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Staff benefits update

11 May 2016

It’s competition time again with four chances to win a Key for the City reward card and a fantastic London stay at the 4* Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel in London for two people with tickets to ‘The View from the Shard’, worth £409!

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Key for the City card

Key for the City is arguably Manchester’s best discount savings card.  It is provided to the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Civil Service, Manchester Law Society, Visit Manchester and our own Alumni Association.  The card will let you access health and beauty treatments at leading spas and unbelievable dining deals in Manchester including 20% off at Don Giovanni, Chaophraya and Rosso and  50% off on your first visit at highly rated Michael Caines, Damson, Banyan Tree and Scene Indian Street Kitchen and more!

Key for the City are giving you the chance to access the card for only £10 per year (as a one off fee) or £1 per month for 12 months via salary deduction for those on the UoM payroll.  Sign up via or visit here for more information on other ways to purchase.  Look out for more upcoming offers with the Key for the City card.

Key for the City competition

Key for the City has provided four of their cards for a prize draw.  Just answer this simple question for your chance to win one of the four cards:

Q. What area of Manchester would you find the restaurants Rosylee, Tusk, Infamous and Walrus?

a) Northern Quarter

b) Southern 9 and 3/4

Please email your answers to by Tuesday 17th May with the subject KFTC Cards.  


Friday the 13th may be unlucky for some but is having a 24hr Flash sale on Friday 13th of May reducing all applicable available dynamic prices by 13%.  They currently feature a selection of properties across the UK offering a reduction of 13% valid for arrivals between 1st July and 27th July 2016. The 13% reduction is valid for all durations.  Visit the page for booking conditions and full details of offer.  Other half term offers and holiday deals via IHG, Hilton, the Travel Club, OMGHotels are also available!

Food and drink

Urban Cookhouse is based between the north and south campuses and offer 50% off on Mondays & 20% off the rest of the week for University staff.  In the Northern Quarter Rosylee, Infamous, Tusk and Walrus provide you with 20% discount and Frankie & Benny’s share a 20% discount to staff at a number of their locations across Greater Manchester!  Fitzgerald’s Bar in the Northern Quarter are holding a gents evening next Monday (16th) and have some freebie tickets ( limited numbers). There’s free beard trims, goodies from barber Barber, boot/shoe shining service, shoe collection previews from Jeffrey West and also tattoo design quotations and artwork from newly established RedWood Studios!!  Just email Jos at The Fitz asap.


We have a number of health plans including Simplyhealth, Medicash, Eduhealth and Uni-Health along with other complementary health providers.  Discover more on how you can support your health.  

Perkz – May competitions

Win a fantastic London stay at the 4* Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel for two people with tickets to ‘The View from the Shard’, worth £409! For those who have registered just visit the competitions section of Perkz.  If you need to register, click here.

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