Staff Common Room Association

Colchester Campus staff common room

Staff common room at Colchester Campus Our Colchester Campus has a common room for staff which you can use by becoming a member of the Staff Common Room Association (SCRA). Members enjoy the following facilities:

  • free coffee, tea and hot chocolate in the common room
  • a comprehensive range of newspapers and magazines which you can read in the common room
  • use of a microwave and toaster
  • freshly prepared microwave lunches available daily (£3 charge)
  • a Friday lunchtime craft group started by some of our members


The common room is at the front of the first floor of the Albert Sloman Library. Please contact us if you'd like to have a look around before joining.

Opening times

The Colchester Campus staff common room is available during the main Library opening hours.

How to join

Membership is open to all members of University staff for a monthly cost of £3.50, which is payable via a salary deduction.

  • SCRA constitution

    PDF document

    Please read our constitution before joining.

  • SCRA membership form

    Word document

    To join the SCRA, please print, complete and return our membership form.

Contact us

Steve Doubtfire

SCRA Secretary

Room 4SW.5.22

Telephone 01206 87 2328


Committee members

  • Dr Murray Griffin, President
  • Lynn Baird, Treasurer
  • Steve Doubtfire, Secretary
  • Tony De Roy, Committee Member
  • Bob Self, Committee Member
  • Mary Pelowski, Committee Member
  • Vince Swann, Committee Member
  • Nick Warren, Committee Member
  • Dr John Woods, Committee Member