How the College Works

Structure and Governance

Junior Common Room (JCR)

Furness JCR Exec is made up of a group of students elected by students.  They are here to represent student views, organise socials, campaigns and provide opportunities for students to get involved in events and activities taking place in the College.  They work closely with College Officers to ensure students have the best experience during their time in Furness College.

The JCR meet regularly as a team and their meeting minutes are available to view here.

The President and Vice-Presidents also attend meetings with College Officers and are part of the College Management Team which meets 1-2 times a term to review and discuss the day to day running of the College.

Senior Common Room (SCR)

The SCR is made up of members of University staff who are also members of Furness College.  Some Senior members have a role in managing the College and form an integral part of College life by working closely with the JCR Exec and by contributing towards the intellectual and social experience of our students.  More about our College Staff can be found here.

Furness Senior Members

If you are interested in finding out more about staff events within the College or are interested in volunteering, please contact Jo Dickinson, College Manager.


The College Syndicate includes all members of the SCR and JCR Executive.  The Syndicate reports to the University Senate and meets at least once per term to oversee the running of the College, agree strategy and consitutional amendments.   The Principal is a member of the University Senate and represents the College in the Colleges and Student Experience Committee (CSEC).  The most recent Syndicate minutes can be found here.


Furness College Syndicate Meeting 30 January 2019

Furness College Syndicate Meeting 1 November 2018



Furness College Syndicate Meeting 18 June 2018

Furness College Syndicate Meeting 30 April 2018

Furness College Syndicate Meeting 19 February 2018

Furness College Syndicate Meeting 13 November 2017