullivan - LGBT+ President   In light of the current COVID restrictions it has been hard to organize in-person events, which...

The Local Scene

The Local Scene By Cat Daczkowski Hook: Every month in this section, we will highlight musicians, venues and other music-based organisations in the South Wales area....

The “Save Our Venues” Initiative

The “Save Our Venues” Initiative, is it too late to save the industry?  By Jordan Onslow In the COVID era, it is difficult to keep track...

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...

PCOS – The Hidden Battle Many Women Face

PCOS - The Hidden Battle Many Women Face By Cat Daczkowski Hook: PCOS is a hormonal condition that affects 1 in 10 women. When I was...

How To Get Involved With Digital Volunteering 

How To Get Involved With Digital Volunteering  Make-A-Smile Swansea    Make-A-Smile is a charity founded by Luke Morgan, a Cardiff University student. He intended to create an...

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...

How Swansea University and Swansea Student’s Union Support Black Students?

How Swansea University and Swansea Student’s Union Support Black Students? In honor of black history month, we here at The Waterfront thought it was important...

Black Excellence in the Bubble

Black Excellence in the Bubble By Efan Willis In the midst of the fight for racial equality across the globe, few sports associations have shown their...

ASHLEY WILLIAMS – CAPTAIN, LEADER, LEGEND

ASHLEY WILLIAMS – CAPTAIN, LEADER, LEGEND by Siôn Misra The terms captain, leader and legend are often overused in the sporting world, however, when it comes...

How Societies are Adapting to Adhere to COVID-19 Restrictions

How Societies are Adapting to Adhere to COVID-19 Restrictions By Rachel Hart Societies are currently facing much adversity at the hands of the ongoing pandemic and...

Anti-Abortion Laws in Poland – #The Revolution Is Female

Anti-Abortion Laws in Poland – #The Revolution Is Female By Weronika Kowalska The motion to delegalize abortion in Poland followed through on the 30th of October,...

Is the current music streaming model “fit for purpose”?

Is the current music streaming model “fit for purpose”? The DCMS will investigate By Cat Daczkowski   The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee are launching an...

How Racial Inequality Has Inspired Artists to Create

How Racial Inequality Has Inspired Artists to Create By Cat Daczkowski   Hook:  Protest against racial inequality through music is no new concept. However, with the huge #BLM...

Chapati Recipe

Chapati Recipe By Mitchelle Wamahiu: East African Society   Similar to Naan, Parantha, Roti, Safati, Phulka, and Roshi, chapati is a very well-known dish eaten anytime of...

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...

How the World of Fashion Responded to Black Lives Matter

How the World of Fashion Responded to Black Lives Matter By Rhianydd Sword   When I think of October a few things come to mind: Halloween, the...

Diversity Within The Dance Industry

Diversity Within The Dance Industry By Hannah Courtney Thomas: Dance Society President   Inclusive. That’s one word we would use to describe the environment we create Swansea...

Appreciating the Origins of Cultural Phenomenons

Appreciating the Origins of Cultural Phenomenons By Cora-Jane Jordon   This Black History Month, a good way to take account of the role the black community have...

In and Out of the Closet

In and Out of the Closet By Bethan Noorwood Questioning sexuality is something that every LGBTQ+ person goes through. Equally, coming out is also a rite...

Coping with Lockdown at University 

Coping with Lockdown at University  By Bethan Collins   Living away at university can sometimes be difficult – being away from familiar faces like family and friends,...

Students Saving Our Theatres: Shoreline’s Summer Project

Students Saving Our Theatres: Shoreline’s Summer Project By Sam Binnie On March 12, 2020, Broadway shut down. Slowly, theatre by theatre, London’s West End followed. Since...

Student Mental Health and COVID-19

Student Mental Health and COVID-19 By Swansea Student Minds Going to University is one the most exciting and nerve-wracking moments a student will experience - moving...

Long-Distance Lessons: What I’ve Learnt So Far 

Long-Distance Lessons: What I’ve Learnt So Far  Suz Mendus We can all agree that nothing replaces physical interaction. We didn’t need a pandemic to prove it,...

