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Staff benefits update

28 Jan 2015

Looking ahead to half term, pamper your feet and keep your baby cosy!

Pink Hearts Gro-suit

Activate Sport – 25% discount

Activate Sport is a leading provider of sport and activity holiday courses for children aged 5-16 years in the UK.   They provide more than 200 weeks of sport and activity camps every year with courses such as the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy and the Brendan Cole Dance Academy.   They have facilities at over 75 locations nationwide including Bolton School, Stockport Grammar School, Cheadle Hulme School and the University’s Armitage Centre in Fallowfield! See what they do by visiting the Activate Sport page and to access the code for 25% discount! Or book directly with Activate Sport quoting your unique code MANCSD15 either online or by calling 01785 711 572.

February Half Term at Alton Towers Resort

Visit Alton Towers Resort this February Half Term and enjoy a selection of rides and attractions. The Resort will be celebrating the school holidays between 14th and 22nd February– it’s a winter escape for the whole family plus you can save 40% with your University staff discount. Prices are just £13.80 per adult (12+ years old) and £10.80 per child (4 – 11 years old) when booked in advance! And don’t forget – children under 4 years old enter the Theme Park for free! Simply call 0871 222 4001 and quote 2015 Nemesis.

Reduced price therapy treatments

The White Rose College is ideally situated in the heart of the city centre behind Piccadilly Gardens and minutes away from both the bus and train stations. The college is offering you a range of treatments by trainees starting from just £5, including facials, massages, nail extensions, manicures and pedicures. Call the college direct to book treatments on 0161 236 7181 quoting Uni of Manchester and if you are considering learning a new skill they are providing an ongoing special offer for staff and students on any level 2 complementary therapy or level 2 nail course for just £100! Find out more on White Rose College benefits page.

Be kind to your feet with C2 Feet

C2 Feet are based in Barton Arcade and are offering general chiropody treatment for £29 for University staff (usual price £34) when showing your staff ID card. The treatment commences with a relaxing footbath and usually takes up to half an hour. More information is also available online at C2Feet.

Gro sleeping bags for your baby

The Gro Company have been changing the way mums and dads put their babies to bed with their revolutionary baby sleep bags. Today they produce a huge range of baby sleep products designed with the comfort and safety of young babies in mind, allowing the whole family to get a good night's sleep. A 15% discount is available for University of Manchester staff and can be claimed on the Gro Store by applying the coupon code GROUni15GD at the checkout. Find out more about them at The Gro Company.

Last chance for January’s Perkz competitions

It’s your last chance to enter the January competitions via Perkz:

  • Win a £500 voucher to spend on top of the 30% saving available already available with Hotpoint/Indesit.
  • Win a weekday or weekend break with Forest Holidays at any of their 9 enchanting locations.
  • Win a family ticket for SEA LIFE, Warwick Castle or York Dungeon.

Further information

For more information on all staff benefits and discounts, visit:

Please keep sending your feedback and suggestions via staffbenefits@manchester.ac.uk. Your ideas are always welcome.