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Cuts will NOT go ahead the heads of the French, Italian, German, Spanish societies (FIGS) that provided the basis for the campaign to build on. Thousands of students and supporters made their opinions known through online campaigns, petitions, protests, public meetings and direct lobbying of     

Meanwhile, students from across the MFL Department have been celebrating the news, with third year German student Emma Bates calling the success of the MFL protests “inspirational�, saying she was particularly glad THEY PAID OFF: Students protesting against language cuts before Christmas “some of the best lecturers         

around have been secured�. By Elena Cresci and it is always important to take all views First year Italian student Marianne Puzzo, News Reporter

           whose department was facing the prospect Engagement with the Student’s Union and of no academic staff whatsoever, was happy AFTER months of campaigning from both the students directly affected – listening and relieved to hear the news. She said “my students and staff, University Management to concerns and ideas, and explaining degree is secure, and most of all the value will has announced they will not be going ahead proposals – has been really helpful.� not be affected - which was a worry to all of with cuts to the Modern Foreign Languages The Students’ Union welcomed the us, because at the end of the day what is the department. decision, with President Luke Young In a statement to The Waterfront, Swansea commending the students involved in the point of doing a degree, getting yourself into University’s Registrar Raymond Ciborowski campaign against the cuts to MFL. He thousands of pounds worth of debt to be told said: “I am pleased that the structure for the said: “Our thanks must go to the student that it isn’t of any real value in comparison new Modern Languages, Translation and activists within the SU who were formidably to other universities around the country.� Media Studies Department has been settled. organised, in particular, the grouping of

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By Kate Wilson News Reporter THE image of the ‘Hitler House’ has become an international, viral sensation within just 24 hours of the picture being taken. The girl responsible for the house’s current reputation is former Swansea University Student, Charli Dickenson, as she was the one who originally took the picture. This week she took time some time to talk to The Waterfront about the insane amount of attention that she and the picture received. Charli revealed to the Waterfront: “I actually just talked about the picture in a job interview I had last week. I used it as a way to emphasise the advantages of social networking to promote business. It has become a story that I can use in all aspects of my life.� The ‘Hitler House’ phenomenon happened after Charli took a picture of a house she thought looked like Hitler, and then tweeted it at British comedian, Chris Anderson. “Chris has a couple of thousand followers on twitter and so the picture was getting a small amount of attention. It wasn’t until Chris re-tweeted the picture that Jimmy Carr got a hold of it, and re-tweeted it to his 700,000 followers, that the madness started.�

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Inside this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition

Community & Housing Officer Pearleen Sangha elected after reaching the 231 vote quota over RON after 1 round. Part-time Officer Martyn Shrewsbury elected after reaching the 175 vote quota over RON after 1 round. General Secretary Mitch Theaker elected after reaching the 298 vote quota over Becca Taylor after 2 rounds. 25 votes between the candidates in round 1. Mature Students Officer Gahtan Algahtani elected after reaching the 196 vote quota over RON after 1 round.

Music Writer Becca Taylor caught up with Ed Sheeran after his gig in Sin City. As well as grabbing an interview with band OK and a Summer Festivals guide Music canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be missed. Pages 14 and 15





LGBT Officer (Open Place) Ian Morgan elected after reaching the 199 vote quota over RON after 1 round.

Students with Disabilities Officer Katie Burke elected after gaining 215 votes after 3 rounds.

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Welsh Affairs Officer Owain Harries elected after reaching the 257 vote quota over Jordan â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Owen after 2 rounds. 84 votes between the candidates in round 1.

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Postgraduate Officer Ceri Parker elected after reaching the 221 vote quota over RON after 1 round.

LGBT Officer (Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place) Sarah Edlund elected after reaching the 192 vote quota over RON after 1 round.

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Fashion writer Jess Caruana on how to look good during this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival season and this summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hottest trends are revealed. pages 16 and 33



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t Tom Upton compares and contrasts Summer Ballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s t Alun Rhys Chivers takes a look at the Welsh Assembly Elections





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Kitchen items (saucepans, cutlery, plates etc) Books Clothes & other materials Any recyclables (paper, metals, plastic items) Bicycles

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Vox Pops Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your opinion?

By Becca Taylor News Reporter THE SUMMER Ball 2011 line-up was met with mixed reviews this year, as Swansea Student Events announced an unexpected range of live music and DJ sets. The event, now in its 6th year, will be headlined by The Streets, who are playing their last gigs this summer before breaking up after their last tour next Spring. The line-up also consists of a number of DJ sets from Kate Nash and Chase and Status, who are making a return to Swansea, as well as music from the Stereotonics, Frisky and Mannish. As the announcement broke,        

reaction, as many students compared the line-up to last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headline act Florence and the Machine and saw The Streets as a poor comparison. 1        

hard enough, a very unfair accusation for anyone aware of the time and effort put in every day by the department.

Head of Ents and marketing, Russell Wade commented that the Summer Ball is our showcase at the end of the year, and as the biggest event, hitting capacity means half of Swanseaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s undergraduates and postgraduates attending the event. Wade went on to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;all the money made at the summer ball goes straight back into events for the next year. Without support for this, our events will suffer over the next academic year.â&#x20AC;? With literally every event from iLoveMondays to Tooters being planned and worked on by the Ents team, this is a really important factor in Swansea student life. / 3     

with many people knowing that the Summer Ball is about more than the music. Elena Cresci commented that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about having an amazing day in            

blow-out and goodbye. Second year student, Amy Drawbridge echoed these thoughts commenting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not particularly fond on the acts playing this year but it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just

What do you think of the summer ball line-up?

Summer Ball: Fun and frolics enjoyed by all at last years event about the music, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about the whole atmosphere. Personally, I think Ents peaked last year with Florence but they did well this year with such harsh competition from festivals.â&#x20AC;? It seems the expectations of the event this year has been very high, what with the artists brought to Swansea already this year and the misconception that Summer Ball is a mini-

festival type event. With stiff competition from the festival circuit this year, including Beach Break, which begins the day after Summer Ball, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no wonder a similar level of headliner wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t nabbed. Summer Ball tickets are still available both online and from the box            

term events costing just ÂŁ55.

Emily Grant 4th year English and American Studies â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not what I expected but I am still really excited about going. The summer ball is always a great way to end the year in style.â&#x20AC;?


55th NUS President Member of the Labour Party Stood as Independent for NUS Presidency Studied Physics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Currently President of NUS Scotland (Won first term on coin toss after tied election) t Has promised more â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;peaceful protestsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the form of sitins, occupations and demonstrations. t Supporter of a Graduate Tax

NEW NUS PRESIDENT: Liam Burns wants more student protests

Full Results Breakdown First Round Liam Burns 322 Shane Chowen 250 Mark Bergfeld 149 Thomas Byrne 18 Re-Open Nominations 5 Second Round Liam Burns 336 Shane Chowen 257 Mark Bergfeld 151 Third Round Liam Burns 446 Shane Chowen 279

NUS Scotland President, Liam Burns has been elected the new leader of the National Union of Students writes Editor James Snaith. Burns will replace the current NUS President Aaron Porter to become the 55th President on the 1st July. The 26-year old defeated three other candidates in the election at the NUS national conference that took place on April 6th. Speaking after the vote, Burns told the delegates â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am honoured and delighted to have been elected NUS National President for the year to come.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a hugely challenging year for both further and higher education. I am looking forward to working tirelessly to defend, extend, and promote the rights of students.â&#x20AC;? Outgoing Swansea SU President Luke Young declaired himself â&#x20AC;&#x153;delightedâ&#x20AC;? that Liam had been elected to the position.

Mr Burns saw off the NUS vicepresident for further education  "      

round of voting with a 60% majority to secure a comfortable victory. Far-left candidate Mark Bergfeld, a current member of the NUS National Executive Council, was voted out in the second round. Mr Bergfeld later faced a motion of censure brought against him on the grounds that his language towards some Conservative conference delegates had been


to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tory scumbag millionairesâ&#x20AC;?. Thomas Byrne, a member of the Conservative Party and co-founder of Students for Tuition Fee Reform, 6         

voting after receiving just 18 votes. Burns was elected president of NUS Scotland in 2009 and has been a popular leader. After initially winning the position on the back of a cointoss after a tied election, he was reelected by a landslide vote in 2010. One of his greatest achievements was securing millions of pounds

in funding for disadvantaged and vulnerable students and has led a successful campaign against the introduction of tuition fees in Scotland, securing commitments from the SNP, Scottish Labour and Liberal Democrats. Describing himself as the centreleft candidate, Burns has made it clear that free education is untenable in the rest of the UK, and will campaign for a graduate tax, where contributions are pegged to earnings above a certain threshold calling it â&#x20AC;&#x153;the fairest way in the context of other spending priorities.â&#x20AC;? Speaking at the conference, he insisted that the battle over tuition fees has not been lost. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never been a policy when the sums add up so badly,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a regressive policy that hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even saved them any money.â&#x20AC;? Burns has also called for further peaceful direct action protests encouraging more civil disobedience, in the form of sit-ins, occupations and demonstrations in the coming year. Robin Parker, president of Aberdeen University Studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association, will succeed Mr Burns as president of NUS Scotland.

Oliver Ryder 4th year American Studies â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am seriously not a fan of the Streets and there is no other variety available to make me want to go.â&#x20AC;?

Nicky Jefford 1st year English Literature â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looks like a good line-up but I wanted to go mainly because it was my first summer ball.â&#x20AC;?

Aiden Ramsay 2nd year Zoology â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really like The Streets and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know why everyone is complaining so much. This is the perfect event for a band like The Streets to perform.â&#x20AC;?


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By Laura Stowe News Reporter THE FUTURE of Swanseaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dylan Thomas Centre has been thrown into uncertainty after the Council recently revealed it has entered talks with the University of Wales regarding the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lease. This has led to the formation of the Save the Dylan Thomas Centre campaign group who have raised concerns about its future use. The Centre plays a vital role in supporting many of Swansea Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students, including showcases for playwrights and The Terry Hetherington Award for young writers. Student, Claire Houguez, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the great things about studying Creative Writing in Swansea is that the course is so well supported by The Dylan Thomas Centre. Not only do we get the chance to try out new material at events like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Poets in the Bookshopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; but regular book launches and workshops allow us to meet amazing writers and potential    ' " 3 

literary programme regularly attracts big names to its events, including poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian

Clarke. Despite the popularity of these events, the Dylan Thomas Centre has always strived to keep its cost down and offers generous concessions to students. The Centre also houses a permanent exhibition about the poet, which includes many important artefacts. Lecturer Nigel Jenkins is involved in the campaign, he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important to             

of the Centre; Dylan Thomas is Walesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; most famous writer and consequently the money bought in from tourism is      ' "     


the centenary of the poetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth just two years away there are massive     

More than 200 writers and artists adding their voice to the campaign earlier this year, with notable support from Michael Sheen, Cerys Matthews and Dr Who writer Russell T Davis. Following their open letter suggesting the formation of trust for the Centre, a petition was launched which has already attracted over 1,400 signatures. In response to the campaign, a council spokesperson said it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;making          

the forthcoming anniversary and that â&#x20AC;&#x153;a joint venture with the University of Wales will allow us to secure its future         

Before the start of the campaign, the only guarantee the Council made was that the exhibition would stay at the Centre. At a meeting last week, they offered assurances the literary programme, Dylan Thomas Festival and a bookshop would also remain.

