All University staff who are paid on the main payroll are eligible to join the Staff Association. There are plans to incorporate an Association Membership scheme category for staff such as casual workers.
Unfortunately we cannot accept membership applications from retired staff, as this would be a conflict of interest with the University of Exeter Retired Staff Association (UERSA). However, retired staff who join the UERSA will receive Staff Association rates for events. Please visit the UERSA website for details of how to join.
How to join
All members of staff with a start date prior to December 2011 will be required to complete the online Staff Association membership form in order to join.
Upon joining you will be sent a membership card and login details for the Exeter Rewards discount portal.
From December 2011, all new members of staff will automatically opt into the Staff Association and membership fees of £1 per week will be deducted from your monthly salary. You will receive full details, including a membership pack, within 1 month. If you wish to opt out of the Staff Association, you will need to do so prior to your employment start date, after this time 1 month's notice will need to be given and the online cancellation form completed.
Membership to the Staff Association costs £1 per week which is deducted from your salary on a monthly basis.
Exeter Rewards discount portal
Members of the Staff Association have access to the Exeter Rewards discount portal which offers over 3000 discounts for numerous retailers including supermarkets (shopping and fuel), high street stores, holiday companies and many more. Many of these discounts are prepaid discounts and require you to purchase a voucher or gift card prior to purchase. Full details about Exeter Rewards
As well as the discount portal, we have negotiated a range of local discounts and vouchers for members. See all discounts
The Staff Association works with Campus Services to bring you a range of on-campus discounts, including accommodation, restaurants and cafes, transport, the Exeter Northcott Theatre and various other facilities. See all our available discounts
Events and activities
The Staff Association Social Committee offer a full range of subsidised fee, or free entry, social events and activities for both staff, partners and families - including local trips, Friday socials, on-campus cinema, classes and much more. Full details of forthcoming events
Special interest groups
There are a number of groups based at the Streatham Campus, including a Lunchtime Knitting Circle, a Book Club, Surf Group, Ultimate Frisbee team, University Staff Choir and a Squash club to name a few. Special interest groups (or clubs) are being encouraged to form as a means of getting people together across campus(es!) who have familiar interests and hobbies - whether this results in the formation of lunchtime groups, after work clubs or weekend events. Full details of special interest groups
How to get involved
We are always on the lookout for willing volunteers to take an active role within the Staff Association. There are various opportunities which may be of interest:
Attend an event
All members are welcome to attend any of the events organise by the Staff Association. Visit the Events and activities page for more details.
Join the social committee
Social Committee members are volunteers from across the University and take an active role in organising events and activities. We are particularly keen to recruit members from St Luke's and Tremough.
Become a Staff Association Champion
We are currently building a network of Staff Association Champions across the University to help promote and encourage the Staff Association and support the social committee with events and activities. Champions can also provide advice and information regarding the Staff Association and raise issues with the Marketing and Communications Officer (Staff Association).
Set up or join a special interest group
The Staff Association is always looking for individuals to suggest their own activities and be enthusiastic enough to set up small special interest groups. Members of the Social Committee will be available to assist you with setting up advice and support. We would like to be able to see groups being formed across all the University Campuses. The Association is for you - so ultimately you as staff will decide what should be included. Hopefully you can find something you would be interested in joining, attending or participating in. If not, why not set up your own group? Funding Grants are available to assist with setting up groups. See special interest groups for more information.
Please contact the Marketing and Communications Officer (Staff Association) for more information about how to get involved.
How to withdraw from the Staff Association
You need to give a month's notice to withdraw from the Staff Association. New starters can withdraw prior to their employment start date, after that time 1 month's notice will required. No paid fees will be refunded.
Please complete the online cancellation form and return your membership card to the Marketing and Communications Officer (Staff Association), Human Resources, Northcote House.