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Staff benefits update – 19 April 2017

20 Apr 2017

How to register for Wider Wallet - the new discount platform, the winners of the Twelfth Night tickets at the Royal Exchange and more!

Wider Wallet

Wider Wallet has arrived

The staff discounts scheme, Wider Wallet, has replaced our previous provider Perkz and is now live for you to register and activate your free access.  Wider Wallet is a private discount and benefits package, offering a wide range of better-than-public deals to help boost your spending power and maximise your leisure opportunities.   Wider Wallet brings together a wide range of national and local offers. So whether you’d like to save money at high-street stores, enjoy discounts on your supermarket shopping or splash out on a treat, there’s something for everyone.  These discounts will run alongside your existing range of UniDiscounts that we negotiate for you too!

You can access the secure Wider Wallet registration code via this link.


Described by the New York Times as "inspirational", Wonderland The Musical is an enchanting musical adaption of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.  You can access this special offer for Wonderland coming to the Palace Theatre next week.

Travel has an early summer sale and currently feature a selection of properties across the UK with reductions of up to £100 on arrivals between Thursday, 1 June and Wednesday, 19 July 2017.  The reduction is valid for 7 night stays only - shorter durations are reduced by a smaller amount.  Offer available for bookings made between Thursday, 13 April and Monday, 24 April 2017 10pm. Hoseasons has Whitsun Lodge weekend breaks from £299.  Looking to soak up some sun, treat the family to an exciting day out or explore a new city, Hotel Exclusives are sure to have the perfect deal for you! Plus, with these huge discounts you're sure to bag a bargain, including Crete, Barbados, Cadbury World, Lake District and many more!  If you are thinking of heading to Edinburgh over the summer you can save 15% at these highly rated Edinbugh hotels – the Inn on the Mile, Grassmarket Hotel and Murrayfield Hotel.  Visit the travel discounts for more information. 


Visit the Leesa Mattress to discover more about the special deal for University staff.  Dunham McCarthy is offering a free Will drafting service for all University employees.  Cavalier Garages is a local independent garage in the Greater Manchester area (five minutes from the Trafford Centre) that offers discount to staff and are also Foxy Choice listed, female friendly garage.  Visit Home Services for more on home removals, motoring and electrical discounts.

Health, beauty and fitness

Preened and Polished in the NQ is offering a 10% discount off all treatments and gift vouchers for all University of Manchester staff. This offer has absolutely no restrictions on time or days but does exclude special offers.  One of our regular discount providers, City Scene, is promoting a Malmaison offer of 50% off all ESPA treatments of one hour or above (up to three treatments per booking) during May. There is a fantastic selection of local hair salons in hair and beauty for you to choose from too. 

Prize draw – Twelfth Night - Winners

Congratulations to James Fortune-Clubb in the School of Medical Sciences and Dr Sophie Hargreaves in the Student Services Centre who each won a pair of tickets to The Royal Exchange for the press night performance of TWELFTH NIGHT on Thursday 20 April at 7.30pm. 

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