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Staff benefits update

24 Sep 2014

Discounted film event at Jodrell Bank, save money on a summerhouse and wedding photography and receive up to 30% off at IHG hotels!

Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank – Watch the Skies Film Festival

The ‘Watch the Skies’ event on 3rd and 4th October is an outdoor film festival, screening 2001 A Space Odyssey on the Friday and Alien on the Saturday.  Both screenings will be preceded by AV projections onto the telescope and the programme for the Saturday night will also feature the premiere of a digital composition commissioned for the event.

Staff and students can receive a discount of £2.50 on the ticket price for the Watch the Skies film screenings if you enter the following codes when purchasing on Eventbrite.
  • UoM Staff: £12.50 (full price £15.00), quote UOMWTS14
  • UoM Students: £10.00 (full price £12.50), quote STUWTS14
Buy tickets for 2001-A Space Odyssey on Friday 3rd October and Alien on Saturday 4th October.
For those without their own means of transport, Big Green Coach are operating a day return coach service on both Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October to Jodrell Bank.

Discounted sheds and summerhouses! 

Garden Buildings Direct are the UK's number one retailer of garden buildings and offer a wide range of garden sheds, summerhouses and log cabins to suit your expanding outdoor needs.  They also offer playhouses, barbecues, greenhouses, workshops and accessories. Whether it's just garden storage you require or a place to enjoy the sun, work or take up a hobby, they've got choices suited for you.  To get 10% off any order over £200, visit and enter code MANUNI10 at the checkout to apply the discount.
Chorlton Wedding Photography is run by husband and wife team Dave and Laura O'Keefe. Covering the North West (and often beyond!), they strive to capture great natural shots throughout your big day without being intrusive. They have a documentary style of photography meaning that they constantly move around looking for great photo opportunities, interesting lighting and natural moments.  They are offering staff 10% off all their 2014-15 Wedding Packages and 10% off their bespoke design products. 

Up to 30% off at Inter-Continental Hotels (Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn)

With great deals at more than 400 hotels all around the continent, you can find the perfect hotel for a weekend break this autumn with IHG®.  You can visit the home of the paella and take in the exquisite architecture of Valencia; enjoy Belgium’s capital of cool in medieval and café-filled Antwerp; go to the Royal Palace or the Bernabéu, experiencing Spain’s cultural and capital city Madrid; or explore the historically fascinating and ever-evolving Berlin.
They’re offering 30% off weekend breaks at Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express® and Staybridge Suites® bookings and 20% off at InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts.  Make the most of your autumn with IHG and book now.
Have a great weekend and keep visiting rewards and benefits!