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Staff benefits update – 28 February 2018

01 Mar 2018

Ahead of free Wills month there is a reminder of the free service you can access and some entertainment updates!


Free will writing service

Dunham McCarthy provide Will drafting services entirely free of charge to staff on the University payroll. The reason Dunham McCarthy are willing to provide the service without charge is because clients often engage them to help in other areas such as trust drafting, tax planning, powers of attorney and family protection, although no additional services are obligatory. Staff that are interested in having their Wills drafted can contact via the secure staff link.

Opera House and Palace Theatre

Unfortunately the Ambassadors Group have nationally withdrawn individual discounts and offers that they shared with corporates.  The staff discount page has been updated to reflect this and provides a link for group bookings only. 


Hopefully you're enjoying the great range of films available at your local participating cinema. Remember, you can log in to The Cinema Society to save up to 40% on the cost of your tickets for yourself, friends and family!


Pierre Alexander has a beauty offer of four beauty sessions for £45. Great as gifts! Expires on Friday, 2 March and Pierre Alexander Colour Bar in Didsbury has a pamper pack for £34.99 for three visits!


Hotel Exclusives brings you excellent value holidays from just £99pp. Offers currently include 4* All-Inclusive Holiday to Tenerife, Luxury Bali with Hong Kong & Vietnam Cruise and an All-Inclusive 5* Week in Kos. Hoseasons and have a number of offers on lodges and cottages if you are looking ahead to the Easter and summer holidays.

Hair and beauty

Based in Chorlton, The Buddha Beauty Company are offering 20% off their massages and facials and 10% off their award winning organic vegan cruelty free skin care range. Find out how to access the staff offer here.

Childcare vouchers

Following the roll-out of the government's Tax-Free Childcare in 2017, Childcare Voucher Schemes can only remain open to new entrants until April 2018. You still have time to join our KiddiVouchers scheme that will continue to run for existing members after this date. It’s really important that you decide on the best scheme for your family. According to research 60% of parents will be better off remaining in a Childcare Vouchers Scheme. Please visit our KiddiVouchers page for more information and share with colleagues.

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