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Staff benefits update

13 Mar 2014

Cycle to Work Scheme - Rockadelic rocky road treats – Win a massage – The Wanted – Results of Cake and Bake Show Prize Draw

Cycle to Work scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

If the warmer weather is making you feel more active, you may be considering the Cycle to Work scheme which enables you to save money on the purchase of bikes and accessories and, since June 2013, just safety equipment only. This is a 'salary exchange' scheme, so this reduces the amount of tax and NI paid so that savings of around 25-35% on the list price of the cycle and safety equipment can be made, depending on your tax band. 

You can also try discounted folding bike hire with Brompton Bike from Piccadilly or take advantage of the wide range of health and fitness and wellbeing options open to members of staff at the University.


We all like treats and Rockadelic make a delicious selection of Rocky Road treats in Manchester. You can choose from flavours such as salted caramel, cookies and cream, mini eggs, creme eggs and peanut butter. They can cater for parties, office events, conferences and wedding favours. Visit the Rockadelic page for how to order and get 10% discount.

The Wanted

City Scene in Manchester, are offering University staff access to discounted tickets for The Wanted at Phones 4u Arena on Tuesday, 18 March. The price is only £30 which includes booking fee (normal price £45 plus booking fee). Tickets offer in Blocks 114 and 115 only. For more information email


The Opera House has an offer for the play Kindertransport. This has received excellent reviews earlier in the tour. Tickets are £15 each for the best available seats including stalls and circle seating (£15 each only available for Tuesday, 25 March and Wednesday, 26 March, 7.30pm shows).

On-campus massage - prize draw

Stephanie Marsh offers quick and convenient massages on campus, which can be carried out in your lunch break, over clothing and seated at a table.  Massage treatments can help to loosen tense muscles, relieve stress and aid relaxation.  More information on the treatments offered can be found at her discount page.

Stephanie is giving you the chance to win a free on campus neck, back and shoulder massage

To be in with a chance of winning a free on campus treatment, just answer this simple question:

Which of the following can be a benefit of massage:

a)  Loosen tense muscles

b)  Stress relief

c)  Relaxation

d)   All of the above!!

Send your answer, name, email address and contact number by Friday, 28 March to:

Cake and Bake Show prize draw

Congratulations to the 60 members of staff who won pairs of tickets to the Cake and Bake Show at Manchester Central between Friday, 4 April and Sunday, 6 April. Hope you all enjoy the show!


Further information

Look at the full benefits, rewards and discounts you have access to! Not just discounts but financial benefits like the Cycle to Work scheme, season ticket loans and family friendly policies!

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