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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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We know it can be hard to let go of those memories of barbecues, beers and rolled-up shirt sleeves of not so long ago, but it’s time to accept that your summer wardrobe just isn’t going to cut it anymore. Stay warm, but stay stylish, and make the walk between lectures bearable by layering up with these winter essentials:

Guys: Your essentials for walking around campus this winter

We know it can be hard to let go of those memories of barbecues, beers and rolled-up shirt sleeves of not so long ago, but it’s time to accept that your summer wardrobe just isn’t going to cut it anymore. Stay warm, but stay stylish, and make the walk between lectures bearable by layering up with these winter essentials:

The Elle X Whistles ‘This is what a feminist looks like’ T-shirt has hit the headlines in recent weeks – while the collaboration was applauded during its initial release, things soon turned sour.

Fawcett Society says Elle X Whistles pro-feminist T-shirts ARE ethically sourced

The Elle X Whistles ‘This is what a feminist looks like’ T-shirt has hit the headlines in recent weeks – while the collaboration was applauded during its initial release, things soon turned sour.

Who run the world? Girls! Well, now we can run, jog, cycle and dance our way around it in style, as Beyoncé and Topshop have announced a brand new joint venture in workout wear.

Beyonce and Topshop team up for new fitness wear label

Who run the world? Girls! Well, now we can run, jog, cycle and dance our way around it in style, as Beyoncé and Topshop have announced a brand new joint venture in workout wear.

Councillor Karen Danczuk, married to Rochdale Labour MP Simon Danczuk, last week found herself embroiled in a row with the Loose Women of ITV – and it’s all down to her selfies.

It's not Karen Danczuk who should be ashamed, but those who attack her for what she wears

Councillor Karen Danczuk, married to Rochdale Labour MP Simon Danczuk, last week found herself embroiled in a row with the Loose Women of ITV – and it’s all down to her selfies.

The crux of the clash between CSFL and CUSU Women's Campaign seems to have been this – should CSFL, a group whose sole purpose is to promote a pro-life message (granted, they also campaign on issues such as euthanasia and cloning, but the desire to help students ‘facing crisis pregnancies’ is evidently its primary cause), have been given a stall at the event at all?

Pro-life groups have no place at Cambridge Freshers' Festival

The crux of the clash between CSFL and CUSU Women's Campaign seems to have been this – should CSFL, a group whose sole purpose is to promote a pro-life message (granted, they also campaign on issues such as euthanasia and cloning, but the desire to help students ‘facing crisis pregnancies’ is evidently its primary cause), have been given a stall at the event at all?

Gogglebox might have waved goodbye to the Gilbey family following son George’s appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, but fans of the show will be saying hello to a couple of familiar faces on 17th October as fashion friends Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell grace our screens for a one-off special episode!

Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell to star in Gogglebox special

Gogglebox might have waved goodbye to the Gilbey family following son George’s appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, but fans of the show will be saying hello to a couple of familiar faces on 17th October as fashion friends Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell grace our screens for a one-off special episode!

Like club nights? Like football? Well then we think you’re going to love the new Electric Uniform project from Radio Slave!

Electric Uniform unveils new collection

Like club nights? Like football? Well then we think you’re going to love the new Electric Uniform project from Radio Slave!

Britain’s favourite high-street brand has everything you need to get awesome Adorkable style this Autumn.

Get Adorkable autumn style

Britain’s favourite high-street brand has everything you need to get awesome Adorkable style this Autumn.

Fabulous news for fans of Made In Chelsea – just weeks after launching her debut fashion line, MIC favourite Millie Mackintosh has now unveiled her exclusive jewellery collection for high-street store Dorothy Perkins, due to arrive in-store and online from 1st October.

Millie Mackintosh reveals Dorothy Perkins jewellery collection

Fabulous news for fans of Made In Chelsea – just weeks after launching her debut fashion line, MIC favourite Millie Mackintosh has now unveiled her exclusive jewellery collection for high-street store Dorothy Perkins, due to arrive in-store and online from 1st October.

