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...

Proposals for new student flats opposed by Swansea Council

Swansea councillors have criticised plans for the development of two blocks of flats for the city’s student population. In the same meeting, however, councillors also...

Egyptologists denied visas to take part in Icom conference in Swansea

Three professional curators of Egyptian artefacts who had been invited to deliver a research presentation at an international museum conference in Swansea have been...

UK Government rejects plan for Swansea Bay tidal lagoon

The UK Government has rejected long-term plans to construct a tidal lagoon across Swansea Bay. Greg Clark, the Business and Energy Secretary for the...

Big success in the water!

Following fantastic earlier successes in the year at both Short and Long-Course individual BUCS, where we placed a record 8th, came the week we’d...

Students’ Union AGM report: Tuesday 1st May 2018

The results are in! Tuesday 1st May 2018 saw the Swansea University Students Union AGM. This saw 9 motions being put to vote, which...

First Minister Carwyn Jones Resigns

  First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has just announced his plan to resign in the Autumn. In his speech at the Welsh Labour Party...

TALIESIN’S £2m MAKEOVER

By Megan Thomas Work to update the inside of the Taliesin building has finally been completed. Starting at the beginning of the year, the construction...

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...

Swansea Lecturers Say “No” to Strikes

By Megan Thomas The lecturers at Swansea University will not be going on strike. After the initial vote failed to hit the 50% turnout requirement,...

Racism Scandal on Unitu

by Megan Thomas A Unitu thread titled “Richard Spencer Visit?” has shone a light on racism within Swansea University. The thread began with an anonymous...

Dame Jean Thomas Appointed Chancellor of Swansea University

by Megan Thomas On the 8th of January Swansea University announced that biochemist Dame Jean Thomas would be the new Chancellor. Previously the position was...

GILL’S GONE: EX-UKIP AM RESIGNS

By Megan Thomas On the 27th December Nathan Gill, AM for the regional constituency North Wales, resigned from his post.In a statement released on Twitter...

NUS – Meet your delegates

by Megan Thomas The National and Welsh NUS elections are coming up and the results are in for who is going to represent Swansea University....

Universal Credit: What is it?

by Megan Thomas “What exactly is Universal Credit and why is it so controversial?” is exactly the question no one wants to ask right now,...

Plaid Cymru give support to Catalan independance

by Megan Thomas Plaid Cymru have given their support to the Catalonian struggle for independence. The Catalonian independence movement made headlines recently, when the Catalonian...

What is Being Done to Counteract Rising Mental Health Rates?

Poor mental health is rife amongst young people, yet resources are stretched, leaving young people to deal with an illness that is overwhelmingly hard. YouGov...

Plaid backs out of deal with Welsh Labour

by Shaun Bendle Mere days after ensuring that Welsh Labour’s budget would pass through the Assembly, Plaid Cymru has ended their “compact” co-operation deal with...

Hillary Clinton receives honorary doctorate from Swansea University

by Megan Thomas On Saturday 14th October 2017, Hillary Clinton visited the Great Hall at Swansea University's Bay Campus to receive an honorary doctorate and...

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...

Launch of Gorffennol, the Swansea University History Department Student Journal

By Amy Megson Thursday, 25 May, is the launch of the History Department’s student-led journal, Gorffennol. We would like to welcome students and staff, from...

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...

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...

Bus Crash at Student Village

Reports have come in on social media sites that a bus has been involved in a collision with a parked vehicle at the Swansea...

Find your ROOT to good health

We all know student life is full on. From the pre drinks to the almighty weekly "sesh" and studying in between, it is a...

FTO interviews: The halfway point

By Declan Murphy With elections on the horizon I had the chance to sit down with four of the FTOs and ask them a few...

Chemical spill in Wallace building, Singleton campus

A potentially hazardous chemical spill has caused a number of campus buildings on Singleton campus to be evacuated. Police have confirmed the incident as non-suspicious, however emergency...

