How the College Works

Structure and Governance

Junior Common Room (JCR)

Pendle JCR Exec is made up of 16 students elected by the junior members of the College. They are here to represent student views, organise socials and campaigns and provide opportunities to get involved in events and activities taking place in the College. They also work closely with College Officers to ensure students have the best experience during their time at Lancaster University. The JCR Exec meet weekly as a team. College Officers, JCR Exec, Assistant Deans and College sports teams representatives meet three times a term at College Council to discuss and make decisions about the day to day running of the College. The JCR Exec is part of the Lancaster University Students Union.

Senior Common Room (SCR)

The Staff is made up of members of University staff who are also members of Pendle 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. The Principal and College Officers attend Senior Management Team meetings three times a term. Find out about SCR activities.


The College Syndicate includes all members of the SCR and the JCR Executive. The Syndicate reports to the University Senate and meets once a year to oversee the running of the college, agree strategy and constitutional amendments. Minutes of Syndicate meetings are also listed below. The Principal is a member of the University Senate. The College is also represented at the Colleges and Student Experience Committee which meets once a term.



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

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

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

Residences' Handbook

A complete guide to living in Lancaster University Accommodation.

Residences' Handbook