A Festival Fit for a Poet

By Nicola McAndrew If you’re a university student new to Swansea, or have lived here your whole life, you’ll know by now that this seaside...

Review: La Bohème @ Taliesin 8th October 2017

By Lizzie Findley Since La bohème’s operatic debut, there have been countless interpretations of Puccini’s masterpieces, and 2017 brings us the latest adaptation from the...

Emily speaks about Swansea Student Media

Emily Maybanks speaks about Swansea Student Media and how it has helped her develop new skill and confidence.

Emily talks about Il Divo

  Il Divo is a multi-national classical crossover group. There’s Sébastien Izambard who is a French singer-songwriter; Baritone, Carlos Marìn from Spain; Tenor, Urs Bühler...

Review: Sunset Boulevard at Swansea Grand Theatre

By Molly Dowrick "I am big. It's the pictures That got small" I've always been a bit of a theatre luvvie and I've always enjoyed musical theatre,...

Professor Elwen Evans QC Interview

SUTV's Carlos Tseng speaks with Professor Elwen Evans QC, Head of the College of Law at Swansea University
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Professor Richard B Davies interview

SUTV's Carlos Tseng speaks with Professor Richard B Davies, Vice Chancellor or Swansea University.

Wild World – Interpretations of 8 Bastille songs

By Emily Maybanks Talking about my interpretations of eight of my favourite Bastille songs, including Glory - the lyrics of which inspired a piece of...

An interview with Swansea University Graduate, Lauren Putt

Emily Maybanks speaks to former Swansea University student Lauren Putt about life after University; the highs and lows of graduate life, and what she...

The Script: Freedom Child – Important Messages

By Emily Maybanks Irish pop-rock trio The Script have returned with their fifth studio album called Freedom Child which was released on 1st September 2017....

Swansea Fringe Festival highlight review – Swansea Laptop Orchestra

By Tom Emlyn September’s Swansea Fringe Festival was a remarkable affair – a 3-day extravaganza that filled the High Street with music, poetry and comedy....

I Don’t Really Understand Surrealist Comedy: Swansea Fringe Giant Seagull Comedy...

By Rory James My relationship with comedy has always been a bit strange to say the least. That’s not to say that I don’t like...

A World of Welsh Whisky: Swansea Fringe Festival

By Heather Dimmer As part of the Swansea Fringe weekend, I attended a whisky tasting session at the Tech Hub in the Urban Village, just...

World Mental Health Day 2017

Emily Maybanks talks about issues surrounding mental health and touches on her own experiences.

Review: Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced

By Ben Larwood & Carys Svendsen ‘The question is: who is going to be murdered?’ As an Agatha Christie newcomer who’s only watched the Doctor Who...

The Horror of a Blockbuster

by Josh Price With Hollywood churning out blockbuster after blockbuster, it is no surprise that the hunt for new directors is in full swing. However,...

So Why Should You Join A Society?

  by Heather Dimmer Freshers Fayre feels overwhelming, they all have membership fees, and you don’t know which ones to choose. Seriously, don’t worry about it....

The Freshers Guide To Moving Away

by Heather Harvey, Emily Jane Griffiths and Carys Svendsen Moving away from family and friends Moving to university is a huge step for everyone, with the...

Believe me…

by Molly Holborn Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. In our generation, we've been accepted more than ever. With severe change progressing over a full 20 years,...

Y Gymdeithas Gymraeg

gan Mari Lois Williams Hoffi cymdeithasu trwy gyfrwng yr iaith Gymraeg? Y Gymdeithas Gymraeg (GymGym) ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe yw'r Gymdeithas i chi ar gyfer Cymry...

World Teachers Day 2017

Emily Maybanks celebrates World Teachers Day 2017 and recalls the teachers and experiences that have made a difference to her life.

A Freshers’ Guide to Culture in Swansea

by Carys Svendsen So you’ve arrived at Swansea and you’re craving a need for a culture adventure but wondering where to go. Fear not, for...

