An introduction to sport at Swansea University

Welcome, Freshers, to the fast-paced, high-energy bubble that is Freshers Week! With so many new opportunities coming your way, be sure to check out...

Cymuned Gymraeg Prifysgol Abertawe

I fyfyrwyr newydd – llongyfarchiadau a chroeso i Brifysgol Abertawe a’n cymuned Gymraeg! Hefyd, i hen fyfyrwyr – croeso nôl! Barod am flwyddyn braf...

Strava: apps to get you going

Looking to start work on those fitness goals but not sure where to start or concerned about gym membership costs? Strava, a free fitness...

Revolut: the future of banking?

Revolut the online bank, which launched only three years ago in July 2015, has over 2 million customers and growing. But how has this...

SWITCH: Nintendo’s revival

After the disappointing reception of Nintendo’s Wii U, the Switch appears to have offered the manufacturer's a new lease of life in an extremely...

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...

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...

Travel Swansea

Swansea; it doesn’t matter how you ended up here, there will come a time when you will have had enough of watching Netflix from...

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....

Autumn 2018 Preview

Halloween October 19th Crazed serial killer Michael Myers is back. Just in time for Halloween. Get ready for chills and gore galore. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of...

Tom Cruise: The man who needs no stunt double?

Mission Impossible: Fallout was released back at the end of July and instantly became one of the surprise hits of the summer. The sixth...

Can a film be more than just a film?

For a few years now, I’ve been dabbling in film journalism on and off again on my personal blog and I’ve got a bit...

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...

Tips and Tricks to writing fiction

So you’ve decided to write something, huh? Maybe you have an idea for a novel that will blow Harry Potter out of the water;...

A Fresher’s guide to Wind St: Four clubs, four different vibes

Starting off your university adventure is full of daunting experiences. A new place, meeting new people, it can all be quite scary. But we...

How to stay safe during Freshers

With freshers now upon us, it’s important to know how to stay safe in this new, exciting chapter of your life. A new, independent...

Your guide to Students’ Union services

The SU are a huge part of life at Swansea Uni. They bring the best events to the city like Summer Ball and the...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE: How to start

In an increasingly globalised world, the learning of at least one foreign language is something that all culturally engaged individuals (should) aspire to. To...

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...

Is the ‘popular film’ Oscar category patronising?

On the 8th August this year, The Academy, home of the Oscars, announced the addition of a new category to the world’s most well-known...

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...

Conversations with Lethal Bizzle and DJ EZ at Swansea’s Summer Ball:...

Swansea had the pleasure of welcoming two legends of their respective genres to blitz the Summer Ball last month, DJ EZ and Lethal Bizzle....

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 &...

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...

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,...

True Crime: The Black Dahlia

A World-Famous Case Before we begin, I must warn you that not only is this case world famous, but incredibly graphic in nature. You’ve probably...

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...

Clothes Swap Cinema & Co.

Many students will be familiar with Cinema & Co. in town - a versatile space that acts as a cafe, bar, gallery, independent film...

Summer events in Swansea: Outfit planning

I’m coming to the end of my time at Swansea, and in my three years here I’ve planned my fair share of outfits for...

Study Abroad: From Applicant to Co-ordinator

Studying abroad as part of a degree programme can be a simultaneously thrilling and daunting process. This proves to be true for the dedicated...

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

As the summer term gets under way, it is likely that most of us will be busy with revision, deadlines and exams; with little...

Why you should give the DC extended universe another chance

Aside from Wonder Woman, critics and audiences have not been kind to the DCEU, and this I believe is a misunderstanding of their content....

Is the horror genre still ‘good?’

The horror genre, like many others, is ever-evolving to meet the criteria of its audiences across the world of cinema. As we evolve as...

Titanic: The Last Great Hollywood Epic

I doubt that there are very many of you who have yet to see the cultural phenomenon that is James Cameron’s Titanic. Recently celebrating...

Julia Michaels: An interview with pop’s behind-the-scenes gem

Whether you’ve heard her name or not, chances are you’ve heard her music. Julia Michaels is the song writing mastermind behind chart-smashing hits such...

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...

Creative Writing – Together

by Emily Maybanks

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...

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...

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...

Italy: At a glance

With a long Mediterranean coastline, unlimited 24-hour wine fountains and inspiring gastronomy, it is no wonder Italy is a world favourite destination all year...

Staying healthy while travelling: Keeping fit and eating well

Travelling is medicine for the mind, the body and most importantly the soul. It feeds our desires, inspires our imagination and provokes our feelings...

Travel Hacks: Which Apps to download and why?

Organising flights, accommodation and activities can be a stressful task to endure, but today in 2018 there is an abundance of apps which make...

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...

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...

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...

