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Staff benefits update

09 Nov 2016

It’s wellbeing benefits this week, plus a fantastic Christmas offer from The Body Shop and a great competition to win an Oculus Rift – Virtual Reality with Perkz


Wellbeing Week

The University’s Wellbeing Week (Monday, 14 November - Sunday, 20 November) is your chance to discover some of the many opportunities on campus - to relax, to be active, to try something new - but most of all to help you to feel good and have some fun! All of the activities planned for the week are completely free and are drop-in, meaning you can simply turn up, without needing to book. Men are being particularly encouraged to come along. November is also Movember as the campaign recognises that too many men are dying young.  Everyone should try to make some time in your diary next week to focus on your wellbeing!


November is Mouth Cancer Action Month and one of our discount providers, Denplan, is one of the main sponsors.   To raise awareness around Mouth Cancer, they’re running their popular #bluelipselfie campaign again this year! This year, they have 50 Blue Lip Selfie Packs to give away, on a first come first served basis. In your selfie pack, you should find your selfie stick, some blue ‘lips on sticks’, stickers and some literature.


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. Join for only £3.95/month! 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. All of this for only £3.95 per month. For more information visit the CSSC page

Body Shop

It’s that time of year again and The Body Shop is inviting you to shop at the Trafford Centre store to save 40%. Simply use the code 21504 at the till point in store. Feel free to pass on to family and friends!

Health and fitness

As a member of staff you can make savings for your health with cash plans, a private health scheme, nutritional advice and Denplan. Our fitness and outdoor discounts include gyms, spas, outdoor clothing with Cotswold Outdoor and Nevisport  and equipment and outdoor experiences with TeamWalking.  

Perkz - Competition Time!

This month you have a chance to win the must-have Oculus Rift – Virtual Reality. Rift is unlike anything you've ever experienced. Whether you're stepping into your favourite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you'll feel like you're really there. Visit Perkz and you will find more information about this fantastic prize under the Perkz A-Z categories - “Oculus Rift - Virtual Reality”. Not a member or Perkz, no need to panic, visit the Perkz page to access the code to register.

Children in Need

Next week there are a number of events across campus including bake sales in Procurement and Estates. Look out for all events on StaffNet News!


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