Abusive Relationships: Know The Signs

Abusive Relationships: Know the Signs By Swansea University Feminist Society   According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, in the year ending in March 2019...

Experiences of Bisexual Erasure 

Experiences of Bisexual Erasure  Edited by Bethan Collins Compiled in this article are a range of some anonymous students’ experiences of bisexual erasure and how these...

All Bi Myself

All Bi Myself By Jessica Williams   Aged nineteen now, it doesn’t feel like it was long ago that I came out for the first time at...

Reasons to Join a Society

Reasons to Join a Society By Rachel Hart “Should I join a society?”- The oh-so familiar question every fresher asks themselves upon arriving at University. You...

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...

Trans and Non-Binary Support Group

TNBS - pronounced Tenbies - is a monthly support group that has been set up by the Societies and Services Officer Georgia-Rose, after the...

An Introduction to Societies at Swansea

An Introduction to Societies at Swansea By Rachel Hart University provides the perfect opportunity to meet people, diversify and immerse yourself in new activities. Despite the...

Dressing For Socials

Dressing for Socials by Chiara Cimmino   When it comes to hockey, the sport itself isn’t the only thing, there are also the socials that need to...

Swansea Sports: Three That Fit For Freshers

Swansea’s Sports: 3 That Fit for Freshers. By Efan Willis University sports enables students, both old and new, to enjoy the full benefits of student living;...

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...

Glimpse of Ramadan experience in Swansea during Covid 19

This year sees an unusual Ramadan for many families, staff members, and students at Swansea University. Twelve weeks ago I was sitting with staff and...

Passover Bagels – Recipe

Makes 12 bagels ½ cup cold waters Pinch of salt ½ cup vegetable oil ½ tablespoon sugar 1 cup matzo meal 3 large eggs   Method Put water, salt, vegetable oil and...

What Exactly is Passover?

Passover or Pesach, is an annual festival, and arguably one of the most observed within the Jewish religion. It is a holiday filled with...

Society of the Month – February

Winners  This year’s Society of the Month is the Malaysian Society  The Malaysian Society spent the month of February organising the WMS: Welsh Malaysian Shield. This...

The International Student’s Mental Health

As University Mental Health Day is approaching we just thought we would give you a few hints and tips on how to survive uni...

Pice ar y maen/Welshcakes

Cynhwysion/Ingredients: 250g (8oz) blawd/self-raising flour 75g (3oz) menyn (wedi’i dorri’n fân)/butter (cut into small pieces) 75g (3oz) cyrans/currants 75g (3oz) siwgr caster/caster sugar 1 wy/egg Ychydig bach o laeth (i...

Long-Distance Valentine’s

Even if you’re familiar with the struggles of a long-distance relationship, this article might give you some new ideas on how to celebrate the...

Studying Abroad: What to Look Forward To

Travelling to a brand new country can be a daunting thing, especially when you’re planning to stay there for a significant amount of time...

Lent

Lent is a liturgical season within the Catholic Church that takes place over forty days beginning on Ash Wednesday and runs through to Holy Thursday;...

Meet Swansea’s Filipino Society

Here at Waterfront, we are determined to help promote all the different societies and events one can get involved in here at the university...

Butternut Squash and Chorizo Orzo

After Christmas, exams, and the month long slog that is January, getting back into a good routine can be difficult. So here's a lovely,...

Society of the Month – November

Conservation & Ecology November’s Society of the Month is the Conservation & Ecology Society. They’ve been very hard at work engaging with not just their...

Zero Waste Living and Eating

As we become more aware of how we as humans affect our environment there is a growing interest in zero waste living, especially surrounding...

Society Spotlight – October

October 2019  Society of the Month – Geography Society  On Monday 7th October, the Geography Society held a drop in Coffee and Cake morning in aid of the charity YoungMinds. This charity focuses...

Study Guilt

Exams are one of the most stressful times of year and the pressure to perform is at it's highest; leading to lack of self-care,...

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...