As John Snow College Junior Common Room (JCR for short!) President I am accountable for heading a team of elected officers in organising and overseeing everything outside of our students’ academic degrees. It's the JCR's responsibility to look after all college sports, arts, societies and events such as our fantastic student nights out, annual events including our Formal Dinners and our incredible winter and summer balls. As a Durham applied psychology graduate I have spent three years as a student at John Snow and I'm incredibly proud and honoured to have been given the chance to work for another year as JCR President - the JCR is incredibly important to the student experience here at Durham University and John Snow College.
Saleenah Gafoor, JCR President 2012/13
The Junior Common Room (JCR) is the student body of John Snow College and has around 1000 undergraduate members. The JCR supports and arranges many events, sports teams and other non-academic aspects of our members lives at University.
The JCR is headed by the Executive Committee (the 'Exec') - a committee of elected students who represent your views across various forums within the College and throughout the University. In addition, the JCR are the platform on which many student welfare services, most sporting opportunities, and virtually all entertainments are based, as well as providing support and resources for the whole range of student societies.
The Exec is led by the Sabbatical President and the rest of the committee is made up of our Exec Officer & Non-Exec Officers. Anyone can run for a position on the Exec and all officers are voted into their position annually - so there is no excuse not to get involved! Such leadership positions help you develop great skills that enhance your CV.