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Staff benefits update

13 Jan 2016

It’s a busy benefits update with offers to help you get fitter and healthier, plan a night at the theatre, have your hair restyled or send flowers to someone special, plus the chance to win tickets for the Royal Exchange

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Health & wellbeing

You can now access Denplan, the UK’s largest dental payment plan specialist, which has gained over 28 years of experience arranging dental payment plans that best meet the dental needs of employees. They are a nationally recognised and award-winning brand. Visit health related discounts for other health options like BupaEduhealth, SimplyHealth, Nuffield health assessments, massage, nutrition and life coaching. Or why not try out the University’s Wellbeing rooms?

Fitness

Nuffield Health & Fitness Centre at The Printworks and Virgin Active at Salford Quays. If you join at The Quays you are also provided with multi-site access to 80 other gyms across the UK. The University’s 2015/16 ACTIVE Manchester class timetable will commence on 25 January 2016. Click here for the full timetable. You can book for the full course and drop in classes are available giving you a flexible way to keep fit and healthy! You can also join The Gym at The Midland Hotel with their reduced corporate rate until the end of January!

Theatre

The Lowry has an exclusive £10 Tickets for Dancing Partners, Friday, 22 and Saturday, 23 January. Dancing Partners presents a rare opportunity to enjoy the work of four companies at the front of contemporary dance from all over the world.  The Royal Exchange Theatre has a promotion on new play Wit and is offering you 20% off all shows Monday, 25 to Saturday, 30 January, 7.30pm performances only. Booking info and promo code via this link. Mary Poppins is flying in the The Palace Theatre and you can save money between Wednesday, 20 January 2015 and Saturday, 5 March 2016 with these great deals!

Nicky Oliver

One of our regular discount providers, City Scene, are sharing a massive offer for Nicky Oliver on cut and blow dry and cut and colour. 

Special occasions

Blossominggifts.com is offering you 20% off their flower bouquets.  Discover their beautiful ranges and promo code on this link. Our celebrations discounts include florists, offers on hampers, weddings, photographers and gift experiences!

Travel

SuperBreak have added extra offers on their two-night London breaks with free sightseeing cruise + super London Savings. Valid for all two-night London bookings made until 31 January on arrivals until 30 April 2016. River Rover worth £18.50 per person plus discount vouchers for London shopping, dining and drinking at: Westfield London, Westfield Stratford, Planet Hollywood, Late Night London, City Cruises, Crest of London, Doubletree by Hilton West End, Doubletree by Hilton Victoria, Ambassadors Bloomsbury, Holiday Inn Kensington Forum. Total value – save up to £169 per couple. For more info go to the SuperBreak page.

Perkz

Save on your next ski, city or summer escape, with some great savings on holiday extras and car hire in the latest newsletter from Perkz. Plus they are also offering a huge saving of up to 38% with Hotpoint, Indesit and Whirlpool!

Competitions

Win a pair of tickets (two pairs available!) to see 'Wit' starring Julie Hesmondhalgh at the Royal Exchange Theatre on Tuesday, 26 January at 7.30pm. To be in with a chance to win, email staffbenefits@manchester.ac.uk with the subject “Wit” and answer the question:

Q. Julie Hesmondhalgh used to be in the cast of:

a. Coronation Street

b. Quality Street

Send your answers by midnight on Monday, 18 January. The draw will take place on Tuesday, 19 January and winners will be notified the same day.

Also if you enter this month’s Perkz competition, you can be in with a chance to win a £300 cottages.com voucher or hit the road in a BMW 1 Series/Mercedes A Class for the whole weekend.

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Keep up to date via staff benefits and Perkz for the full range of discounts you can access in 2016!