Freshers’ Week Guide

by Pavitra Panditha Leaving home and settling into university life can be both exciting and daunting, especially when having to make new friends in an...

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...

Review: Abba Forever

By Carys Svendsen Now I know what you’re thinking: how could there possibly be a review for a tribute act for one of the most...

Swansea Science Festival

By Heather Dimmer This year’s annual Swansea Science Festival at the Waterfront Museum played host to more than forty exhibits over seven exhibition zones, with...

Swansea Fringe: The Preview Review

By Rory James The Swansea Fringe Festival cometh, and it promises to showcase talented performers, poets, musicians and comedians, all from the local area. The...

Eid Mubarak!: Eid Celebrations at Swansea University

By Rory James On Friday 1st September, Muslims around the world celebrated “Eid Ul Adha”, the “Sacrifice Feast”, which is one of the holiest events...

Preview: ABBA Forever @ Swansea Grand Theatre, 7th September

By Carys Svendsen ABBA – Forever, presented by Sweeney Entertainments, is one of the UK’s leading International tribute shows. It’s enjoyed by  theatre audiences from...

Wolf Alice interview

Xtreme radio's Alex Evans speaks to Theo Ellis and Joff Oddie from Wolf Alice ahead of their show at the Muni Arts Centre. Alex: How...

Twin Town comes home to Singleton Park

By Alex Evans After 20 years, the cast and director of cult Swansea film Twin Town reunited in Singleton Park to celebrate its anniversary. The event...

Xtreme interview with Charli XCX

By Kiera Jones Kiera: Hi, I’m with Charli XCX. Say hi! Charli XCX: Hello K: You’ve just done a fantastic set at Summer ball. How was it?...

15 wonderful words from other languages that relate well to student...

By Emily Maybanks Inspired by reading a book called ‘The Greeks* Had a Word For It. (*and the Russians and the Japanese and the Dutch)’...

Bug Week Invades Oriel Science during May Half-Term, Monday 29th May...

Get up close to cockroaches, giant millipedes, stick insects, maggots and more during Oriel Science’s Bug Week from Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd...

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...

TheVRzone: Swansea’s New Gaming Experience

By Declan Murphy Right above the High Street Arcade near Gamers’ Emporium across from Argos, you’d be forgiven for not noticing this little gem at...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Netflix Binge

By Becky Elms It’s that time of year again; the sun is shining and we poor students are forced to sit inside cramming a whole...

Mindhorn: review

By Rachel Sanders Paying obvious homage to films such as Anchor Man, Mindhorn is a quirky black comedy with enough laughs to make you forget...

A Tale as Old as Time: Beauty & the Beast Review

by William Kriescher Who isn’t a fan of Disney? We all love them. However, when I heard they were making a live action movie of...

Biorhythms with Ballmann: A BBC Radio 6 Interview

Our Music Editor Harry Ballmann was given the opportunity to take part in a radio interview on BBC6 Music with presenter Lauren Laverne, speaking...

Music Reviews: May

By Harry Ballmann Alt J: Relaxer Alternative art-indie trio prove as enigmatic as ever, boasting a musical collective;  surprising their audience with an array of...

Fashion: Where Did It Come From and Where Is It Heading?

By Ellie Thompson As my role as Fashion Editor and undergraduate at Swansea University is coming to an end, I’m looking ahead at what I’m...

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...

Drunken Glory: Inspired by the lyrics of ‘Glory’ by Bastille

By Emily Maybanks We’re lying with our backs against the solid, cold pavement; our heads against the curb, dangerously close to the road. The velvety...

A Case For Dating Older Men

By Anonymous I am sick of going on dates with people around my age, 21. Most of them have no goals, ambition or gentlemanly etiquette....

Blind Date Re-cap

By Shannon Jones & Faye Vlietstra Seeing as it’s the end of the year, we decided to catch up with a few of our blind...