ABER CHARGE ÂŁ9K By Elena Cresci News Reporter ABERYSTWYTH University has     ;    

announce plans to charge ÂŁ9,000 a year in tuition fees from September next year. The university follows almost two thirds of higher education institutes in England in trebling the cost of tuition for future students. With Welsh universities required to make a decision on fees by the end of this month, the decision has made many students question which direction Swansea University will take with regards to tuition fees. Every university in Wales has indicated it will charge more than the minimum ÂŁ4,000, but other than Aberystwyth, no other University has made public exactly how much higher they plan to take their fees. Aberystwythâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guild of Students           

the decision, but said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The decision has not come as a surprise after the market in England has dictated the level at which this University has chosen to    

It has been suggested bigger universities such as Swansea will be forced to make an attempt to keep up with Aberystwyth and propose the

higher bracket of fees. At the time of writing, Swansea University has yet to make a decision regarding how much they plan to charge students in the future. When asked about Swansea Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eventual decision with regards to fees, a Swansea University spokesperson said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be premature to speculate at this stage what the outcome of this process will be. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is clear is that the University will continue to demonstrate and evidence its commitment to present and future students by promoting the equality of opportunity of access to higher education and continuous investment in delivering a great student experience that supports Swansea students in gaining a good degree and, Â&#x2020;



a fees subsidy from the Welsh Assembly Government, wherever they choose to study in the UK. Students from elsewhere in the UK however will have to pay the fees in full, meaning at least ÂŁ27k in debt by the end of their degree. A spokesperson for the Welsh Assembly Government has said all fee           

The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and are subject to their approval.

SCIENTISTS LOOKING TO MAKE WAVES WITH TIDE POWER By Oli Preston Science Correspondent CARDIFF-BASED company Tidal Energy was recently given the goahead to install the DeltaStream tidal energy system off the coast of Pembrokeshire for a one year trial period. Sunk to the seabed off the coast of the St. David Peninsula and Ramsey Sound, the system has the capacity to provide energy for over 1,000 homes. The movement towards tidal energy sources comes following the Welsh Assemblyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ambitious targets regarding reusable energy; and it is believed that much of this energy could come from marine sources. The EU-funded Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI), a collaboration of scientists from Welsh Universities, is leading the charge towards sustainable marine energy. Tidal turbines present a cost          

sit on the seabed and therefore do not interfere with shipping. Dr Ian Masters of the Swansea College of Engineering suggested that the programme may â&#x20AC;&#x153;in the future, make it possible for Wales to   * 

    However, there have been several questions raised regarding the impact that tidal turbines will have on the marine environment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a concern that is currently being addressed by the LCRI. The area surrounding Ramsey Sound is home to a variety of marine wildlife, including the Harbour Porpoise, Atlantic Grey Seal, several diving seabirds, and

TIDE POWER: An artists impression of Operation Celtic Odyssey           

assess the ecological impact of the energy systems, 25 scientists from Swansea, Swansea Metropolitan, Cardiff, Bangor, and Aberystwyth Universities as well as Pembrokeshire College have set out to monitor the marine environment around Ramsey Sound and the St. David Peninsula. The mission, named Operation Celtic Odyssey, is being run from two university-owned research vessels, Swanseaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Noctilucaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and Cardiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Guiding Lightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, which are    Â&#x192;       $

week project. Among those on board the research vessels are marine biologists, engineers, marine archaeologists, hydrographers, and ornithologists. Operation

Celtic Odyssey is using advanced computational techniques such as 3-D seabed modelling and background noise measurements, combined with a behavioural analysis of marine wildlife by biologists in order to fully assess the impact of the new turbines. The intention of Celtic Odyssey is to provide an impartial analysis of the systems, and evidence-based protocols and guidelines for the installation and running of marine energy systems in Wales. Operation Celtic Odyssey is still underway; however the results of the marine survey are eagerly awaited, and will most likely shape the future of reusable marine energy systems off the Welsh coastline in years to come.

FUTURE PRESIDENT BLASTS UNI OVER â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;POORLY TIMEDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; PURCHASE The recent purchase has come under criticism, most notably from James who along with his current and future colleagues wrote a letter to the Vice Chancellor expressing their concerns which can be seen on his Education blog. J a m e s commented that the purchase was PURCHASED: Uni now owns Singleton Park Lodge â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;poorly timed and ill judged.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pointing By Laura Richards out that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was during the same week News Editor when the University introduced pay alterations and prior to the decision over PRESIDENT Elect Luke James has whether more MFL jobs would be cut, blasted the University for purchasing a although thankfully this is one issue local listed building. that has been resolved. They choose to Singleton Park Lodge was brought buy a lodge on a whim rather than put for ÂŁ140,000 during the Easter break. the money back into what is actually The gothic building, which was       previously owned by Swansea Council, However a University spokesperson was put up for sale with the authority commented, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The small investment was asking for bids over ÂŁ120,000. The charged to the Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cash reserves. University bought the Lodge for above The cost does not impact on planned the asking price during the auction at the capital spend and, as importantly, it does Marriott Hotel. not impact on the Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revenue

account or the budget available for staff   Despite being bought using the cash reserves, James highlights that there are still other things the money could have been used for. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The money could pay for more computers, more books, things that a student needs. The university has just put ÂŁ700,000 into the Student Experience Fund which is absolutely fantastic. But in light of the current situation, with public funding being pulled completely from universities, the ÂŁ140,000 could      When asked about the reasons and uses of the lodge, the spokesperson replied that â&#x20AC;&#x153;a range of potential uses  


is committed to taking full advantage of           



been received via email. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have had a reply from the Vice Chancellor and had a meeting with the Pro Vice Chancellor. They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t welcome our letter but the issues had to be raised as we are         To read Luke Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; letter to the Vice Chancellor follow his blog on




BON VOYAGE: Student hitchers get ready for their trip

By Angharad Jones Deputy News Editor 8#1>       

on a hitch-hike to Morocco and Prague this Easter in a bid to raise money for charity. The national event saw over 1,000 students UK-wide participate in this remarkable adventure, with 52 taking part from Swansea. A total of 46 students chose Morocco as their destination, while six deemed Prague as the endpoint of their journey. With the average hitch lasting seven days, varied strategies saw Swansea hitchers taking anywhere between four and eleven days to reach Morocco. The fastest hitchers stroke lucky by catching a lift from the Portsmouth ferry to Bordeaux, a lift they won through a friendly game of rock, paper, scissors with another Swansea hitch group. Third year Zoology student Heidi Sowerby was part of the group which took an impressive four days to travel 1,200 miles for charity, she told The Waterfront â&#x20AC;&#x153;A combination of cow suits, cheesy grins, intense rock paper scissors skills, begging and luck saw us cross the continent in just four days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After this the adventure continued

in Morocco with a trip to the desert, gorge walking, mountain hiking, riding camels, playing bongos and taken to the home of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;must haveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rose water, ending back in the city of Marrakech.â&#x20AC;? With a compulsory fundraising total of ÂŁ375 needed to participate in the event, Swansea hitchers alone have already raised an astounding ÂŁ9,000 for Link Community Development, a charity whose aims revolve around improving the educational system in sub-Saharan Africa. With the fundraising deadline of June 15 fast approaching, Swansea hitchers are expected to raise at least ÂŁ18,000 for the charity in total. The annual hitch event provides the charity with 30% of its income each year, so far raising almost ÂŁ190,000 for LCD in 2011. This year the event celebrates its twentieth anniversary and will see hundreds of past hitchers, hitch reps and N"V       N

this September. Heidi added â&#x20AC;&#x153;the hitch is an incredible experience that I would urge everyone to do, I just wish Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d done it earlier.â&#x20AC;? If you would like to participate in the Morocco/Prague Hitch in 2012, visit the Facebook group â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Swansea Hitch 2011â&#x20AC;&#x2122; to register your interest or visit the Hitch stall at Septemberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fresherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fayre.

SABBS GO NATIONAL By Adele MacGregor News Editor CURRENT SU President Luke Young        8 

Raechel Mattey will move on to NUS Wales next year after being elected President and Deputy President last month. The pair will succeed current President Katie Dalton and Deputy President Michaela Neild. Luke Young told The Waterfront; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m honored to have been elected as the next president of NUS Wales. I would like to thank my supporters, from the length and breadth of Wales, for their help and encouragement over recent months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The coming year will see many challenges as cuts are implemented

on our campuses and the Welsh Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agenda to merge some of our Higher Education institutions. I will ensure that students and their unions have the national union on their side when tough decisions have to be made.â&#x20AC;? Raechel Mattey was elected as Deputy President and was keen to stress that there was far more to NUS Wales than politics and hopes to reconnect the NUS to those who feel it has not been applicable to them. Her ideas include looking to involve more students from a wider spectrum than just Undergraduate and Postgraduate students from across Wales. Mattey is also keen to recognise         


team work, leadership and skills.

Continued from front page... Secretary of the German society and active member of FIGS, Jon May, spoke of his relief that the cuts to the department would not be going through, adding: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so empowering to have been a part of something so big.â&#x20AC;? Another student activist celebrating the decision was Ben Lowell Sluckin, now a former student of Swansea having left prior to the beginning of this term. He told The Waterfront â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad that the university has put the quality and importance of degrees back to the forefront of its vision. If the university wishes to strengthen its position as an internationally renowned institution it has taken a step in the right direction.â&#x20AC;? However, the decision comes shortly after the news broke of managementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal that staff take a pay cut between 3 and 4 per cent in order to prevent redundancies, leading students to take caution in their celebrations. Mr May said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am cautious about the

whole thing. That much money will have to be cut, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just been transferred to another department/service,â&#x20AC;? and Mr Sluckin agreed, believing the greatest worry to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;that the university will now come out with more drastic measures in other areas.â&#x20AC;? He elaborated: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We must understand that universities have to react to huge funding cuts from Westminster, and it is inevitable that cuts need to be made in places. If the government forces universities to run like business, they have, to some extent, no choice.â&#x20AC;? Speaking about the possible agreement with staff and Trade Unions, Mr Ciborowski acknowledged the proposals were â&#x20AC;&#x153;a big ask.â&#x20AC;? He said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The University is clear that the scheme will not be implemented unless the Trades Unions agree. We think the savings from this will reduce the pressure to cut staff numbers over the next session to live within the budget.â&#x20AC;? For the moment however, it seems the MFL battle has been won.


By Angharad Jones Deputy News Editor CAFE West played host to Swansea !  3  < 16   

week. The exhibition displayed a scope of talented work from Swansea Art Society members ranging from freshers to postgraduate students. Diversity was rife in the exhibition, with work including sketches, acrylic paintings, photographs and even a collection of Haiku fascinating over 100 attendees. The society held a competition which saw Jessica Gascoigne, a second year /          Â&#x160;

with her paintings, while the collection

of Haiku by Steve Del Duca closely followed in second place.

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at Nandoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, vouchers from Harrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art shop in Uplands and various art materials. Despite not charging an entry fee to the exhibition, the society made over ÂŁ30 in donations which will be used to provide materials for future sessions and events. Art Society treasurer Isobel Payne told The Waterfront â&#x20AC;&#x153;the exhibition went better than expected, we got to share the artistic skills of Swansea students with a lot of people, which really was the most important thing for us all along; in organising the exhibition and creating    

     â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really pleased that we gave the students of Swansea University a platform to showcase their talents, and I really hope that the exhibition becomes an annual event.â&#x20AC;? As a newly founded society this academic year, the Art Society have been consistent in their efforts to capture the enthusiasm and talent of Swanseaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s young artists. Hosting numerous sessions throughout the year including lantern making, mosaic sessions and recycling free creation, the society hopes to continue growing in future years.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;HITLER HOUSEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; HYPE EXPLAINED Continued from front page... According to Charli no one knew that she was associated with the picture to begin with as Carr had not mentioned who the picture had come from. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The story had appeared on the Western Mail website but a number of people had tweeted annoyed because my name had not been mentioned in the article so they rang me for an interview,â&#x20AC;? said Charli. The Times, the Guardian. The Daily Mail, the Telegraph, 10 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock Live and Russell Howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Good News have all used the picture. However, the image has also gone global. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I received a message from my brother, who is studying in America,

telling me that the picture had featured on Saturday Night Live.â&#x20AC;? Charli also received some negative criticism about the image: â&#x20AC;&#x153;My favourite one was from someone who said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;That girl needs to have sexâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. I have no idea how they jumped to that conclusion. I guess they thought I had a lot of time on my hands.â&#x20AC;? The picture circled the world in less than 48 hours, and although the attention has died down, Charli said that it is a story she can tell for the rest of her life. She told The Waterfront, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never intended for it to be a news story, I just thought it was funny. Although it does show the power of the internet and social networking sites like Twitter.â&#x20AC;?

