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Staff Common Rooms

Staff Common Rooms

There are two Staff Common Rooms in the school (one on the first floor of the College Buildings on the Russell Square Campus, and one on the third floor of the building on the Vernon Square Campus).

Membership of the SCR is free of charge and includes all SOAS staff and research students.

These rooms are for the use and enjoyment of all SCR members.

The Staff Common Rooms may be used for:

  • relaxation during breaks in the work day;
  • the consumption of food and beverages;
  • quiet conversation between colleagues;
  • the hosting of visitors to the School;
  • the gathering of small groups after events such as seminars and conferences;
  • reading and other forms of individual work; and
  • events and activities promoting sociability and collegiality among SCR members.

The SCR can become very busy at certain times of the day, and users are reminded that the room may not be used for formal meetings, teaching, work or study. Entry to the SCR is normally limited to SCR members and their guests.

Requests to use the Staff Common Rooms for extraordinary purposes, or for staff-related events after 3pm on weekdays, should be directed to the SCR Committee Deputy Chair, Ms Jane Savory

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