Stay safe with Safe Zone

Students at Swansea University residences this year are set to get a direct line to security and first aid services, with the launch of...

Welsh students set to receive equivalent of national living wage in...

Welsh students are set to receive a radical overhaul to how student finance is organised at university. Published in Wales on the 27th September...

Swansea University Lectures Scan In To Sit

  Swansea University have recently announced that for the academic year 2016/2017 students for the first time will have to use their student card to...

Swansea University Outsources Counselling Service

From the beginning of the Academic Year Swansea University Wellbeing service will no longer be providing counselling service in house. Instead, counselling will be...

‘To Kill a King’: the President of National Historical Association Delivers...

On 20 August 2016, the Swansea branch welcomed the president of the national Historical Association, Professor Justin Champion, to deliver the President’s Lecture at...

#TazTalks – When Taz met Eddie Izzard

#TazTalks to Eddie IzzardPosted by Tasnim Uddin on Saturday, 28 May 2016

HAVE A TRIP COMING UP? GOOD NEWS: TRAVEL MAKES YOU HAPPIER!

By Tim Morizet Happy belated 4th International Day of Happiness everyone! Having been founded in June 2012 by the UN, the first International Day of...

HAREEM GHANI ELECTED NUS UK WOMEN’S OFFICER FOR NEXT ACADEMIC TEAR

By Heather Wood The decision to elect the newest NUS UK Women’s Officer was undoubtedly a difficult one. Two candidates, Hareem Ghani and Anna Lee,...

THE PANAMA PAPERS: A DODGY DOSSIER?

By Harry Ballmann Scandal. An word all too familiar to the British public, all we have to do is cast our minds back to Piggate...

CONTROVERSY OVER FIRST BLACK NUS PRESIDENT

By Rhydian Morris NUS national conference made history today by electing their first black student president in its history. Malia Bouattia defeated the incumbent NUS...

NUS WALES TO WORK CONSTRUCTIVELY WITH UKIP

By Rhydian Morris Eyebrows have been raised recently by the NUS Wales 2016 conference decision to back a motion for NUS Wales to work constructively...

NUS VOTES TO BAN YIK YAK ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

By Rhydian Morris NUS sparked controversy this week by a vote at national conference to seek to restrict Yik Yak use on university campuses.  The...

CHARITY ABSEIL FROM SWANSEA UNIVERSITY HALLS OF RESIDENCE

Fancy falling 150ft for Charity? Well we have some good news… This summer, in celebration of Discovery’s 50th Anniversary, two locally based grass roots charities...

CONTROVERSY OVER FIRST BLACK FEMALE NUS PRESIDENT

By Rhydian Morris NUS national conference made history today by electing their first black student president in its history. Malia Bouattia defeated the incumbent NUS...

WELSH VARSITY 2016 TAINTED BY POOR EVENT PLANNING

Varsity this year had all the elements to be an exciting and landmark event in the University calendar, incredible sunny weather, a fantastic cooling...

COPING WITH REJECTION: HOW TO TAKE CHARGE AND TAKE ACTION

By Gareth Hill - Swansea Employability Academy advisor Trying to find the right graduate job for you can be a frustrating experience. With the high...

NUS CREATES FULL TIME TRANS STUDENT OFFICER IN HISTORIC VOTE

By Rhydian Morris Trans students rejoiced today as NUS officially voted to create a full-time Trans officer and autonomous trans campaign at the NUS 2016...

Election results – Your officers 2016/17

A massive congratulations to all those who ran and to those who were appointed. Here is the full list of your new officers for 2016/17.   Full-Time President – Lloyd...

What’s on @ Taliesin – March 2016

Taliesin Arts Centre is your on campus arts hub, providing a range of films, live performances and live stream broadcasts to suit everyone. Live music...

Swansea’s Jade Lewis Does the Business at BUCS Judo Tournament

Last weekend while most people were recovering from a heavy night out and ordering hangover food, Swansea’s Jade Lewis was representing the university by...

