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Staff benefits update

23 Jan 2019

It’s all about entertainment and leisure this week.

Body pump class


Lifeleisure is a leading fitness and leisure provider in the North West, managing 13 sports and leisure facilities. They have something for everyone, no matter what your fitness level. Discover the range of corporate rates for you to access.

Blue Dot

Bluedot, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed festival of music, science, and cosmic culture, is set to return to Jodrell Bank on 18-22 July 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. University staff can now save 15% on weekend tickets for Jodrell Bank’s Bluedot festival.

Be active

The University’s Be Active classes and activities are suitable for exercisers of all abilities, from complete beginners to advanced. You can pick from a wide range of different classes such as Yoga, Pilates, Zumba and many more! The sessions are run as 8 week blocks and run all year round. The next 8 week block will run between 4 February - 29 March 2019

Cinema Society

With the cold weather you can still get out with your family and save up to 40% off the cost of cinema tickets with the Cinema Society.

Theme parks

Drayton Manor has selected family rides during Thomas & Friends February half term, including Thomas Land and the Zoo. No thrill rides will be open. Merlin has a wide range of indoor and outdoor attractions to keep families busy.


CSSC Sports & Leisure (previously the Civil Service Sports Council) is a not for profit organisation and is available to all and costs just £3.95 per month (paid individually by Direct Debit) which gives you access to many benefits:

  • Free entrance to English Heritage sites for the member plus their family
  • Free entrance to the Historic Royal Palaces for the member and 3 guests
  • Free entrance to CADW (Welsh Heritage saving you £65 per year)
  • Discounts on membership at thousands of Leisure Centres and Health Clubs
  • Financial support for umpiring, coaching and refereeing certificates

Escape Spa

Located at New Church House (formly known as barn//it) 34 John Dalton Street and at INNSIDE Hotel by Melia on First Street, Escape Spa Manchester offers 10% discount off their range of treatments including waxing, massages and spray tans. From before-work massages, lunch-time beauty fixes to late-evening pampering, Escape Spa Manchester will take you away from it all, without taking too long out of your busy schedule.

Prize draw

Don’t forget you have to the end of January to take part in the Staff Wellbeing prize draw to win a Kindness Friend in a Box gift.

More information

Please visit Staff Benefits to keep up to date with all the benefits, wellbeing and discounts that are available to you.