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Staff benefits update

26 Feb 2014

Half-term and entertainment offers

Sea Life

Did you know that as a member of staff you can access up to 50% discount via Merlin Entertainments Group that operates the UK’s leading attractions such as Sea Life Centres, Legoland, and Warwick Castle? 

Within our local region that includes Legoland Discovery Centre and Sea Life Centres near the Trafford Centre, Alton Towers Resort and Blackpool attractions such as the Blackpool Tower Eye, Circus and Ballroom and the Dungeons.

Savings you can make:

  • Legoland Discovery Centre
    £16.50 (on the day price)   
    £10.00 (corporate rate = 39% saving)
  • Sea Life Centre    
    £16.40 (on the day price)
    £8.20 (corporate rate = 50% saving)

Merlin also provide annual passes for their attractions which start at £99.17 per person for a family group of at least three (maximum three adults) or £132.50 for individuals. For more information visit the Merlin discounts page or call the booking line 0871 222 4001 quoting MANUNI. Online booking is not available.

For theatre lovers Manchester Opera House and Palace Theatre has a £10 offer for Circus of Horrors on 27 February; £15 best available seats for Let it Be Friday, 28 February and Monday, 3 March, 7.30pm performances only and a 2-4-1 for Aida on Sunday, 2 March.  

Competitions and prizes!

Congratulations to Lorna Jones in the Office of Business Relations who won the £100 holiday voucher to spend with SkooshKarma Hotels. Hoping you have a great time wherever you go!  If you are looking to book a hotel for a short break or family holiday SkooshKarma are hotel specialists with a difference.  They believe in transparency by showing the internal workings of their company including profits on every sale.  They’ve made fundraising central to their business giving 10% of their profit to charity and splitting commission with customers.

You still have time to visit Perkz (see the competition category) before the end of February for your chance to win a 5 course champagne meal at Gordon Ramsay's Maze restaurant, a weekend break for two or a Champneys pamper day for two.  If you need the University’s unique registration code for Perkz email


One of our regular offer providers, City Scene in Manchester, have an offer for 25% off tickets for the cricket one day international between England v Sri Lanka at Old Trafford on 28 May. Follow the guidance on how to apply for the discount code.

For more information on all the offers visit our third party provider Perkz which gives you access to hundreds of leading High Street offers or our locally negotiated discounts:

Next week

Look out for the prize draw for pairs of Cake & Bake Show tickets!