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Staff benefits update – 2 May 2018

02 May 2018

Great new offers for Bluedot and Beauty Bee and another fantastic prize draw for the Royal Exchange to see Maxine Peake’s latest role in Happy Days



Bluedot, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed festival of music, science, and cosmic culture, is set to return to Jodrell Bank on 19-22 July 2018. Music headline acts for 2018 include The Chemical Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Future Islands, Public Service Broadcasting, Gary Numan and many more. Meanwhile, speakers and exhibitors include Jim Al-Khalili, Alice Roberts, Dallas Campbell, ScienceGrrl, and Practical Action. We now have an updated offer for university staff from our friends at Jodrell Bank. You can still access 20% off adult weekend tickets with a new voucher code and can now also get a 10% discount on adult, teen and child day tickets. Visit the BlueDot page to access the secure codes.

Beauty Bee - Special offer throughout May

Beauty Bee is based in our University Wellbeing Rooms in the Simon Building. Abby will be offering all beauty treatments for staff at student prices throughout May only. To book an appointment call Abby on 07876032125 or email

Charles Tyrwitt

Charles Tyrwitt is renowned for beautifully tailored shirts, suits, shoes and accessories for men. They are offering an introductory offer for you (can only be used once per customer) and will be sharing future supporting offers for you throughout the next year.

Latest updates

Hotpoint will be increasing its discount to you from the beginning of May from 15% to 17% throughout the month. Visit our secure page for the details. Super Break has released their May breaks which are boosted by your staff discount.

On campus

With on-campus discounts you can save at Chancellors Hotel, Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Food on Campus outlets. You can also save at Blackwell’s bookshop and are able to purchase an NUS Extra Card.

Prize draw winner

The Cinema Society provided a pair of tickets for a prize draw. The winner, who successfully named Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, is Sinead Savage from the School of Health Sciences. Congratulations!

Royal Exchange prize draw

Our friends at the Royal Exchange are offering 1 pair of complimentary tickets to see Samuel Beckett’s surreal masterpiece Happy Days, starring Maxine Peake. To be in with a chance answer the following question:

Q. Maxine Peake has previously appeared in what role at the Royal Exchange?

  • a) Hamlet
  • b) Hamilton

Email your answer to by midnight on 7 May, marking the subject “Happy Days” and providing your contact details. The winner will be drawn on 8 May and notified asap and announced on the Staff Benefits Update. The tickets can be for any performance in the run with availability, excluding the press night performance on Wednesday, 30 May.

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