Senior Man

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Senior Man is a position held in some collegiate universities by the head of a college's JCR (the undergraduate student body). It is the equivalent of 'President'. The Senior Man acts as the chief representative of the student body, as a figurehead for the JCR and as an elected official.[1] He or she is also responsible for leading the JCR's executive council.

Although terminology refers to the position as a Senior 'Man', a woman may also fill this role.[2] This reflects the history of these colleges, which were founded as single sex male-only institutions.

The position of Senior Man is in use at three colleges of Durham University:


  1. ^ a b Senior Man Leslie, Justin; St Chad's College; 19 March 2006; Accessed 9 February 2007
  2. ^ Motion to rename JJCR President Archived 2006-05-19 at the Wayback Machine.; St John's College JCR; 17 March 2006; Accessed 9 February 2007
  3. ^ The JCR Exec Archived 2006-10-10 at the Wayback Machine. University College JCR; Accessed 9 February 2007
  4. ^ How the JCR Works Archived 2007-02-09 at the Wayback Machine. Hatfield College JCR; 2006; Accessed 9 February 2007