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...

Call Me by Your Name – Review

By Carlos Tseng A triumph at Sundance Film Festival and an even bigger success at Toronto and London, Call Me Your Name offers a nuanced...

Netflix Binge – Atypical

by Alexander Udraufski-Osborne I can’t believe it’s exam season already. It’s like I blinked and suddenly my housemates and I are up to our nostrils...

Y Gymdeithas Gymraeg

gan Mari Lois Williams Tymor Yr Hydref Mae’r Gymdeithas Gymraeg wedi bod yn hynod brysur yn ystod tymor yr Hydref, ac yn hynod lwyddiannus. Rydym wedi...

Astroid boys – interview

The way you fuse punk and grime together produces a very fresh and interesting style, how do you manage to bring it all together? I...

Morrissey: ‘Low in High School’ – Album review

The name ‘Morrissey’ holds various connotations: the vegetarian, the pessimist, the frontman of one of the most influential Manchester bands of our time. A...

Little Mix – Glory Days tour

By Emily Hazell X-Factor winners Little Mix, one of the biggest girl groups in the world, returned to Cardiff in October for two sold out...

Blind Date January 18

Rhian, a Masters student studying Communication, Media Practice and PR. Nick, a Masters student studying Politics met at JC’s for a drink. Here’s what...

Agony Aunts January ’18

Dear Agony Aunts, I failed my first piece of coursework and I’m doubting that Uni is for me. Any advice? Okay, first things first we’d...

Spring/ Summer ’18 – New year, same fashion editor

By Gwen Miles There’s no better way to bring our fashion section into 2018 than by looking back on the runways of 2017 to see...

Pakistan’s attack on transphobia

By Zoya Chishti Pakistan is one of the most conservative countries in the world. It’s a country where homosexuality is still illegal, child marriage makes...

Reaching Wider

In July, 15 young people who are care experienced joined Reaching Wider for a 2 day residential programme. The young people came to us...

Looking after yourself during exam season

By Emily Maybanks January is exam season, and January exams are the worst because the weather is miserable, we all have post Christmas/New Year blues...

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....

BBC’s Call the Midwife

By: Emily Maybanks Ahead of its seventh series, which begins on Sunday 21st January 2018, BBC One’s period drama Call the Midwife first aired in...

#StudyAid

By: Emily Maybanks For us students here at Swansea University, the first month of the New Year – January – can mean only one thing:...

Confidence

By: Emily Maybanks I recently listened to a BBC Radio 4 three-part series called The Confidence Trick, which I would certainly recommend listening to. In...

Finding inspiration as a writer

By: Emily Maybanks January, I find, is a month where everything feels as though it’s slowed down – time, motivation and inspiration; especially when it...

18 songs turning 10 in 2018

By: Emily Maybanks I think that nothing makes you feel older than realising that certain songs have been around for more than 10 years. Songs...

A Christmas Carol @ The Grand Theatre

By Carys Svendsen & Laurence Brown ***/5 ‘You shall be visited by the ghost of reviews past, the ghost of reviews present and the ghost of...

The Script’s powerful new music video

By: Emily Maybanks Irish trio The Script have recently released the second single from their most recent album Freedom Child – Arms Open – the...

Emily’s five favourite festive tunes

By: Emily Maybanks With less than 20 days to go until ‘the big day’, I thought I would share my five favourite Christmas songs, including...

The challenging side of Christmas

By: Emily Maybanks The festive season is generally seen as a time of joy, celebrations and spending time with loved ones; however, for some people,...

Variations of Perfect

By: Emily Maybanks Perfect is a song by Ed Sheeran. It was released in September 2017 and is from his third studio album ÷. It...

A Weekend with Dylan Thomas

By Gwen Miles On the first weekend of November, I made my way into the centre of Swansea to get involved in a celebration of...

Leviathan Review

By Carys Svendsen *****/5 “...to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath...

Five things I’ve learnt in 2017

By: Emily Maybanks It’s reached that time of year when people use the phrase “if I don’t see you before, have a lovely Christmas”, which...

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography Review

By Carys Svendsen **/5 Jane Eyre is very much the marmite of the literature world. When Taliesin announced the show Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, I leapt...

Zach Meyer – Questions & Answers

By: Emily Maybanks I recently picked up a copy of Popshot – an illustrated magazine full of short stories, flash fiction and poetry. What really...

Tinsel and Glitter

By: Michael Jenkins This isn’t real. This is necessary. Come with me through the brick and rat exposed arches of Hafod’s Copperopolis in an industrial century...

