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About us

The Staff Common Room

The Staff Common Room (SCR) functions as a 'staff social club' of the University. Our membership currently includes over 800 academic, administrative and technical staff within the various departments and offices from across the University.

The facilities and events that the SCR operate provide a wide range of opportunities for social interaction, networking and meeting other staff members. This is particularly beneficial for new members of staff, especially those from outside of the local area, who wish to become more fully integrated into the University by establishing new associations. The SCR helps to foster a strong collegial environment within the University, it assists in raising the quality of life of its members, and hence indirectly enhances the standing of our institution.

SCR membership is also of value to retired staff wishing to support, and retain links with, colleagues and the University in general.

The newly-refurbished rooms of the SCR, located in the beautiful Park House (Whiteknights), provide an informal venue for meetings with visitors, colleagues and collaborators, and help to engender an element of pride in our University. The SCR also includes a common-room at the London Road site within the attractive Acacias.

Contact us

Charlene McGroarty