Jessica Owen

Student Contributor

Jessica Owen
Lancaster University

Student news, lifestyle, guides, Lancaster University, food, creative writing, music, quizzes, musical theatre, Christmas, advice, literature, interviews

  • Jessica Owen is Deputy Editor for the Lancaster Tab, where she pitches, edits and writes articles for the site and creates engaging cover photos alongside her work
  • Jessica pitches and produces a wide variety of articles, including student and local news, student guides and pop culture quizzes
  • In her free time, Jessica enjoys singing, baking and writing. She particularly loves writing children’s fiction and hopes to work in publishing in the future


Jessica joined the Lancaster Tab in 2022 during her first year of university, and quickly began to write a wide range of articles including breaking news and student lifestyle feature articles. She became Deputy Editor in 2024


Jessica is currently a second year student studying for her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. She completed a minor in World Literature and previously studied at St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School’s sixth form


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Lancaster students put in headlock and dragged by security after interrupting senior meeting

The students claim they were left with injuries that required medical attention

Code names and women only zones: Inside the Lancaster University pro-Palestine encampment

The protesters have even set up a library in one tent for students to have study breaks

Lancaster University Students’ Union responds to encampment in Alexandra Square

‘We support the right of students and staff all to organise, protest, and exercise their freedom of speech.’

Writing books to having kids: What the Young Sheldon cast are doing now the show is ending

I’ll be immediately adding Raegan Revord’s upcoming book to my shopping cart

Lancaster Uni students begin encampment in Alexandra Square in solidarity with Palestine

The students set up their tents at around 11am this morning

Trampolining to ESports: Here are all of the Roses sports you probably didn’t know about

This is your daily reminder that Roses are Red x

Roses Day Two: Lancaster maintains the lead

Lancaster only need one more point to win Roses 2024

‘A massive source of inspiration’: Lancaster Volleyball on opening for Roses 2024

‘We hope to harness the pressure and instead of letting it break us, let it push us further’

Lancaster University announces new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Rebecca Lingwood will take on the role from July 2024.

Zayn Malik to Calvin Harris: All the celebs who’ve quit Hollywood to live on a farm

Finding out that Jeffree Star is farming yaks was not on my 2024 bingo card

We asked Lancs students about their moments of love at uni and the responses are adorable

What a lovely way to finish off the term

Kimberly Wyatt, Marvin Humes and James Haskell: Sugar announces Roses weekend lineup

Tickets will go on sale this Friday 22nd March 2024 at 4pm

Tell us about your Lent term at Lancs and we’ll tell you which GUTS tour moment you are

Currently channelling all of our stress into screaming along to Get Him Back x

Lancaster University Students’ Union announces nominees for the 2024 Society Awards

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 20th March

Bay Search and Rescue save over 40 people from being caught out by spring tide in Morecambe Bay

Their patrols also saw their teams helping a number of vehicles to safety

Take this Devil Wears Prada quiz and we’ll tell you if you’re more Emily, Andy or Miranda

Don’t worry, we won’t ask you to spell ‘Gabbana’ x

66 per cent of Lancaster students’ maintenence loan doesn’t cover their rent – Tab Survey

74 per cent say that they rely on money from family and friends to cover their living costs

Attention Lancs students! A new Festival of the Arts is coming to campus

The Festival of the Arts will be in the LICA building this Sunday 10th March

‘They changed their topic the night before’: Lancs students’ worst group project stories

Good luck to the people waiting for their coursemates to reply to the group chat x

Countryside climbing and city dining: Here are our top nine day trips from Lancaster

Get ready for some chaotic flat trip memories x

From sweet to savoury: Here’s what each Lancaster college would put on their pancakes

Lemon and sugar girlies have their life together x

It’s official: Here’s our complete guide to finding part-time work as a Lancs Uni student

Anything to fund our Greggs addictions x

We’ll guess how long your 2024 resolutions will last based on your first week back in Lancs

Thoughts and prayers to the people currently crying over deadlines x

Person injured and traffic build-up reported after crash on Scotforth Road

The traffic collision took place outside Booths supermarket

Lancaster fire in Lune Industrial Estate still ongoing over a month later

The fire began on 3rd December 2023, and is expected to continue for several months

Man arrested after major fire at Lune Industrial Estate has continued for 10 days

Local schools are being advised to stay indoors as smoke remains at the site

Finish the Christmas song lyrics and we’ll guess what your Lancs Christmas plans are!


Plan your festive Lancs day out and we’ll tell you which panto you should see this year!

Quizmas day eight is here (oh yes it is!)

Plan your flat Christmas party and we’ll tell you which advent calendar matches your vibe

It’s Quizmas day seven!

