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Staff benefits update – 1 August 2018

01 Aug 2018

This week we can offer you travel and entertainment offers, pampering packages and award-winning insurance

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The heatwave is continuing and offer over 18,000 cottages across the UK, perfect for families discovering the great outdoors, romantic retreats for two or friends taking some well-deserved time out; a cottage holiday gives you everything you want in a break. They have any type of cottage in every part of the country, so make searching easy by selecting a specific region on their website to narrow down the area desired. Super Break has lots of fantastic offers including Eurostar breaks, minicruise breaks and lots more! There are lots of other travel discounts with, Hoseasons, IHG, Hilton Hotels and unique hotels in the Lakes and Scotland. Something for everyone!

Pampering offers

Flint + Flint have an Aesthetic Beauty Offer for their Corporate VIP Skincare Card. You receive 4 beauty sessions - a facial, massage then your choice of 2 laser hair removal or 2 skin peel treatments…..all for £39.95. Plus you may purchase the pamper packages as gifts; perfect for partners, friends or family. The Gentry Grooming Co’s have an offer for University staff (or can be bought as gifts) on the purchase of the Corporate Men’s Grooming Card.  You can receive 3 services that have a normal value of up to £80, with a Corporate Men’s Grooming Card you get all 3 for £25 total! With the Men’s Grooming Card you can also access a range of extra discounts on shaves, Indian Head Massages and more. 

Hair and beauty

McCrory Hair is a hair salon with bases in Chorlton and Manchester. They have an award-winning salon and have expertise across both men and women's hair. They are offering staff 10% discount at their Oxford Road salon. Discover other hair and beauty offers.

Emerald Life Insurance

Award winning Emerald Life are opening up their Employee Benefit program to University staff and your family and friends. This Benefit Program opens the doors to discounts across Emerald products, with access to special offers and exciting competitions. They focus on providing insurance that reflects the diversity of today without charging extra for it. Emerald Life also supports community-based projects and charities that promote equality by providing resources and advice, particularly supporting women, the LGBT community and non-traditional families. Visit the Emerald Life page to access their benefits program that covers insurance for home and contents, travel, pets and weddings and civil partnerships. They are also running a price match deal on their home insurance – and will aim to match your renewal price PLUS a further 10%, and throw in free home emergency cover and free legal expenses.


The latest Mission Impossible adventure has been gaining 5* reviews. With the Cinema Society you can save up to 40% off the cost of cinema tickets for yourself, your family and your friends. Have you registered yet to take advantage of this great offer?  Visit the discount page to search all of their participating cinemas (Vue, Cineworld, Odeon and Showcase and more) and see the vouchers available. It takes less than a minute and all their vouchers are supplied by e-mail within a few minutes of purchase, so you can enjoy your trip to the cinema as soon as you like. 

Wider Wallet

High Street Savings this week include Eurocamp (40%), Body Shop, Away Resorts and Virgin Media. It’s so easy to register for Wider Wallet.

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