UK UNI ROUND UP Gair Rhydd â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cardiff University Gold for Green Cardiff Studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Union was awarded the Gold in the Green Impact Awards, an environmental accreditation scheme    5!    

history. The Union is reported to have achieved maximum marks in the electricity and waste management sections due to investment in areas such as motion sensing lights. Over the past three years carbon production at Cardiff Studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Union has reduced by 94 tonnes.

The Saint â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St.Andrews University Â&#x2C6;&Â&#x2030;      Â&#x192; A team of scientists have been awarded ÂŁ1.6 million towards the development of new drugs towards the prevention and    Â&#x192; The funding, which was provided by the Medical Research Council, will be used          It is hoped exploring the research will give birth to a new drug that will combat    


Expose â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Exeter University Grad Ball Venue Controversy The University of Exeterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Graduation Q        

with many believing the venue is substandard. One student described the WestPoint Arena as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a shedâ&#x20AC;? and not special enough for a memorable location in the University calendar. Despite the complaints, the Students Guild has been fully in support of booking the venue. A Facebook group and survey has since been set up by students to try and change the venue.

Nouse â&#x20AC;&#x201C; University of York Darts descends into chaos Disgraceful scenes erupted at a darts match between York and Lancaster Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last week when a pint of beer appeared to be thrown at the electronics of the York dart promotions       The incident meant that the game was delayed for an hour. The game was eventually continued with Lancaster taking the victory. Sam Asfahani, York Sport President, commented: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a real shame that one or two students have ruined what was going to be a really good way to end the Saturday of Rosesâ&#x20AC;?.




Hustings: Education Officer Candidates during Elections By Adele MacGregor and Callum Cameron News Editor and News Reporter AT THIS monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Student General Meeting a motion to stop Sabbatical 8       

during Sabbatical election campaign week fell by more than ten votes. The motion, proposed by student Thomas Lake, deemed   Â&#x192;     

as unfair and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;inappropriateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Lake told The Waterfront; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The principle of a lot of the Unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election rules is to give candidates         

compete based on the policies that they represent. The idea behind the motion was to extend this, in part by restricting       8  In response to the result, Lake said â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel disappointed that the current group of SGM regulars did not want to encourage a fairer provision for future elections, but I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m terribly surprised by the way the votes turned outâ&#x20AC;?. Societies and Services-Elect Tom Upton agreed with a number of valid

points made in favour of the motion, saying; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sabbs should be there to promote the elections to the students and not to campaign for individuals.â&#x20AC;? / 1   8  1 

Rhiannon Hedge disagreed saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very happy that students didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t vote for the attempt to ban Sabbs from supporting candidates in SU elections. The job of a Sabb is to care about the future of the Union, and to take direction on the issues that affect that, so I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to keep allowing them to do so.â&#x20AC;? The issue of Electronic Campaigning and how it is monitored also came        9@

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Candidate Controversy One of the most complained about accusations of rule-breaking ever to be brought to the attention of the Studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Union regarded one or more      8 

allegedly using mobile technology to text, Blackberry message or tweet hints or answers to an Education Candidate.

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At the last SGM, a motion regarding fair conduct during sabbatical        '      

unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign rules include such limitations as the number of t-shirts, posters and a budget to ensure that the election is as fair as possible. The motion proposed that a sabb involvement in campaign teams gives any team they support an unfair advantage. The fact that this motion was denied shows just how corrupt the SGM society has

A student, who wished not to be a result of the campaign, in particular named, told The Waterfront, a current regarding chalk writing in Singleton.         He went on to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I played to the his phone apparently contacting a rules as I saw them. I had a great candidate during the Hustings â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quiz the week campaigning and look forward Candidatesâ&#x20AC;? on Monday 21st March. to working with the new Sabbs on â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was leaning on my table Postgraduate issues in September.â&#x20AC;? typing what looked like the answers to the questions in the Hustings, and Rules Under review as soon as it was sent an Education 8  "      

It is clear that the rules on how out of their pocket to checkâ&#x20AC;?. Sabbatical Elections are conducted The candidate in question reached needs to be reviewed. A core argument for their phone four times during the against the motion was that it appeared questioning which can be seen in the third to infringe on a democratic process of part of the Hustings videos on YouTube. individuals supporting who they feel is /    8  the best candidate. If sanctioned many in question went on the record stating believed that the Union would be taking that he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;tweeting during the away the right of friends to campaign. /   ' 8    

One member of a Sabbatical say; â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can only assume they thought campaign team in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election they saw something. Hustings are tense   ' 


events for campaign team members.â&#x20AC;? that Sabbatical elections will be brought Regarding the incident of foul play into the spotlight with accusations of    1   8    foul play. One can only hope that the Student Union President, Luke new sabbatical and executive teams can Young told The Waterfront, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have work together in the best possible way heard allegations from all sides about for students for the new academic yearâ&#x20AC;?. what teams did and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Waterfront understands that a different from whether they are trueâ&#x20AC;?. second motion will be put forward to Young continued to explain that     8     

Swansea University currently operates a campaign team and technology being a much stricter set of campaign rules used during Hustings in a future SGM. compared to other Universities. Stephen Marshall, fellow Education          Candidate, said; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each individual           !! campaign team ran their campaign team "   ! !#$%$! their way. They had some good ideas  


them, I believe I had adapted mine to my strengths just the same as the other candidates had theirs.â&#x20AC;? Post-Graduate 8 *1 "

Parker, who also ran for Education 8    

a particular loop Candidate seen reaching for phone during Hustings hole that emerged as

become. Motions affecting the running of the union are proposed and voted on by a show of hands from less than 1% of the student body â&#x20AC;&#x201C; somebody tell me how this is democratic? Decisions are made by those who show up, a reasonably fair point except that this means any student not available on SGM nights has their opinion silenced. But youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get heard if you do turn up, right? The SGM is advertised as a way to â&#x20AC;&#x153;allow ALL students a say in how the Union is runâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so why was the number of speakers capped? The opposing speakers seemed to be misunderstanding the motion, even using such poor argumentation devices as the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;slippery slopeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, which serves only to distract the audience from the motion   "  <             Â&#x192;

before everyone had the chance to voice their opinions. Perhaps Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m ?    


corruption in someone celebrating this motionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failure with a very audible exclamation of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yes!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The motion does not say that sabbs should not be able to give support and advice to candidates, but simply asks that the sabbs are not members of particular campaign teams during campaign week. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to note that it would be unacceptable for the President of a society to promote a particular member over any other, and so it is even more unacceptable that we should allow this behaviour when a position of high responsibility is at stake. A sabb may feel like they are just helping a friend, but no matter how much they stress that their opinions are their own, to campaign for a particular candidate is seen by many students to give the SUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seal of approval. Many people

SWANSEA STUDENT SHOWS REAL COMMITMENT TO LEARNING By Zoe Gullett News Reporter SWANSEA UNIVERSITY student Debra White, studying part-time for a BA English Literature degree, has been recognised for her motivation and commitment to learning at a recent award ceremony at Brangwyn Hall. The single mother of two from Llanelli manages her studies around a full time job in WH Smith was honoured to receive this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) Dysgu Cymru Higher Education Learner of the Year Award. White praised the support she receives from her tutor and her family, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The University have been really good, my tutor is always there to offer me help and my family have been really supportive.â&#x20AC;? She continued by saying that â&#x20AC;&#x153;sometimes it becomes manic but it always works out ok,â&#x20AC;? and as a result has to ensure she plans her work holidays around assignments and deadlines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d advise anybody to do it if you really want to, especially if it is a course you are really interested in, like I am with English Literature. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and have met people that normally youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never meet.â&#x20AC;? Her decision to take on a degree was something she had thought about for a long time, it was a big decision to make           9"13

and A-Levels, it seemed like the next step, one which she has not regretted. She urged anyone who is in a similar position to do the same by commenting â&#x20AC;&#x153;If it is something you really want to do and are committed to it then I fully recommend it. It has been such hard work but it is worth it in the end.â&#x20AC;?

will vote for a particular candidate simply because the SU President shows up in their lecture theatre and says that they are supporting them. Sabbs hold a position of responsibility and therefore must be aware of the power that their position wields. They cannot claim that their position will not sway peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s votes. As representatives of the student body and as professionals, sabbs should not be seen to favour one candidate over another. Besides this, it is unprofessional for the sabbs to have a week off during term time, as it leaves many societies unable to carry out their society business and students as a whole without their representatives. If the SU want students to be interested in university politics and to attend SGMs, then the SU need to provide students with something  ;<5'        ' !         

and representative. At the moment people are put off from involving themselves because any view that differs from those interests held by the SU society clique has no chance of getting voted in, even if it                

Decisions are made by those who show up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this seems to be a point         Â&#x192;         

Many of the most reasoned thinkers I know refuse to be involved in student politics because of the issues raised in this letter. Yours sincerely, Martin Maxwell


Waterfront 203 - 23/05/11

WORLD NEWS ROUND-UP IMF Head DSK in Sex Charge By Alun Rhys Chivers World News Editor

British woman murdered in Tenerife

Swiss oppose assisted suicide ban By Laura Stowe World News Reporter

Head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned following his arrest amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a hotel maid in New York. He was arrested at JFK airport having boarded a + * Â&#x192;    *Â&#x201D;



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election. As IMF Managing Director, he had been due to travel to Berlin to engage in emergency talks over a bail-out for Greece. Interim head John Lipsky was subsequently expected to travel in his place. 


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themselves suffering at the end of life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people of Zurich have taken a brave decision, and in doing so they have refused to turn their backs on dying Britons who want the choice to end their suffering.â&#x20AC;? However, there are also concerns regarding so-called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;suicide tourismâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the rising number of British nationals seeking to end their lives at the Dignitas  


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dismissed by many western leaders as discriminatory. It remains to be seen whether the issue will be raised again when the parliament reconvenes early next year. Uganda is a largely conservative country, where homosexuality is frowned upon. Homosexual acts are already illegal in the state, and are punishable by life imprisonment. The proposals under the bill, however, are that this should be altered to a capital offence, and therefore the death penalty would be introduced for those found guilty. Offences deemed worthy of capital punishment would include minors, HIV-positive and disabled people participating in homosexual acts. In spite of the current laws, some gay rights groups have emerged in the country. The internet group Avaaz declared the billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failure as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;victory forâ&#x20AC;Śall people who value human rightsâ&#x20AC;?. In January, David Kato, who was campaigning against the bill, was murdered after coming out as gay.

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Waterfront 1995 Rewind 2011 SWANS SPECIAL

BACK-SPLASH: Following the Swans rise for over a decade

To celebrate Swansea City Football Clubs superb rise from the bottom of the Football league to the fringes of the Premiership over the last 10 years, we dedicate our last Rewind to a look back at how former students have covered their success. This week we look back at back pages from 1996, 1998, 2003 and 2005.

