Senior Student

Senior Student: Ferdinand Schultz (He/Him)

The Senior Student is the head of the JCR (Junior Common Room) and has three main duties – first, they lead and support the Executive Committee, the student group that is responsible for the day-to-day running of all parts of the JCR. Secondly, the Senior Student represents the undergraduate body of Castle within University College to groups such as the MCR (Middle Common Room – Masters and PhD students), the SCR (fellows of the college), College Office, College Council or Durham Castle Society. 

Thirdly and finally, the Senior Student ensures that the views of the JCR are heard by the Durham Students’ Union and the University, as well as being the face of the JCR to those outside the Durham University community.

(More information can be found in the Standing Orders, VI.6, p.10)


I’m Ferdinand, I study Politics and Philosophy and I am in third year.

If you have any questions or concerns or are unsure which exec member to contact then feel free to get in touch with me by email ( or come knock on my door, N17 on Norman Gallery.