Treasurer: James Penston

The treasurer is responsible for managing the finances for the JCR. This includes making and tracking payments; chasing up debts, such as formal bills; and preparing the annual budget for the year, including the allocation of funds to clubs and societies.

(More information can be found in the Standing Orders VI.8, p.11)

Hi, I’m James this year’s treasurer overseeing the JCR finances for the year. I’m in my third and final year here at Castle studying physics. I’m a big cricket fan and keen golfer but at castle I’ve also been involved in ball committee, panto, and the Undie – so feel free to ask me about any of these. My top tip for freshers would be to make the most of first year and try as many new things as possible. Also, be sure to come down to the Undie – it really is the best college bar in Durham!

If you have any JCR finance related questions throughout the year then please do get in touch, either come and find me up on Norman Gallery or email me at

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