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Staff benefits update

03 Jun 2015

This week it’s June’s special offers from Perkz via B&Q and Forest Holidays plus Superbreak’s offers of the month and Perkz also have three prize give-aways including the new Apple Sport Watch!

Forest Holidays


June brings an offer with Forest Holidays.  You can save 15% on luxury cabins set in Forest Commission land on breaks between 24 July and 3 September (usually 10%); Save 9% with a reloadable shopping card so you can finish off the kitchen or get the garden ready (usually 8%); Save 9% in store with a Starbucks shopping card which can be used just like cash at any Starbucks in the UK. So, the 9% you save is on top of other offers.  Read June’s newsletter for more offers!

Perkz prizes - June

This month, courtesy of HP, Perkz are giving away a Chromebook packed with great features and a stunning 14" HD screen, you could win a £300 Cottages4you voucher to spend at any of their 14,000 properties in the UK, Ireland, France and Italy (plus save a further 10% with Perkz) and every University employee who logs in to Perkz this month will automatically be entered in to an exclusive prize draw to win an Apple sport Watch! Visit Perkz now for your chance to win. If you have not registered with Perkz, just email for the unique code.


The latest newsletter highlights the most up to date offers which include their destination of the month – Berlin – with must see sights the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag building as well as the cosmopolitan shopping and dining. Find out more here on how you can receive 10% discount.

Theatre and shows

Love me Tender, the new musical starring Mica Paris is packed with 25 of the best-loved songs by Elvis Presley. Details of the offer here.  The full What’s On listing details all the offers/discounts you can access in the coming months at The Palace and Opera House. Following sold out runs in the West End and Broadway, Constellations opens at The Lowry from Tuesday, 9 June to Saturday, 13 June. You can access an exclusive rate of £15 for Tues-Thurs performances via this link.

Merlin Group

University staff are entitled to discounts at Merlin attractions including Alton Towers.  If you have booked tickets for this theme park and are concerned following the accident on The Smiler on 2 June you can follow updates via Alton Towers. More Merlin offers for you, your family and friends are available here.

Staff Survey

It was great to read that 80% of respondents say, overall, that they feel the University offers a good pay and benefits package. There will continue to be lots of work in developing and providing a wide range of benefits so that there really is something for everyone in our staffing community. Discover what is available at:

Thank you for your continued support and please keep sharing your feedback and suggestions via:

Have a great weekend!