An insight into studying in Geneva

The second most populous city in Switzerland, Geneva is arguably perfectly located surrounded by mountains and next to a lake (Lake Geneva). As well...

Swansea Zine Fest 2018 – an interview with the organisers

Ahead of Swansea’s first ever Zine Fest on Saturday 19th May 2018, held at Volcano Theatre, I caught up with the organisers of Swansea...

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,...

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...

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,...

Varsity 2018 round-up: Singleton events

Wednesday 25th April 2018 saw Swansea play host to Cardiff in the biggest sporting event of the University calendar – Varsity! Varsity saw the...

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...

A day on Bay: Varsity Edition

‘We have had a change of tactics and have got our full team together so we hope this time we can take the game’...

Look Up

Imagine a bustling town or city centre, with people everywhere. Overhead, there could be the clearest, bluest skies with the warmest sun beating down...

An interview with writer B.A. Hippsley

Former Swansea University, B.A. Hippsley is scheduled to have his first novel – Containment – published on 16th May 2018 by the independent publishers...

Growing Up

A poem by Emily Maybanks by Emily Maybanks

INTERVIEW: Frank Turner on ‘Be More Kind’

Frank Turner’s new album ‘Be More Kind’ has finally hit the shelves, and with it comes a refreshed and refined sound from the Folk...

FEATURED ARTIST: Tom Grennan

Injections of soul, indie, and folk styles into the charts have rarely come about in recent times, but Tom Grennan’s music is an exception...

ALBUM REVIEW: The Search For Everything – John Mayer (2017)

There was only ever going to be one artist I was going to write an album review for. There is only one artist whose...

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...

SUNDAY VARSITY ROUND-UP – Archery & Rifle

Sunday 22nd April saw the first day of multiple competitions for this year’s Varsity competition.  Archery was first to take place in the morning,...

SUCCESS ON THE RIVER TAWE – Swansea’s second point towards the...

A successful start to Varsity 2018 as Swansea secures its second point towards the shield. First the men’s cycling claimed victory on Wednesday 18th...

CYCLING SUCCESS – Swansea’s first point towards the Varsity shield

Wednesday 18th April saw Swansea’s cycling team secure our first point towards the overall Varsity shield. Lead by men’s captain Kacper Gorski and women’s...

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...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Bicycling by Ananas

Here at Xtreme radio we pride ourselves in providing a platform to showcase both student and local talent. Ananas are a lo-fi, neo soul...

REVIEW: Cosmosus EP by Ananas

Ananas are an experimental Lo-fi Neo Soul trio from Swansea. I am featuring their EP as they’re a testament to student musicians at Swansea....

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...

Creative Writing – a series of interviews

By: Emily Maybanks Have you ever wondered how your favourite authors can make characters come to life in your mind? Or, maybe you've always felt...

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...

Varsity breakdown

The Cup Historically, Swansea have come out on top when it comes to the Welsh Varsity Cup match. Winning 13, losing 7 and drawing once....

Are we ready for Varsity? – Find out what the captains...

by Meryl Hanmer RIFLE: Glen Dighton How have you been preparing for Varsity? Trials for the Varsity team are usually straightforward and now have a good idea...

How to wear your Varsity shirt

by Gwen Miles It's an iconic element of the Welsh Varsity, it’s included in the £28.50 package, it's a symbol of solidarity and support, and...

The battle of two brothers – Swansea vs Cardiff sibling rivalry

by Meryl Hanmer Varsity is the most eagerly anticipated event of the year for our university sports players, all of whom are training hard to...

On track for Varsity: Women’s cycling team make their debut

by Meryl Hanmer Since coming to Swansea University in the 2016/17 academic year to study sport science, Izzy Whiteley has made it her mission to...

Understanding: Boxing

by Meryl Hanmer With the recent boom in popularity for boxing, not only as a sport to take part in but as a spectator sport,...

Understanding: The Swansea Titans

by Meryl Hanmer The Swansea University American football team, ‘The Titans’ are a force to be reckoned with on the field, year after year out...

Interview: Women’s Rugby

by Emily Maybanks In 2017 they beat Cardiff at the famous Millennium Stadium, for the first time ever. This year, they are hoping to do...

Moonstruck

by Carlos Tseng It’s hard to believe that Norman Jewison’s Moonstruck is now 30 years old. In 2018, the film is still a delight to...

Netflix Binge: Black Mirror

by Alex Udraufski-Osborne The Students' Union elections signal the end of the academic year. That means deadlines, exams, and, ultimately, stress—which all sounds daunting and,...

Perception

By Natasha Mawera We all see our own stories. We hear the words we know our souls long for us to accept. This is what...

LANGUAGE STUDENTS Making the most of your year abroad

by Meryl Hanmer Embarking on your year abroad is both daunting and exhilarating in equal measures. It is without doubt the most exhilarating fifteen months...