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Staff benefits update

07 Oct 2015

It’s health and fitness benefits for you this week!


There are updates on how you can save money on Garmin watches, Spa Days via Perkz, Key for the City card, The Sugden Centre, The Body Shop, Nuffield’s Health’s Fitness Centre at the Printworks and their health assessments and Perkz’s monthly competition!

Wellbeing Week

It’s been another great Wellbeing Week on campus and there is still time to try a new activity and visit the new Wellbeing Rooms in the Simon Building, (Campus Map reference: 59).


The Sugden Sports Centre is conveniently situated right in the centre of campus providing you with the ideal venue to exercise, keep fit and play sport before or after work or during your lunch break.  Memberships start at £10.75 per month (via payroll deduction) for access to the gym and fitness classes.

If you aren’t able to attend the great on-campus facilities, Nuffield Health (Manchester Printworks) is offering you reduced rate corporate membership and anybody who signs up for a 12 month membership during October will receive one month free Full Peak anytime usage corporate membership. Find out more on the Nuffield discounts page.

We have a number of local fitness & outdoor discount providers and more are available via Perkz and Key for the City


If you have considered a full body check, Nuffield Health is also offering you a minimum of 15% discount on their health assessments . You will receive a comprehensive view of your health covering key health concerns such as diabetes, heart health, cancer risk and emotional wellbeing. If you are signed up for the Simplyhealth cash plan you can also receive 50% cash back on your health screen too!

You now have access to special rates for private medical insurance through Bupa Eduhealth which includes full cover for diagnostics, cancer care and day case and in patient treatment. Manage your every day health expenses such as optical and dental charges with their cash plan and dental scheme.

Garmin Watches

Save 30% on Garmin’s range of Smartwatches and activity trackers and 20% on selected Forerunner running watches and Edge cycling computers.  This includes 30% off Garmin’s multi-award winning vivoactive GPS smartwatch and both their vivosmart and vivofit activity trackers. Starting from just £62.99 for the Vivofit 2 activity tracker, there is a product to suit everyone and get you on the move no matter what your fitness level. You can order now via the secure Garmin discounts page. The discounts will be automatically applied at checkout.

Spa Days

To help you relax and feel pampered, Perkz has 20% off spa days with Go to Perkz and search for BuyaGift to access the secure code/weblink. Here are some examples of the great spa days currently available!

Key for the City

Key for the City, who specialise in Manchester based offers, have a number of health and beauty offers including 25% off at Spin Factory, 50% off at Nu Spa and The Parlour and 30% off at Malmaison Spa. You can buy their reward card for only £10 a year via your salary. Sign up on the Key for the City discount page.

The Body Shop

The Body Shop has an offer valid now until 17th October at The Trafford Centre store. Although this is officially a student offer they are opening this up to anyone who works at the University too. All you need to do is bring ID with you or print off the leaflet.


Discover how you can make lots of savings on a huge range of services including health, fitness and beauty via benefits and by visiting Facebook and Twitter.

Have a healthy week!