Top 5 festive jumpers

It’s that time of year again when people start sporting jumpers as the winter weather moves in. From ridiculously over the top patterns to...

Walking in a Swansea Wonderland

By Carys Svendsen It’s that time of the year again: Time for reluctantly accepting the freezing Welsh rain (and perhaps snow) in your warmest outfit...

Yule

by Kassy Fox Also known as Alban Arthan by the Druids, stretches back in history to many ancient practices. Most of which prominently feature a...

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...

Thoughts from the mind of a final year student

by Emily Maybanks Coming back to Swansea in September and being thrown right in at the deep end for my final year of my BA...

A festive nightmare

by Meryl Hanmer In 2014, I suffered my first epileptic seizure whilst sat at home watching a movie with my parents. I stood up to...

Feeling Sad?

by Emily Maybanks SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder. According to the website of the mental health charity Mind, “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a...

Will you be boycotting fur this winter?

by Gwen Miles Following the recent news that Gucci have pledged to go fur-free in 2018, the debate surrounding animal exploitation in fashion has re-entered...

The Root to eating healthy

by Tobi K. Adedeji Root caters to vegetarians and vegans along with those that have special dietary needs such as gluten intolerance. As a partnership...

Upcoming society events

by Heather Dimmer As 2017 comes to a close, a lot of societies will have big events planned to celebrate the end of term or...

Agony Aunts

Dear Heather and Emily, I’m an international student and will not be returning home for the holidays. I’m scared I’ll be really lonely as...

Blind date

Chisomo Phiri, President of the Student’s Union, and Padmanabh Phadke, a second year Business Law student, met at JC’s for a free drink, here’s...

Swansea’s club scene

by Fin Hardie Swansea may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of ground-breaking music events, but the scene has been...

Interview: Michael Malarkey

by Sarah Harris To millions of vampire fanatics around the globe Michael Malarkey is first and foremost Enzo, the uber-charming bloodsucker and fan-favourite on hit...

Review: London Grammar

by Will Barnston Recently I ventured all the way from Swansea up to Edinburgh as I had tickets for one of my all-time favourite bands,...

Review: King Nun

by Erin Allwood King Nun are a London four-piece alternative rock band currently on the rise with increasing demand on the indie scene. Having toured...

The Room: So bad, it’s good

by Josh Price There are some films that are made for you and a group of friends to stay in and ridicule together. Perfect for...

Blade Runner 2049

by W. B. Kriescher Blade Runner (originally modelled on Port-Talbot’s steel works at night) is a classic! The original film is not only action-packed but...

Krampus: The Christmas Devil

by Finn Basketfield With Christmas just around the corner, we all begin to indulge in those same holiday traditions: hanging up the tree, Christmas songs...

Swansea Uni FC in stunning victory over former British BUCS championship...

by Julia Cook Swansea Uni FC have beaten Cardiff Met FC in one of the most significant games of the season. Met, who are currently...

Nothing She Can Do

By: Emily Maybanks

A letter to my 19 year old self

By: Emily Maybanks

Superhero

By: Emily Maybanks A spoken word creative writing piece, inspired by The Script's music.

Hungover Glory: The sequel to Drunken Glory

By: Emily Maybanks  Read Drunken Glory here.   I open my eyes and immediately shut them after being blinded by bright sunlight flooding through the tiniest gap...

Emily’s Summer of TEFL – in pictures

By: Emily Maybanks This summer, I had two of the most amazing experiences of teaching English as a foreign language in Italy and in the...

Italian Film Festival Cardiff, 2017

By: Emily Maybanks The Italian Film Festival Cardiff (IFFC) is returning for a third year and will run from Wednesday 22nd November until Sunday 26th...

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

By: Emily Maybanks Wednesday (15th November 2017) afternoon saw me – a twenty-something-year-old university student – sitting in the front row at Swansea Grand Theatre,...

The vitality of self-care

By: Emily Maybanks “It’s not selfish to love yourself; to take care of yourself; and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” From 13th until...

Why is it so vital to take care of our emotional...

By: Emily Maybanks I watched a BBC Three documentary on BBC iPlayer called Death On Campus: Our Stories. It’s been on iPlayer since 12th November...

International Education Week 2017 – Learning Languages

By: Emily Maybanks From Monday 13th until Friday 17th November 2017, it is International Education Week 2017 #IEW2017. Each year, the British Council encourages the...

International Education Week 2017 – Teaching Languages

By: Emily Maybanks Monday 13th to Friday 17th November 2017 is International Education Week 2017 #IEW2017. Every year, the British Council encourages the celebration of...