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Staff benefits update

03 Nov 2016

This week’s update has CSSC, a new way for you to save on your health and wellbeing, and savings on cinema tickets and so much more!

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Plus a Christmas event at The Midland and travel offers so you can save that bit more over autumn and Christmas.


CSSC positively promotes individual health and well-being and helps make that goal a reality for our many members. You can get active, try out new hobbies, activities, access hundreds of national offers and corporate rate gym membership at thousands of gyms and access massively discounted cinema tickets at all main chains.

Becoming a CSSC member gives you free entry to English Heritage and Cadw sites and free Tastecard membership. In addition up to three of your friends and family can too enjoy the benefits of being a CSSC member. Sign them up and you will receive a £10 cashback reward for each person that joins. If you are taking part in events such as triathlons, duathlons, cycling, open water swimming, chipped wheelchair events, running and assault courses (10km or more), then CSSC subsidy scheme can help with the cost!  For more information on this visit the CSSC page


Experience autumn bliss across Europe with fantastic 30% savings on IHG® hotels at destinations such as Helsinki, Rome and York. With IHG® hotels spanning Europe’s most iconic cities and intriguing cultures, wherever your autumn break takes you it will cost you less. Hotel Exclusives has two for one deals from £39.99pp. SuperBreak has special monthly offers this month for you in Barcelona and Christmas and New Year breaks. has five nights at Christmas from £425* seven nights from £495* and both and Hoseasons have low deposit deals now for 2017 – only pay a £25. Hurry before your favourite place goes!

Spa at The Midland

You are invited to an exclusive event with luxury spa brand ESPA, to launch the ‘Gifts of Wonder’ Christmas collection on Tuesday, 8 November. For more details of the invitation, visit Spa at the Midland page.

Manchester International Festival

MIF Members receive 24-hour priority booking period* for all MIF17 events – our first shows will be announced in November, ahead of our full launch in the spring. Members also receive dress rehearsal tickets, an invitation to an exclusive Members’ event, discounts in Festival Square, and much more. UoM staff can become an MIF Member for the exclusive reduced rate of £45 (full price £55), and you can also buy gift membership for friends and family at this special price. To join click visit MIF17 and use the code W6K. *Please note, MIF Members priority booking is not available on discounted £12 tickets.

Opera House & Palace Theatre

There is a two for one offer to see Australian comedian Kevin Wilson on Sunday, 13 November at 7.30pm. Includes stalls and circle. For bookings please call: 0161 245 6666 quoting University of Manchester.


Have a great week. Keep up to date with all your benefits!