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Staff benefits update

15 Apr 2015

Welcome back after the Easter break - hope you all enjoyed the short break. This week’s update is a mixed bag of hair, holiday and home removal offers and the latest Perkz competitions!

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The Hepburn Hair Project

One of our local discount providers, The Hepburn Hair Project (THHP), recently scooped the Best of Manchester Award at the English Hair & Beauty Awards only 9 months after opening for business!  THHP opened in July 2014 on Oxford Road opposite the MRI and have been offering discounts to you since then.  Seamus McCory, owner, commented that, “we’re completely overwhelmed and thankful to all of our clients who voted for us. This award is for them!” If you haven’t tried THHP yet visit their discount page for more details on how to book!

Perkz competitions

Don’t miss out this month on signing up for your chance to win fantastic prizes with Perkz:

  •  £500 Hotpoint/Indesit Voucher – which should go a fair way towards any home appliance you might need. Plus, save 30% through Perkz!
  • Seven night Eurocamp holiday - for 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 17 and under) or 4 adults at a European park of your choice in 2015;
  •  HP Stream x360 Convertible Laptop – work and play from a happy place with tis stylish convertible x360 Windows-based PC.

For full details please visit Perkz and select ‘competitions’ from the category menu.

If you haven’t registered yet contact for the unique code.


Superbreak offers you 10% discount and April’s offers include Krakow from £215 pp for 3 nights and you can enjoy a top West End show in London plus hotel from under £99pp including Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games.  Click the newsletter for more details.

Removals – Get Van

Spring is a big time for home moves. If you are looking to move you could consider Get Van. They have been featured in The Independent for their service which helps you find best moving/delivery quotes online by comparing prices from verified drivers. They operate a web based marketplace where drivers bid and have direct competition for getting a moving/delivery job. They help you find the perfect match for your moving/delivery needs and enable drivers to find the best jobs that match their route. It’s also a way of helping the environment as drivers can take advantage of their return trips to utilise their spare space, so they can offer you lower prices. GetVan are providing 50% off the deposit price.  Find out how it works at GetVan. Pickfords also provide 10% off removals for University staff with more details available on the Pickford’s page.

International money transfers – UKForex

If you need to send money abroad you may have heard of UKForex, a wholly owned subsidiary of the OzForex Group, one of the world's largest online international money transfer providers. They can offer you no transfer fees on all of your transactions (normally £7 on transfers under £3000) when you register via the University's designated UKForex link.  

Other rewards and benefits 

Find out what’s available to you from childcare vouchers, season ticket loans, Cycle to Work Scheme, discounted health plans, on-campus fitness and wellbeing events and much more via Staffnet’s Reward and Benefits pages.