Issue 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13th February 1996 Swans hit jackpot by Will Smale The future looked bright for Swansea in early 1996 when a new owner was revealed in the shape of Shropshire businessman Michael Thompson, who pledged to spend millions on the club and to reach the Premiership â&#x20AC;&#x153;by the millennium.â&#x20AC;? The arrival came during a turbulent time at the club which saw 3 managers come and go in the space of 16 days. The included the infamous Kevin Cullis who had never played professional football with his only previous management experience as youth team coach of regional non-league side Cradley Town. His term in charge lasted just one-and-a-half games. After a 1-0 home defeat to Swindon town, players rebelled during the 4-0 away defeat at Blackpool and ignored Cullis half-time team talk and took control themselves. Cullis later resigned.


New Chairman Thompson also pledged to bring in big managerial name with media speculation surrounding Liverpool player Ian Rush. It was in fact a fellow Liverpool player who did take charge in late February and Jan @        *  The article also gives light that the seeds of a move to a bigger multipurpose stadium were already in the councils mind in the mid-nineties as then Council leader Tom Jones put forward the idea that the football team and rugby club could share a stadium on the outskirts of the city. Swansea and Ospreys eventually moved to Liberty Stadium for the start of the 2005/06 season.


Issue 44 - 24th November 1998 LionTamers by Chris Johnson John Hollins hailed Swanseaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance as the best he had witnessed during the reign as manager as his side dumped second division Millwall out of the FA cup to set up a second round tie against Stoke City. Goals from Jason Price, James Thomas and Julian Alsop secured a 3-0 win over the Lions. The club went on to beat Stoke City in what became a famous cup run for the southwales team next facing Premiership West Ham United with the likes of Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Rio Ferdinand and John Hartson all lining up against them. James Thomas proved the difference, scoring the only goal to separate the sides in a famous giantkilling act. Swansea did eventually lose out to Premiership quality in the 4th round of the competition Derby County in a 0-1 defeat at the Vetch Field.

Issue 103 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12th May 2003 No doubting Thomas as Swans survive by Pete Kitchen â&#x20AC;&#x153;A hat-trick from James Thomas enabled Swansea City to preserve their Football League status with a 4-2 victory over Hull City at the Vetch Field in from of a crowd of 9,585.â&#x20AC;? The Waterfront captured an important moment in Swansea Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent history as they escaped relegation to non-league football by the skin of their teeth in a match that is still talked about by Swans fans on almost a daily basis. '                  

table and gained promotion to League One and what would eventually be a steady continuous rise.


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Greg Stephenson Even if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know it, chances are youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen probably seen Grape and Olive. The restaurant sits at the top of the Meridian Quay building - the unrivalled jewel of the Swansea skyline that can be seen from as far away as Mumbles. The building is in fact Walesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest at 107 metres. In keeping with this accolade the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dĂŠcor is modern and stylish. The prices, however, are unexpectedly reasonable, with main          Before booking I thought the

restaurant revolved over the course of a meal. This is not the case (it turns out that, in Britain, Center Parcs have a monopoly on revolving restaurants). Therefore, for the indecisive, it is important to work out before you go if you are a sea-views kind of customer, or an urban-sightseeing one. Unfortunately we made the all-too-easy mistake of going in the evening and were welcomed by featureless black glass. As a result all eyes were on the food. Although I spent a lot of time thinking about both the Welsh lamb, and the quince-glazed roast duck dishes, the seafood risotto included plenty of tasty creatures native

to the Gower, so I went for that. The salty cockles and mussels indeed turned out to be a great complement to the subtly creamy rice (this dish has since become â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aberdaron crab risottoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, which sounds even better). My co-diner lent me a scallop from her pasta dish which got on very well with one of my king prawns. We had a great red too, which probably doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t goes with seafood, but it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to cause us any problems. The restaurant is very well spaced and comfortable - with tables mostly against the outer wall, each is very private. Before I even saw the pudding menu the experience had been an impressive one. Pudding always presents the problem of weighing the merits of various mouthwatering words - citron or amaretto or honeycomb or mascarpone? On this occasion, seeing the word â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;pecanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, I opted for the date and pecan sticky toffee pudding. This pudding turned out to be, without exaggeration, the best thing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever smelt. I knew the taste couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t match that rich fragrance, so for a long time I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat it and instead sat with my nose as close to the bowl as I could. My co-diner was very full at this point,

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standard of food at Grape and Olive is

Literature: Freedom by Jonathon Franzen

RELATIVELY speaking, nine years isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the longest that any ambitious author has gone between writing major long novels.

Thomas Pynchon took seventeen years to follow his seminal Gravityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rainbow with the disappointing Vi n e l a n d . Postmodernist heavyweight William Gaddis had a twenty year interval between The Recognitions, his debut, and J.R., his second. And, of course, the late J.D. Salinger went over 40 years without publishing any    

all after the emergence of his last novellas in 1963 and last short story in 1965 (although he kept writing,

and many people hoped heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d relent and publish something eventually until he passed away last year). But, when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re responsible for one of         

frequently studied, best selling and often argued over literary novels of the last ten years as Jonathan Franzen was with The Corrections in 2001, the stakes are a little higher than average. Was Franzenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s       Â&#x192;¢ " 

repeat its success? Would he just stick to the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;formulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of The Corrections, or try something new? Years passed, the lurid history of the Bush era unravelled, and after a few false starts, Franzen blitzed out his fourth novel, Freedom, in a little over a year as Obamamania gripped the planet in 2008 and early to mid 2009. If The Corrections was about ultimately about isolated individuals facing the perils of a new Millennium, then Freedom is a more nuanced consideration of what came next, how it came to

Taliesin: Howl Verity Rodgers HOWL portrays the controversial masterpiece of poetry of the same name by the poet Allen Ginsberg X[ K Z '       

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that he describes during the interview, the trial for obscenity of Lawrence Ferlinghetti who published the work, Ginsberg reading his poetry to an audience, and dark animated sections. The way it is intercut, with Ginsbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interview almost acting as       


documentary, intertwined with the animation scenes as Franco reads Ginsbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. There is no clear, direct storyline but an exploration of the events in Ginsbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life that led him to write his controversial work: his brushes with mental illness, and confusion as he accepts his homosexuality; and his relationships with other members of the Beat Generation such as Jack Kerouac (Todd Rotondi), Peter Orlovsky

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Daniel Mattingley be, and what we could be facing next. The crux of the plot is a central love triangle played out across three decades between Walter and Patty Berglund (unlikely university sweethearts with       Â&#x192;Z  

musician Richard Katz, a mutual friend at university who complicates the situation. We also get intelligent observations on the redevelopment of American suburbs, the emergence of young conservatism in Generation Y, corruption at the heart of big business and government, the Iraq War, the impact of technology and social media on everyday life, hypocrisy in â&#x20AC;&#x153;liberalâ&#x20AC;? politics (very timely), and lots of stuff about ecology and birds. Is it any good? Well, that depends what you go to literature for. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re into         * out experiments, this probably isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for you. If you just want an easy, pulpy drama, genre novel, or comedy to kill

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political and ecological pot-boilers, and morality tale. It is often dark, serious, sly and sparing in its deployment of humour, detail saturated, occasionally a little too preachy and sentimental, and ultimately redemptive. At times it is hard going, the            

phoned (or should that be Googled?) in, a few characters are a little bit underused, and occasionally the pace slips a little, but largely this big, expansive State of the Nation novel does often succeed in being a wry laugh and long hard look in the mirror at the way America has developed thus far early in its fourth century. Over to you for novel number   3  @ KÂ&#x160;

Taliesin: West is West (Aaron Tveit) and Neal Cassady (Jon Prescott). Although Ginsberg is not present, the scenes set in 1957, in which the work is being discussed in the court room of the trial, draws attention to how controversial and shocking a piece it was at this time. James Franco plays Allen Ginsberg, in a very accurate portrayal of one of the main icons of the Beat Generation. His accent as he reads Howl is almost perfect; it is, as usual, a good    K  '     

some criticism, but although it does tend to jump around between the different scenes, switching between black and white and colour, as well as the cartoon conceptions of the poetry, it gives a good insight for those that have not experienced Ginsburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work before, incorporating all aspects of its creation and reception, as well as the poem

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in Taliesin, 7.30pm on 7th June. Ticket are priced at ÂŁ5.25 advance, ÂŁ4.50 for students (advance).

Suzanne Beynon

written by Ayub Khan-Din (East is East), and stars Om Puri (East is East, Ghandhi)

SET in Manchester, 1975, West is West follows the story of the diminished, yet claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family as they struggle to survive. The youngest of the Khans, Sajid, and the runt of the litter, is stuck in a pubescent crisis whereby he has the heavy assault of his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tyrannical insistence on up-keeping the traditions of Pakistan on one side, and the trauma of his school bullies on the other. His father, however, unwilling to give in, makes one last attempt to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;sort him outâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, sends Sajid off to the  @ Â&#x201D;      +? 

being the wife and daughter he had abandoned 35 years earlier. Shortly after the departure of Sajid, Ella Khan, the second wife, along with a small entourage from Salford, follow in his footsteps to sort out the mess of past and present.

A decade on from the humorous but poignant take on immigrant issues that East is East highlighted, West is West has been described by the Guardian as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;a corrective to the poisonous atmosphere of witch-hunt and Islamosphobia that dominates some sections of British society.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; However, the Guardian            

all that has happened in the relationship between East and West since 1999. A divider in audience opinion, perhaps, but thought provoking none the less. If you are interested in having your own                

issues of the merge between Eastern and Western worlds, then it will be showing at the Taliesin Arts Centre on Wednesday 8th June at 7.30pm.

Howl is directed by Andy De (55 degrees North, Canterbury

Emmy Tales),

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OK? STUDENT, JOURNALIST, PHILANTHROPIST, BON VIVANT, FLAME-HAIRED MAIDEN, BLOGGER, SPIN DOCTOR, CLUB PROMOTER,VEGETARIAN, FASHIONISTA, CULTURE VULTURE, IT GIRL AND GENERAL HOT PIECE OF BISCUIT ANGHARAD JONES CHATS WITH UP AND COMING WELSH BAND, OK. How did OK come about? Tell us a little about the history of the band. OK came about whilst I was in uni. It was around the time when The Libertines had just gone massive and Arctic Monkeys were just kicking off. Me and a friend started writing songs that were very inspired by these bands along with The Strokes and other bands that we loved around that time. The band has changed a lot over time going through several line-up changes. The sound has also evolved since it started going through more country sounding songs to more disco inspired stuff. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been very pop though.        as a band in such a rural area as Pembrokeshire? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weird in Pembrokeshire, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just not that many people around doing the same as you. I often wonder how it would have been different if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d started the band in a city. Who knows? Maybe weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have ended up all â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Urbanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ...constantly saying things like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Rewindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Craig Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; etc?      I think moving to Cardiff was a necessity. It was good for us to suddenly be out of our comfort zone and have a whole load of new people whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never heard of us. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve really built up a good base of followers in

the city now so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a good thing. How would you describe your music? Are there any bands you would compare yourselves to? Hmm, although it pains me to say it, we do probably fall under the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;indie popâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; category. I hate saying it because it sounds really un-cool, but then again I guess weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never really been about being â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;coolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Bands we sound like? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to be seen as going down the Blur route, but the pop end of the Blur route. Are there any particular musicians      I was obsessed with Radioheadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thom Yorke for ages, so I guess he     4 / 1    fascinated by Morrissey. Also Brian Wlison and The Beach Boys... thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one band that will always cheer me up.          moment for OK since the band formed? Recording the album â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Under The Weatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was really exciting because we got to go up to London and record in a very famous studio called Mayfair (which no longer exists). Very famous celebs were popping in as we recorded including Kasabian, Razorlight and Pete Doherty ...I even got to shake Simon Webb from Blueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand!

