Eligibility

All University staff who are paid on the main payroll are eligible to join the Staff Association.

Associate Membership

There are plans to incorporate an Associate Membership scheme category for staff such as casual workers, INTO Staff, Guild Staff etc. however this is yet to be confirmed

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

To join the Staff Association you need to complete online Staff Association membership form.

Upon joining you will be sent a membership card and login details for the Exeter Rewards discount portal.

Membership is for a minimum of 6 months and at least 1 months notice must be given to withdraw.

All new starters with a start date prior to 1st March 2014 will have automatically been opted in the Staff Association and membership fees of £1 per week will be deducted from your monthly salary. 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 will need to be completed. Employees employed after 1st March 2014 will need to complete the application form (see above).

Membership cost

Membership to the Staff Association costs £1 per week which is deducted from your salary on a monthly basis.

Membership benefits

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

Local discounts

As well as the discount portal, we have negotiated a range of local discounts and vouchers for members. See all discounts

On-campus 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 organised by the Staff Association. Visit the Events and activities page for more details.

Become a "Social Butterfly" - None of the boring bits, just turn up for the party!

Volunteer for the best bits;we need enthusiastic and socialble people to welcome host and champion Staff Association events. Whether its heading to the pub after work to welcome new starters or playing front of house for Film Nights, you can just turn up, smile and meet an endless list of new people, all keen to enjoy the Staff Association and the community its becoming.
Worried about the time commitment? worry not, the joy of being a socialite is that we know you are busy people with exciting lives to lead...there's no minimum obligation. Spot an event you're interested in, sign up to help and we'll see you there! Email staffassociation@exeter.ac.uk to get involved

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 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 is available to assist with setting up groups. See special interest groups for more information.

Further 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.

Please complete the online cancellation form and return your membership card to the Marketing and Communications Officer (Staff Association), Human Resources, Northcote House.