As we wave goodbye to one summer, it’s time to welcome in another at London Fashion Week SS15! The biggest and best names in design have put together their fashion n forecasts for next summer, and you can get ahead with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London’s biggest fashion event:

Top 5 trends from LFW SS15: Day 5

As we wave goodbye to one summer, it’s time to welcome in another at London Fashion Week SS15! The biggest and best names in design have put together their fashion n forecasts for next summer, and you can get ahead with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London’s biggest fashion event:

As we wave goodbye to one summer, it’s time to welcome in another at London Fashion Week SS15! The biggest and best names in design have put together their fashion n forecasts for next summer, and you can get ahead with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London’s biggest fashion event:

Top 5 trends from LFW SS15: Day 4

As we wave goodbye to one summer, it’s time to welcome in another at London Fashion Week SS15! The biggest and best names in design have put together their fashion n forecasts for next summer, and you can get ahead with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London’s biggest fashion event:

As we wave goodbye to one summer, it’s time to welcome in another at London Fashion Week SS15! The biggest and best names in design have put together their fashion n forecasts for next summer, and you can get ahead with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London’s biggest fashion event:

Top 5 trends from LFW SS15: Day 3

As we wave goodbye to one summer, it’s time to welcome in another at London Fashion Week SS15! The biggest and best names in design have put together their fashion n forecasts for next summer, and you can get ahead with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London’s biggest fashion event:

As we wave goodbye to one summer, it’s time to welcome in another at London Fashion Week SS15! The biggest and best names in design have put together their fashion forecasts for next summer, and you can get ahead with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London’s biggest fashion event:

Top 5 trends from LFW SS15: Day 2

As we wave goodbye to one summer, it’s time to welcome in another at London Fashion Week SS15! The biggest and best names in design have put together their fashion forecasts for next summer, and you can get ahead with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London’s biggest fashion event:

As we wave goodbye to one summer, it’s time to welcome in another at London Fashion Week SS15! The biggest and best names in design have put together their fashion forecasts for next summer, and you can get ahead with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London’s biggest fashion event:

Top 5 trends from LFW SS15: Day 1

As we wave goodbye to one summer, it’s time to welcome in another at London Fashion Week SS15! The biggest and best names in design have put together their fashion forecasts for next summer, and you can get ahead with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London’s biggest fashion event:

August saw Africa Fashion Week return to London in a celebration of African design, talent and diverse ethnic influences that contribute to fashion in the UK. 47 new and emerging designers showcased contemporary collections inspired by Africa’s rich culture – while it was hard to narrow it down from so many stunning shows, we’ve rounded up some of the most striking looks from Africa Fashion Week London 2014…

Ten striking looks from Africa Fashion Week London 2014

August saw Africa Fashion Week return to London in a celebration of African design, talent and diverse ethnic influences that contribute to fashion in the UK. 47 new and emerging designers showcased contemporary collections inspired by Africa’s rich culture – while it was hard to narrow it down from so many stunning shows, we’ve rounded up some of the most striking looks from Africa Fashion Week London 2014…

It’s been a fantastic festival season for 2014, and it’s not over yet! Whether you’re heading to some of the last events of the season across the UK, venturing further afield to check out Europe’s best festivals, or just want to make the most of the last few weeks of summer sun in style, make sure you’ve got all the kit you need to get festival fashion nailed.

Men's fashion for festival season and beyond

It’s been a fantastic festival season for 2014, and it’s not over yet! Whether you’re heading to some of the last events of the season across the UK, venturing further afield to check out Europe’s best festivals, or just want to make the most of the last few weeks of summer sun in style, make sure you’ve got all the kit you need to get festival fashion nailed.

As the voice to some of the biggest pop hits of late, 2014 has been the year of Ella Eyre standing out on her own.

Interview: Ella Eyre

As the voice to some of the biggest pop hits of late, 2014 has been the year of Ella Eyre standing out on her own.

This week, we marked 100 years since the outbreak of World War One. Here, in honour of the centenary of WW1, we look at just some of the ways in which the effects of war on women’s lives can be traced through the fashions of the time, and even in the clothes we wear today.

World War One and Women's Fashion

This week, we marked 100 years since the outbreak of World War One. Here, in honour of the centenary of WW1, we look at just some of the ways in which the effects of war on women’s lives can be traced through the fashions of the time, and even in the clothes we wear today.

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