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Staff benefits update – 16 November 2017

16 Nov 2017

This week there are reminders for Wellbeing Week and the Staff Benefits Fair, plus boosted offers from Super Break, Blackwell’s and Hotpoint. There’s a Pamper Special from Pierre Alexander and a triple spa offer at the Macdonald Hotel in Manchester

Spa relaxation room

Wellbeing Week and Staff Fair

Wellbeing Week takes place all next week (20-24 November) for staff and students.  The full listings of all the fantastic events are now available on the new Staff Wellbeing website. The University is also holding its first Staff Wellbeing Benefits Fair at the Whitworth Hall on Tuesday, 21 November (11.30am-2pm) that will showcase a number of the wellbeing benefits you can access as a member of staff. Register with Eventbrite for a ticket! All registered attendees will be entered into a prize draw to win a £250 Super Break voucher!


Put a date in your diary.  It’s the Christmas Shopping Week at our campus bookshop (4-9 December). During this week your staff discount increases from 10% to 15% off books, cards, wrap, calendars and so much more!

Super Break

With Black Friday looming Super Break are increasing the staff discount starting from Friday, 24 November until Friday, 1 December. Visit the Super Break page for the full details of how to book using this great offer.

Pierre Alexander Didsbury

The team of professional stylists at Pierre Alexandre Colour Bar Didsbury would like to welcome you to a special Pamper Experience. You are being invited to come and indulge yourself over 3 separate visits to the salon and sample a range of services at this exclusive spot in town for only £39.99. This saves you 75% on the standard prices.

Macdonald Hotel Manchester

Macdonald Hotel Manchester is now offering 15% discount on their spa vouchers – which make great gifts.  This offer is in addition to the Twilight Spa Package and 15% discount on spa treatments.  The Twilight Spa Package includes a 30-minute ELEMIS treatment and a sparkling glass of prosecco.  You will also be able to access their thermal suite (aromatherapy steam room, rock sauna, infared sauna, sensation shower, ice fountain and heated loungers) and robes, slippers and towels are included. Staff from the Macdonald Hotel will also be attending the Staff Fair with spa and hotel offers and goodies!

Nuffield Health (Printworks)

Nuffield Health (Printworks) has half price memberships for November and December.  They have 80+ Classes a week, Free Health MOT, Personalised programme, 20m Pool, Gym, Spa pool, Sauna, Steam, Cafe. Just give them a call or email for more information or meet them at the Staff Fair.

Hotpoint Privilege Club

Between Monday, 13 and Tuesday, 28 November you can receive now receive 18% off Hotpoint and Whirlpool electrical and home goods using the Black Friday code.

Wider Wallet

Wider Wallet is a private discount and benefits package that you have privileged access to in addition to your UniDiscounts.  If you haven’t registered for your free membership yet, you can sign up here.  Current offers to help you save while Christmas shopping include:

  • John Lewis 7% online
  • Marks and Spencer 6% digital code
  • 7% online and in-store with Decathlon and Odeon
  • 10% on EuroStar breaks

Keep up to date with all your benefits and discounts via Staff benefits