Swansea Named Most Beautiful City in United Kingdom

Rhydian Morris Swansea has been named the most beautiful city in the UK in a study conducted by webblinds.com a blinds and curtains company. Swansea...

Burger King Trials Delivery in Swansea

You better start shopping for a size up in your wardrobe this year as Burger King announces it will be extending its home delivery...

Welsh assembly student Hustings

On Tuesday March 1st Politics and International relations society and the Debating society collaborated to hold a night of political debate featuring student representatives...

Campaign Success for Robiu! No More Saturday Exams!

Saturday exams are on the way out following consultations with University colleges. Following a vote held by Education Officer Robiu Salisu’s ‘Saturday Exams Campaign’...

University Mental Health Day

Student mental health is extremely important. Mental illness is most likely to develop between the ages of 18-25, the group that students encompass. It’s not...

Register to Vote!

Rhydian Morris This year sees two important elections for the future of Wales. In May anyone residing in Wales, will be able to vote for...

Should we stay or should we go? The ins and outs...

Harry Ballman In the past two weeks, news coverage of the ‘Brexit’ campaign has spiralled out of control, leaving many overwhelmed and actually quite disinterested...

The Syrian Conflict – Origins & Evolution

Lewis Charles Aleppo, once a contender for Syria’s oldest and most impressive cities, now lies in ruins. The conflict began shortly after a wide series...

Dealing With The Debt Of A University Education

Will Humphrey Debt is one of the major reasons teenagers around the country are reluctant to think of university as the first choice for the...

Islamic Awareness Week

Karsen Breanne For the past few years, Swansea University Islamic Society has been hosting Islamic Awareness Week- a weeklong event dedicated to sharing the true...

March is Women’s month.

Akosua Darko You’ve made mistakes but it’s OK, I have too. I am putting myself out on a limb but I’m learning to love the...

Should We Stay or Should We Go? Students for Europe Society...

Over the last couple of weeks the UK has exploded with talk over our EU status. Should we stay? Should we go? That question...

Women, your day has come! International Women’s Day 2016!

What is International Women’s Day? International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on 8th March. The day is a used a general celebration of women...
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Six Simple Ways to Make the Most of your Work Placement

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Dismay at ‘swanseastudents’ snapchat deletion

Swansea students expressed their dismay this week over the deletion of the popular snapchat sharing group ‘swanseastudents’. The popular image sharing site allows users...

Late Night Bus Service Still Under Threat

This week saw First nearly cut the night bus after a flurry of incidents surrounding the state of buses coming from the town center...

Peace Mala Project Aims to Improve Interaction Between Faith and Cultural...

Peace Mala is a non-profit registered charity initialized in Swansea wit the aim of educating and empower children, young people and adults, and especially...

Are Swansea University and The Students’ Union Really Suppressing Free Speech?

Spiked-online, a libertarian news site, has released its second year of university free speech rankings. Swansea University and its respective student’s union scored the highest...

Uncovering men’s mental health

By Rhydian Morris Modern society has many problems, but one that often goes unadressed is the poor state of male mental health.  This is such...

Swansea Student Media

By Shona Johnson 2015 proved to be a fantastic year for student media at Swansea University. A media co-ordinator was appointed, SU-TV started airing its...

Celebrate LGBT history month, this February

February is LGBT history month, and this year, the LGBT+ Staff Network are organising as series of events to celebrate our history and culture,...

Liberation

By Akosua Darko Dear women, LGBT students, International students, Black students and disabled students - happy new year! Opression has held us back, made us the...

Students’ union Study Aid Success!

By Rhydian Morris The bi-annual tradition of student Study Aid kicked off this January 11th and continued till the end of the exam period on...

Big Bike Day

On Monday 30th November 2015, the Students’ Union hosted ‘The Big Bike Day’, a day totally dedicated to bike care, safety and maintenance. The day...

Holocaust Memorial Day, 27th January

The university will mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January, where we will remember the millions who have been murdered or whose lives...

