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Staff benefits update

09 Sep 2015

This week it’s theatre offers for Swan Lake & Romeo & Juliet plus discounts on a range of health and beauty and outdoor activities and the latest at Alton Towers Resort

team walking

Autumn is on the way and one thing that has been mentioned by many staff is how lovely the decorative flower displays and gardens on campus are looking!  Following on from the Walking Works event earlier today you may want to register with the Lunchtime Strollers Group for free lunchtime walks. If so, email Betty-Ann Bristow-Castle via to be kept up to date on all the walks which run Tuesday to Friday.

Update on the staff discounts pages

The recent changes to the staff discounts pages to make them secure was welcomed by most except a few staff who experienced an erratic technical glitch.  Until this is resolved the site has reverted to being open to all until this is resolved to ensure all staff including our honorary staff and colleagues based within our region’s hospitals have consistent access to these pages. 


Teamwalking has been sharing discounts with our staff for a number of years. There are still outdoor courses available till the end of the year including map reading and navigation courses. Prices start from £30 per person. Teamwalking is owned by Mark Reid  the author of 17 books, including the acclaimed ‘Inn Way’ series with books covering all of the National Parks of Northern England. Three of his books have been awarded the ‘travel book of the week’ in The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and the Guardian.

Health and beauty

White Paris Luxury is a new website and are offering 10% staff discount on their wellness gifts.  Visit White Paris Luxury and use discount code WPL10.  Visit the health and beauty pages to find lots of other offers for hairdressing services such as Saks and beauty services such as Bella Spa.

Alton Towers Resort - Scarefest

Spine tingling spooks and haunting horrors await at this year’s Scarefest between 17 October and 1 November. With haunting horrors and ghastly attractions for the bravest family members and spooky fun for younger guests, there is something for all the family this Halloween. With many spine-chilling attractions open until 9pm, there are lots of Halloween horrors to be enjoyed by everyone, including the chance to experience all the amazing rides and attractions in the dark! Book via 0871 222 4001 and quote the University’s code. More information is available on the Merlin attractions page.


The latest monthly Perkz newsletter is out with great deals with Bosch, 15% off at Superbreak and 6% with M&S. Don’t forget to visit Perkz to enter the fantastic monthly competitions too!

Palace Theatre offers – Romeo & Juliet and Westcoast

See English National Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet at The Palace with a two-for-one seat offer (Band A) which includes stalls and circle seats.  Available on Thursday, 26 and Friday, 27 September (7.30pm) for £18.00 plus Friday, 27 September (2.30pm) for £15.50. On Sunday, 27 September (7.30pm), it’s fun, fun, fun in the Californian sun with the hit stage show Westcoast featuring Surfin’ USA, California Girls and many more. £15.00 best available seats includes stalls and circle. For Palace and Opera House discounts, call the Group Sales Dept on 0161 245 6666 quoting Uni of Manchester.

Lowry Theatre – Swan Lake

Ballet's greatest love story returns to The Lowry in Birmingham Royal Ballet's lavish production of the timeless classic Swan Lake on Wednesday, 23 to Saturday, 26 September  at The Lowry. Special offer - best available tickets in stalls and upper circle £25 for Wednesday and Thursday evening performances (including £2 booking fee) online at Quaytickets: Swan Lake.


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