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Staff benefits update

16 Nov 2016

Free wellbeing activities, two great competitions, plus panto, Nod and a Wink and offers for you!


Wellbeing Week

The University’s Wellbeing Week is running until Sunday, 20 November. Now is your chance to discover some of the many opportunities on campus to help you to feel good and have some fun!  All of the activities planned for the week are completely free and are drop-ikn meaning you can simply turn up, without needing to book.

Nod and a Wink

Nod and a Wink has a full range of underwear and sleepwear for men, women and children.  They have Christmas sleepwear including Rudolph onesies for children and they offers you an amazing 25% discount across their full range!


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.


The Opera House has a gallery offer from £10.00* for Aladdin starring one of Manchester’s best-loved actors, John Thomson (Cold Feet) as the evil Abanaza. Other tickets reduced in Band B £17.50 seats, Bands C-E seats £10.00. Valid performances are 9 Dececember (7pm), 13 December (11am and 7pm), 14 December (11am and 7pm), 15 December (2.30pm and 7pm), 16 December (11am). Call the Group Sales Team on 0161 245 6666 quoting University of Manchester.

Travel feature a selection of properties across the UK and Ireland offering a reduction of £50 on a selection of dates arriving between 5 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. Subject to availability.

Winter wonderland competition

It’s the season to be jolly and now there’s even more reason as Kingpin Events have provided up to five tickets for a family to attend the VIP Launch of Winter Wonderland on Monday, 12 December from 6.30pm.  The UK's largest indoor Christmas theme park returns for a fourth magical year and open to the public on Saturday, 10 December 2016 to Sunday, 1 January 2017 at EventCity next to the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester. Winner of the Best Family Day Out at the Raring 2 Go Awards 2015, EventCity will be transformed into an unbelievable wonderland extravaganza, featuring over 50 family rides and attractions all under one roof.

To be in with a chance of winning up to five tickets for your family, please answer the question below: 

Q. Rudolph is a red-nosed….

a. Reindeer

b. Heffalump

Email your answers to  with the subject Wonderland. Please include your full contact details and the size of your family group (max 5). The winner will be drawn at 12 noon on 23 November. Good luck!

Perkz competition

This month you have a chance to win the must-have Oculus Rift – Virtual Reality. 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.


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