        to other Welsh bands !   I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know really, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in a position to give advice. It still feels like weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just starting out. We have learned a lot from our mistakes. Maybe donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play in the same area too often ...thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a start. If you could choose one artist/band to support, who would it be? All the bands I immediately think of I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel worthy of supporting Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just going to say Girls Aloud. What can we expect from OK in the near future? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re currently working out what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do with the new songs weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re recording. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been talk of a new E.P or maybe a mini album. I would love to make another, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something immensely satisfying about making an album. Do you have any plans to play in Swansea this year? We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any Swansea shows booked as of yet. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been sending out updates on Facebook asking anyone who wants us to play in their town/city to get in-touch, I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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MAN KILLS GOAT REPORTER BECCA TAYLOR HEADED DOWN TO SIN CITY FOR ED SHEERANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SELL OUT GIG. HEREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WHAT SHE THOUGHT... Ed Sheeran brought his brilliant brand of acoustic singer-song writing with a bit of rap thrown in to a Swansea audience last week and he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fail to impress. Holding a large crowd spellbound, he played everything from covers to his own material, such as the superb â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The A Teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Sheeran is slowly but surely making his name in the world of music, and there were many excited fans at the show, proving his rise to the top is imminent. The 20-year-old musician showed off his wide variety of skill with a mix of unplugged and raw material and livelier songs that got the crowd moving. He let us into his life with stories to explain his

music and the background to each song, and he answered almost every crowd call for more, continuing later than planned with sing-along covers. Josh Hayman and others from Xtreme radio were lucky enough to meet and interview the rising star after the show. He commented that Sheeran was â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;such a lovely guy with a performance to match.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; All who met Ed were impressed by his downto-earth manner and his natural rapport with people, shown by his willingness to stay behind for an extra 90 minutes to meet with every fan who wanted a photo and autograph. Being fortunate enough to meet him myself, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really happy

to say that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a truly nice guy, with time enough for anyone, a rare        / Ed Sheeran will be tour throughout the stopping by at Beach make sure you catch heading down. Becca Taylor.

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to the beach! for the boys by michael bell

beach beauty

Holidays are all about fun and energy so your holiday wardrobe should be parallel to this. Compliment the sun by choosing colours that mimic the feeling holidays give you, so intensely coloured clothing is paramount. ASOS are offering over 200 vest and tees that are perfect for holidays, including an assortment of brightly coloured vests that will look great on a beach. Normally, clashing colours is a tricky call; however holidays are an ample time to contrast as many colours as you can in order to achieve an exciting and climate-appropriate outfit. Try vivid colour shorts (Topman £20) paired with matching, thin fabric jacket over a contrasting colour vest to create an outfit that stands out for the

by lydia o’ callaghan Take a tinted moisturiser instead of your regular foundation on holiday. When you tan, it’s hard to make foundation look good in terms of matching it with the rest of your body and trying to make it look natural. A tinted moisturiser will let your holiday glow and natural tan shine through. My top pick is Boots No7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser, £12. It has 5 UVA stars and SPF15 in it too, so this can double up as your daytime moisturiser if you can’t quite stomach the thought of going naked-faced on the beach. 2. When it comes to eye make-up on holiday, it’s best to keep it simple and natural. Humid evenings abroad often lead to eyeshadow creasing and melting, so an au naturel look is the way forward. Go for a volumizing, waterproof mas m aassc like Maybelline Colossal Waterproof £7.19, mascara for ffo o orr b both day and night. To finish the look, add a slick of eyelin eye lin My fool proof, non-smudge eyeliner for holiday eyeliner. is the Bourjois Liner Feutre £5.99. It’s a felt tip liner with a tthin hiin point, which makes it almost fool proof to use. hin

right reasons in a packed and sweaty night club. Holiday outfits should never be thick, dark or too heavy (not just because of the heat) but because of the mood your outfit will give off, so embellish your personality into your clothes and try light accessories such as canvas belts, bright circle sunglasses and beaded jewellery. As for the beach? Standard board shorts will always be in fashion (bright floral patterns on a darker base are popular this season) so stay clear of Speedo and you stay clear of judgement, that’s all I’m saying.

33.. La L a Lastly, if you are keeping your eyes and face simple it mig gh be a good idea to go for a bright lip. Bright pinks might and and db burnt oranges are a key trend again this summer, whi wh hich ch will be perfect for that exotic holiday look. My top which pic p ck is Revlon Colourburst Lipstick in Fuschia, £7.99. pick T Thi Th his lipstick is so creamy and glides on the lips like a hi This d dr ream re am dream!

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23rd May 2011 - Issue 203


Varsity 2011 Review Inside this special 8-page pull-out: Rugby analysis, Sports reports, Photos & ‘My First Varsity’

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VARSITY 2011: A LOOK BACK AT THE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR As the curtain fell on Varsity 2011 and Swanseaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rugby team successfully defended their crown, ! &  '() looks back at the best day   

ANOTHER year, another successful #    This is, of course, the annual showpiece where the universities of Cardiff and Swansea compete against one another in a variety of sports, from football and rugby to ultimate frisbee and lacrosse, culminating in the showpiece rugby match that was this year played at the

home of Welsh rugby, the Millennium    Varsity is the one day of the academic year where its suitably acceptable to dress up in all manner of fancy dress, have your face painted with your teams colours whilst blowing on a vocal air horn, and making your feelings known    

       The capital was invaded with a sea of green and white as Swansea fans made the short trip down the M4 to take on   "        

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an opportunity to celebrate all that is good about sport at Swansea University, an academia that is steeped in historic sporting recognition with the likes of Commonwealth athlete Jazz Carlin and Welsh rugby star Alun Wyn-Jones to     Following the rigorous drinking guidelines that were outlined by South Wales Police in the weeks leading up to the event, it failed to deter the thousands of fans that made their way to the Welsh Institute of Sport to cheer on their friends and team mates, despite the weather threatening to play havoc with   

Through the course of your time at university you meet friends that you will keep for life and memories will be          #  For myself, this was my last Varsity before graduating and I will hugely miss      3      

get together and have a fantastic day out,          All the athletes that took part on the day can be immensely proud of their efforts and the behaviour of everyone that attended were a credit to Swansea University, and we await the news of the   #  $%&$

FRESHERS DROP-KICK THEIR WAY INTO THE HISTORY BOOKS Cardiff Fresherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Swansea Fresherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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(Swansea win 4-3 on drop-kick penalties)

By Chris Lax Varsity Reporter IN FRONT of a passionate and boisterous crowd at the Pontcanna pitches, a truly awesome game of rugby encapsulated everything that is great   ; #  All the facts pointed to a Cardiff victory, they are unbeaten in the league, they have an amazing goal difference and they beat Swansea 13-3 earlier in the  '       

on the Cardiff pitch seemed to laugh in          3

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were just staring to get momentum up and beginning to stretch the Swansea defensive line they would throw a bad pass which would end up 5 feet away from where it was supposed to be or      

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half, Swanseaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tayo Adesanya scored           

converted by David John to put Swansea in a powerful position as the clock got     "    

push for a try to attempt to regain some control over the match and their efforts       ' 


affair with neither team making many

MY FIRST VARSITY Another Varsity event passed with great success and seeing as many students believe it is the biggest day in the academic calendar, The Waterfront caught up with a group        

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attacking game and within two minutes as they fought towards the Swansea try you saw the referee calling the captains although there was some rivalry, of the restart they were awarded another   '   

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twenty minutes, both sets of fans were on the edges of their proverbial seats as a fourth straight Swansea Freshers

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pressure on, Cardiff managed to score the next penalty while Swansea also managed to score, again Cardiff scored meaning that if Swansea scored they     5     


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By Ben Donovan At the Millennium Stadium â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;In sports, you simply arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once    Â&#x192;¤   


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CARDIFF UNIVERSITY: Lewin, Grimstone, Cooper Wooley, Murphy, Bray, Huntley, Hendry, Lewis, Schropfer (c), Pimlow, Jones, Wardle, Greendale, Chatwin, Coombes SWANSEA UNIVERSITY: Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sullivan, Clancy (c), Williams, Thomas, Boot, Bray, Beer, George, Rowlands, Lewis, Thomas, Chance, Christian Evans, David Evans, Jones Attendance: 14,789 Man of the Match: Tom Rowlands

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SAILING RETAIN VARSITY TITLE Cardiff University 2 Swansea University 5

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Swansea Sailing Team HAVING competed several times against the Cardiff Sailing teams this season and with both Swansea 1â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s having impressive results throughout the season, expectations for the event were high. The Varsity series had a simple format involving 4 boats, 2 to be sailed by Swansea and 2 by Cardiff. Race took place around a short course in "  Q   Â&#x192;  

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were sailed by Max Robinson with Olli Mcsoley, and David Ashworth with Imogen Kaack. A close race followed with twists and turns at every corner of the race track culminating in a nail biting           

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line. 1-0 Cardiff. There was plenty for the Swansea team to do. The following races involved Dyfrig Mon with Emily Craig, Sarah Davies and Annabelle King. There were three close and thrilling races. Now the scores were tied with 2 wins each. Swansea teamed up Dyfrig and Emily in one boat with David and Imogen in another. Good skill and communication between the team members led to Swansea dominating around the race course. 3 wins followed in quick succession making the score 5-2. Max, Olli Sarah and Annabelle represented Swansea in this in what proved a crucial race. Getting off to a great start and leading the entire way around the race course, meters from           

due to kit failure on Max and Olliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boat. This ended series early as the boat couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be replaced. This gave the Varsity sailing win to Swansea as they won the series of sailed races. Congratulations must go to all those involved in the racing and a huge thank you to the Swansea supporters who came down. Their enthusiasm meant there were more Swansea supporters at the venue than Cardiff could muster. Thanks to the Athletic Unions for their continued support this year and sailingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sponsor bars Vodka Revolutions. With a growing membership for the club year on year and racing successes, Swansea sailing is a team to watch next year.

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By Sam Richards Varsity Reporter A STUNNING second half Matthew Hibbs goal salvaged a vital draw for Swansea in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s football Varsity. Rupert Murray put Cardiff ahead in a tight, defensive encounter. After a poor season in the western         

looking for something to cheer about. They went into this game having won the Varsity tie for two years running with last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result a resounding 5-1 victory for Swansea. The away side got off to the worst possible start when keeper, Danny Athertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s save fell straight to the feet of Cardiff striker, Rupert Murray, who made no mistake with the close     '     

10 minutes of the match and put the travelling team on the back foot straight away. It also left Swansea keeper, Atherton, needing treatment for a cut above his eye. Swansea failed to create any clear cut           

that was largely disrupted by crowd problems. It seemed that Cardiff had underestimated the amount of support

that this would game would generate. They had to stop the tie for a considerable amount of time whilst they created more spectator sections. They also had to call  6        

control the enthusiastic crowd. There were plenty of hard tackles in a game that both teams were very much pumped up for. Much like Swansea, Cardiff had struggled in their division this year. They could have been $*%       6  

Calum Brennanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curling shot looked promising. Fortunately for Swansea, the effort was slightly too high. Apart from that opportunity, both sets of defences were dominating the game. Swansea University certainly picked up the pace in the second half, looking to use the speed of winger Steve Davey and the height of front man, James pickup, as potential tactics to break Cardiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very solid defence. The breakthrough came in breath taking          [

Clayton, made a perfectly timed slide tackle to win the ball for Swansea on the edge of Cardiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box. The ball was then played too Matthew Hibbs who stood outside the area, his exquisite placed shot found the top corner of Cardiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal, sending the travelling green and white army into a state of jubilation. Both teams had chances to break       ;  

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a game that was full of tension and defensive dominance. With this game attracting such dedicated and loyal support, both teams decided that there should be a penalty shootout to provide bragging rights for either university. The realisation of the shootout prompted the mass of support for both universities to surround the given penalty area. The atmosphere was electric and the opportunity for heroic status arose. Sporting a bandage around his head, keeper Danny Atherton stood up and  " 3    

Swansea made no mistake with theirs.

Athertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s achievements paved the way for James Pickup to give Swansea victory in the shootout. Like those before him, he converted and the celebrations could begin. As soon as the ball left the feet of Pickup, he was mobbed by a thunderous sea of green, showing their appreciation of this entertaining spectacle. Swansea may not have grabbed the hat trick of varsity wins over their arch rivals, but it was the green and white army who were singing as they made their way to the Millennium Stadium.

NO TRIPLE CROWN FOR NETBALL AT VARSITY Cardiff University 57 Swansea University 35 By Chris Penn Deputy Sports Editor THE netball ladies have enjoyed a hugely successful season celebrating the Western Conference 2A league title then claiming their divisional cup three days later, however there was to be no triple crown as the team suffered a 57-35 defeat to their South Wales rivals. The stage was set for a morning to remember as the Swansea Netball 1sts looked to retain their Varsity title and with two trophies in the bag, this was seen as their triple crown. Despite earlier concerns over the support, the 9        

as a party atmosphere was drummed  '        

season was evident in the Swansea side as they took control of the game, moving

the ball around with ease.         

we had a boost from winning the cup and the league, we work well together as a team and we are as good as them,â&#x20AC;? said captain Ellie Allchurch. The match was certainly one for the neutral as both sides displayed quick counter-attacking play with Swansea still in with a shout at the end of the 3rd quarter. However, the Cardiff side began to show their class as they extended their margin to 22 points by the full time whistle. '   3 Â&#x192;  


only down by 8 points. The pressure of the game got to us in the last quarter and Cardiff were the better team,â&#x20AC;? admitted Allchurch, who remained upbeat despite the loss. Both teams have had indifferent seasons with Cardiff not sharing in the Swansea spoils as they survived relegation from the Premier Division on pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difference. Allchurch cited that their oppositionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience was a huge

factor on the outcome of the match. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They (Cardiff) play in a higher division, so they are used to playing in high intensity games for all four quarters. It is a bit of a dampener on this amazing season as it is the last game for a few of us and we wanted to win it.â&#x20AC;? Chloe Richards, who plays goal defence, heaped lots praise on the sipirt of the team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been an absolute pleasure to play alongside these girls all year- itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been without doubt my favourite year of netball - mainly due to the fact that we all get along both on and off the court.â&#x20AC;? It was evident to any Swansea always threatened spectator that there was a strong          

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By Chris Lax Varsity Reporter IT was a match to forget for the Swansea Ladies Rugby team as they were overpowered by a dominant Cardiff team. Right from the kick-off Cardiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s speed advantage showed the difference between the two teams as they quickly bagged a try and a conversion. Although there were glimpses of the Swansea      Q!"  

promisingly, they were rare and often when the players got near to the try line they would concede a foul or give the ball away to Cardiff. Things got worse for Swansea as they lost a player to the sin bin at the half   "      

strongly scoring three more tries and converting each. There was however a glimmer of hope for Swansea at the end of the half as Siwan Lillicrap scored an excellent try as Swansea used their greater physical strength to their advantage. '         

Swansea in the second half as the Cardiff team cranked up the pressure and despite the efforts of the Swansea players they quickly scored another try. The Swansea

wastefulness with the ball continued as it seemed that every time they would gain possession of the ball they would quickly give it away. This carelessness led to Cardiff scoring more than once during the course of the game. Another issue with the Swansea game was the apparent timidity of some players to pick up a bobbling kicked ball. This led to, on a few occasions, Cardiff being able to recover the ball which they had kicked straight to a Swansea player. Tension with the less than convincing refereeing performance led to one Swansea player being punished with a penalty which led to yet another try. As the game wore on into the last 20 minutes you could tell that the team were getting physically exhausted by the game and mentally drained by the way in which it was developing. As late injuries forced a few Swansea substitutions, the Cardiff sprinting yet again showed its supremacy as they scored yet another two tries with were neatly converted. There was little to cheer about in the Swansea performance but a

few positives can be taken from this disappointing performance. At times, the physicality of the Swansea team put Cardiff on the back foot and the effort which the team put in throughout the game even when they were trailing by 40 points was tremendous. However it is impossible to ignore that Cardiff did deserve to win and there is a lot to work on for the Ladies Rugby if they want to gain promotion next season and then stay in the Premier Division.

SWANSEA SQUASHED AT VARSITY By Daniel Matcham Varsity Reporter FOR Swansea University menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squash teams, Varsity turned into a bit of an anti-climax. Hopes were high that Swansea could avenge their defeats in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competition, although the team were unfancied by many. These expectations were soon laid to rest by Cardiff, who emerged with a comprehensive victory. In spite of the many choices of sports available to watch at Varsity, a decent crowd turned out to support the squash teams. The intensity of the warm-up suggested that both teams were up for the challenge of representing their university, although unsurprisingly Cardiff and Swansea players showed signs of nerves. With the matches being           


that both teams made a positive start, but it was Cardiff who came out of the   Â&#x2020;   <  /  

up against Cardiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Charlie Kemp (the fourth ranked players), and the former could not compete with the power of Â&#x201D;3  * '    

Cardiff with the loss of just six points, and the second set was even more onesided.     


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preceding sets. This optimism proved short- lived, however, as Cardiff men        " 3 

had concurrently secured a second successive match victory for the loss of just 9 points. Play was stopped momentarily when the umpires â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who had impressively kept their eye on the ball from the stands to record the scores â&#x20AC;&#x201C; had to ask some Xpress Radio press members conducting crowd interviews to move out of their view. This did not disturb the rhythm of the players, particularly Swansea, with Adam Crozier executing a three-set victory against his rival from Swansea, Tommy Eyre. The rest of the contests continued in a similar vein, with Susie Howells securing only Swanseaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second set in her match against Sara Jones, but she ultimately lost out in four sets. Ceris Challenger, Swanseaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s captain, fought bravely against Jess Oram, however the result again went in favour of the home side. On the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side, Simon Goddard and Joe Broad of Cardiff made it a clean sweep for them and despite the margin of defeat, there was no showiness from the players â&#x20AC;&#x201C; clearly the rivalry between the two teams stays purely on the court. Cardiff thoroughly deserved their point towards the Varsity trophy; Swansea could, however, take great pride in their conduct and performance. The consistency and skill of the Cardiff teams was the deciding factor on the day.

FASHION 33 by michael bell

festival; loud and proud by jess caruana

Hilariously messy, notoriously knackering but always fashion forward, the Festival season is slowly creeping upon us, and it is important for us males to know what to put on our bodies in order to bring a bit of style to the fields and beaches that await for us to pass out on. Assuming we’ll have great weather, this year it’s all about mixing prints with deconstructed styles in order to achieve the bold aspect that festivals are known for; so try a printed or brightly coloured vest underneath an understated, baggy cheque or denim shirt. Topman are always selling two vests for £12 that dress up a mundane cheque shirt that I’m sure every man already owns.

This year’s summer style has largely gely been inspired by the Seventies with thee return ning of flares, and floral patterns adorning everything from shorts, to hats, to o wedges. Celebrity fashion followers have sussed this look and have been exhibiting it at celebrity nee being be ng the bei be events, the most predominant one usic event usi eve ven nt Coachella festival. An A –list music held at Palm Springs every year, it it is is an an ped ed in in their tth the heir eir i opportunity for celebs to be papped carefully planned outfits. de off A-listers were seen in a multitude ec prints p ints pr pri nts ts to o different styles ranging from Aztec laid back Bohemian inspired style. e. Always Alw way ays ys wa the style icon, Katy Perry’s outfit was ess, w ith ith t her heer h featured in a number of magazines, with iin ng a defidefi de flong, tiered lace D&G dress making is vintage is vinta vinta vi n ggee nt nite statement. She pulled off this o cinch cinc iin n nch ncch in in inspired look with a brown belt to ccccessor esssor ess ori ries. es. es her waist, and matching brown accessories. This of course was made complete tee with wit wi w iittth ha peerf errrffeeccctt pair of over sized sunglasses- the perfect utffit ut iitt. accompaniment to any festival outfit. lik ike look llo ook ok Contrasting with Miss Perry’s ladyy like outfi ou fit. t. was Kate Bosworth’s rock chick outfit. teeaam te tea med ed da Looking the epitome of cool, shee teamed ded white crop top adorned with a faded shor hor orts ts... ts. ... American flag, and a pair of whitee shorts... wearss short sh sho h rt ‘Who wears short shorts? Kate wears ost surprisos surp urprisshorts!’ However, perhaps the most ing style icon of the event was Vanessa Ann Hudgens who opted for the Bohemian look, with vintage denim shorts and a cute cropped crochet top she was right on trend and should be hailed for owning festival chic. To get the celebrity festival look Topshop and Miss Selfridge are selling a vast amount of items similar to those worn by the celebrities. Miss Selfridge is currently selling a pair of super short shorts that would give Kate some serious competition! Retailing at £28 they would look perfect with sandals for a casual look, or alternatively they could be worn with some floral wedges and a cute bandeau top to turn some heads. Also, gingham and polka dot print seemed to dominate the festival, Topshop are currently stocking a quirky blue and white gingham pleated top, just £20. It’s a must

Combine these with roll up denim shorts (ASOS £30) and a pair of tan espadrilles or high tops to provide the look with a summery and comfortable aesthetic. I also love gladiator sandals for men; I bought a pair from Topman for £46 that brings edgy summer to any outfit. To complete the Festival look, throw a thin necklace over the vest, match with a variety of thin material bracelets (River Island £7.99) and make sure you decorate your face with some mirrored Aviator style glasses available for decentt prices at all high street stores. I’d honest I’ h Last bit of advice,, I’d honestly stay away from straw trilby hats hat s. It’s o ver erdon d e, the don th wrong wron wr on colour straw can clash with the hats. overdone, off your outfit ccolours col ours o your ou outfi tfitt and n I ca ccan guarantee 98% of the Festival willl b wil wearing earring in ng on one. e bee wearing ASOS £12

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Waterfront Film Summer Blockbusters: A Waterfront Preview Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon Sequel to the hugely financially successful Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and its predecessor Transformers, Michael Bay is back in the chair to show us robots hitting each other for another 2 and a half hours - one would assume. Now people should always enter films with open minds, but Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon looks to be - from its trailers at least - more of the same. Released July 1 2011.

Green LAntern After becoming the custodian of a hugely powerfully ring, Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), he must understand the true meaning of becoming a Green Lantern. Directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Goldeneye), Green Lantern promises to be an early summer hit. Released: 17 June 2011.

Super 8 From enigmatic writer/director J.J. Abrams (Cloverfield) and producer Steven Spielberg, comes another mysterious film. After a train crash, a group of friends begin noticing strange goings on around their town. Released 5 August 2011.

Kung Fu Panda 2 Continuing the adventures of Po from the successful first film, Jack Black is returning to voice the Kung Fu Panda. This one will probably continue the tradition of the first, he’s a panda, who does kung-fu, what’s not to like? Released 10 June 2011.

Cars 2 Sequel to what has been called Pixar’s worst film may be edging to risky business, however, criticism for being Pixar’s worst would be classed as a glowing review for some. This time Lightning McQueen and Mater are on an international trip of espionage - joined by new car Finn McMissile (voiced by Michael Caine). Released 22 July 2011.

Fright Night Given the latest trend of vampires, you may be forgiven for being slightly sceptical about this one. Remaking the cult 1985 classic, this update stars Colin Farrell and is directed by Craig Gillespie, this one could keep you up at night. Released 2 September 2011

The First Avenger: Captain America Following in the footsteps of the comic book films of the past decade, Marvel refuse to let no stone be unturned. Presenting Captain America. Directed by Joe Johnston (Jumanji, Jurassic Park III) and starring Chris Evans (Fantastic 4) as the eponymous superhero. Captain America promises to be one of the hits of the summer. Released July 29 2011.

