Health Benefits of Tea

Tea has a long history in various cultures: from the southwest of China during the Shang dynasty, to the first Portuguese priests in the...

Time Management

One of the biggest problems some students face is managing their time while getting used to newfound independence, freedom, and responsibility. I’ve put together...

International Women’s Day: Why We Still Need It

International Women’s Day falls every year on the 8th of March. Variations of this event have been occurring for the best part of the...

Dispelling Common Vaccine Myths

With over a quarter of the UK population receiving the first jab of the coronavirus vaccine, we find ourselves encountering myths and rumours regarding...

Isolated: The Student Lockdown Experience

As the year began, we all would have had some expectations for what may happen during the year 2020. Maybe passing exams and spending...

Accepting Imperfection: New Year’s Resolutions and Other Failures

As someone who has always struggled with anxiety and failure, I know how hard it can be when things are less than perfect. However,...

Valentine’s In Lockdown

This Valentine’s Day, along with everything else at the moment, will be very different. With lockdowns continuing into February, a lot of people will...

LGBTQ+ History Month

The month of February is LGBTQ+ history month. This month is very important to the LGBTQ+  community; we remember those who paved the way...

Q&A with Vivienne Dodd: Trans and Non-Binary Awareness Officer  

Q&A with Vivienne Dodd, our Trans and Non-Binary Awareness Officer   By Bethan Collins     Bethan – To start things off, would you mind introducing yourself?   Vivienne - I’m...

Post-Veganuary Blues 

Post-Veganuary Blues  Katie Phillips, SU Welsh Officer In 2017, I went vegetarian overnight after watching the documentary ‘What the Health’. It opened my eyes to the...

Swansea University Students’ Union Advice and Support Centre 

Swansea University Students’ Union Advice and Support Centre  By Chris Ravenhill  There has been an advice centre at Swansea University, fully funded and supported by the...

Movember – Raising Awareness of Men’s Health

Movember – Raising Awareness of Men’s Health Interview with James Brooker, the Swansea University Movember Ambassador By Lauren Stodolnic   Lauren: Hi James, so what is Movember? James: We...

Addiction during the Pandemic

Addiction during the Pandemic By Abhishek Subhash   One thing that many people have struggled with during the COVID 19 pandemic has been addiction. When we think...

LGBT+ Speed Friending Event

LGBT+ Speed Friending Event By Cara O'Sullivan - LGBT+ President   In light of the current COVID restrictions it has been hard to organize in-person events, which...

PCOS – The Hidden Battle Many Women Face

PCOS - The Hidden Battle Many Women Face By Cat Daczkowski Hook: PCOS is a hormonal condition that affects 1 in 10 women. When I was...

SU Consent Workshop

Trigger Warning: Talks about sexual assault, sexual misconduct and rape   The Student’s Union has been hosting a range of different Zoom activities, from debates to...

How Swansea University and Swansea Student’s Union Support Black Students?

How Swansea University and Swansea Student’s Union Support Black Students? In honor of black history month, we here at The Waterfront thought it was important...

Coping with Lockdown at University 

Coping with Lockdown at University  By Bethan Collins   Living away at university can sometimes be difficult – being away from familiar faces like family and friends,...

Student Mental Health and COVID-19

Student Mental Health and COVID-19 By Swansea Student Minds Going to University is one the most exciting and nerve-wracking moments a student will experience - moving...

Long-Distance Lessons: What I’ve Learnt So Far 

Long-Distance Lessons: What I’ve Learnt So Far  Suz Mendus We can all agree that nothing replaces physical interaction. We didn’t need a pandemic to prove it,...

Abusive Relationships: Know The Signs

Abusive Relationships: Know the Signs By Swansea University Feminist Society   According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, in the year ending in March 2019...

Experiences of Bisexual Erasure 

Experiences of Bisexual Erasure  Edited by Bethan Collins Compiled in this article are a range of some anonymous students’ experiences of bisexual erasure and how these...

World Mental Health Day: Be Kind To Your Mind

World Mental Health Day: Be Kind to Your Mind By Sali Earls   October 10 is World Mental Health Day. It’s an important day in the calendar...

The International Student’s Mental Health

As University Mental Health Day is approaching we just thought we would give you a few hints and tips on how to survive uni...

Study Guilt

Exams are one of the most stressful times of year and the pressure to perform is at it's highest; leading to lack of self-care,...

Going to University with a Learning Disability

Throughout my entire sixteen years in full time education, I have always been aware of having a learning disability. In my case, it’s dyspraxia....

It’s normal not to be okay

Mental health has become an increasingly prevalent part of our society. The unrelenting pace of modern life is enough to drive the most organized...

How to Adult

Moving to university for the first time can feel as though responsibility has been catapulted at you whilst you were looking the other way. Juggling...

Is Instagram Bad For My Mental Health?

With nearly one billion users, Instagram is one of the biggest social media platforms around. A free, easy to use app that allows people...

Settling into Life at Uni

The fun of Freshers is now over for everyone and the reality of deadlines hits you. How do you cope with that? A part...

Our Mental Health is a Disability – An Open Letter

Someone with depression is not ‘just sad’. Someone who has anxiety does not just get ‘a little nervous’. We have taken steps forward where...

It’s time to talk about PTSD!

*Disclaimer: Contains a brief description of sexual assault and descriptions of PTSD. I am not writing this as a medical article; yes, I’ll describe symptoms...

Nothing to See-zure here

There’s a lot of words for what I have. Some people call it daydreaming (they’re wrong), some people call it being dizzy or dozy...

My Epilepsy Journey

When people think of epilepsy or seizures, most would automatically imagine convulsions caused by flashing lights, or that epilepsy is an obvious disability and...

Movember

With so many worthy causes out there to support, why donate some of your hard-earned cash to Movember? Unlike women’s charities and fundraising events...

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a Southern European country located on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering with Spain. The country each year is gaining more and more popularity...

Good Night Out Campaign

A YouGov poll from 2017 found that almost three-quarters of young people have witnessed sexual harassment on a night out, with nearly 63% of...

Epilepsy: All your questions answers

November is epilepsy awareness month. It’s important that everyone understands the condition that is epilepsy, who it affects, what triggers a seizure and what...

Your part-time officers 2018/19

Part-time officers represent different groups of students, run campaigns and hold the full-time officers accountable. They volunteer their energy and time to run campaigns to...

Your full-time officers 2018/19

Meet your new officers. They get voted in by students and they're here to represent you with all things Uni-related. If you're having an...

A guide to university

So, you’ve started university. A rite of passage for many young people, the prospect of living away from home for the first time can...

No Halls No Worries: Freshers when you’re not in halls

Panic! Everything seems to be going wrong after going through clearing and you have had to find a house with a bunch of strangers....

Settling in to University Life

Congratulations, you’ve made it! You’ve made it to university. Whether Swansea is your first choice, your insurance choice or you came here through clearing,...

Has Social Media Empowered Millennials?

The internet is everywhere in the modern-day world, with Millennials being a unique generation as they were born during the conception of the internet...

Exam positivity

With summer exam season looming, and for those third years possibly your last set of exams, the pressure is beginning to mount up. For...

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 and an insight into men’s mental...

*DISCLAIMER* - mention of suicide Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 – stress From Monday 14th May through to Friday 18th May 2018, it was Mental Health...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...