Jenny Shippen

Jenny Shippen
Jenny is a graduate of Newcastle University three times over, having earned her BA (Hons) in English Literature, MA in Creative Writing, and PGCE under the arches. She now works as a writer, illustrator, and copywriter for the university.

Recent Posts

Why is English important for international students?

If you want to study at a UK university, knowledge of English is essential. Your degree will be taught in English and it will be the common language you share with friends. Being confident in English as an international student has other benefits, too. Read on to find out why English is important...

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How can international students open a bank account in the UK?

Opening a student bank account in the UK can be a great way to manage your spending and take advantage of financial offers for university students. Read on to find out how to open a bank account as an international student.

3 min read

Celebrating diversity with the Festival of Culture

Every year, the Newcastle University Students’ Union hosts the Festival of Culture – a celebration of diversity and multiculturalism when students share their heritage with others through dance, food, art, and many other activities. We spoke to current Students’ Union Activities Officer Alex...

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How to apply for a Master’s degree | A guide for students

Thinking of studying for a Master’s degree? It could be the best choice you can make to further your education and advance your career. Whether you’re finishing up your Bachelor’s degree or returning to higher education, read on to find out more about how to apply for a Master’s degree, a...

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Budgeting for students in the UK | Student budget tips

With the rising cost of living, are you wondering how you're going to cope when you go to university?

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Top 5 reasons to study a Master’s degree in the UK

More and more students and professionals are opting to study for a Master’s degree in the UK, with 13% more people achieving a postgraduate degree in 2022 compared to the previous year.

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Personal statement structure | Advice for international students

As a potential student, you will be asked to write a personal statement – also known as a statement of purpose – detailing your skills, experience, and suitability for the course as part of your application to study at a UK university. Whether you’re just starting your personal statement or looking...

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Is using AI cheating? | Personal statements & artificial intelligence

We are currently witnessing a new technology boom, with talk of Artificial Intelligence taking the world by storm. If you're thinking of using AI to write your personal statement for your university application are you clear on whether you can use it or if it's cheating? Read on to find out more.

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ICSC Internships | Neil's story

Since 2021, The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC) has offered internships to Newcastle University students as part of its efforts to bridge the gap between past and present human rights challenges. The organisation helps to preserve the memories of historic sites and memorials...

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