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....

The Greatest Super Bowl Ever: Tom Brady, Hamilton, Gaga and a...

Another year; another Super Bowl. The grandiose event that showcases the American love for spectacle. Arguably, the biggest sporting event in the U.S., if...

Find your ROOT to good health

We all know student life is full on. From the pre drinks to the almighty weekly "sesh" and studying in between, it is a...

A Day With CSI – Discovery Student Volunteering Swansea

Gemma Maguire is a volunteer on Discovery’s COP Project working with South Wales Police on crime reduction and awareness raising campaigns in student residential...

Swansea Stands up to Donald 

Hundreds gather in Swansea to show solidarity to Refugees and minorities that President Trump has threatened.  All around the United Kingdom, citizens picked up their...

Blind Date

By Shannon Jones & Faye Vlietstra In a bid to try and help more Swansea students find love this Valentine’s, we decided to matchmake two...

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...

Hiraeth

By Megan McNab Beth sy’n dod i’ch meddwl pryd ydych yn gweld eisiau cartref? Efallai’r bryniau gwyrdd sy’n estyn ym mhob cyfeiriad. Neu awel y...

Swansea food: cheap & easy

By Heather Wood In the finale of Planet Earth 2 last year we saw the team exploring the new habitat providing an urban area for...

Armenian stuffed peppers

By Nathan Lloyd You’ll need: 5-6 medium/large red bell peppers, charred For the filling: 80g of cooked rice (per person) 1/2 fried courgette, chopped finely  (I used some from...

The vinyl revival

By Harry Ballmann I’m going make the case for vinyl and it’s pure procedural brilliance. It is a package. It is a ceremony. It is...

Raising the game

During 2016, many of the University sports teams undertook fundraising efforts for very good causes.  Here we look at a few of the events...

Valentine’s day binge watch: House of Cards

by Becky Elms Now, I am aware this isn’t the most romantic choice but it is a convincing argument that the House of Cards release...

Going Dutch – My Adventures in the land of the bikes,...

By Lauren Putt It’s hard to believe that over a year ago I was getting ready to embark on my third year abroad in Nijmegen,...

Onion rings, not engagement rings – A Valentine’s day survival guide…

By Shannon Jones & Faye Vlietstra It’s that time of year again: Valentine’s Day, where everything becomes overpriced and love seems to be the only thing...

Are remakes going backwards?

By Joshua Price Hollywood’s recent trend of churning out one remake after another is a big discussion within the industry right now. What does it...

Alternative film picks for Valentine’s day

Make love weird with ‘Amelie’ By Rachel Sanders ‘On September 3rd 1973, at 6:28pm and 32 seconds, a bluebottle fly capable of 14,670 wing beats a...

New term, new you: The key to fitness fashion

By Ellie Thompson With the sale of workout gear ever growing and the sports industry booming (estimated to be worth more than £6bn in 2015),...

FTO interviews: The halfway point

By Declan Murphy With elections on the horizon I had the chance to sit down with four of the FTOs and ask them a few...

Croeso Lounge: A Real Gem For The New Mumbles Waterfront

By Nathan Lloyd and Heather Wood The adventurous bar group, Loungers, has opened another venue in Swansea. Located in the centre of town overlooking the...

The Space Oddity: A reflection a year on from the death...

By Harry Ballmann 10th January, 2016. The exact day that light slowly bled into the darkness. The enigmatic king of pop was lost into space,...

Interview: Fickle Friends

  By Ffion White Two years after dropping their debut track ‘Swim’ online, Fickle Friends are taking the music world by storm. I caught up with...

Review & interview: Vant @ Hoyfest

By Alex Evans VANT headlined Hoyfest at the Gates Art centre in Cardiff, on Saturday 19th November and brought their trademark energy to their show. VANT...

Pixies at The Motorpoint: An undeniably indie affair

The Pixies shouldn’t be seen as little creatures with wings, rather, a formidable indie rock band who essentially define the kind of garage rock...

RY X interview

Waterfront’s Harry Ballmann spoke to the rising contemporary downtempo singer songwriter RY X on his upcoming tour, the art of being succinct and playing...

cult classic: space jam

By Joshua Price The world was a very different place in 1996. It was a time when Nicolas Cage was able to win an Oscar,...

binge watch: gilmore girls

November 25th, the day every Gilmore fan has been waiting for, Netflix has released a four-part event ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’....

the art and the artist

By Joshua Price Given that awards season is now well underway many film fans will already be placing bets on or speculating who will take...

trychineb aberfan

Pumdeg mlynedd yn ôl, ar yr 21ain o Hydref, 1966, daeth tirlithriad erchyll i lawr ar Ysgol Gynradd Pantglas a wnaeth crynu holl bentref...

i,daniel blake

“I am a citizen, nothing more, nothing less”. Where to start? You’ve all heard the news surrounding this film. ‘That’s the one about benefits, yeah?’,...

the secrets of simplicity

‘Hamburg Demonstrations’ by Pete Doherty Turning up to Clouds Hill Recordings studio unannounced is only really going work if you carry as much talent and musical...

interview: local natives

Waterfront’s Harry Ballmann caught up with Local Native’s lead singer Taylor Rice, talking about coming of age and what it is to make music. Do...

what world am i living in?

Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States of America, Brexit wins, far right movements across Europe are rising and winning because...

Staying safe

By Robin Benson The past few years have unfortunately seen a large increase in Sexual Assaults across Universities in Wales. At Swansea University, we are...

i will not be defeated

By Sarah Harris Accepting that I needed help for depression was one of the most challenging things I have ever done: I’ve struggled with various...

Mulled cherry tarts

These cherry tarts are a quick and easy way of pleasing guests and delivering the kind of low effort, maximum impact impression we all...

Got a problem? just ASC

By Cerys Humphries Since the beginning of the term, Swansea University has been buzzing with change. There’s new departments, new events, and sometimes it can...

Edible presents

‘Tis the season for giving, but let’s be honest none of us have any money and what we do have goes on food. Heather...

christmas in copenhagen

By Nathan Lloyd The semester is nearly done and things are beginning to feel a bit more festive. Parties have become a little more mulled...

changing of the seasons

With Summer waving goodbye for another year and Winter taking its place, it’s time to get out the scarves, jumpers and woolly hats once...

swansea surf society

By Rhys Poulton The University’s Surf Club got straight to work as soon as October hit. Socials, surf lessons and BUCS were on the agenda....

the art society: life drawing

By Hazel Stabler This year, a whole host of new societies have already become some of the most successful and incredible this university has ever...

shoreline theatre: waiters needed

Waiters Needed was a wonderful set of three one act plays encapsulating the audience and giving us a night of laughter, more laughter and...

Interview: stevie walters

Stevie Walters, a Swansea University Alumna, tells us how Dezrez Legal are using Swansea University Employability Academy’s Work Placement Programmes to find their next...

blind date: Emily & Alex

Emily (21), a fourth year American Studies student and Alex (21), a third year Ancient History student, met for a free drink in JCs....

agony aunts

Shannon and Faye are Waterfront’s very own agony aunts and matchmakers. If you’re interested in going on a Blind Date or have a question you...

US election: all nighter @ JCs

With more than 350 people attending on the Facebook event, JCs was full to the brim as it hosted the US Election All Nighter...

SEA: check out employment zone’s new digital jobs board

Looking for a graduate job? Want a work placement? Need a part-time job? Use SEA Employment Zone’s new digital jobs board. Employers are waiting for your applications! myuni.swan.ac.uk/employmentzone/ Employment...

Interview: RY X

Waterfront’s Harry Ballmann speaks to the rising contemporary downtempo singer songwriter RY X on his upcoming tour, the art of being succinct and playing...

Las Iguanas New Winter Menu

By Nathan Lloyd & Heather Wood Myself and Heather were invited by the Swansea branch of Las Iguanas to try out their new Winter menu....

Very British Year Abroad Problems

While on a year abroad in Geneva, Switzerland and Forlì, Italy, Emily Maybanks found herself feeling very British and it inspired her to write a list of...

Ten things I’ve learnt about Canada in ten days

English Literature student Molly Dowrick writes about first impressions of her study abroad year at Trent University Peterborough in Ontario, Canada.  Canadians are friendly -...

Leonard Cohen dies, aged 82

It pains me deeply to report the death of musician, novelist and poet, Leonard Cohen. He passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home...

Taliesin Arts Centre

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...

Women’s football: 1st team continue winning streak

This week saw the Ladies 1st team continue their winning streak and the 2s win their first game of the season. The Ladies 1s, who...

Swansea Uni Feminist Society

Do you believe in equality of men and women? Yes? Congratulations, you’re a feminist! No, we’re not talking about those dreaded feminazis that The...

New societies for 2016

By Hazel Stabler Fresher’s fayre is over, the tent has been brought down, and lectures have begun. And yet, the time for joining new societies...

Inspirational Graduations

By Rachel Sanders This summer I had the privilege of being a part of the graduation ceremonies taking place in the shiny new Great Hall...

Album review: Head Carrier by The Pixies

By Daniel Coleman Head Carrier is evidence that bands are able to produce quality albums long past ‘their prime’ Returning with an album of catchy...

Top five places for breakfast in Swansea

By Heather Wood Zinco Lounge 24 Princess Way, Swansea SA1 5HE ££ Zinco Lounge is a relaxed atmosphere, full of character. A large restaurant, decorated with different tables,...

Top 5 Places to go to drink coffee

By Nathan Lloyd Congratulations, you’ve made it to week - what week is this again? Whatever. You’ve made it this far. While the weather’s been...

Marathon woman

A Swansea University Masters student has been working towards the goal of one marathon a week or 52 marathons this year. Laura Fiteni, a...

Advice for your final year

By Roberta Attuquayefio ‘Record numbers of students are beginning university this term, making the big emotional step of a new independent life, with many living away...