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Staff benefits update

25 Jan 2017

During Veganuary discover the Greenhouse Café on campus, sign up now for the Great Manchester 10k and explore the health and fitness offers!

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On campus

Did you know FoodonCampus has 27 outlets including the Greenhouse Café that serves freshly made vegetarian and vegan food with great coffee from Ancoats Coffee. It’s ideal if you are already a vegan or are taking part in Veganuary. The café is located in the George Kenyon Building. If you want to explore the ethical purchasing of FoodonCampus discover more here. You can save 10% on books at Blackwell’s book shop. Blackwell’s (and Starbucks) have relocated to a purpose built space between Arthur Lewis and the Bridgford building. There is a long list of fitness and wellbeing courses available for you and the University’s Lunchtime Strollers group has a number of free weekly walks for you.


One of our regular discount providers, CityScene UK, has fantastic offer for ESPA treatments at Malmaison and for Nicky Oliver Hairdressers. The ultimate chance to pamper yourself for less in the next month!


Chill Factore offers 20% discount to University staff.  For Palace Theatre and Opera House productions call the Group Sales Team on 0161 245 6666 quoting University of Manchester for all the latest offers and best prices.

Health and fitness

There are great offers for Nuffield Health’s Printworks gym and LivingWell health club at the Hilton. SwimNow UK provide adult swimming lessons from private swimming pools around Manchester city centre (including Hilton Deansgate). You can also access health cash plans and private health schemes in the health discounts


You can save up to 10% and book now for as little as £35 low deposit with There are a lot of bookings already going through for Valentines with some fantastic prices with SuperBreak. If you are planning a trip to Edinburgh you can save 15% at a number of leading hotels included the highly rated Inn on the Mile that also has bronze status on the TripAdvisor Green Leaders Programme. If you are Lake District bound there are discounted rates for you at the Tebay Hotel and Overwater Hall. If you are visiting other parts of the UK and want to avoid excessive car park fees, you can save at Q-Parks car parks. If you are travelling from Manchester Airport don’t forget you can receive 17.5% discount via the staff link. Find out more on the travel discounts pages.

Great Manchester 10k

Last year over 1,100 University of Manchester staff and students entered the Great Manchester 10K Run. This year the University is looking to get over 3,000 students and staff running that will allow us to create history in having our very own University purple starting wave on Sunday 28th May 2017. If you are a University of Manchester staff or student you can purchase your ticket for a heavily reduced price of £20 for students and £25 for staff (down from £38).  Sign up here.


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