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...

Super Bowl 50 – The Facts and Prediction

Tom Martin looks into this weekend's Super Bowl 50 showdown... This week, a single Sunday night will see multitudes of fair-weather fans descend on every...

Charity archery event really hits the mark!

By Chloe Hardman On Saturday 12 December 2015,  The University’s archery club held a charity shoot, their first of the year, in support of Disability...

Ospreys Brave the Winter Elements to Pip Welsh Rival Cardiff Blues...

By Will Humphrey On 28th of November, Ospreys lined up to take on their Welsh rivals Cardiff Blues in the latest round of fixtures in...

Swimmers qualify for div 1 national finals for the first time...

By Sally Carter On the 29th of November Swansea University swimming team took 16 swimmers to compete at BUCS southern team championships. The team led...

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...

Varsity 2016 is coming to Swansea!!

With Christmas overindulgence a fading memory, we look forward to the pinnacle of the year for many students. We can confirm that the Welsh...

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...

Cymraeg Yr wythnos ddiwethaf, penodwyd myfyrwraig Cymraeg Lauren Evans yn Swyddog Materion Cymraeg. Pleidleisiodd myfyrwyr Abertawe dros swyddogion rhan amser mewn etholiad ar-lein a fydd...

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...

Bay store opens after long wait

On Tuesday 27th October, the Tesco express store on Bay campus opened its doors to the public - more than month after most students...

Charity Week 2015

In a packed Islamic society (ISOC) calendar, there is nothing quite as exciting as charity week. Charity week is a fantastic initiative which first...

Your Union FTOs: Full Time Dedication

So we’re over month into the academic year and as a result we’re over a month into the tenures of our FTOs. So what...

Students warned of risk if found without a TV license

Statistics just released from TV Licensing have said 352 18-25 year olds from Swansea, Port Talbot and Neath were caught without a TV license....

Students’ Union in website overhaul

Swansea University Students' Union has finally unveiled an overhauled website, as promised by the newly elected president in his manifesto. Lewys Aron, who was elected...

University faces tough questions as Piercy resigns

Swansea University is facing hard questions over why it allowed the toxic reign of Prof Nigel Piercy to go on for so long, following his resignation this week. The...

Tributes paid to SU staff member Ben Rees

The students' union has paid tribute to one of its staff members, Ben Rees, who died while on a trip to Berlin. Ben, 23, from...