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Staff benefits update

14 Apr 2014

Merlin Group – Superbreak – Lake District hotels – Hairdressers – Cricket – Tastecard - Perkz prizes!

Overwater Hotel

Easter is upon us and you might be looking forward to a break, fun activities, days out over the Bank Holiday, taking time out for yourself or simply lots of chocolate!

Days out

Merlin Group own many of the UK's top visitor attractions, including Alton Towers, Sea Life Centres, Legoland and Warwick Castle. The offers available to University of Manchester staff generally involve discounts of 30-40% off the standard ticket prices (including 20% on the Merlin Annual Pass) – so this will provide fantastic savings for individuals and families especially over the holidays! 

Go to Merlin Corporate Discounts:

  • Choose the attraction(s) you wish to visit and note the relevant booking line
  • Call the booking line quoting MANUNI (If in doubt call 0871 222 4001)
  • Online booking not available

Need a break

If you register with Perkz you can save 15% on Superbreak holidays. Rome is their Destination of the Month so they are giving free sightseeing tours when you book any 2 night Rome break before 30th April.

If you are looking for a break in the Lake District, visit the staff discounts pages for more information on the Westmorland Hotel at Tebay which has a an 89% positive rating on TripAdvisor or try the luxury of the Overwater Hotel which has won many accolades.

Time for a new look?

If Spring is making you want a change of hair do don’t miss using your staff discount with leading city centre salons Josef Moore, Nicky Oliver, Razors Edge and Air Hairdressing in Altrincham. 


Lancashire Cricket Club has a 241 offer for the England v Sri Lanka match on 28 May. Follow this link and once you have selected your tickets (from D1, 3, 7 & 9) then input the discount code STUDENT241 into the box provided and click ‘Add to Basket’.  Please then proceed to checkout.


The free trial window has now ended for Tastecard but anyone can still join for £34.99 for a full 12 month membership up until the 30 May 2014. Follow the link on how to get this great offer before it expires.

Perkz prizes

During April with Perkz you could win a weekend break with Forest Holidays, four family tickets to a theme park of your choice and a £100 Superbreak voucher. For details go to and select ‘competitions’ from the category menu. If you still haven’t registered with Perkz follow the link to get the code now!


This is the last update until Thursday, 24 April. In the meantime have a very happy Easter!