Cowboys and Aliens Starting as a fake title from Steven Spielberg during the filming of AI, Jon Favreau directs the dream team cast of Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig (Indiana Jones and James Bond respectively). A spaceship crash lands in 1873, battle ensues - judging from the looks of the trailer, this looks spectacular. Released 12 August 2011.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Finishing one of the most financially successful film sagas ever put to film, Harry Potter 7b promises to be one of the biggest films, not only of the summer, maybe the year. David Yates, helming his fourth successive Harry Potter film, will undoubtably be wrapping up all of the various plots left from the previous films. Will Harry stand up to Voldemort? Will Hermione get with Ron? Who will survive? Released 15 July 2011.

Conan The Barbarian Remaking a cult classic is always risky business, however director Marcus Nispel has developed a habit for remakes, remaking The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday The 13th. With this pedigree behind it, how can this new Conan possibly fail? Released 19 August 2011.

Senna Documentary about the life of a man who has been called one of the greatest racers to grace Formula 1. Ayrton Senna rose to the highest high possible in Formula 1, but unfortunately lost his life in a crash on the track - on live television. This documentary focuses on his battles on track with Alain Prost and the politics involved within Formula 1. Released 3 June 2011.

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Check out whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holding us over until the incoming tidal wave of summer blockbusters





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tempered attitude. Whilst on earth, his brother Loki schemes to lay claim to the throne

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Oliver Tate, self proclaimed literary genius and unsung social hero. Being socially awkward and unpopular, his view of himself is rather distant from what he fantasised would happen at the event of his sudden death, where the entire school, especially girls, grieved him deeply. He is faced with problems of everyday life, such as forcefully preventing his parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; divorce or trying       


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comedy relief on present-day Earth. The scope of the Thor-niverse is phe   


down by uninspired battle sequences       Â&#x160;Â&#x160;   3Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new addition to their movie mythos is entertaining, but almost instantly forgettable. Asgard as youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect it to be.


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yourself to discover the magic inside. Vera Farmiga brilliantly displays the cold hearted military personel being slowly melted down to show her human side. Alongside this, the love interest of Christine and the romance that develops between feels totally genuine and you do honestly feel disorientated sometimes in trying to remember if you have seen the scene before. Jake Gyllenhaal never turns in anything less than a stunning performance. Gelling so well with Jonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; direction and focus on humanity, true tenderness and humour. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hitchcock crossed with Groundhog Day but with the added the ingenious humanity spin that Jones is so deft at implementing.   3' 


to see again and again and again and again

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Narration also appears irregularly throughout the movie, making it hard for the viewer to establish the setting and sense of the scene. Even though the dull narration tends to slow   


monotony of Hollywood movies and shows the potential of British cinema.   3A bit heavy on the senses at times but very much entertaining


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$FWRU3URĂ&#x20AC;OHPaddy Considine Breaking into the mainstream with the gritty revenge drama of Dead Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shoes that he cowrote with Shane Meadows, Paddy Considine has proven to be one of the most hardworking actors in Britain today. There doesnt seem to be one aspect of the cinema that Considine cant deftly adapt to, brillianlty volatile as Joy Division manager, Rob Gretton in Factory Records biopic 24 Hour Party People and bringing truly             such as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;In Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or the intensely dark and harrowing TV series, Red Riding. Initally only appearing in harsh dramas, Considine is now known for his show-stealing roles in comedies, especially as the horrendously mullet-ed and over the top self help guru in Submarine. Considineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular role to date was as one half of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Andiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, the hilariously sarcastic, badmouthed Detective Sergeants in hit comedy Hot Fuzz whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side-splitting           Returning to gritty drama with Blitz, alongside Jason Statham, Considine is sure to be a name thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award-destined and will be held in high regard for years to come   

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Repo! The Genetic Opera

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pages of the .... best travel advice’ - Lonely Planet

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With Andy Belcher and Sam Barnett Ohh, look at us with a shiny award! That’s right - your humble editors warmly received the Waterfront’s award for this year’s ‘Best Practical Joke’. We fought off some fierce competition but we haven’t let this new found fame and success run amok in our heads. At World in Motion, we continue to deliver the invaluable words of wisdom that will help you achieve success whatever direction your life takes. Our last test was to question everything you read, and to the six of you who turned up to Dr. A. P. Rhill’s F.O.O.L expedition on April Fool’s Day have failed our test, as have the numerous people who e-mailed us. There was no Space Flight Mission and Smurf ’s do not, and have never, existed (they are still fictional, blue, little people). That’s right: merked by the Waterfront. Here’s this edition’s enlightenment: a guide to the student festival Beach Break. Don’t say we don’t spoil you!

Beach Break Live 2011 - The Student Festival Beach Break is the UK’s biggest student festival, held in Pembrey Country Park in South Wales. It is described by Swansea’s marketing manager, Rhodri Lewis, as “unlike any other festival, it’s very friendly, the ski slope is awesome – You simply CANNOT miss out!!” As well as this it is the perfect chance for a final blowout with all your friends after exams and at a convenient fifty minutes drive from Swansea, a perfect break after the summer ball. As tickets for this massive event are now on sale I thought I’d better do some investigating to find out what all the hype is about and discover why Beach Break is voted the number one student festival to attend this summer. Beach break lasts for four days and nights and offers a wide range of music as well as an array of activities to keep you entertained in the day. It is held between the 16th-20th June, therefore it is an ideal excuse for a long weekend for those of you who work. I asked a group of students who attended the festival last year what the experience is really like I got some fantastically positive feedback. A big worry on a lot of people’s minds when it comes to going to a festival is personal hygiene; I asked third year Viv Gaulter-Carter what her advice would be to those concerned about the hygiene facilities, Viv assured me, “not to worry at all! No-one cares what you look like and everyone is in the same position. There are showers available if you want, but I would question are you fully engaged in the festival spirit? And don’t forget there is always the sea!!” Aside from this, another consideration, always at the forefront of any student’s mind, is the price of alcohol onsite and whether or not you’re allowed to take your own in. Gwenda Wozencraft informed me that, “The prices of alcohol are reasonable and yes you can take alcohol in, there is a limit of about twelve cans per person, but this worked out to be pretty much perfect!” My final concern was, will friends be able to get camping spots together even if they book separately? To which Tim Williams confidently responded, “Absolutely, you can choose where you want to camp, and you can even make your own mini campsite if there is a group of you.” After getting these initial worries out of the way I was interested to know more about the event itself and Rachel Towler informed me of the numerous activities there are to keep you entertained during the day. These include skiing, tobogganing, zorbing, horse riding, surfing, landboarding, powerkiting, kitesurfing, sumo wrestling, foot spas, massages, volleyball, and workshops to mention a few. As well as this, Belinda Bridgman added that the bands start playing throughout the day at midday and there is even music while you’re chilling on the beach. However, the main bands play in the evening so there is no need to worry about being torn between day activities and partying to the music. In asking the group what their best part of the overall experience was, Tim responded, “That’s really hard, I am torn between getting sunburnt on the beach and raving to Sub Focus, to be honest, the whole event was priceless!” Gwenda added, “The atmosphere was amazing everywhere in the festival, and it was awesome in the evening listening to the warm-up acts whilst pre-drinking with such a chilled campsite so close to the beach”. Furthering this Belinda agreed how pleasantly surprised she was with “how upbeat everything was, it all went to plan, and everyone was so happy. There was nothing to fault and no downers”.

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the World in Motion this year - you saved all your fellow students from reading all the excessive dribble which Sam and I write about in this section! A special shout-out goes to Chan Myea who, in speaking for all twelve of our readers, won our award for the Best Travel Writer of the Year.

If you haven’t already seen the recently released line-up I’m sure your only remaining question, before you rush out and buy your ticket, is who’s playing? In true Beach Break style, the artists this year are all exceptional acts including Tinie Tempah, Katie B, Magnetic Man, Professor Green, We Are Scientists, Beardyman, Zane Lowe, Sub Focus and Ms Dynamite, to mention a few. As if this isn’t enough the names of more artists playing the event will be released in May. After talking to these Beach Break fans and finding out about the fantastic line up, the only thing that’s been holding me back is the price. However, for Student/Graduate tickets it’s a reasonable £99 plus a small booking & travel fee, while for non-students its £119 with a booking and travel fee. This is vastly cheaper than other festivals, as well as being less expensive than most four night camping holidays. On top of this you have the countless numbers of activities to do in the day and get to see a lot of top acts, making it fully worth the price.

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Upcoming Society Events:

SIFE Charity Abseil Monday 13th June - 1pm

Saturday 28th May, 1pm Real Ale Society presents… Meet the Brewer Saturday 11th June, 8pm SumSoc End of Year Dinner

New Society Committees It is handover season! The time of the year when societies have their elections and handover to the new committees. Some societies have yet to hold their elections, so if you’re interested in getting involved, either contact the individual society or email Rosie ( RAG are planning their elections for either the 7th or 9th June, and the positions available are: President, Vice-Pres, Secretary, Treasurer, Beer Race Organiser, Social Sec, Events Organiser, Publicity & RAG Mag Officer. Also look out for the Drama elections coming soon!

Monday 13th June, 7pm Drama Society Oscars Tuesday 14th June, 7pm SU Awards 2011

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SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) are holding an abseil on Monday the 13th of June from 1pm. The abseil will be down Kilvey halls of residence, on campus. If you think you’re brave enough to abseil down Kilvey, all you have to do is pay a £20 registration fee to SIFE to cover their costs. You can then choose to If you want to be updated on fundraise money for a charity of your choice, or alternatively donate it to all the society events, activities, SIFE. This is great opportunity to have fun and raise money for your charity elections & news, please ‘Like’ during the seven days of fun that is the Summer Ball week! To register the Swansea SU Societies page your interest email or let Rosie know (societies@

Choral Society & American Studies are pleased to announce their new committees are… Choral Society Committee 2011-2012 President – Sarah Carr Vice president – Kathryn Miles Secretary – Imogen Hughes Treasurer – Charli Lane Musical director – Nathan Jones Social secretary – Craig Evans American Studies Committee 2011-12 President- Rebecca Warrillow Treasurer- Simon Lavis Secretary- Jade Evans Social Sec- Katie Parsons

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Real Ale & Cider Society Summer Events! Saturday 28th May - Meet The Brewer at 1pm in The Brunswick, Swansea. Meet the Brewer events give beer fans a chance to meet the people responsible for creating the beer along with the opportunity to try speciality, innovative ales which Otley is well known for. Otley will be showcasing its popular brews including O4 Colombo and O Garden. Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th June - Great Welsh Real Ale and Cider Festival, CIA, Cardiff If anyone wants to come along to either of these events, please email the Society at, look for Meet the Brewer on facebook, or call David for info 07577599383

Following our annual Summer Concert, held in St. Paul’s Church, Sketty on May 14th, Swansea University Choral Society would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended and contributed. This has been our most successful year yet, raising over £700 for charity, with nearly half of this being raised from the Summer Concert. This year, proceeds were in aid of Parkinson’s UK and The Stroke Association. It is also important for us to thank those who will be leaving the society this year. We are sad to be losing a number of dedicated members, as well as 5 committee members. We wish them all the best for their futures. Being a relatively small society, we are extremely proud that we can raise such vast amounts for charity, and it is only with your continued support that this is possible. Look out for more concerts and performances next year which promise to be just as exciting and successful.

