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Staff benefits update

10 Sep 2014

It’s a busy week this week with offers for you - Buy Art Fair, NUS Extra Card, Perkz prizes, Disney On Ice, Baby and Toddler Show tickets to win!

Buy Art Fair

Free entry and free glass of wine at Buy Art Fair

Now in its seventh year, the Buy Art Fair, with The Manchester Contemporary, will be held in their new home, the iconic Old Granada Studios in Manchester from 26 to 28 September. Eighty galleries will be exhibiting the work of more than 500 artists and with prices from £50 to £5,000 plus, there is a piece of original, affordable art for everyone. 

As well as the art for sale, there’s live painting, live music, kid’s art zone and fabulous food in the Artisan pop-up café bar.

Entry is free but you must pre-register for your ticket at:

You can also enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on presentation of your staff card at the Fair.

Manchester student takeover – staff can buy an NUS Card

University staff are eligible to purchase an NUS Extra Card which entitles you to 12 months of fabulous savings from major retailers such as Amazon, Co-operative Food Stores, Spotify, Accessorize, Superdrug, Easyjet and many more from £12 per year. You can use these cards at discount nights on Tuesday, 23 September at The Trafford Centre Student Lock-in and Manchester city centre on Tuesday, 30 September when stores keep their doors open and offer up to 30% off for those showing NUS cards on the takeover event. They’ll be offers, discounts and in-store action across 100s of your favourite brands and Manchester Arndale will play host to over 130 exclusive student offers alongside DJs, competitions and giveaways.

Perkz prizes and a winner!

Laura Turner from Research & Business Engagement Support Services (RBESS) won last month’s  fabulous prize of a Roberts DAB digital radio! 

For your chance to win this month’s prizes of a £300 voucher to spend online at Hotpoint & Indesit or win a £200 Hotelopia voucher, go to Perkz and select ‘competitions’ from the category menu. No purchase required. If you haven’t registered with Perkz yet, just request the unique UoM Perkz code by emailing:


Save up to £6 per ticket, plus reduced booking fee for Disney On Ice at the Phones4U Arena from Wednesday, 15 October to Sunday, 19 October.

London theatre offers this week include an exclusive Free Seat Upgrade to see WICKED at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London, plus Made in Dagenham, Disney's The Lion King and hilarious new play Great Britain. Visit the West End Theatre discount page.

Baby and toddler show – reduced rate tickets and free prize draw

Win one of five pairs of tickets to The Baby & Toddler Show, EventCity, 26-28 September. Amazing shopping and expert advice for new and expectant parents to give their baby the best start.

Save 1/3 on tickets, quote BTM47 at – tickets £10

  • To win one of five pairs of tickets to the Baby and Toddler show answer this tricky question: Iggle Piggle, Makka Pakka, Upsy Daisy and the Tombliboos are characters in which TV show?

    a. Gardener’s World
    b. In the Night Garden

Please email your answer with the subject “Baby Show Tickets” to:

Please include your contact telephone number in your email. The winners will be notified on Wednesday, 17 September.


Have a great weekend and keep visiting rewards and benefits!