Furness College accommodation blocks

Furness College

Setup and Rules.

College Structure

Furness is made up of two major groups of people: the students (Junior Common Room, or JCR) and the staff (Senior Common Room, or SCR).

All of the students are members of the JCR and annually elect a JCR Executive to represent student views, organise socials and campaigns, and provide opportunities for involvement within the college. They work closely with College Officers and aim to maximise the student experience during their time here.

The SCR is made up of members of University staff who are also members of Furness College. Some Senior members have a role in managing the College and form an integral part of college life by working closely with the JCR Exec and by contributing towards the intellectual and social experience of our students. Furness welcomes all interest on any level from staff members and you can find out more in our dedicated staff section.

You can find out more about our team here.


The College Syndicate includes all members of the SCR and JCR Executive. Meeting termly to oversee the running of the College, agree strategy and any constitutional amendments, Syndicate reports to the University Senate.

The College Principal is our representative at University Senate.

Please get in touch with the College Manager if you would like to attend any of our Syndicate Meetings.


The College is a community in which a large number of people live and work closely together. The Deanery exists to ensure all members can live, work and study in a safe environment which allows them to make the most of their time at Lancaster University.

Rules are applicable to all students, whether you live on campus or not. If you experience any difficulties with fellow students, please contact your Deanery to raise your concerns.

Alleged breaches of the rules will be investigated by the Deanery who will also decide on any sanctions to be applied. The most serious cases will be dealt with by the University Board of Discipline.

Failure to attend a summons without a reason will result in a fine.

The full procedure for the process and for any appeal may be found in the Student Discipline Regulations.

The Deanery would like to make all students are of fines that will be applied if particular rules in the Residences and University Rules are broken.