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...

Fickle Friends: The Globe, Cardiff, 26/02/18

When I first heard Fickle Friends, I was amazed by how captivated I could be by something so joyful, given as I had previously...

Interview: Rejjie Snow

by Will Barnston That is until now. In a rare occurrence, 24-year-old Irish rapper, Rejjie Snow. The catalyst to his career was his 2013 'Rejovich'...

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...

SOLO TRAVEL: It isn’t as scary as you think!

by Meryl Hanmer Whilst I understand the desire to share treasured moments abroad with friends, there is an equally compelling case why solo travel makes...

TRAVEL HACKS: Picking the perfect hostel

by Meryl Hanmer Although the thought of staying in a dorm room with complete strangers is a daunting prospect for many, (it certainly was for...

Belgium: At a glance

By Meryl Hanmer Bearing the scars of centuries worth of wars, battles and invasions, Belgium is a place of pilgrimage for all those looking to...

Taekwondo take the South League!

By Niraj Wadher Swansea University Taekwondo club take the lead at the British University Taekwondo league. Swansea University played host to the British University Taekwondo South...

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...

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...

REVIEW: Bad Sounds, 5th February Tramshed Cardiff

By Caleb brown On the 5th of February I had an interview with Bad Sounds as they supported Rat Boy in Tramshed Cardiff alongside Ten...

Cut pretty flowers from their stems

By: Rhys Swainston * disclaimer - contains content that some may find upsetting I walk past the café every day. There is a girl who works there...

The Greatest Showman – why is it doing so well?

By: Emily Maybanks With the recent news that the soundtrack to the film (released in UK cinemas on Boxing Day 2017) The Greatest Showman has...

Interview with Illustrator, Emily Wren

By: Emily Maybanks Living and working in Basel, Switzerland, Emily Wren is a freelance Illustrator and has recently illustrated a short story in Popshot’s recent...

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...

THE POST-TRANSLATION PROCESS ― what is it and why is it...

By: Meryl Hanmer Last time, in ‘THE PRE-TRANSLATION PROCESS – what is it and why is it useful?’, I debunked the myth that translators dive...

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...

THE PRE-TRANSLATION PROCESS – what is it and why is it...

By: Meryl Hanmer There is a lot more to translation than meets the eye. The essence of the translation process is to transform a piece...

ALBUM REVIEW: Calum Scott – Only Human

By: Emily Maybanks On 9th March 2018, Calum Scott released his debut album Only Human. For those who don't know, Calum Scott is a British singer and...

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 -...

REVIEW: Call the Midwife, Series 7

By: Emily Maybanks *WARNING: contains spoilers!* “Why did I ever start this? I must have been mad!” These are the opening words of Jennifer Worth’s memoir...

Translation vs. Interpretation

By: Meryl Hanmer Both translation and interpretation operate with the aim of converting information from one language to another, therefore these are two closely related...

EP Review – No Sense Of Groove

by Dare Balogun Reviewing electronic music at time can be very difficult sometimes. Its not like I’m reviewing a band and I can talk about...

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...

My three most inspirational women

By: Emily Maybanks International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on 8th March 2018. It commemorates the movement for women’s rights. International Women's Day is...

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...

If you could see me now

By: Emily Maybanks Based on the lyrics to 'If you could see me now' by The Script. Got to keep myself calm but the truth is...

Beast from the East: Swansea Edition

by Nicola McAndrew You all know by now about the Beast from the East (no, I don’t mean Ivan Drago). Amidst Tesco’s deserted shelves, persistent...

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...

Try New Sports

What is Octopush? You may not have heard of Octopush (or ‘Underwater Hockey’) but this unusual sport is growing all across the country, especially in...

Rugby League match report – Aberystwyth University 4-42 Swansea University

by Lulu Thornton The final game of the first term for Swansea University RL took them west to Aberystwyth but with only 15 players. The...

NETFLIX BINGE – Restrepo

by Alexander Udraufski-Osborne March. Here in the Northern hemisphere, it marks the beginning of Spring. The plants begin to make a return, and so do...

Under Milk Wood

As March is the month of St. David's day, the patron Saint of Wales, it would be apt to acknowledge that Wales is a...

WALES AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS: How Green Was My Valley

by Carlos Tseng Critics continue to be outraged at John Ford’s 1941 film about the Welsh valleys beating Orson Welles’ noir classic, Citizen Kane, for...

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...

Interview: Newton faulkner

by Sarah Harris Newton Faulker is a talent of virtuoso standards; carving a path from his Guildford Music Academy education, through the rite of passage...

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...

GET OUTSIDE – Photography by Hamish Lawson

Sunshine has recently returned to Swansea Bay. Fresher’s should learn to make the most of the sun on its brief visits to South West...

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...

TRAVEL HACKS: packing your backpack

by Meryl Hanmer Packing is one aspect of travelling that many people dread doing. It’s all too easy to either pack the wrong things or...

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...

A Griswold’s adventures – Studying in Swansea

by Karli Walleser We have a running joke in my family about traveling; we call ourselves the Griswolds. Now for those of you who don’t...