Goodbye my lover…we’re just friends

So, you’ve finally done it, you’ve finished your essays, finished your exams, all that’s left to do is graduate…and finish your relationship (if you...

Agony Aunts

Dear Shannon and Faye, I’ve started dating someone, I really like them, but there are a couple of red flags. Their personality has completely...

Why I’m proud to be a millennial

By Sarah Harris I am a millennial... Bad news for those of you who were born in the years ranging 1980 to 2000, you are too....

Beetroot, Butterbean & Dill Burgers

By Nathan Lloyd On the subject of ‘the end of uni’, it’s quickly approaching the time when, like turtles looking for a mate, migrating students...

Fan of Craft Beer and Burgers? You Need to Try The...

By Nathan Lloyd American food is equally as easy to nail as it is to mess up monumentally. Hands up, who’s had more than one...

Summer Ball ’17

By Harry Ballmann Swansea Summer Balls understandably aspire better the previous year, and the 2017 ball proves no exception. With a host of live performances,...

How To Plan The Perfect Barbecue

By Heather Wood The temperature is rising, the shops are selling sunglasses and swimsuits. It must be summer. Well almost. The evermore occurring sunshine means...

Gym Gym (Gymdeithas Gymraeg)

by Rebecca Martin, translated by Meg McNab  Ar y 25ain o Fawrth, 2017, fe wnaeth Y Gymdeithas Gymraeg cynnal digwyddiad a oedd yn gwbl newydd...

Reaching Wider

The South and West Wales Reaching Wider partnership offers a range of learning and aspiration raising activities to those living in Communities First areas...

The Ten Types of Students During Exams

By Sarah Harris With the impending dark cloud of exams following everybody around, it’s a familiar reality that those around you will be dealing with...

So, I Joined a Sorority…

By Shannon Jones We’ve all heard the stereotypes of the sorority girl: the pretty, popular, stuck-up girls that aren’t too sharp when it comes to...

Students as Consumers: Fair or Fatal?

By Hilary Webb The end of every university year is always a little more ‘final’ for some more than others, the some being the non-returning...

Five fantastic reasons to volunteer at a festival this summer

By Emily Maybanks As someone who had never stepped foot into a music festival before 2015, when I spontaneously applied to work at Reading Festival...

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...

Revisited: 10 reasons students use not to vote DEBUNKED

 Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap General Election, so at Waterfront we’ve raided our archives (from not very long ago as it...

theVRzone: Swansea’s New Gaming Experience

Right above the High Street Arcade near Gamers’ Emporium across from Argos, you’d be forgiven for not noticing this little gem at first. But...

Eight Reasons Why Swansea is Better than Cardiff

Eight Reasons Swansea is Better than Cardiff Cardiff and Swansea. Ospreys and Scarlets. Kilvey and Hygiene. All big rivalries, however there is no doubt in...

What Does Varsity Mean To Our Clubs?

Varsity is a day dedicated to celebrating sport at Swansea University, by being a student here you become part of the Green and White...

Rocking All Over The World

This January Surf, Snowriders and Rowing set out on some epic trips across Europe! The Surf club have recently returned from Fuerta Ventura after taking...

Lifesaving Work Hard at Welsh Nationals

The last weekend of January saw the lifesaving team push their skills at Welsh Nationals held in our very own Wales national pool. Teams...

Men’s Hockey Mid-Season Update

With the season set to resume after the winter break, now is as good a time as any to review the club’s progress so...

Swansea Ultimate defeat Winchester with 15-0 victory

After suffering a string of losses in their regional matches, Swansea University Ultimate have found their footing with this home game after the holidays....

When women get their hands on technology

By Hilary Webb In October 2015 co-founder of Lastminute.com Martha Lane Fox shared her notes for a speech entitled ‘Women as Digital Warriors’. Fox, who...

