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19 Oct 2016

This week’s update has the winners of the prize draw for tickets to see Breaking the Code at the Royal Exchange Theatre plus offers for Everton FC, a burlesque night, Peppa Pig’s Big Surprise and and news on the 25th anniversary of Echoes Nursery!

walking boots and wine glasses by an open fire

Royal Exchange – Breaking the Code (winners and tickets)

Natale Quartuccio of the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre and Joseph Smith from the School of Environment, Education and Development both won a pair of tickets each to see the play Breaking the Code in the recent prize draw. Congratulations!

Breaking the Code tells the story of Alan Turing. The work he did at Manchester University after the war laid the foundations for the laptop and mobile devices. Go behind the scenes at the photo shoot for Breaking the Code with BAFTA winner Daniel Rigby, who plays Alan Turing in the first major revival of this play for 30 years. Tickets are still available via the Royal Exchange and more information on Alan Turing and the Breaking the Code play is available here.

Everton vs Swansea discount ticket offer

Everton FC is offering all staff and their family and friends an amazing ticket offer for Everton vs. Swansea City at Goodison Park on Saturday, 19 November 3pm. Adults £25/Juniors £12.50. To purchase tickets, please contact Jamie on 0151 530 5301 or email Please quote 'Manchester University' when ordering tickets.

Opera House and Palace Theatre

£10 grand tier tickets available for Peppa Pig’s Big Surprise at the Palace on Saturday, 22 to Sunday, 23 October 2016, 10am, 1pm and 4pm performances.  An Evening of Burlesque is at the Opera House with a dazzling new production on 11 November. All seats are £21.25 each. Suitable for over 18s only. For both shows call: 0161 245 6666 quoting 'University of Manchester'. 

Alton Towers

The Alton Towers Resort’s annual Scarefest is back this October, where guests can experience spooky fun and terrifying frights. For brave young visitors there’s the chance to meet up with the famous freaky four for more Halloween excitement in Franklyn’s Freaky Fun Zone (recommended for aged 8+). Discover how you can save over 30% on walk-in price tickets here.

BeActive on campus

Courses started this week with a jam packed programme of activities and more active fitness session from the Express blast series (30 minute classes).  For more information on all the classes and courses please visit Be Active.

Echoes nursery - silver anniversary

Echoes nursery is one of our on-campus nurseries and they are inviting you to join them on Tuesday, 25 October from 3pm for their silver anniversary event.  There will be fun and games including a tombola, raffle and food and cakes! All welcome!

Hot off the press – you can potentially save over £100 on hundreds of luxury winter breaks. They currently feature a selection of UK properties from their Luxury collection offering reductions of over £100 for arrivals between 3 November 2016 and 31 January 2017 (excluding Christmas/New Year arrivals between 15 December 2016 and 4 January 2017), as well as savings of over £100. There are also other properties included in this offer with smaller savings. Offer available for bookings made between 14 October and 21 October 2016. For more details and terms and conditions, visit


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