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Staff benefits update

18 Sep 2014

It’s a mixed bag with autumn cottage deals, a Phuket offer, glamping on water and health and beauty discounts!

barge on a canal


Star Narrowboats offers discount on their two narrowboats (Gloria and Queenie!) which are moored on the historical Bridgewater Canal in Boothstown (9 miles from Manchester).  They offer their own unique blend of style and homely cosiness enabling you to relax from everyday life. It's glamping on water! Gloria and Queenie are available for short or longer breaks and their location offers quick, stress-free access to canal routes that provide lots of opportunities for beginners and more experienced boaters.

Cottages4u and Hoseasons continue to be popular with you and they currently have last minute offers for breaks in September and onwards!  
Read the 5 star Tripadvisor reviews!  The Travel Club’s latest Deal of the Fortnight for you is for Phuket!


If you are looking for chilly fun….Chill Factore provide you with 25% discount off lessons, tasters, snow fun activities, climbing and lift passes.

Food and drink

Krobar (Oxford Road) offers 15% off all food all day long on production of your University Staff ID card and Chancellors currently have a number of offers for you including 10% earlybird discount on booking your Christmas event!

Health & beauty

Discover your health and beauty discounts on leading city hair salons like Nicky Oliver, Josef Moore and Razors Edge as well as beauty salons.  The popular City Card which is discounted for staff also gives you offers on Trevor Sorbie and Toni and Guy!

Baby and toddler show 26-28 September

Congratulations to the winners of free tickets to the Baby & Toddler Show, EventCity, 26-28 September.  If you missed out you can save 1/3 on tickets by quoting BTM47 at – tickets £10
Final reminder! The Buy Art Fair will be held in their new home, the iconic Old Granada Studios, Manchester 26-28 September. Eighty galleries will be exhibiting the work of over 500 artists and with prices from £50 - £5,000+.  It’s FREE entry but you must pre-register at for your ticket.  University staff can also enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on presentation of their staff card at the Fair.
Have a great weekend and keep visiting rewards and benefits!