Students risk life by ignoring Meningitis vaccine

Charity Meningitis Now has renewed its call for students to take action to protect themselves from a particularly deadly strain of meningitis this winter,...

Government to scrap maintenance grants for English Students

In a drastic move the Government is to remove maintenance grants for English students. A movement that Prime Minister Cameron ruled out in 2010,“We...

Gamers Unite to Raise Money For Children’s Charity!

On December 5th through to December 6th, SGS (Swansea Gaming Society) will be playing twenty four hours of games to raise money and awareness...

The Christmas Wishlist: Phones, Games and More!

With Christmas just around the corner and the January sales just after that, you’re more than likely going to be greeted with a whole...

Dancers Raise Money For Charity In Their Pyjamas

Between the 16th to the 19th of November, Swansea University Dance Society wore pyjamas in classes to raise money and awareness for Children in...

Strictly Come Dancing Great Success – Dance Society raise over £600...

The SU Dance Society organised their annual “Strictly Come Dancing” event this year. Where seven enthusiastic sport committee members partnered up with seven dance...

Star Wars: Iconic Scenes in Cinema

By Joshua Vaughan It is pretty apparent that Star Wars may just be the most iconic film series of all time; from its generation-defining original...

Getting Reel with Cinema and Co.

By Charlie Trotman Led in by the fairy lights, beer and salted snacks, I discovered Swansea’s most recent venue: an arty cinema located in a...

Life As A Mature Student

Rachel Sanders, a fresher studying English language, discusses what it’s like to be a mature student and discusses the challenges and benefits this life...

Swansea University Equal Access Campaign Asylum Seekers and Refugees Welcome!

By Hamzah Nurgat We have all witnessed the harrowing images of people fleeing terror in conflict areas like Syria and Iraq, people huddled in poorly...

Spending Xmas in Swansea for International Students

By Akosua Darko Whether you are spending three months, a year or the whole duration of your course in Swansea. You should have a little...

Hate Crimes Reported on Campus

Last week Swansea students received a mass email reminding them of the University’s zero tolerance policy to harassment and threatening or discriminatory behaviour of...

Students join Santa to call on University to give Cleaners the...

Students will join trade unions, academics, faith groups and community organisations (and Santa Claus!) at 10:00 on 9th December for a seasonal #LivingWage4Xmas action...

The Union Reports of the NUS Wales Zone Conference with Eyerinmene...

Two weeks ago, the team filled with FTO’S, PTO’S and Wales Delegates attended the NUS Zone conference in Harwich at the top of Wales....

International Day for ‘Elimination of Violence against Women’ in Fulton House

On the 25th of November, it was the international day for the Elimination of violence against women. Upon the UN website, it acknowledges that...

Why Do We Need a Full-Time Women’s Officer ?

Early December, on the 3rd to be exact, I will be delivering a motion I’ve been working on for the past weeks to the...

Swansea University Celebrates 45th Omani National Day

Friday 22nd December saw the Exhibition Inaguration on the 45th Omani National Day at Swansea University, opening the celebrations for a weekend of events...

Students are being warned of the dangers of spiking

Students are being warned of the dangers of spiking after recent incidents were brought to the Students’ Union’s attention in which students reported being...

Swansea’s Wind Street tops list of most crime-ridden area in Wales...

According to police crime data, 506 crimes were committed on or near Wind Street and were reported to the police between January and September...

Jeremy Corbyn visits Swansea Bay Campus

On Thursday 19th November, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, made his first visit to Wales where he toured the faciities of our new Swansea Bay...

Cymraeg: Cyweliad â’ch Swyddog Materion Cymraeg Newydd / English: Get to...

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Student Forum: YES or NO?

Situated in the coffee side of JC’s, a small number of the student body gathered for student forum on the 10th of November. Turned...

Lock ‘yer gaff!!!

Students are being asked just to make sure they Lock their Doors and Windows when they leave their accommodation, even if they are just...