The Raid 1&2

By Joshua Price Given that March 1st is St. David’s Day, it seemed fitting to have some kind of Welsh theme running through this month’s...

Agony Aunts

By Shannon Jones & Faye Vlietstra Shannon and Faye are Waterfront’s very own agony aunts and matchmakers. If you’re interested in going on a Blind Date...

Wonderfully Welsh & Weird: Submarine

By Hilary Webb About as weird and Welsh as it gets, Submarine (2010) is based on a book by the same name written by Swansea...

Netflix binge: ‘Y Gwyll’

By Becky Elms Celebrate Wales this March by watching an original Welsh production. Y Gwyll, or Hinterland as it is known on Netflix, is a...

Mis Mawrth Unwaith Eto

By Meg McNab Chwifiwch hwyl fawr i Chwefror, mae’r gwanwyn wedi dod. Byddwn yn gweld y diwedd o’r gaeaf a’i thywydd erchyll. Fe fydd hi...

Twin Town

There are many options available to me to introduce you to a true part of Welsh heritage, some you will know (you can’t avoid...

Bonobo: Migration

By Harry Ballmann Migration, n.: The action of passing from place to place, of passing into a new condition or form. Of a person or...

Semper Femina: Laura Marling

By Nathan Lloyd It’s hard not to be bewitched by the soulful timbre of Laura Marling’s voice which swells to fill every corner of the...

March music reviews

The XX I See You An album with such high levels of anticipation is always in danger of leaving us unsatisfied. Sitting with this album for...

What’s the Nintendo SITCH?

Have Nintendo cracked it? Or are we looking at the next gimmick from the Japanese giants. In January Nintendo released more details about the Switch,...

Blind Date

We send our blind date couples to JC’s bar and coffee shop, which serves a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, speciality coffees, pub meals,...

Jackfruit ‘Lamb’ Cawl

By Nathan Lloyd Cawl is an institution in Wales, the cornerstone of hearty home cooking that dates back to time immemorial. It’s traditionally a simple,...

Freezy meals: Potato and Stilton soup

By Harry McKenna This recipe is great for lunches as the potato adds extra weight to the soup, filling you up for longer. I bought...

Traveling in Style with Brendan Sheerin

By Sarah Harris The red cards are poised, the Segways are on standby and our favourite tour guide is back in business. Brendan Sheerin is pinning...

Debating and Feminist Society Collide!

The 8th of March marks International Women’s Day. This day commemorates a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women....

Cinderella

By Zoe Stabler All of the performing arts societies collaborated together for a performance of the much loved ‘Cinderella’ performed in February in the Taliesin....

Get inspired by the internet’s favourite fashionistas

By Ellie Thompson Forget magazines for fashion inspiration, fashion blogs and YouTube tutorials are where it’s at. According to social media surveyor Netbase, 64% of...

Waste & Recycling

Students from Swansea University conducted a roadshow, being a part of SWELL (Sustainability and Wellbeing) at Fulton House on Friday the 17th of February....

Swansea amateur cook makes the finale of LoSalt’s food competition

By Heather Wood Representing Wales, Jordan Brice, a Swansea Maths undergraduate made the finale of a national cooking competition in early February. Jordan and four...

Reaching Wider: Swansea Student Media

Reaching Wider has been working in collaboration with Swansea Union Student Media to deliver a ‘Student Media Event’ to care experienced young people from...

Reaching Wider – A student’s experience

So I’ve been asked to write this article for the Waterfront, Swansea University’s Newspaper. Disclaimer: I am keeping it anonymous. Not because I’m afraid...

Plight of the Seagulls: Greedy gulls cause a flap outside Fulton

by Claire Cuddihy Many of us (including myself) will happily confess to having boasted to friends attending inland universities that Swansea has “the closest campus...

Lectures: An avoidable burden or a breeding ground for passion?

By Sarah Harris University without lectures is like a gin and tonic without ice – the content is the same, but it’s served disconcertingly differently....