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Staff benefits update – 18 April 2018

18 Apr 2018

You can access a VIP shopping evening at the Body Shop and it’s the UMRun annual event!

Travel discounts with Staff Benefits

Hair & beauty

The Body Shop, Trafford Centre, is inviting you to a VIP shopping evening at their store on 27 April, from 6.30pm until 9.00pm for staff and students. They will be offering 30% off in store with free samples to take home. On the night they will be offering free makeovers, skin consultations and hand massagers. Please take your staff ID card.  FLINT+FLINT Skin Care Clinics based at Harvey Nichols, Manchester, has organised a special corporate promotion where you can indulge yourself over 3 separate visits to the salon and sample a range of services including facials for only £54.95. Multiples can be bought with further discounts as gifts. The Buddha Beauty Company is offering University staff 20% off massages and facials and 10% discount on their Buddha Beauty skincare at their Chorlton salon or online via their skincare website.

Entertainment and leisure

You can save 20% on Bluedot festival tickets with our secure voucher code. Offer expires midnight Monday, 30 April. Offers for the Opera House and Palace Theatre are shared direct to their page as they are usually lastminute! Discover more leisure savings on UniDiscounts

Family friendly

The weather might be getting warmer but you can still receive staff discount at Chill Factore where you can find the UK's longest indoor ski slope! 

Fitness and outdoors

It’s the UMRun Annual event on Thursday, 26 April 2018 from 8am until 9:30am at Eats Restaurant, University Place. If you have any questions check out the UMRun website or message the UMRun Facebook group.  If you need new outdoor clothing you can save with Cotswold Outdoor, Nevisport & Snow&Rock.


If you are still deciding on your upcoming holidays you can save on a range of travel choices including leading hotel groups like IHG and Hilton, cottages, camper vans and canal boats.  Find out the full range of travel options for you.

Home services discounts

You can access a free will service, savings with trusted names like Halfords, Hotpoint, RAC and vintage tea parties with Home Services!


You have a range of options to support your health choices including Davies Chiropractic, DenPlan, Simplyhealth, Ginger Nutrition and Nuffield Health.

Wider Wallet

There are some fantastic savings available for you via your free access to Wider Wallet.  Some of the latest include savings with First Choice, TUI, House of Fraser and Superdrug.

Prize draw winners

Congratulations to Kat Bethell (School of Environment, Education and Development) and Sally Sharkett (Directorate of Finance) who each won a pair of complimentary tickets to see The Cherry Orchard at the Royal Exchange. Have a great time!

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