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Jennifer Parkes
Lancaster University
I'm Jenny, Fashion Editor for The National Student. I graduated from Lancaster University in 2012 with a degree in English Literature with Creative Writing, and currently work in advertising and PR as well as being a freelance writer.
 
I have written for The National Student since 2012, and regularly contributed to Lancaster University's student newspaper, SCAN, and the University of Winchester's paper, The Winchester Scribbler, throughout my student years. I also now write for the fashion and beauty section of a local lifestyle magazine, Gallery.
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New British watch brand, House of Florrie, has launched a competition for aspiring designers to create its next watch strap!

Watch brand House of Florrie launches design competition

New British watch brand, House of Florrie, has launched a competition for aspiring designers to create its next watch strap!

Survey from Jacamo UK finds that almost a third of British men cannot order a beer in the local language when abroad.

To Biere or not to Beer? A guide for Brits abroad

Survey from Jacamo UK finds that almost a third of British men cannot order a beer in the local language when abroad.

Fancy yourself as the next Colleen Atwood or Mark Bridges? Enter this competition from Europacorp and Yahoo Style to have your creation appear in upcoming science fiction epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, starring Cara Delevingne.

Could YOU design a costume for Cara Delevingne's new sci-fi flick?

Fancy yourself as the next Colleen Atwood or Mark Bridges? Enter this competition from Europacorp and Yahoo Style to have your creation appear in upcoming science fiction epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, starring Cara Delevingne.

The experts at fashion app Stylight have rounded up 10 essentials you need to make this autumn/winter all that more stylish. Ok, most of them are quite high-end - but we can dream, can't we?

Autumn Dreaming: 10 items to lust over this season

The experts at fashion app Stylight have rounded up 10 essentials you need to make this autumn/winter all that more stylish. Ok, most of them are quite high-end - but we can dream, can't we?

Rob Hughes is part of the Digital Marketing team at top men’s fashion retailer, Jacamo. He spoke to The National Student about his role within the company, and how he got there…

My Fashion Career: Rob Hughes, Digital Marketing at Jacamo

Rob Hughes is part of the Digital Marketing team at top men’s fashion retailer, Jacamo. He spoke to The National Student about his role within the company, and how he got there…

Martin Roberts is Head of Menswear Buying at top men’s fashion retailer, Jacamo. He spoke to The National Student about his role within the company, and how he got there…

My Fashion Career: Martin Roberts, Head of Menswear Buying at Jacamo

Martin Roberts is Head of Menswear Buying at top men’s fashion retailer, Jacamo. He spoke to The National Student about his role within the company, and how he got there…

Sian O’Flaherty, Fashion PR & Communications Manager UK and AU fashion tech company, Stylight, talks to The National Student about her role within the company, and how she got there…

My Fashion Career: Sian O'Flaherty, Fashion PR & Communications Manager UK & AU at Stylight

Sian O’Flaherty, Fashion PR & Communications Manager UK and AU fashion tech company, Stylight, talks to The National Student about her role within the company, and how she got there…

Famous for both her distinctive, soulful sound and quirky style, Amy Winehouse remains one of the most intriguing icons of music. See some of her most memorable fashion and music moments, in this infographic from Stylight.

Amy Winehouse: her most iconic moments

Famous for both her distinctive, soulful sound and quirky style, Amy Winehouse remains one of the most intriguing icons of music. See some of her most memorable fashion and music moments, in this infographic from Stylight.

We’re already a bit too excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so we’ve rounded up our favourite Star Wars parody Twitter accounts – laugh it up, fuzzballs…

The funniest Star Wars Twitter parody accounts

We’re already a bit too excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so we’ve rounded up our favourite Star Wars parody Twitter accounts – laugh it up, fuzzballs…

It might not feel like it but, we promise, summer will be here sooner than you think! Long sunny days, festivals and beach breaks aren’t too far away, so avoid any last-minute hurried holiday buys and treat your feet to a pair of fresh new flip-flops from Ipanema.

Hot summer styles from Ipanema

It might not feel like it but, we promise, summer will be here sooner than you think! Long sunny days, festivals and beach breaks aren’t too far away, so avoid any last-minute hurried holiday buys and treat your feet to a pair of fresh new flip-flops from Ipanema.

Kelly Meade, PR manager at UK fashion retailer Phase Eight, spoke to The National Student about her role within the company, her journey to get there following her graduation from University, the decision-making process and some valuable tips on how to get a job in the fashion sector.

My Fashion Career: Kelly Meade, PR Manager at Phase Eight

Kelly Meade, PR manager at UK fashion retailer Phase Eight, spoke to The National Student about her role within the company, her journey to get there following her graduation from University, the decision-making process and some valuable tips on how to get a job in the fashion sector.

Everyone knows that the West Coast is the best coast, so give your SS15 style a dose of California cool with the new Authentic Holly West range from Eastpak.

Eastpak goes West

Everyone knows that the West Coast is the best coast, so give your SS15 style a dose of California cool with the new Authentic Holly West range from Eastpak.

If you’re studying fashion, and are looking for a foot in the door, then this exciting new collaboration between Cat Footwear and Drapers could be just the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Cat Footwear and fashion bible Drapers launch new student design award

If you’re studying fashion, and are looking for a foot in the door, then this exciting new collaboration between Cat Footwear and Drapers could be just the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

In an interview with The Independent on Sunday, former MP Ann Widdecombe claimed that, for women in the UK, ‘there are no inequalities left’; but is she right?

'There are no inequalities left here' - Anne Widdecombe is wrong.

In an interview with The Independent on Sunday, former MP Ann Widdecombe claimed that, for women in the UK, ‘there are no inequalities left’; but is she right?

The time for breaking out our favourite SS15 pieces is almost upon us but, already, it’s time to look ahead to what the biggest names in fashion have in store for AW15! Be ahead of the pack with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London Fashion Week:

Top 5 trends from London Fashion Week AW15: Day 5

The time for breaking out our favourite SS15 pieces is almost upon us but, already, it’s time to look ahead to what the biggest names in fashion have in store for AW15! Be ahead of the pack with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London Fashion Week:

The time for breaking out our favourite SS15 pieces is almost upon us but, already, it’s time to look ahead to what the biggest names in fashion have in store for AW15! Be ahead of the pack with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London Fashion Week:

Top 5 trends from London Fashion Week AW15: Day 4

The time for breaking out our favourite SS15 pieces is almost upon us but, already, it’s time to look ahead to what the biggest names in fashion have in store for AW15! Be ahead of the pack with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London Fashion Week:

The time for breaking out our favourite SS15 pieces is almost upon us but, already, it’s time to look ahead to what the biggest names in fashion have in store for AW15! Be ahead of the pack with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London Fashion Week:

Top 5 trends from London Fashion Week AW15: Day 3

The time for breaking out our favourite SS15 pieces is almost upon us but, already, it’s time to look ahead to what the biggest names in fashion have in store for AW15! Be ahead of the pack with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London Fashion Week:

The time for breaking out our favourite SS15 pieces is almost upon us but, already, it’s time to look ahead to what the biggest names in fashion have in store for AW15! Be ahead of the pack with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London Fashion Week:

Top 5 trends from London Fashion Week 2015: Day 2

The time for breaking out our favourite SS15 pieces is almost upon us but, already, it’s time to look ahead to what the biggest names in fashion have in store for AW15! Be ahead of the pack with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London Fashion Week:

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