Senior Student

Senior Student: Charlie McKeever

The Senior Student is the head of the JCR and has three main duties – first, they lead and support the Executive Committee, the 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, the SCR, 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 Charlie, Castle’s Senior Student for 2019-2020. I’m a third year studying Physics and I’m originally from Manchester, but Durham is my second home now! I’ve been involved with so much during my time at Durham including learning to row, volunteering, various committees and multiple jobs – I’m sure there’s plenty you can get involved with too. My favourite thing I’ve been involved with is being a supervisor on the Undercroft Bar and Security Committee. I encourage you to get involved with as much as you can at Castle, and maybe even try something new, you will not regret it and it’s also a great way to socialise and meet new people.

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.