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Staff benefits update - 7 November 2018

07 Nov 2018

This week is there are food, drink and travel offers, savings on household electrical equipment, plus an offer for Kinky Boots the Musical and more prize draws!

Adam Reid cooking

Food and drink

Zouk will give 10% discount to staff who show a University staff ID card. This is also available during December and for Christmas bookings.  All bookings (including Christmas) need to be made via the email  and mention the University of Manchester 10 discount.  You can also receive the discount on the Brunch menu – all University staff also receive a free hot drink when ordering Brunch. Find out more. Adam Reid is the Head Chef at The French (The Midland Hotel) and is offering a 4 course menu and complimentary cocktail for £45. This would be Tuesday – Thursday evening between 5.30pm and 6.45pm. Visit the Adam Reid page on how to book this offer. Visit the secure UniDiscounts and Wider Wallet page for more food offers.


With Halloween & Bonfire Night now over, the Festive Season is well and truly upon us! Super Break  has a number of Christmas Shopping Breaks, to help everyone get in the Festive Spirit with some retail therapy complete with a 2-night city stay and dinner included on the 1st evening. has winter breaks by the coast from £9pppn and a festive sale where you can save up to £200.

Home Services

You can save a minimum of 17% this month with the Hotpoint Privilege Club and from the 9th November – 26th November you can save 20% with their Black Friday offer. They offer exclusive pricing on over 850 different appliances including three great brands to choose from, Whirlpool, Hotpoint & Indesit. Products range from washing machines, refrigeration, cookers and dishwashers to Hotpoint’s Small Domestic Appliance range.


The Opera House has an offer for Kinky Boots the Musical valid Monday 12th November 2018 – Thursday 15th November 2018.


You are able to access a number of health plans and services via health UniDiscounts including: Manchester Movement Unit (Physio, acupuncture etc), Medicash, Simplyhealth, eye care plans and health assessments.

Prize draw winner

The winner of last week’s prize draw for a Raleigh 3 x Super Bright LEDs and a Raleigh U-Lock and cable, donated by Ken Foster’s Cycle Logic was Susan Fowler-Crane, in the School of Medical Science. Congratulations!

Staff wellbeing prize draw

The Staff Wellbeing Team has a prize draw this month to win a FriendinaBox - A Little Hygge. Take part now!

Keep up to date by visiting the Staff Benefits pages.