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Colour Clash announces 2023 line up

Colour Clash is coming back to Tredegar Park this summer!  Newport’s biggest music festival has announced its 2023 line up and it’s nothing short of amazing, featuring some of the biggest DJs on the music scene. Bugzy Malone will headline this years event alongside, Ben Nicky and Darren Styles.  Tickets will go on sale Saturday…

REVIEW: THE LION, THE B*TCH AND THE WARDROBE AT THE WMC

The Lion the B*tch and the Wardrobe offers a flirty, fun, festive alternative to those family pantos across the country. This cabaret delight is filled with burlesque, belly dancing, acrobatics, drag and all-around amazing talent that will leave you waiting for next year.  The show is a (sort-of) retelling of CS Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch…

‘I think this is the right time to bring this up…’ Exclusive interview with your USW Student Union President 

By Jorja Kyei  As a student at USW, you have the opportunity to have your voice represented by the Student Union. The union is a collaboration of executive officers, council members, student representatives and the students. The SU focus on many different aspects of student life such as clubs and societies, charitable events, student welfare, sports…

Too Good To Go: a cheap takeaway treat

Feature by Megan Dibben The company Too Good To Go has recently become increasingly popular on many social media platforms, marketing itself as an ethical way to enjoy your favourite foods at a cheaper price. By offering ‘Magic Bags,’ which can be reserved the night before, the restaurant of choice will put together a bag…

USW’s climbing team

The University of South Wales has been open to students since 2013, and since 2014 the students created the USW Climbing Club. Today, this club is still bringing students together in an environment that helps them relax and take their minds off Uni. Zoe Derbidge is one of the club members. She’s been a part…

Veganuary

With Veganuary coming to an end we find out whether its changed the lifestyle of those taking part for good.

Nightclubs to reopen in Wales

Nightclubs across Wales are set to reopen today as restrictions brought in to tackle the Omicron variant are scrapped. The country will move to alert level zero meaning that the rule of six will be scrapped in pubs and restaurants, although Covid passes will still be required for large events, plus cinemas, nightclubs and theatre.…

Film students shoot for success despite pandemic

Film students push for film success despite pandemic. Conwy 6 is set around 30 years in the future towards the end of a small violent civil war between England and Wales over independence.

USW SU Election: Students urged to cast their votes

Voting is underway in the USW Students’ Union elections. With six positions up for grabs, candidates are hoping for a higher voter numbers, as recent years topped at just over four percent of students. Voting closes on Thursday (18th March). Ross Foad Reports:

Student runs 75miles for grief charity

By Steffan Clifton Third year BA Film student at USW, Cameron James, will be running 75 miles in a month for Grief Encounter, a charity which supports children and young adults dealing with grief after losing a loved one. The distance will be run in memory of Cameron’s father, Paul James, who tragically died two…

Coronavirus: One year on from when my life paused

By Emily Price March will mark a year since my wonderful hands-on university classes were changed to remote learning. Virtual lessons are now spent hidden behind a screen, my camera often left off to conceal my shabby state after rolling out of bed to walk a few metres to my work space. Almost a year…

Covid: How are students financially coping during the pandemic?

A report by the National Union of Students reveals that more than 80% of the students are worried about how to manage financially. Students have become increasingly worried about the impact of the Coronavirus on their finances, the report suggests. The study found that the pandemic has had a major impact on students’ finances for…

Arhantika Rebello: ‘The Covid pandemic gave me time to focus on myself and my studies’

By Emily Price. A university graduate is celebrating the success of an online magazine which she created for her final project during the Covid-19 crisis.  Arhantika Rebello, 21, graduated from the University of South Wales last year in the grip of the pandemic. Her online magazine, Quake, was originally intended to be her final project but its bold and colourful website has since gone from strength to strength.  Arhantika said: “Throughout my time…

USW students help launch hospital radio service

By Olivia Grist A new, innovative, on-demand hospital radio service has launched at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, to help combat loneliness, boredom and the feeling of isolation that some patients face when staying in hospital – something that has only been emphasised during the Coronavirus pandemic.  The Ysbyty Ystrad FM (YYFM) project, launching on February 15th,…