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Staff benefits update

06 Jun 2019

Start JoyFul June by looking at all the staff benefits, discounts and wellbeing services you can access

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Travel options

Monthly and weekly tickets are now available for purchase via this Stagecoach link. Tickets will no longer be available to purchase via the Income Office. Follow the link for more travel options. 


M&L Healthcare Solutions and General & Medical Healthcare can provide you with access to Private Medical Insurance at prices substantially below those available in the open market and online. The product range provides choice for everyone considering private healthcare. Offering both a low-cost option that provides essential levels of cover through to a comprehensive scheme with a more extensive range of cover and benefits. You can join the private healthcare scheme in the knowledge that you are dealing with the UK based 5 star rated provider of both products and service.

Body Shop special evening

The Body Shop at the Trafford Centre is inviting you to their VIP event in store on Friday 14th June 6pm-9pm. They will be showcasing a new limited edition collection as well as their iconic hair range. On the night they will be offering hand/arm massages, facials, makeovers, fizz and you can bring your friends too! There will also be a sample goody bag for you to take away when you spend £25 in store. Download the invitation for how to register.

Learn and discover

The Centre for International Women Artists (CIWA) at St Peter’s House on Oxford Road will be hosting The Mothers of Tiananmen exhibition. This is framed by the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Many mothers lost children during the tragedy, and the families carry on fighting for justice.

Entertainment and leisure

Rocketman, the epic musical fantasy telling the uncensored story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years is now out and proving to be very popular at the box office. If you are registered with the Cinema Society you can save up to 40% on all your cinema tickets. Jodrell Bank Dsicovery Centre has 15% discount on admissions for all University of Manchester staff. Visit our entertainment and leisure offers for more details are these and other savings.

Health, fitness and outdoors

The Waterside in Didsbury has an offer for you this month. For comparison purposes, the standard 3 months Full Access Membership is currently £55 per month. They can also arrange a one day free guest pass for interested colleagues. The Gym at The Spa At The Midland, would love to invite you for a 1 day complimentary gym pass with them to use Monday - Thursday. You can also take advantage of The Spa At The Midland’s exclusive offers with £10 off gym memberships and 20% off 55 minute treatments booked on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and luxury spa day offers. Simply email to reserve your staff places on their gym trial days or for further information on the facilities. There are only limited places available so booking early is advised! 

Gro Company

With warmer nights (hopefully) now on the way, the Gro Company have Lightweave Grobags that are made with 100% cotton fabric, designed to keep your little one cool and allow natural ventilation for a great nights sleep.  You can save 15% on their range. Our family friendly offers include leading attractions, baby sleep support, ante natal classes and summer camps. 

Prize draw

There is a staff wellbeing prize draw running at the moment to win a Be Kind FriendinaBox gift box. Take part now! Don't forget to visit our staff wellbeing calendar that highlights all the amazing wellbeing and health services you can access on campus!

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