Who can join?

The Staff Common Room is your organisation, and you can make as much or as little of it as you like. It is open to all staff, academic or not, and needs your support in order to survive. Its purpose is to act as a Staff Club for all who wish to join.

There are two kinds of SCR membership - ordinary and associate.

Ordinary membership

of the SCR is open to all current staff members of the University and part-time staff paid on national scales, including those whose employment is subject to a probationary period. Members may bring up to three guests into the SCR on any one occasion. Spouses and partners of members may use the facilities without additional subscription.

The current subscription fee is twenty pounds per annum, from October 2017, payable by deduction from salary. For research students who are not staff the subscription is ten pounds per annum.

Associate membership

is open to retired staff, Fellows of the University and Science Park staff. Full details may be found in the copy of the Constitution posted on the notice board in the SCR suite, or may be obtained from the Secretary. For most of these categories the concessionary subscription is ten pounds per annum.

For Staff Members needing to resign membership, e.g. if leaving the staff shortly after the annual payment is due, the following is the procedure: although the deduction from salary mandate form says that it should be cancelled by writing to Finance, the Payroll Office is happy with the following for simplicity:

Members wishing to cancel their membership should email to this effect to Payroll, copied to the Membership Secretary.

The last Membership Circular, an earlier one, describing in more detail the advantages of membership, and produced by the Committee in November 2006, and a questionnaire circulated a couple of years ago which led to a number of our newest initiatives, are available to download here:

  • Current Year's Membership Circular
  • Membership Questionnaire - new initiatives for the SCR
  • Membership Information from 2006 to download

    The SCR Facebook Page can also be accessed from here, as can details of the Membership Email List.

    Applications

    A membership application form is available here for those in receipt of Keele salaries. Applicants for membership who are unable to complete this mandate for deduction of the subscription from Keele salary (e.g. retired and associate members) should contact the Membership Secretary.