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SU AWARDS 2011 Tuesday 14th June 2011@ Oceana - Tickets only £15 The Students’ Union are very excited to announce the SU Awards 2011! Taking place on Tuesday 14th June in Oceana, there will be a champagne reception from 7pm with music from the Musicians Society Jazz Band. Following this, guest can enjoy a delicious three course meal with wine, whilst they chat to fellow society committees and SU friends. Following dinner, the awards ceremony will take place and we will recognise those individuals and societies who have worked hard this year.

HOW TO NOMINATE To nominate yourself, your society or another individual or society, please visit the Students’ Union website on the Societies pages, where you will find full descriptions of all of the categories, as well as the nominations form.

HOW TO GET TICKETS Tickets are available from Rosie Hunnam in the Ents & Marketing Office for £15, which includes drinks reception, three-course meal and wine on the table. You can also buy a full table of ten for just £130, which makes each individual ticket £13!

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The SU Awards 2011 categories: Best Society Best New Society Most Improved Society Best Event Best Cultural Event Best Educational Event Best Variety of Events Best Cooperative Link Most Innovative ~ Best Student Journalist Best Radio Presenter Outstanding Contribution to Student Media ~ SU Student Staff Member of the Year ~ Activist of the Year Best Executive Officer Most Dedicated Executive Officer SU Community Engagement Award (for society or an individual) Best Student-led Campaign Course Representative of the Year Ben Lockwood Award SU Individual Contribution Awards


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Careers Advice... Ask Jo

Written by Careers Advisor Jo Davies

Planning your future - where next after your degree? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no getting away from the fact that planning your future and hunting for jobs takes time and effort, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not something you can just do all in one go. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an iterative process of gathering and exploring

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WATERFRONT 203 - 23/05/11


The England Cricket Fitness Coach caught up with Deputy Sports Editor Chris Penn to talk Ashes glory, World Cup heartbreak and The Sprinkler A SUCCESSFUL Twenty20 World Cup win, followed by a winning performance in the Ashes has given English cricket the reputation it deserves in the sporting world. As expected, the team have a new and         !       

reasons why. Despite spending 240 days of the year living in hotels, Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strength and conditioning coach Huw Bevan is undertaking a PhD here at Swansea with the assistance of researcher and good friend, Liam Kilduff. I managed to catch-up with Huw a few days after he got back from his six month Ashes and World Cup adventure touring Australia, Bangladesh and India. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weird coming back and not having a breakfast buffet,â&#x20AC;? joked the ;      ; "        

India and he was in awe by the reception the sport gets out there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was like Formula One, football and Wimbledon all rolled into one with ten channels on television showing cricket all day, every day. '              3

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  Â&#x2020; *   * Lanka with centuries from the openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upal Tharanga. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We pretty disappointed in the result as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a major tournament,â&#x20AC;? admitted Huw. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, there was an element of once we had lost, everyone was

keen to go home and have a break. We had been away for six months.â&#x20AC;? Some critics blamed the scheduling of the Ashes and World Cup, which saw the team spend an extensive amount of time away from home. England captain Andrew Strauss told the national media, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We are professionals, this is our job, we have to get on with itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and Huw shard his skippers sentiments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ideal preparation for the World Cup would have been better to the one we had. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In all sports there are always issues

FROM RUGBY TO CRICKET: Huw Bevan, the man behind Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent cricket success

make those decisions in a fresher state of mind.â&#x20AC;? In the sport there are three main versions and Huw went onto       

       â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great advert for cricket; there were â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are many physical demands of the game, particularly in some games that came down to the last few things like the 50 over version and 20 over version which are very explosive dynamically. overs and even the last few balls.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the test matches, the volume of work the players are asked to undertake is quite remarkable; the feats of endurance are incredible. Jimmy [James] Anderson bowled the best part 500 - Huw on the 50-over game      <    X<  Z "   &Â&#x2DC;%%


   Given the nature of some matches, it would be forgiven to think with timing and the schedule. Most of the time, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change the schedule, you just to have to model your that the preparation towards certain matches is approached differently. time around the scenario that is given For example, the most recent Ashes test series. However, Huw revealed that there was no secret; just approach it as if it was like any other match. to you. â&#x20AC;&#x153; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Look at the demands. Look at current physical state and make Despite Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance, Huw enjoyed the spectacle that the              3

World Cup offered and felt that it performance.â&#x20AC;? Perhaps this less pressured approach helped England make history in proved that the 50 over game is far Australia at the turn of the year with an emphatic Ashes win and Huw from dead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great advert for cricket; there even to this day is still jubilant, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were delighted. were some particularly outstanding â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the manner of the performance, we were pretty impressive. â&#x20AC;&#x153; games that came down to the last few National praise was soon directed at the Welshman, with Stuart Broad overs and even the last few balls.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It did seem that a lot were our own admitting that he is amazed with Huws approach to the game and his matches. India was a remarkable match work ethic. Modestly Huw played down the praise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think there was a lot of work from a lot of people. Given the time with an unbelievable atmosphere.â&#x20AC;? It is evident that the team are limit that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve highlighted to prepare, most of the work is integrated    

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Looking at speed, agility and power that have held us in good stead in in the sport. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a realisation just like in any all forms of the game, in particular the performance in the Ashes.â&#x20AC;? Given that each country provides its own challenges, I asked whether other sport, that the better condition you are in, the better your ability to preparation differs when preparing for an away match. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to take into things like climate and local conditions. 6         

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always try to encourage the players to be well hydrated. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re of the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In cricket there is a lot of decision playing somewhere really hot, then it makes you focus more on that so you play at your best.â&#x20AC;? MORE THAN A STUDENT: Chris Penn sitting alongside Huw and Liam Kilduff making, so you need to be able to

â&#x20AC;&#x153; Attention now turns to the upcoming test seriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at home against Sri Lanka and India, the latter being dubbed as the battle for number one Test team in the world. With the players on a period rest when I spoke to Huw, he indicated the preparation the squad will take in regards to   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have all have been given plans on when they are due to return            


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battling in particular- you need to be able to accelerate quickly, change direction quickly and respond as quickly as you can.â&#x20AC;? Given the physical demands for the sport, there is always the challenge of keeping the balance with the mental side of the game. Huw believes that setting and achieving targets is an effective system of getting the best out of everyone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goal setting is a key thing in whatever youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to achieve, you need to get people to focus on their goals and how they are going to achieve those goals. In terms of the mental side of the game we have psychologists who work with the team.â&#x20AC;? Huw revealed that he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get heavily involved due to the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s psychologists, but the cogs in the ECB machine working at full power can bring success.

SPORT 45 Whilst at the Ospreys, Huw enjoyed the success of winning two Magners League titles (in 2005 and 2007) and the EDF Energy Cup in 2008. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the time they were very important to me. They showed that we were a strong side that was capable of beating some of the best sides in Europe. We showed that in the Magners League and in the EDF and to a certain extent in the Heineken Cup.â&#x20AC;? During his time with the Ospreys, Huw worked closely with current head coach Sean Holley and I asked him what it was like to work with Bevan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt we had a great working relationship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always found Huw to be very hard working; innovative and diligent and with good ideas. As a former player to an elite level he brought a hard edge to the players as well as a likable personality and a drive for the best. Huw was also a very versatile conditioner and took an




skill acquisition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, and I have watched the England team a ASHES GLORY: England celebrate retaining the urn in Australia lot live, they look sharp, quick, agile and in very good clicks in the squad as it is something which can be very prominent in   '             /

sporting groups, having a huge impact on them!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You always get players that are friendlier with others. For Huw, this was something that he never set out to do, however he â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty good group with not many cliques- well far fewer than was never going to turn down the opportunity that came his way. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen in rugby teams, considering we are away for such a long time      8          

and live together. routines in cricket and I enjoyed that, so I was asked to work with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;People go out for dinner with different people. senior team for the 2009 T20 World Cup, then I was asked to continue â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are guys that like playing Call of Duty, FIFA and there is an F1 with that role then went from there.â&#x20AC;? game as well. They arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overly keen on the cricket games though!â&#x20AC;? Huw met his good friend Liam Kilduff when working at the Ospreys Given their extensive travels, I asked Huw about his favourite destination and began researching power in athletes. This soon led to Huw whilst he was touring and he played tribute to the English support in the undertaking a PhD with Liam in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Post activation potentiation and form of the Barmy Army optimal loading for power development in athletesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Australia and South Africa were incredible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were using sports science equipment at the university to test the â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Barmy Army just dominated. The level of travelling support is players at the Ospreys and looking at ways of developing unbelievable. power. When we started looking at that, we decided to â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the MCG and Sydney (during the 2010/11 Ashes) there must investigate a few other methods and it developed from have been 90% English support. Even at the Twenty20 World Cup in there.â&#x20AC;? Barbados, the vast majority were English.â&#x20AC;? I managed to get a few words with Liam, who was also With two Ashes wins and a Twenty20 World Cup victory, I asked Huw          if he would be in this role for the considerable future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an unbelievable opportunity to work with an elite sports team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Very exciting in terms of the ambition of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;The lads were just messing about. Maybe it team and the success we have had so far and the improvements we are making. had something to do with Tim Bresnan and â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are still challenges ahead; our aim is to become number one in both test and one day Swannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ashes diary.â&#x20AC;? cricket, but we still have a way to go to do that.â&#x20AC;?


- Huw on the origins of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Sprinklerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the inside looking in, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very clear the impact that he has had on cricket. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You just need to look physically at how the players FOR MORE ARTICLES, FEATURES look; they look like athletes. AND INTERVIEWS VISIT CHRIS PENNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a huge follower of the sport, but from what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen, there ONLINE BLOG AT penntopaper2011. have been numerous comments on the athleticism of the cricket team


   Huw has been described as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;top blokeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by his colleagues and there is no surprise that he gets on very well with the players so I asked him about the characters in the squad. With players prominent in the media spotlight, they all love to dress sharply but The Welshman couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t decide who was the worst or the best dressed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They all like to get their gear on, as to who is the best, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It the end of the day itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all personal preference.â&#x20AC;? However the question of who had the best sense of humour got the immediate reply of, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Graeme Swann.â&#x20AC;? During the Ashes there was a phenomenon that gripped the nationthe Sprinkler. This is a dance move that imitates the garden device- if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen it then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth watching on the internet. I asked Huw about its origins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have no certain idea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The lads were just messing about, maybe it had something to do with Tim Bresnan and Swannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Graeme Swann) Ashes diary. Swann, Anderson and Bresnan are tight little group.â&#x20AC;? I also wanted to ask Huw about the KEEPING FIT: Huw running alongside Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen

DO THE SPRINKLER: The playerscelebrate the Ashes win in style â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think everyone has a role to play but we do have people who work in                  

own area is a good mantra.â&#x20AC;? Considering the different people involved with the team, I asked about the dietary setup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we live in hotels for 240 days of the year, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more about educating the players over the right choices, rather than controlling what they eat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On a match day it is controlled, sending menus down to the venues, on days off itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even in India and Bangladesh, the choices are more limited, but you can still make the right choices.â&#x20AC;? 8   $_           

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ATKINS NAMED IN WORLD CUP SQUAD By Chuka Madubunyi Chief Sports Correspondent SWANSEA UNIVERSITY student Tim Atkins has been named in the Great Britain squad for this summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aussie Rules World Cup in Australia. Back in November, The Waterfront exclusively revealed that Atkins had        1   <          

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AUSTRALIA BOUND: Student Tim Atkins is hoping to impress at the Aussie Rules World Cup this summer

Inside the ďŹ nal issue of 2010/2011 EXCLUSIVE interview with England Cricket Fitness coach Huw Bevan Pages 44 & 45 Varsity success for Swansea University Intramural Football - Page 46 COMMENT: A look back at a fantastic season for Swansea City and a disappointing campaign for the Ospreys - Page 47

Issue 203  

23 May 2011

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