It’s behind you! Here’s your annual panto roundup for in and around Lancs

Roll up your sleeves and get your singalong voices ready!

Crime in Lancaster under serious review due to concerns over the safety of students

Concerns have been raised over domestic violence, street drunkenness and anti-social behaviour

Yuck! We’ve rated the grossest ‘gifts’ Lancs students have found in their accommodation

Silverfish are becoming our built-in best friends xoxo

Take this spooky quiz to find out which Lancaster icon you should dress up as this Halloween

Are you a Norma or a Sugarmouse?

Attention film fans! A new international film festival has arrived in Morecambe

The Bay International Film Festival is co-founded by Lancaster University lecturer Anna Kumacheva

It’s officially spooky season: Lancaster named the fourth most haunted place in the UK

Data was collected by BonusFinder to determine the most haunted towns and cities in the UK

Attention Lancs! Light Up Lancaster is back this year with a brand new street food market

The festival is running for an additional day, with installations and performances scheduled from 2nd to 4th November

Listen up, Lancs: This first year bucket list will make you have the best first year ever

Welcome to Lancaster!

Here is your official A-Z rundown of Lancaster Freshers’ Week

I is for ‘I’ve spent all my money’

Which Red, White and Royal Blue character are you based on your Lancs room decorations?

Beatrice would definitely have fairy lights everywhere x

Lancaster University climbs 24 places in QS World University Rankings for 2024

The university now ranks 122nd out of 1500 universities worldwide

A definitive guide to Lancaster Uni’s best summer reading spots

Don’t forget to pick up a cold drink from Costa on your way!

From thrifting to bar crawls: Here are 11 things Lancs students can do post-exams

Now’s your chance to finish the campus bar crawl you started in Fresher’s Week

Tell us about your Lancs study day and we’ll match a Bridgerton quote to your personality

Sorrows and prayers to those suffering through exam season x

Here are all the types of people you will find in a Lancaster University seminar

If you don’t know one, you probably are one x

Lancaster Police captures runaway goat after chase leads to traffic chaos

The escaped animal has been nicknamed ‘Houdini’ by police

I spent two weeks trying to get out of a rut as a Lancs student: Here’s my advice

Please, please make sure that you’re getting enough sleep

Lancaster University Professor to receive Busk Medal for Amazon Research

Jos Barlow is a Professor in Conservation Science at the Lancaster Environment Centre

Tell us about your day on campus and we’ll tell you which Jury Duty character you are

Jeannie is such a Grizedale girly x

Zorbing and ironing: Here are all of the sports that should be added to Roses this year

Brb, just practicing for competitive sleeping x

A Lancs student’s guide to Roses 2023: Here’s what you can do to support Lancaster in York

Flat floor accommodation in York is now included with transport to the events in Lancs’ merch packs

LUSU to host free outdoor cinema event on campus this Thursday

The movie night will feature screenings of Shrek and School of Rock

Will Roses be red again? Merch for Roses 2023 has been released!

Lancs spectator packs include return tickets to watch the games in York

Lancaster students: here are nine last minute Mother’s Day gifts and where you can find them

Here to save you from the last-minute Tesco run x

Dumb way to die or smart way to live? Moments that every Lancs student will experience

Spending 10 minutes in in the library’s mile-long toilet queue….

Our bank accounts are cheering: Lancaster University’s food services join Too Good to Go

Barkers, Marketplace and Pendle Brew are among the food services that will join the app

Lancaster University’s Women+ forum announces events for Women’s History Month

The events will take place throughout campus and in Sugar

Literature lovers rejoice: Lancaster Litfest to return for 2023!

The literature festival will take place throughout Lancaster from the 8th March to the 26th March

Guess how many of these Lancs items you can buy with the money students lose in strikes

You’ll have enough sausage rolls for the rest of your uni days x

One month down: How Lancs students can get back on track with their New Year’s resolutions

Brb, just rewarding myself for going to my lecture with a Greggs x

Lancaster University researcher wins national photo competition

Anna Dyson placed first in Best Overall Photo for UK residents outside of the University of Kent

Tell us what you eat in a day on campus and we’ll tell you which Christmas villain you are

If I eat all of my advent chocolate in a day I can buy another one, right?

Take this festive films quiz and we’ll work out how early you start listening to Christmas music

It’s Quizmas day three! Here’s your daily does of Christmas quizzes to get you in the holiday spirit.

Light up Lancaster 2022: Here’s your complete schedule

This year’s event will take place on the 4th and 5th November

Lancaster University ranks 26th for sustainability in new worldwide league table

The QS World University Rankings also places Lancaster seventh in the UK for sustainability