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University of Manchester Staff Association (UMSA)

Who are we?

The University of Manchester Staff Association (UMSA) is the social club for all members of staff of The University (whether part-time or full time).  

Benefits of membership

With your membership card you will benefit from:

  • Discounted tickets for the theatre
  • Children's parties
  • Shopping trips
  • Discounted lunchtime activities
  • Exclusive access as a member to an activities room located in the Wellbeing Rooms, Ground Floor in the Simon Building on south campus.

How much is the membership and how do I join?

Only £1.00 a month- deducted from your payslip. Please click here to join


Click here for the latest events.


Based on the ground floor of the Well Being Centre in the Simon Building, the UMSA activities room has a pool table, kitchenette and seating for relaxation.

Our committee

Over the last 20 years UMSA has been successful in organising many social events, such as theatre trips, shopping trips and children’s parties, as well as exercise and wellbeing classes with reduced rates for members. 

Contact us 

For any membership or committee enquiries please email