ARU Blogs — Jennifer

Jennifer Walne

Faculty:Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:School of Creative Industries

Course: BA (Hons) Writing and English Literature

I am in my second year studying Writing and English Literature. My room is full of books: I use some for doorstops, bedside tables, coasters, everything. Literature and writing are my passions. Finding the confidence to send my writing out into the world was a hard step for me, but I pushed myself and I’m proud of that. I write about everything from expectations of women in the 19th century to Game of Thrones, from fan fiction to poetry, to film reviews to short historical fiction.

If I’m not writing, there’s something wrong.

If there’s one thing I could wish for, it would be nice, long, healthy fingernails that I can paint and make look pretty.

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12 May 2020

Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare. Everyone knows the name. I came to uni not really sure what to expect in terms of how much Shakespeare I’d be doing, but it turns out that my course at ARU offers a nice bit of flexibility. Read more…

2 March 2020

Thursday 5 March 2020 is World Book Day. To mark the occasion, Writing and English Literature student Jennifer blogs about the five books that most captured her imagination as a child. Read more…

29 July 2019

I’ve had lots of jobs and written lots of things - separately, mind - but working as a Digital Student Ambassador is the first time I’ve actually been paid to write. Read more…

25 July 2019

You lived in halls for your first year at uni and are now thinking about renting. But how do you know what to look for in a housemate? Read more…

15 March 2019

I find exams of any kind stressful - that is a fact universally acknowledged. But what on earth do you do when you’ve got no idea what’s going to come up? Read more…


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