Save, save, save – Our planet needs your help!

by Kareemah Malik Our planet is in danger and it is down to us to do what we can to save it. Living sustainably not...

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,...

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...

The Script in Cardiff

By: Emily Maybanks On Tuesday 20th February 2018, Irish trio The Script – consisting of Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power – brought their...

Paris in photos

By: Emily Maybanks From 15th until 18th February 2018, I was on the Paris trip, run by the Travel Shop and the Students' Union. It...

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...

ALBUM REVIEW: AWOLNATION – Here Come The Runts

By Jake Harvey Since AWOLNATION’s debut album ‘Megalithic Symphony’ went Platinum in the US and double platinum in Canada, they have largely gone under the...

ALBUM REVIEW: Beautiful people will ruin your life – The Wombats...

By Alex Evans This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste...

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...
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The Pulse Episode #1 (‘Ostriches are pretty much the fish of...

Welcome to a weekly new series which explores the weekly lives of students! This week we explore Carys' life, which seems to be full...

An interview with Kamand Kojouri

By: Emily Maybanks I caught up with writer and poet Kamand Kojouri; she was born in Iran and brought up in Dubai and Toronto. She...

Album Review: Crush EP – Ravyn Lenae

By Kiera Jones This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste...

Life at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

By: Elizabeth Watt I’ve been studying at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) since August. I’ve met so many amazing people here, my classes...

Trac  yr wythnos! ‘Anrheoli’- Yws Gwynedd

by Keziah O'Hare Mae Dydd Miwsig Cymru Cymraeg yn roi amrywiad o’r caneuon a bands gorau mae Cymru yn cynnig. Mae’n hanfodol i’r rhai sydd...

FEATURED ARTIST: Kehlani

By Tia Williams This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste...

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...

ALBUM REVIEW: SATURATION III – BROCKHAMPTON (2017)

by Tia Williams This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste...

FEATURED ARTIST: Yabadum By Emma Markman Morris

This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste through an...

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...

How to spring clean your wardrobe

by Gwen Miles We’re all guilty of hoarding the odd few items at the back of the wardrobe – clothes we haven’t worn all year,...

Style on Campus

by Gwen Miles photography: Oluwaseyitan Oluwatosin Ayo This month, I’ve teamed up with one of our photography editors to produce a shoot reflecting some of...

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...

Netflix Binge: 6 Years

by Alexander Udraufski-Osborne With February being the month of Valentines day, I got to thinking about relationships, and all the idealised notions, especially for young...

A Classic Romance: Casablanca 75 Years On

by Carlos Tseng Most people will probably already be familiar with Michael Curtiz’s wartime classic, or at least heard of it. But, what is it...

The Greatest Showman

by Emily Maybanks Released on Boxing Day 2017, The Greatest Showman was a feel-good film to end the year with. Directed by Michael Gracey, it is...

Travelling on a student budget

by Meryl Hanmer How I visited twenty-six countries in a fifteen-month period on a student’s budget. After finishing my final exam of my second year, I...

Poland at a glance

By Meryl Hanmer Each year, more and more visitors are drawn to the great Polish cities, including Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk. Each city offers its...

My top five European destinations

by Meryl Hanmer Europe is famous as the continent of culture; with centuries’ worth of history and tradition entwined in every city or each country....

Love Yourself Unconditionally

by Emily Maybanks If I could turn back the clocks, I would re-write every line of every stupid love letter that I wrote. Pages and...

Love is not a pair of shoes

by Heavyn Lester It would be nice if finding your true love was just like finding a pair of shoes. You could go to a couple...

The rise of RISE – How Drum ‘N’ Bass exploded in...

by Fin Hardie Rise Swansea is the events team responsible for the smashing of huge Drum ‘N’ Bass events recently in the city. I ask...

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+...

Volunteering at the Vetch – Bringing students and community together

By Hamish Lawson Discovery Student Volunteering Swansea is dedicated to helping out with different community projects around Swansea city, creating a connection between Swansea students...

Swansea University Students’ Union’s Advice & Support Centre

by Emily Maybanks & the ASC team The Swansea University Students’ Union Advice and Support Centre offer free, independent and confidential advice to all students...

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...

Dreams

By: Emily Maybanks Inspired by songs from the 2017 film The Greatest Showman There are a million dreams keeping me awake. A million dreams for the world...

Realising your skills and strengths

By: Emily Maybanks Along the same lines as an article I wrote for the Waterfront recently called ‘Thoughts from the mind of a final year...

It’s time to talk

By: Emily Maybanks Time to Talk Day, which falls on Thursday 1st February 2018, is an initiative run by Time to Change, the growing social...

ALBUM REVIEW: Ctrl – SZA (2017)

By Emma Markman Morris This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music...

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...

Top 5 Shows to Relax to

By William Kriesher For us students, Christmas ushers no break, but merely signals the dreaded January exam period, a time when every student prepares themselves...

The Naked Gun

by Finn Basketfield Exam season can always be a tense, stressful time for everyone, no matter the subject or number of exams. That’s why when...