Welcome to Butler!
Congratulations on being offered a place at Durham University and Josephine Butler College!
We hope that when you arrive you will make the most of Butler JCR. That stands for Junior Common Room and is the name we use to describe the undergraduate student body. At Butler we believe that you should come away from your time here not just with a degree but with heaps of other experiences and memories. Whilst all of your teaching takes place in your department, the Junior Common Room is here to deliver all of your extra-curricular activities within college! That is your sports, societies, committees, events like Freshers Week, Summer Ball, and Winter Ball. Everything is led by students for students; all students clubs, all events, everything! To become a member of the JCR you will need to pay the JCR levy once you become a student.
The phrase #GetInvolved is something that you will hear a lot in your time at Butler. This hashtag really sums up our attitude towards the student experience! We pride ourselves on being a friendly and inclusive college and that is reflected in all of our activities. We really believe there is something for everyone here at Butler, so have a look through this website to get an idea of how much we have on offer, and if you can’t see something you like, well we would love for you to come here and set the club up! We are constantly having new clubs set up by our wonderful students so come here and #GetInvolved!
We hope the below Q&As help answers some of your pre-arrival queries.
If you have any questions at all, just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be more than happy to help!
Sam, JCR President.